What's Up in Reading This Week?

     

Mrs. Vickers’ Newsletter         March 13, 2018                                                     

*Homework goes home on Tuesday and is due on Thursday.  Students have 3-5 multiple choice questions, usually, and two questions that require a complete sentence.  Please check and make sure that complete sentences are being written.  Students who lose, forget at home, or who has a dog that eats homework can STILL get full credit by getting an extra copy of the homework (located on the back board in Mrs. Vickers’ room) and complete it AND turn it in by the end of lunch.

 

Block 1 – Benchmark results were shared with students on Monday.  Please ask your fifth grader how they did.  We will go over the benchmark in class today.  We are finishing up the novel Shades of Gray and students will take the AR test on Friday.  This book is worth 6 AR points, so they could possibly meet their AR goal for March with one test.  This AR test will also be a grade for reading.  Students will get an AR progress report on Friday and they have until Friday, March 23 to meet their AR reading goal for the month.  We are working on our dictionary skills this week.

 

Block 2 Benchmark results were shared with students on Monday.  Please ask your fifth grader how they did.  We will go over the benchmark in class today.  Our story this week is “Look to the North”.  Students will do the vocabulary and story test on this story on Friday.  Students will get an AR progress report on Friday and they have until Friday, March 23 to meet their AR reading goal for the month.  We are working on our dictionary skills this week.

 

Block 3  Benchmark results were shared with students on Monday.  Please ask your fifth grader how they did.  We will go over the benchmark in class today.  We are finishing up the novel Shades of Gray and students will take the AR test on Friday.  This book is worth 6 AR points, so they could possibly meet their AR goal for March with one test.  This AR test will also be a grade for reading.  Students will get an AR progress report on Friday and they have until Friday, March 23 to meet their AR reading goal for the month.  We are working on our dictionary skills this week.

 

Rotation class (Block 4) – Students will get a new spelling list this week.  The unit 11 spelling test will be next week.  Students have until Thursday to retake any spelling tests from this nine weeks.  We are working on adjectives and irregular verbs this week.