What’s Happening in 5th Grade?
Week of March 19
- Scholastic book orders should be arriving this week!
- Reconciliation on Monday
- Great Grades Mass on Tuesday
- Enrichment play on Friday
- We will finish up the movie on Monday, with a compare/contrast activity to follow
- Book projects are due Monday, 3/26
- Project is worth 50 points – take your time, be creative, and have fun!
- We will begin our unit on Nonfiction this week
- Focus: Author’s Purpose and Point of View
- Aspire Prep: Quizlet on Reading Information – Thursday
- Aspire Prep: Quizlet on Writing an Opinion Essay – Monday
- Unit 5: Capitalization and Punctuation
- Unit 5 Test: next Wednesday, 3/21
- No Spelling unit this week
- Thirteen Colonies
- Focus: The Middle Colonies
- Quakers and Puritans comparison
Want more learning?! Try these activities at home to sharpen your skills and further your learning!
Social Studies: Unit 2: Big Idea: Cooperation and Conflict: Cultural differences and competition for land led to conflicts among different groups of people in the Americas.
- Books to read:
- Exploring North America by Jacqueline Morley
- A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple. Mayflower 1620 by Kathryn Lasky
- Ideas to Discuss:
- What kinds of places to people explore today, and why do you think they do it?
- Why do you think knowing how to cooperate and compromise is important when people with different backgrounds, cultures, and ideas live together?
- Using sentences you read outside of school can help you better understand sentence structure and parts of speech!
- Choose a book, newspaper, magazine, or any kind of reading material.
- Practice finding the subject and predicate of each sentence.
- Identify any direct objects.
- What kind of verb is used? Action verb? Helping verb?
- What tense is the sentence written in?
- Write another persuasive essay on a topic you feel strongly about! This will help prepare you for Aspire!
- Identify the story elements in the book you are independently reading.
- Diagram the plot: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution
- Who is the protagonist? Who/what is the antagonist?
- What is the conflict? (Character vs: character, nature, fate, society, or self)
- Can you identify any figurative language in your independent novel?