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Weekly News 


  

 

**November 12-November 16**

 

 

                           

  

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**No ELA Homework until after the Thanksgiving holidays

**Progress Reports...sign and return by Monday,Nov. 12

**5th Grade Tshirt Order Deadline...Nov. 12

**Talent Show Tryouts...Nov. 16

**Thanksgiving Holidays...Nov. 19-23

 

 

 

Team Meetings...Nov. 13 & 15

5th Grade Field Trip...Nov. 29 & 30

5th Grade Talent Show...Dec. 6

Santa's Workshop...Dec. 10-14

Christmas Party...Dec. 17

Christmas Holidays...Dec. 19-Jan. 2 (return on Jan. 3)

 

 

 

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Monday...Character Change Writing Piece

Tuesday...Unit 4 Assessment

Wednesday...Unit 4 Assessment (con't)

Thursday...none

Friday...none 

 

 


 

This week, we are studying…

 

Reading... 

 

 

Read Alouds:

Tuck Everlasting 

by Natalie Babbitt

Comprehension Focus:

*Unit 4-Story Elements

*Story elements (theme, characterization, setting, plot, conflict, foreshadowing)

*use questioning to help understand a work of fiction

*use schema to articulate all they think they know about a topic

*Independent Daily Reading (IDR)

 

Social Development Focus: 

*analyze why it is important to be respectful

*develop the skill of explaining their thinking


 

(Materials Needed: Making Meaning Workbook, Response Folders)

 


 

Writing... 

Writing Focus:

Writing about Character Change 

Social Development Focus:

*Building a writing community 

 

(Materials needed:  Journal, thesaurus, dictionary, graphic organizers)


 


 Vocabulary....

 

 

 

 


 Grammar... 

 

 

  *Mountain Language (Week 13)

 

 


 

 

 

***All objectives and test dates are subject to change.