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What to Ask Your 5th Grader This Week

In lieu of written homework, we ask that you spend time discussing what things are happening in class:

 

What is mindfulness?

 

What are the essential elements of listening with attention?

 

What is empathy?  How do we show empathy?

 

What are mixtures?  What are solutions?  How can they be separated?

 

What is Argumentative Writing? How is it different from Persuasive Writing?

 

What are your thoughts about our new President?

 

What did you learn at Clear Creek?

 

What books are we reading for the California Young Reader Medal?

 

What posts have you made later on our KidBlog page?

 

What are we learning about speaking and speech making? 

 

What is the rubric we are using for grading our speaking and speech making?

 

What do we know about research and informational writing?

 

What have we done so far in Robotics?

 

What have you learned so far from the documentary, "America: The Story of Us"?

 

What are the rights of the citizens of the United States of America?

 

What social justice issue are you researching?

 

What rights do people have as citizens of the United States?

 

How is informational writing different from narrative writing?

 

What issues did the leaders of the United States have to deal with when establishing this "new" nation?

 

 

PE

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PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Fifth Grade has scheduled PE for 20 minutes: 

M, T, Th, F from 8:10-8:30

(ALSO PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THESE TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)

Students also have GOT GAME PE with Coach Andy on Wednesdays from 1:45-2:30.

KIDBLOGGING!

 

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Hello, Parents and Families.  Please check out our class blog pages.  You may comment on any of our class blogs.

Family 28 Kidblog page: https://kidblog.org/class/family-28-class-of-2024/posts

Family 27/Writing Kidblog page: https://kidblog.org/class/family-27-class-of-2024/posts

Inauguration information

Class of 2024 Fifth Grade

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Monday

5/1

1. Read for at least 30 minutes.

2. Optional Math pp. 146-148

3. Go to the caaspp.org and review the SBAC practice tests for 5th grade.

4. SBAC testing begins Tuesday, May 9.

Tuesday

5/2

1. Read for at least 30 minutes.

2. Go to the caaspp.org and review the SBAC practice tests for 5th grade.

3. SBAC testing begins Tuesday, May 9.

Wednesday

5/3

1. Read for at least 30 minutes.

2. Go to the caaspp.org and review the SBAC practice tests for 5th grade.

3. SBAC testing begins Tuesday, May 9.

Thursday

5/4

1. Read for at least 30 minutes.

2. Go to the caaspp.org and review the SBAC practice tests for 5th grade.

3. SBAC testing begins Tuesday, May 9.

Friday

5/5

1. Read for at least 30 minutes.

2. Go to the caaspp.org and review the SBAC practice tests for 5th grade.

3. SBAC testing begins Tuesday, May 9.

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

First Day of 5th Grade!


 
 
 

Instructional Reading Levels for 5th Grade TRC (Text Reading and Comprehension)

 

 

Beginning of Year

(Aug - Sept)                

2nd Interval

(Jan - Feb)                  

End of Year

(May - June)                

4 - Exceeds Expectations

T +

U +

W +

3 - Meets Expectations

R to S

T

U to V

2 - Approaches Expectations

Q

R to S

T

1 - Does Not Meet Expectations

P or below

Q or below          

P or below           

Service Animal Narrative

Katherine Johnson article and video

Read the following article and watch the video.

 

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/katherine-johnson-the-girl-who-loved-to-count

Read about Aung San Suu Kyi

Article about Indira Ghandi

International Women's Day Article

Read the following article and write a well written paragraph about it (in a google doc).  What is the article about? What are your thoughts? How does this connect to our year long study of social justice and activism?

 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/08/world/international-womens-day-2017/

Contact Information

Mendoza, Deborah
Teacher (5th Grade)
Valera, Jessica
Teacher (5th Grade)
Vilardo, Raven
Teacher (DHH/Upper)

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April 21: La Noche Latina

Jessica Valera Locker

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Close Reading of Song Lyrics

Read the lyrics for Where Is The Love by The Blackeyed Peas

 

 

Design Your Own Flag

Using Google Draw you will design a flag for your new country. 

 

 

A Letter to Our Class

Dear Class of 2024 Students,

We believe in you.

We trust in you.

You are listened to.

You are cared for.

You are important.

You will succeed.

Love, Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Valera