Mrs. Fowler’s 5th Grade Class

Be devoted to one another in love.  Honor one another above yourselves.Romans 12:10

Hey families. It’s hard to believe that we are already almost to mid-term in the second quarter of our school year. Here’s a look ahead at 5th grade as this time of year gets busy with the Holiday Season fast approaching!

Week of:

November 13 — We will wrap up our study on Esperanza Rising. The students took an A.R. test on the book today and all scored 100%! Excellent! Our fiesta will be on Friday, November 17 @11:00. We will take our STAR reading and STAR math tests this week. Mid-term is Wednesday, November 15. Mid-term grades will be sent home on Friday, November 17. Most students have their 10 A.R. points or will have them this week. Please encourage nightly reading at home. Unit 14 Spelling. Shurley English Pattern 2. Science and Social Studies Ch. 5. Math Lesson 44-47 (Test Tuesday or Wednesday) Published copies of Personal Narratives are due on Friday, November 17. I will be absent on Tuesday. My little sister is having a baby! 🙂 BUSY, FUN WEEK!

November 20 — Thanksgiving Break!!! Yay! Enjoy your time with family.

November 27 — Back to school. We will begin and finish reading the book “Frindle” and complete a novel study about the book. This is a quick, fun and easy read. The students are already excited about it! We will finish up Chapter 5 in both Science and Social Studies. Math (Lessons 48-50 with a Test and Investigation day). We will complete pattern 2 lessons this week in Shurley English. (SN V-t DO) Spelling Unit 15. We will focus on root words this week for vocabulary.

December 4 — We will begin our novel study of The Best (Worst) Christmas Pageant Ever. Along with our novel study we will write a creative Christmas story. The Christmas story will be due the day before Christmas break begins (Tuesday, December 19). I will send a rubric home with the students. Science Ch. 5 test this week (Tuesday). Social Studies Ch. 5 “in class” project. Math lessons 51-55. Spelling Unit 16. Shurley Pattern 2 (SN V-t DO). Vocabulary is the next unit from our curriculum.

December 11 — Christmas Break is almost here! 🙂 We will continue our novel study of The Best (Worst) Christmas Pageant Ever. We will also continue developing our Christmas stories to make them the best story ever! Spelling Unit 16. Vocabulary this week will be the next unit in our vocabulary curriculum. Math Test and lessons 56-60. Social Studies Ch. 5 test this week. Science Ch. 5 “in class” project.

December 18 — It’s Christmas Break week! We will finish The Best (Worst) Christmas Pageant Ever. We will finish and turn in our creative Christmas story (due Tuesday, December 19). Math will be fun this week. Christmas party on Tuesday at 12:00. Early Dismissal @ 1:30.

Christmas Break: December 20-January 3

January 4 — Back to school! We will discuss new year goals this week. Take STAR reading and STAR math tests and begin Ch. 6 in Science and Social Studies. We will review reading strategies and Shurley pattern 1 and 2. End of second quarter is Friday, January 5! Grades will be sent home next week.