May 24-25.

I can’t believe we are coming to our final two days of school. Monday and Tuesday we will play games and enjoy our last two days as a 5th grade class. The students will have their ceremony for graduation on Monday at 6 PM at Boone High School. Students should come with their caps and looking their best! This will be such a special night for the students.

Thank you to the parents for all their help and support this year.

Thank you to the students for learning with an open mind, rising to challenges, and so much more. I am so proud of what we accomplished.

Last full week of 5th Grade! May 17-21.

I can’t believe this is our last full week as a 5th grade class. It has been such a great year and this week is going to be the cherry on top.

Monday: iReady Math Diagnostic.
We will continue to work on our state projects with the effort to finish them by Thursday. We will get some iReady lesson time in reading and review our scores from last week’s diagnostic. In Social Studies, we will start an activity about the 10 amendments. We will begin our iReady Math Diagnostic and work for 1 hour. We will end the day with reviewing what we learned about the rock cycle in Science.

Tuesday: iReady Math Diagnostic Day 2.
We will continue to work on our state projects with the effort to finish them by Thursday. We will explore a text as a class and do some skill practice on IXL. We will continue our 10 amendment activity. We will work until we finish our iReady Math diagnostic. We will end the day with a Generation Genius in Science to celebrate all of our major assessments being complete.

Wednesday:
We will continue to work on our state projects with the effort to finish them by Thursday. We will get some iReady lesson time in reading. We will spend time reading our class read aloud, “The Unteachables”. In Math, we will begin our new iReady Math lessons and review our scores from the diagnostic. We will also complete a mystery picture with one of the math skills we learned this year. We will end the day with P.E. before a Health lesson about independence!

Thursday:
Today will be our last day to work to finish our state projects. We will also read a text as a class that is a cliffhanger. We will read our class read aloud as well. We will review our 10 amendments activity from earlier this week in Social Studies. We will do a Math activity in groups before ending the day with reading about moon phases in Science.

Friday!
We will tour the states by having a gallery walk of all the different research projects we completed. We will have some presenters go into even more detail about their state and the research project they completed. We will reflect on the research process before reading our class read aloud, “The Unteachables”. In Social Studies, we will watch an episode of Liberty Kids. We will play some Math games and get some iReady lesson time in Math before ending the day with Science. In Science, we will work to complete our activities about the different phases of the moon.

Week of May 10-May 14.

I can’t believe all the accomplishments we made last week during our FSA week. This week, we will get through our Science FSA before gearing up to take our diagnostics on iReady.

Monday: FSA Science (Day 1).
Please come to school well-rested, well-fed and ready to try your best. We will spend our morning focusing on completing our Science FSA Section 1. After testing, we will wind down with some learning activities in the afternoon.

Tuesday: FSA Science Day. (Day 2).
Again, put your best foot forward and bring your best self to school so you can rock the FSA Science. We will spend the morning completing Science FSA Section 2. After testing, we will wind down with some learning activities and by practicing Math.

Wednesday: NO TESTING TODAY.
We will spend the morning reading as a class and playing a reading learning game to celebrate our achievement of completing FSA! We will read “The Unteachables”. We will try out a Generation Genius in Math and then end the day with a Health lesson.

Thursday: iReady Reading Diagnostic. (Day 1).
We will spend the morning completing iReady Reading. Please come to school well-rested and well-fed so that your brain is ready to rock iReady. We will read “The Unteachables” and a lesson from our Social Studies book. We will start a Math project and a STEM project in Science.

Friday: iReady Reading Diagnostic. (Day 2).
Last day of the week! We will spend the morning completing iReady Reading. Please come to school well-rested and well-fed so that your brain is ready to rock iReady. We will read “The Unteachables” and a lesson from our Social Studies book. We will end the day by working on our STEM projects and our Math projects.

WE CAN DO THIS 5th GRADE! SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW!

Week of May 3-7.

Happy May! I can’t believe we are in our last month as a 5th grade class. We have a busy month with testing and wrapping up the school year, but we have the excitement of graduation to look forward to. This week’s main focus will be testing. Just a reminder that tutoring for the year is complete!

Monday: FSA Reading Day. (Day 1)
Please come to school well-rested, well-fed and ready to try your best. We will spend our morning focusing on completing our Reading FSA Section 1. After testing, we will wind down with some learning activities in the afternoon.

Tuesday: FSA Reading Day. (Day 2).
Again, put your best foot forward and bring your best self to school so you can rock the FSA Reading. We will spend the morning completing Reading FSA Section 2. After testing, we will wind down with some learning activities and by practicing Math.

Wednesday: NO TESTING TODAY.
We will spend the morning reading as a class and playing a reading learning game to celebrate our achievement of completing FSA Reading. We will read “The Unteachables”. We will try out a Generation Genius in Math and then end the day with a Health lesson.

Thursday: FSA Math (Day 1).
We will spend the morning completing FSA Math. Please come to school well-rested and well-fed so that your brain is ready to rock the FSA Math Day 1. We will spend the rest of the afternoon creating a STEM project and doing other learning activities.

Friday: FSA Math (Day 2).
Last day of the week! We will spend the morning taking our FSA Math Section 2. We will end the day by finishing our STEM projects, discussing our last state exam in Science, and doing other learning activities.

WE CAN DO THIS 5th GRADE! SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW!

Week of April 26-April 30

We are in our last week of April! Let’s crush this week so we are ready for our FSA starting next week. We will not have homework this week so we can focus on preparing for the FSA.

Monday:
*Last Monday of Tutoring! Until 4:30 PM!*

Today, we will start our day with a morning question and iReady. Next, we will talk about main idea and do some practice. If we have time, we will read “The Unteachables”. In Social Studies, we will explore the new nation in our textbook. We will have some iReady Math lesson time before practicing a new skill as the class. We will end the day with our Science worksheets to practice for FSA and a discussion about our testing schedule.

Tuesday:
We will spend our reading workshop discussing test taking strategies as well as practicing some reading skills. We will continue to read about a new nation in Social Studies. In Math, we will begin to take an FSA practice Math test as a class while reviewing different skills that come up. We will end the day by practicing for Science with our FSA style worksheets.

Wednesday:
We will get iReady Reading and Math time in both of our subjects. We will discuss reading comprehension strategies and begin our practice FSA test for reading. We will continue our practice FSA test for Math and review any skills we are shaky on.

Thursday:
*Last Thursday of Tutoring!* Until 4:30 PM.
In Reading Workshop, we will continue to take our FSA practice test and discuss any skills we feel shaky on. We will do some activities about the New Nation in Social Studies. We will review the skills we needed more practice on from the practice test in Math. We will end the day with our last round of Science FSA worksheets for the week.

Friday!
We will spend reading workshop discussing any last skills we want to talk about for Reading FSA. We will explore more practice test questions. As a Friday reward, we will read our book, “The Unteachables”. We will have a discussion about the Bill of Rights and government in Social Studies. In Math, we will also talk test taking strategies and review the skills from the practice test that we struggled with. We will end the day by watching a generation genius on a Scientific topic!