5th Grade Team (Colen/Hyde/Lisowski)







Reading News

Week of Aug 28 - Sept 1

We are continuing to identify figurative language, strong word choices and imagery and incorporate these skills into our own writing.  This week our focus is on similes and metaphors.  

5th graders should read 20 minutes each weeknight.  This week they are taking notes on similes and metaphors.

We will have a genre test on Friday, September 1st.  The students have a study guide in their writing binders.


Math News

Week of August 28-September 1

We will work on writing decimal numbers in various ways (standard, expanded, and word form) this week.
Place-Value Quiz on Thursday, August 30.
Place-Value Test will be Wednesday, September 13.  I will send home a Study Guide next week.
Students received their first Weekly Review #1 on Monday, August 28.  This will be graded and is due on Friday, September 1
Students were also assigned their first IXL this week, which is G.2. IXL is usually due on the following Monday, but due to the holiday, IXL is due Tuesday, September 5

Science News

Week of October 16-20

We will be learning about rates of change in the states of matter and the differences between physical and chemical changes.

IXl C1 and C2 will be due Thursday, October 26.

Social Studies News 

Week of October 16-20
 We are finishing Chapter 2 this week.  Students should be studying in preparation for a Chapter 2 test on Monday, October 30.  They should review the chapter and take notes and study their study guides, vocabulary, Lee and Grant. and other information that is in their blue folders.