5th grade Weekly Newsletter for 11/23 – 11/30 Hello! J A note for Parents: Thank you all SO much for all of your time and dedication to our class and school! I hope you all know how much we appreciate you in helping donate your time and effort into making this year so amazing! The food for our Thanksgiving feast was amazing and the kids had such a wonderful time. They are still talking about it today! This just goes to show how special our community really is. J I hope you all have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving with your friends and family! (I am not sending this early for the kids to work on work during break; however, they did ask for the Weekly newsletter so I figured I would give it in advance. J) A few reminders: · Students are responsible for their daily homework assignments. · No school- 11/19-11/23- Happy Thanksgiving! Here are our vocabulary/spelling words: 1. Absurd 2. Avalanche 3. Classify 4. Ensure 5. Navigate 6. Nestle 7. Plea 8. Principle 9. Realistic 10. Security 11. Selective 12. Tart 13. Awestruck 14. Vying 15. Conjectures 16. Decrees 17. Vengeful 18. Impish The weekly homework expectation is that students are spending 10-20 minutes each night studying vocabulary and spelling words.
Here is the pacing for the “Blood on the River” novel: · Blood on the River chapters 17-20 + vocabulary- test 11/30 · Blood on the River chapters 21-24 + vocabulary- test 12/7 · Blood on the River chapters 25-Afterword- test 12/14 · Final Blood on the River test (no vocabulary or spelling this week) –test 12/19
Here is what we have planned for this week test wise: · Wednesday, November 28th: o Science chapter 3 vocabulary words –on pg. 68 in our science book. They will define these in class Monday · Thursday, November 29th: o Spelling Test- Unit 11 o Religion Open Notes Test- Chapter 4 § Note: As long as the students are copying their notes in class, all the information is provided in their notes to set them up for success for the test · Friday, November 30th: o Vocabulary Test o Blood on the River chapters 17-20 Test This week we will cover: · Religion: Finish Chapter 4- Open notes test Thursday · Reading: “Blood on the River” chapters 17-20 · Vocabulary: Unit 11 ”National Ski Patrol to the Rescue o Monday: Notecards o Tuesday: p. 112-113 ***Students will have independent time during computer time Tuesday. They can work on their workbook pages or study for science o Wednesday: p. 114-115 o Thursday: Grading workbook pages before test **Students may complete pages in advance!*** · Math: Chapter 5- Variables & Expressions · Social Studies: Chapter 3: The Fight for the Continent o In this chapter we will… § Describe the Competition among the English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Indian nations for control of North America § Describe the cooperation that existed between the colonists and Indians during the 1600s and 1700s (e.g. in agriculture, the fur trade, military alliances, treaties, cultural interchanges) § Examine the conflicts before the Revolutionary War (e.g. the Pequot and King Phillip’s Wars in New England, the Powhatan Wars in Virginia, the French and Indian War). § Discuss the role of broken treaties and massacres and the factors that led to the Indians’ defeat, including the resistance of Indian nations to encroachments and assimilation (e.g. the story of the Trail of Tears) § Describe the internecine Indian conflicts, including the competing claims for control of lands (e.g. actions of the Iroquois, Huron, LaKota (Sioux)) § Explain the influence and achievements of significant leaders of the time (e.g. John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Chief Tecumseh, Chief Logan, Chief John Ross, Sequoyah) · Science: Chapter 3: Human Body Systems- The vocabulary words can be found on pg. 68 in the textbook · Grammar: Nouns- working on part 2 · Writing: Personal Narratives
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