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Class Highlights
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ELA
Guided reading groups - Themes: Survival, World War II, Nazi Occupation, War
Students are reading books that take place during World War II (Snow Treasure, Number the Stars, Devil's Arithmetic, and The Cay) and are making connections to other wars studied throughout the year (French and Indian War, American Revolution).
The students are working on Independent Learning Projects (Passion Projects). The students chose topics that interest them to learn about. They are in the learning and journaling stage. They should be planning a presentation and starting an expository paper (assignment can be found in Google Classroom).
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Social Studies:
American Government - the students have finished learning about the American Revolution and are now studying how and why the founders created the government we have. They learned about different governments (Roman, Republic, Constitutional) and will finish with our Constitution, branches of government, and Bill of Rights.
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Science
Earth's Place in the Solar System - The students are doing activities that answer the questions:
1. Why does the sun as a star look larger and brighter than other stars?
2. How is day and night created?
3. How long does it take the Earth to rotate once around?
4. How long does it take the Earth to orbit the sun?
5. How long doe it take the moon to orbit the Earth?
6. Why do shadows look different at different times of the day and different times of the year?
7. Why does the night sky look different at different times of the night and year?
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Math
Daily Calendar focuses on patterns, fractions, angles, measurement of angles, percents, ratios, equivalent fractions, expanded notation, written notation, coordinate grid, metric measurement, line plots, positive and negative integers, triangular numbers, factor trees, prime factorization.
EnVsion - Topic 16 Coordinate Geometry
Students will be taking Math MCAS Monday, May 8th
Special Events
***** The fifth graders will be participating in many activities and going on several field trips this year in which volunteers/chaperones are welcome to attend. If a parent or other family member (grandparent, etc.) would like to help with the activities or chaperone any of the field trips, a current CORI must be on file. CORIS are good for three years, so if a CORI was obtained in third or fourth grade they should be good for fifth grade (make sure you check the date it was obtained - many forms run out during the fifth grade year). If there is any uncertainity, file another CORI as soon as possible! *********************
Date Event
Monday, May8, 2017
Tuesday, May16, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Week of May 22nd
​Monday, May 29, 2017

​Friday, May 26, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Wednesday, June 13, 2017

Thursday, June 14, 2017
Thursday, June 14, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017



Math MCAS
Science MCAS
Science MCAS
Special Olympics
The Proof is in the Powder
Memorial Day - no school
Dr. Dills - polymers (still being planned)
Independent Learning Projects due
Moving Up Day
Concert
Fifth Grade Party (2:30 - 5:30)
Freedom Trail Field Trip
Build Water Rockets
Changing Unit (still being planned)
Launch Water Rockets
Recognition Night
Field Day
Lip Sync (still being planned)
Last day of school



Healthy Snack
Healthy Snack: We will have one healthy snack a day (2:00). The snacks should be small, healthy and mindful of safety concerns; no glass or sharp objects. Just a reminder - this is an allergy aware class (no dairy, cheese products, yogurt, cheese crackers, or tree nuts). Please make sure you check the labels - if it says it has cheese, sour cream, yogurt, or nuts please don't send it in.
Thank you.

FusionPage Homework
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Diane Doe's 5th Grade: Day Schedule
Lunch 11:00  Recess 11:25
Monday - Health 2:35 - 3:15
Tuesday- PE 2:35 - 3:15
Wednesday - PE 12:35, Library 2:35
Thursday - Music 2:35
Friday - Art 2:35