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5th Grade Teamletter




Mr. Kelly:  We will be finishing up unit 1 on Place Value on Friday the 11th with a unit test.



Mrs. Scaggs:  We have discussed the Scientific Method and will begin an Experiment about Paper Towels.  We will continue this experiment next week.  We have not had a lot of homework that has been done at home and have not used the book.  That will change next week when we begin Chapter 14 on Matter.  



Mr. Hurie for Mrs. Sullenger:  Fifth grade social studies students have been looking at several social studies concepts this week.  They have looked at "Why History Matters", and "Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources".  In addition they will look at "Why Geography Matters" and "Why Economics Matters".         

Mrs. Scaggs:  We discussed how fortunate we are to be citizens of the United States. Students wrote thoughtful essays on citizenship.  We will skim Chapter three, and begin a poster project over Chapter 4 next week.  



Mrs. Carter:  We have started our first novel, The Kid Who Ran for President. Students have been developing new vocabulary, using evidence based terms, and writing summaries.

Mrs. Greger:  We started reading a novel, The Kid Who Ran for President. Students have a Packet to write summaries and answer questions throughout the book.



Mrs. Greger:  Students are reviewing nouns in Unit 2 of the language textbook.  A test is scheduled for next Tuesday. There is no spelling next week.

Mr. Kelly:  The students will have a test over Nouns on Tuesday the 8th.  Our next unit will be over Verbs.



Mrs. Thomas:  This week students worked on their keyboarding skills and completed a Fall Tech Assessment. This assessment just shows me what students remember. Any time students want to practice their keyboarding or any skills we do during technology they can access my webpage at ​http://protopage.com/portatech#Untitled/5th_grade​. Next week we will be keyboarding and reviewing some common troubleshooting issues, technology vocabulary and talking about short keys. If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me either by phone, 632-7781, or email ​rthomas@porta202.org​.

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