Students will be finishing up Artist Report. We are completing the biography and work cited sections in class. They are due 5/13. We will review the T-chart and 3 star main ideas for this assignment. The students have been given a success criteria to ensure clarity of this assignment.
Over the next few weeks we will be taking the SBAC tests in class. We start testing at 8:50 each and day and test until approximately 10:55. Students should get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and get to school on time each day.
Here is the SBAC testing schedule:
Tuesday 4/30 ELA CAT Part 1
Wednesday 5/1 ELA CAT Part 2
Thursday 5/2 ELA Performance Task Part 1
Friday 5/3: ELA Performance Task Part 2
Week of 5/6: Two Science CAST days depending on your teacher.
Tuesday: 5/14 Math CAT Part 1
Wednesday 5/15 Math CAT Part 2
Thursday 5/16 Math Performance Task Part 1
Friday 5/17 Performance Task Part 2
Students are reviewing all 5th grade math standards from this year. Students will be practicing for the SBAC test. We are wrapping up Module 5 where students have learned to calculate volume and identify a variety of geometric shapes. In May, we will cover Module 6 Lessons 1-12 where students will learn how to use coordinate pairs and plot points on a coordinate grid.
We have begun preparations for the mandatory Physical Fitness Testing (PFT) for all 5th grade students. The fitness tests will be conducted during the week of May 6. All students will rotate through the following testing stations on Tuesday, May 7th and Thursday, May 9th: Trunk Lift, Push-Ups, Shoulder Stretch, and Curl-Ups. The Mile Run assessment will happen during regularly scheduled PE classes as follows:
This month students will be completing the unit on Photosynthesis and reviewing for the SBAC science tests scheduled for Wednesday, May 8th & Friday, May 10th.
Social Studies - States & Capitals
We will begin learning the names of all 50 states and capitals.
- We are teaching the states/capitals by region, and each week students will take a quiz on that week’s region, plus any previously studied regions.
- Quia and Stack the States are fun sites to get states/capitals practice.
- The goal is for every student to have a 100% success rate
Science: Week of 5/7
Physical Fitness Testing: Week of 5/7
Please be sure that your child has had a decent night sleep prior to testing dates, and a substantial breakfast.
DeYoung Museum Field Trip: 5/20 (For only a few)
Memorial Day Holiday: 5/27
Open House: 5/30 6:00PM
AR Goal Deadline: 5/31
Dive Deep Week: 6/4-6/7
Variety Show 6/11-6/13
Field Day 6/12
Last Day of School: 6/13