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Mr. Kelly:  We will finish our Unit 5 fractions 1 test on Friday, then we will start on Unit 5 fractions 2 on Monday.  Please practice your multiplication facts.



Mrs. Scaggs:  We have been busy this week.  Hopefully the students will have created some neat posters, poems, or reports about water by Friday.  Top ones will be sent in to the EPA for the W A T E R poetry, prose, poster contest.  Next week we will review Ecology and prepare to dissect owl pellets, a student favorite!!



Mrs. Scaggs:  Emancipation, codes, Harriet Tubman, Railroad have all been some of our vocabulary this week.  We have a quiz over the vocabulary from 12-1 and 12-2 this Friday, Jan. 29.  Next week we will finish up most of Chapter 12 with a test over this chapter sometime the week of Feb. 8.  

Mrs. Sullenger:  This week, we finished discussing the Civil War and the students participated in a Civil War Scavenger Hunt. Next week, the students will work on a Civil War project (in-class) and take the Chapter 12 Test on Friday, February 5, 2016. The Civil War Artifact extra credit will be due on Friday, February 5, 2016.



Mrs. Carter:  We are researching information on World War II and the Holocaust.  After close reading and taking notes on specific topics, students will be creating a nonfiction book based on their research. We are currently finishing our book pages on life in Hitler’s Germany and will begin studying the ghettoes next.

Mrs. Greger:  We continue to practice close reading with some information about the Holocaust.  Students will create a reaction journal as well. This is in preparation for our next novel, Number the Stars.



Mrs. Greger:  Students have finished Unit 5 in the textbook.  The test was last Friday.  Students are writing an essay this week.  Then we will learn about adverbs in Unit 6.  Next week’s spelling is Lesson 21.

Mr. Kelly:  We finished our unit on Adverbs with the test on Wednesday.



Mrs. Thomas:  This week students worked on their keyboarding skills, watched a video on how to evaluate websites, discussed how to tell if a website is trustworthy or not and then completed an activity where they looked at a website and answered questions to determine if it is a valuable site. 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, taking a timing and start a unit on Google Slides (which is comparable to PowerPoint).

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