5th Grade Information
END of the YEAR awards ceremony is at 9:00 on the 18th of May. Students should dress in their “Sunday best” – keep in mind the darker color of our backdrop. Lighter clothing usually photographs better in this setting, however, a specific color is not required. (This is not called a graduation in 5th grade, only 8th and 12th). Seating will be limited for this event!! In order to be equitable for all, we will be sending two tickets home for each family. If you are not able to attend the ceremony, please return the tickets to school.
Dates to be aware of in the next months:
Printable Calendar available here (created by Mrs. Falanga) calendar
4/21 & 4/22 – half the classes will go to Biztown on each day (We will need about 10 volunteers each day to work in the simulation. It is a Biztown guideline that parents do not work in the same shop/facility as their child. You will have time to enjoy lunch together and visit during your child’s breaks. *One of my favorite field trips!*)
5/4-5/8 – Week 2 of PARCC testing for ELA and Math (this is multiple choice)
5/15 – “Fifth grade FUN day” – we will need parent volunteers to help us celebrate with our children this day. Probably from around 9:00 till after lunch time. We will give out more details as we solidify plans….Let’s just say I think Human Foosball may reappear!
5/18 – 9:00 a.m. Awards Day
5/21 – Last Day for Students
REMIND 101: remind sign up information
5th Grade Social Studies
Welcome to 5th grade Social Studies!
Plan for this week
TEST GRADE ALERT- Students had a take home packet distributed the day they did not go to Biztown (Tues/Wed) and was due Monday. Students can turn it in for a deduction in points, but will be graded as a test grade.
Monday: Math District test – no time limit, will give them the whole day if needed
Tuesday: ELA District Test – no time limit, will give them the whole day if needed
Wednesday: Gifted and Library District Test – same as above
Thursday: Field Day
Friday: Social Studies cold read test on Declaration of Independence (was to be chapter 9, but due to testing that is postponed)
USEFUL RESOURCES FOR SOCIAL STUDIES:
Quizlet: Quizlet is an online study tool that individuals can use to create flashcards and activities to help with studying materials. It is also available as a free APP for handheld devices. Metairie Academy group click the link to join here: http://quizlet.com/join/EtR43rUuA
http://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOcME7L2 Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: maas5th
key-concepts-grade-5-social-studies (These are the things we must master throughout this school year.)
5th Grade ELA – Mrs. Falanga
Witch of Blackbird Pond hyperlink daal.deltaschools.com/content/witch-of-blackbird-pond.pdf
STRAIGHT ACE assignments are due!!!
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING/WORKING ON:
READING: We are currently beginning our Guide book Unit from the state on Hatchet. We will read multiple texts with similar themes and subjects. We are identifying and analyzing features of fiction including
- figurative language (metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, repetition, hyperbole, personification)
- foreshadowing & flashback
- story structure
- sensory imagery
- conflict – internal/external
- character development
WRITING: We are also focusing on the grammar skill of answering written questions using explicit textual evidence and when inferring in order to create well developed essays with details and support. This is a tough new skill that will be needed throughout our students’ academic career. An easy way to remember the steps to successfully completing this task is : State it, Cite it, Explain it!
We are also continuing to work on:
- developing good topic sentences & supporting details
- editing and correcting grammar
Every day resources:
my.hrw.com Username: felaf Password: h7j7p
Questions or concerns parents can email me at email@example.com (I answer this one from my iPhone frequently)
Students may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
OLDER INFO (but possibly useful):
The Open House presentation and answers to questions are posted above.