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Week 39

Fifth Grade Farewell is Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 10:00 in the gym. There will be a printed schedule of events for the day included in the program.  Thanks to our PTA there will be Kona Ice, a photo booth, free … Continue reading

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Week 38

This week you have no homework! Tomorrow you will begin to craft a writing reflecting on fifth grade.  What have you learned?  How have you changed?  How have you grown?  What was your favorite part?  What was your least favorite … Continue reading

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Week 37

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, is Field Day.  We will have a math review in the morning before we travel as a group to the Bounce House.  This will be our last review before the math SOL. This Wednesday, May 30, … Continue reading

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Week 36

This week we will take the science SOL test on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  We will spend quite a bit of time on science on Monday and Tuesday, but will also continue to prepare and practice for the math SOL … Continue reading

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Week 35

This week we will take our first SOL test, and the students in Room 517 are ready to ROCK the TEST!  Thursday, May 17, 2018, will be the date of our reading SOL.  We will work hard this week to … Continue reading

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Week 33

On Tuesday of this week, the students will visit KFMS for a brief orientation.  We will leave the building at about 10:00 and be back by lunchtime. On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the science instructional specialist, will visit the classes … Continue reading

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Week 32

This week we will begin working in small groups as we begin to prepare for next month’s SOL test in reading.  We will also continue to read our guided reading novels:  Shiloh, Holes, and Maniac Magee.  We will begin a … Continue reading

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Week 31

This week we will take our final NWEA Reading diagnostic on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  The expectation is that students will have achieved growth as compared to Fall testing. In reading this week we will continue to work on locating … Continue reading

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Week 30

You may have noticed that I did not post this week.  My mother was in the hospital after a fall, so I was in Charleston helping out.  Last week was very scary, but yesterday she was able to leave the hospital … Continue reading

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Week 29

There is NO homework this week in any subject. This is the last week of the third nine weeks. New Missing Work lists were posted this morning in class. Please remind your student to check the lists that were posted in all … Continue reading

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Week 28

This will be a busy week and will involve a lot of review as we head towards our third nine-week benchmarks.  We will take the math benchmark on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Our science benchmark will be Monday, March 26, 2018, … Continue reading

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Week 27

This week we will work on the social studies’ PBA for the third nine weeks on inventions.  Students will create a movie proposal (for a documentary) and a movie poster with all of the four inventions (steamboat, steam locomotive, cotton … Continue reading

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Week 26

This week Interims will be sent home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  There are many students that are missing assignments at this point.  Please remember that the grade check for March Madness will be next week on March 15, 2018.  … Continue reading

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Last night’s Battle of the Books Final Round

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Week 25

This coming weekend Iditarod 2018 will begin and we will be tracking it in class!  Get ready to choose your musher! Congratulations to Oakland’s Battle of the Books team!  They will be moving on to the next competition this coming … Continue reading

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Week 24

Report cards will be sent home on Monday, February 19, 2018. This week we will begin a new class novel, return to reading our novels in guided reading, and work on nonfiction cause and effect/compare and contrast in reading.  Students … Continue reading

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Week 23

On Monday, February 12, 2018, we will take the NWEA MAP reading diagnostic assessment.  Fortunately, this will be our last formal testing for a while. In math this week we will finish line plots, stem and leaf plots and review mean, … Continue reading

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Week 22

This will be a busy week! In math, we will begin learning about line plots, graphs, and stem and leaf plots (SOL 5.16).  On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, we will take the math NWEA MAP test. In reading, we will … Continue reading

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Week 21

This week’s focus will be on completing the social studies Road to the Revolution Performance Based Assessment and taking the science benchmark on Thursday, February 1, 2018. I have prepared a Google Doc that I think will help students build … Continue reading

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Week 20

This will be a busy and probably a LONG week compared to the short past two weeks. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, we will take the math benchmark.  On Wednesday and Friday, we will forge ahead with Probability. In reading, we will … Continue reading

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