Reading: This week we will be reviewing 5th grade Reading skills. We will review integration of knowledge of ideas using visual and multimedia using The Ant and the Grasshopper Passage (Adapted from: The Ant and the Grasshopper by Aesop).Our vocabulary focus for this week is Context Clues. Our Reading test will be Tuesday, March 24th. There will be a Spelling test and a Greek and Latin root quiz on Friday, March 27th. Our Spelling words for this week are from Unit 5, week 1.
Students should be reading every night for 20 minutes. Don't forget to sign the reading log.
Social Studies: We will begin Unit 4 Colonial America. The first lesson will focus on understanding the economic, political and socio-cultural motivation for colonial settlement.
Reminder: FSA Test Dates:
Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14 - FSA Math Assessment (Computer Based Testing)
Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 - FSA ELA (Reading) Assessment (Computer Based Testing)
Monday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 21 - FCAT 2.0 Science Assessment (Paper Based Testing)
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email me if you have any questions.
http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com Please use the connected website to help your child with social studies skills. This is a wonderful site that allows students to practice vocabulary and complete self check lessons. Your child's user name and password are glued into the front of their agenda.
Please use this website below to check your child�s A.R. progress
www.thinkcentral.com Please use the Think Central website to help your children with their math, reading, and science skills. This site has the student book available to view as well as destination math and mega math. These programs review the skills taught in class and provide access to the textbook and work books. Use your child's user name and password that was sent home and written in their agenda planner.
Please read your child's planner and check their binder every evening for news and updates about the weeks activities. Your initials are requested at the bottom of that day for verification that you checked homework and read forms sent home. This is our daily line of communication. It is a great practice to get into immediately. Thank you for your cooperation in assuring your child's success. If you have any questions, please contact me at 259-6850 or at the email address listed below.