The Week of 4/30…

Can you believe that this week we will be welcoming the month of May? This year has gone so fast! 6 weeks until we say hello to SUMMER!

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s classroom this week…

In Math… this week we will be starting 6th grade front loading. We will review GCF and LCM, and learn about rates and ratios. We will have a quiz on Friday.

In Social Studies… we will have our Western Expansion assessment on Monday. We will then switch classes so my homeroom will be completing their Science Unit with Mrs. Purzycki on Tuesday for the next few weeks. 🙂

In ELA….this week we will finish up Lesson 24 with a vocab quiz on Monday and our comprehension/focus skill assessment on Tuesday. We will finish up our NYC Trip slideshows and analyze the poem “Central Park” to wrap up Lesson 24. On Wednesday we will begin Lesson 25 “The Compassion Campaign” with 10 new vocab words. This story is a Reader’s Theater so the class will be broken up into groups to work on our expression and fluency. We will complete an assignment on community service projects as an extended activity with this lesson.

In Grammar…we will identify linking, direct, and action verbs in sentences.

In Writing…we will continue with our Magazine Units. This week we will work on our advertisements, advice columns, and news articles.

In Spelling…Spelling Packets for Lesson 28 are due this Friday 5/4. Our test will also be on 5/4. The spelling list is activated on spelling city so please encourage your children to study their words through this website (if they have access to a computer at home) This is a fun and interactive way to learn their spelling words.

Our spelling words this week are:

  1. tractor
  2. distract
  3. traction
  4. contract
  5. attract
  6. subtract
  7. erupt
  8. bankrupt
  9. interrupt
  10. abrupt
  11. rupture
  12. audio
  13. audible
  14. audience
  15. auditorium
  16. audition
  17. verdict
  18. diction
  19. dictate
  20. predict

* We will be going to the book fair this week on Thursday. This book fair is BUY ONE, GET ONE FOR FREE!* 

Our growth and development lesson will be on Friday. The females will be with Nurse Nichols and the males will be with Mr. Binkley. 

*Important Dates in May*

11- K-12 Early Dismissal- 1:30 PM– PM KDG in Session

17-  Grade 5-6 Olympic Day

25-School is in Session!

28- Memorial Day- No School

31- PTO End of Year Picnic 5:30-7:30

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