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Welcome to 5-2

Week of 11/17 to 11/21
What's happening in 5th grade?

November Book report due by Tuesday 12/2- This is a change ;)

If your child will miss any days next week due to the Thanksgiving Vacation, please send an email to the 5th grade team to let us know! This is so helpful for our planning purposes- Thank you!

The cold weather is here- Students are outside daily in the morning and during recess- Please dress for the weather!


Curriculum focus for this week for 5-2 :

Reading:   Book Clubs are underway! Students are in small groups to read various novels and are about 1/2 way through. Reading  skills include generating text based questions, exploring new vocabulary, summarizing text, choosing and sharing significant passages, etc. 

We are  reading three novels exploring the theme of growth and change through conflicts: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt   Abel's Island by William Steig  and The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo 


Word Study: Word Study #6   assigned Monday 11/17 and is due Wednesday 11/26. 

Math:  Multiplying Whole Numbers and Decimals- Focus this week on using  traditional method to fluently multiply up to three digit by three digit multiplication, introduction to decimal multiplication related to whole number multiplication 

Writing: Expository Writing- Wrapping Up Three Branches Essay with discussion of success criteria, Moving on to more informational writing- How to use and quote evidence from informational text to support claims and arguments when writing. 

Grammar- easily confused homophones (ex. witch, which   they're, their and there)

Social Studies:  Geography- Latitude and Longitude- Please check Mrs. Bernardo's webpage for more information about up coming tests, etc. 

Science: Human Body Systems- Please check Mrs. Desrosiers page for more information regarding upcoming units, tests, etc. 





Homework Spot for 5-2

Check here for nightly homework updates. All students have planners and will be responsible for writing down their nightly homework.
Tuesday 11/18
Language Arts

Word Study for 5-2 (Ms. Kittredge and Mrs. Merrill):

Students should be working nightly on Word Study #6- Packet is due after Thanksgiving Break. Be sure to use the powerpoint slides as a resource as you study and complete your packet. 

Writing Class Homework:(for entire 5th grade)

5-1 Typing game practice 10 minutes or Writer's Notebook entry

5-2-homophone packet- 1st page only

5-3- see 5-1


Begin  reading Chapter Chunk #6 . Jobs and Reading due on Friday 11/21. There will be class time on Wednesday and Thursday to read and work on jobs. 


Next Book Report due Tuesday 12/2. Students should report out on one of the Rooster Game books that they have been reading for Mrs. Casey. 


 Social Studies



 Science Get science test signed

Multiplication Madness- 2 by2 digit or 2 by 3 digit practice using the traditional method for multiplication  


 Share Gingerbread Express with parents- Gifts should come in by 11/20- They will be wrapped at school! Any questions- Please talk with your Advisor. 

 Winter Concert for 5th grade is 12/10- A letter was sent home from the Music Department with some students today with more to come home Monday. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Music department.

Last day to order Square One Art is 11/19.


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