Mrs. Maxim's 5th Grade

October 8 - 12

October 12 - NWEA Reports sent home in Friday Folder

October 22 - Picture Retakes

October 26 - Halloween Event

10/15 - Read for 20 minutes/math pg 117 1-18

10/16 - Read for 20 minutes/Theme practice/math pg 123 1-15 and pg 124 21-22

10/17 - Read for 20 minutes/PE shoes/Reading Pinky's Promise/Vocab Visual (if not finished)/Math pg129 1-11 and 15

10/18 - Read for 20 minutes

Remember to practice on IXL 2 hours weekly.

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Classroom Wish List:

  • New Books for our Classroom library
  • Classroom set of Headphones

Skill: Read 2 stories from the same genre and compare

This week we will continue identifying themes in works of fiction. We will compare two stories by looking at the themes and ideas in the text.

We will read from The Giver. We will be reading chapters 13 - 15 this week. We are reading this novel aloud as a class. If you would like to get a copy for your child to follow along with, feel free to do so. There are also copies online that you can pull up and read at home.

Weekly Words

This weeks words are from

The Giver

Chapters 13 - 15

1. sinuous

2. anguished

3. assuage

4. excruciating

5. distended

6. imploring

Personal Narrative

Students are working on narrowing down a memory from their life and telling a small part using many details and descriptions. This personal narrative will focus on a family value that the children have experience with.

This week students will have lessons on how to take a part of the story and expand on it using more details and descriptive words.

Add/Subtract Decimals

We finished unit 2 last week. Did you see and go over your child's test? It went home on Friday.

Unit 3 focuses fluently multiplying multi-digit whole numbers .

Students should spend 2 hours weekly on IXL. If you need your child's username and password, please email me. Student's should be practicing

C.1 - C.23

G.1 - G.11

E.1 - E.3

Budding Scientists

As we continue to answer questions using the scientific method, we will begin to bring our science to our unit of Inquiry Who we Are.

Students will develop an understanding of inherited traits and how there can be variations among inherited traits in similar groups of organisms. Students will also define instinct and determine the differences between instinct and learned behaviors.

Rights and Responsibilities

Our discussions this week will take us into the world of human rights. What rights do we have and how do our values shape them?

Students will continue researching human rights. They have all selected a topic and came up with questions they have to be answered about that topic and are now working hard in groups to answer those questions

Enrichment Schedule

Monday – Spanish

Tuesday – Art

Wednesday – Music

Thursday – Physical Education

Friday – Global Design