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Mr. Kelly:  We are finishing up our unit on fractions with comparing, ordering, mixed numbers, and improper fractions.  The test will be Monday, February 2nd.



Ms. Scaggs:  Our deer/wolf simulation game went pretty well but did take a little longer than I had expected.  This means that the test over Chapter 5 and Interactions in the Ecosystem will be next Wednesday or Thursday.  We will then start our research Roxio presentation.  They will be researching an endangered organism and the reasons behind its population problems. 



Ms. Scaggs:  We have just covered the Trail of Tears in Chapter 11.  We will probably test over Chapter 11 on Wednesday.  That means my science test will be Thursday.  I would not like to give them both my tests on the same day.  After the test we will do one mapping activity with the internet about Lewis and Clark’s great expedition and investigate the Donner Party fated journey.  

Mrs. Sullenger:  This week we finished chapter eleven with a test on Friday 1/23/15. The students also had the opportunity to find the secret location that was recorded on each other’s maps. Next week, we will begin our unit over the Civil War.  We will focus on regional disagreements, slavery and the Underground Railroad.



Mr. Kelly:  We are finishing up our unit on adjectives.  The students will have a test on Friday, January 23rd.  Our next unit is going to be adverbs.



Mrs. Carter: We are currently reading the novel, Bridge to Terabithia. This touching story about friendship is well liked by all. Students are practicing their independent and read aloud skills, as well as summary writing and defending questions with support from the story. Students will also have a vocabulary quiz on Friday.

Mrs. Greger:  Students have started reading Bridge to Terabithia.  Please be sure your child is reading the book and completing his/her packet and vocabulary assignments in a timely fashion.  There will be a vocabulary quiz tomorrow.



Mrs. Greger:  Students have started Unit 5- Adjectives in the textbook.  The test is scheduled for Monday, January 26.  Next we will explore themes in Bridge to Terabithia and other pieces of work.  Then students will write a paper about this.



Mrs. Thomas: This week students practiced keyboarding using Typing Master and went through the technology tools that will be used on the PARCC test. They also did some Sample ELA problems using these tools. Here is my website where students can go to practice keyboarding at home or access a variety of other web links that we use during school - http://protopage.com/portatech#Untitled/5th_grade. Next week we will be continuing to practice keyboarding, talk about the most effective ways to use the internet for searching and start a project using this information.

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