Week of November 13th…

Hello, 5th Grade Martic Families,

I hope you all had a great weekend despite the cold winter-like weather…….Brrrr!  Read on to discover how our brains will be working out this week.

Curriculum News:

Reading:  We kicked our week off by starting lesson nine.  Our passage, for this lesson, falls under the genre of narrative nonfiction.  Our focus skill is using time clues to identify the sequence of events in a reading selection.  Also, to understand that sequential order is one text structure that authors use to organize text.  Today, we were introduced to our new robust vocabulary words.  By reading and analyzing them, in context, we shared our prior knowledge and used context clues to predict their meanings. Next, we either confirmed or reworked our prognostications when comparing them to the actual meaning of each word.  Tomorrow, we will review our vocabulary and focus skill before beginning our first close reading of the lesson’s narrative nonfiction piece. The remainder of the week will be spent on doing our second close reading and analyzing the text which will enable us to be successful when completing our comprehension activity independently. Also, we will do review activities with vocabulary words and our focus skill. Keep on reading, analyzing, and unpacking your thinking fifth graders because you are continuing to stretch your brain and make it stronger! Way to go!!!

Spelling: Your child received their spelling homework packet today.  She/he knows it is due on Thursday and that our test is on Friday. Our words this week follow the VCV pattern.

Math: This week in math we will be wrapping up unit 5. Monday we will start practicing single and multi-step word problems involving adding and subtracting decimals. We will continue practicing word problems on Tuesday, where students will be creating their own single and multi-step problems for classmates to solve. On Wednesday we will review everything we have covered in this unit, and the study guide will come home for homework. Thursday will be the test day, and Friday we will take a quick look at our next unit, and discuss our unit 5 test results. Keep up the hard work fifth graders!

Thank you for your support and have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

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