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Welcome to 5-2

Week of 10/27-10/31
What's happening in 5th grade?

New homework routine for 5th grade ELA: Monday through Thursday (4 nights) Students must practice typing two days for 10-15 minutes in a setting (see links) and two days of writing in their notebooks for 10-15 minutes (3/4 page or more as a goal) Students may make their own schedule as long as homework is completed. I'll be sending home a simple log next week for students to keep track of what they are doing for nightly homework. Thank you! 

Tomorrow I will be sending home a letter to parents about conference dates and times. Conferences will be held the beginning of December. Hard to believe but the 1st quarter wraps up on  11/6 and report cards will post on 11/20 on ASPEN. Also, please look for an email from me by the end of the week just to touch base individually. 



Curriculum focus for this week for 5-2 :

Reading:   Starting Book Clubs- Students will work in small groups to read various novels- skills include generating text based questions, exploring new vocabulary, summarizing text, choosing and sharing significant passages, etc. 

We will be 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 

To prepare for these discussions, we are using the short story "The Underwater Lodge" (A Native American Myth) which has a similar theme to explore the different Book Club roles and to model the expectations for responses to literature. 

Word Study: Word Study #4  assigned Tuesday 10/21 and due Friday 10/31

dia- (through, across) diagram, diagonal

per- (through, across) percolate, perforate

Math:  Unit 1.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals- Working with number lines to compare and round decimals, using estimation strategies for adding and subtracting decimals, traditional method for adding and subtracting, applying to problem solving situations- Assessment on Tuesday 10/28

Next: Multiplying Whole Numbers and Decimals- starting with a review of multiplication facts, fluency, factor pairs and revisiting multiplying by powers of 10 (10, 100, 1,000) mentally. 

Writing: Expository Writing- Three Branches of Government essays- Developing/structuring multi-paragraph essays, paragraph structure, using transition words and phrases, creating introduction and conclusion paragraphs

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

Social Studies:  Three Branches of Government- Focus on Checks and Balances and moving on to Bill of Rights

Science: Human Body Systems- Respiratory System





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 10/28

Language Arts

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

Packet #4 was assigned on Tuesday. Students should be working on the packet which is due next Friday 10/31

Writing Class Homework:(for entire 5th grade)

5-1 Typing Practice 10-15 min. 

5-2-see 5-1 

5-3- see 5-1


Word Wizard- One word...Be sure to read job description 

Read 20 minutes

October Book Report due 10/31- Please find book report forms to download on the 5th grade website on the Lawn School site.


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