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Week of September 24-28
Due Date: 9/25/2018
Subject: Language Arts

Skills: Compare/contrast characters and setting in a novel.

          Write a personal narrative with effective opening/closing sentences and vivid description.

          Write complex sentences.

Assignments made on Monday:

Read passage "The Fountain of Youth."  Write 3 facts you learned and be prepared to discuss the article

                                                           in class.  It is due Wednesday.

Grammar worksheet on sentences---due Tuesday

Spelling test Week 8 is Friday.

Read nightly for 20 minutes.


Week of September 17-21
Due Date: 9/17/2018
Subject: Language Arts

Skills for the week:  compare/contrast setting and characters

                              write personal narratives

                              write and punctuate compound sentences

Assignments made on Monday:

Reading:  Write a 1/2 page essay answering the question--Should Winnie drink the water?

               This assignment is due Wednesday.

Grammar:  Study for Tuesday's test on compound sentences/subjects/verbs.

                 Students may study their workbooks pages 1-6 and page 92.  They also may refer to a 2 sided

                 worksheet we did in class last Friday.  STUDENTS SHOULD COMPLETE A SHORT GRAMMAR

                  REVIEW SHEET due Tuesday.  We will check the answers together before taking the test.

Spelling:  Test will be Thursday on Week 7 words:  meanwhile, holiday, excused, amazing, confusing,

             requiring, smoky, preparing, trader, broken, wisest, supposed to, refusing, topic, swimming,

             upstairs, attach, palace, glance, fence

Week of September 4th
Due Date: 9/4/2018
Subject: Language Arts

Skills:  main idea, writing a narrative with descriptive details, multisyllabic words

Homework: Students were given the following assignments on Monday:

Reading: Interview sheet about September 11th is due Monday, September 10th

Vocabulary:  Test on Weeks 1, 2, and 4 will be Thursday. (words printed below)

Spelling:  Test for Week 5 words (below) is Friday.


Vocabulary Words for test:  surge, stamina, dissatisfied, discontinue, blow off steam, restriction, clamor, cuisine, delectable, hospitable, international, memento, moocher, pandemonium, reassure, towering, vary


Spelling words:  intend, conflict, twenty, details, shadow, extremely, deal, low, reach, laid, tank, hidden, steel, wide, broad,acre, ruin, countryside, museum, poetry


Week of August 27th
Due Date: 8/27/2018
Subject: Language Arts


Monday:  Our family traditions project is due Tuesday.  Instructions were passed out on Monday, August 20th.

Tuesday:  Reading vocabulary crossword puzzle due Wednesday.

There is no additional homework this week OTHER THAN to study for the Week 3 Spelling test which will be on Friday.  (words listed below)

We will have a reading assessment this week; however, the only way to prepare for it is to READ, READ, READ!!

Spelling Words Week 3:  rays, goals, preflight, twice, airplane, meatless, cage, throw, unwrapped, o'clock, piece, paid, we'd, that'll, their, faith, beard, glow, throne, squeeze

Week of August 21-24
Due Date: 8/20/2018
Subject: Language Arts

Spelling words for Friday's test:  trotting, skidded, swimmer, camping, muddy,

printed, fixing, misled, thought, I'm, who's, they've, which, sure, whole, bushes, strength, flatten, jogging, trimming

Vocabulary words:  moocher, delectable, hospitable, cuisine, vary, international

      (voc. test is 2 weeks away)

Reading comprehension sheet was sent home on Monday and is due Wednesday.

 A project was assigned on Monday about family culture/traditions.  Directions were given orally and in printed form.  A sample was shown.  The project is due Tuesday, August 28th.

What's Going on in Class This Week
Due Date: 8/13/2018
Subject: Language Arts

We had a great first week of Fifth Grade.  Thank you to all students and parents for your hard work in those first few days of school.

Reading:   compare/contrast fictional stories

Grammar:  prepositions

Writing: generating ideas, author study on Jon Sciezcka, poetry

Spelling:  Week 1 words- short vowels

Social Studies:  different cultures-Vietnam



Reading comprehension sheet "Products" due Wednesday

Preposition Quiz on Thursday--study notes in Grammar notebook

Spelling:  test on Week 1 (list was passed out on Monday) Words are listed below.


Please read for at least 20 minutes nightly. This practice will greatly enhance your reading performance!

 Week One Spelling Words:  trunk, skin, knock, nonfat, pledge, crops, switches, thrill, twelve, sense, know, halfway, something, you're, couldn't


Vocabulary Words:  clamor, pandemonium, towering, memento, reassure, tattered