WEEK OF JAN. 8

Happy New Year Everyone!
Within a week or so, we will have reached the half way point of this school year! How time does fly when you're having fun and you're pressed to make some accomplishments.
 
LANGUAGE ARTS - We have started our new class novel "Frindle". It's a story about a fifth grade boy who has fun with a made up word that eventually makes him famous. We will watch the growth of the characters from the beginning of the book to the end. Throughout the story, we will come across many idioms, which will be the basis for some of our assignments.
Spelling this week will emphasize words with the "ie" or "ei" vowel combinations. Students will have a spelling menu to complete this week. They will need to complete activities totaling 10 points.
Our word of the week is "ambition". Our prompt will have our students telling about ambitions for future endeavors.
 
RELIGION - We are beginning our study of the Ten Commandments. This week
we will start by learning about the plight of Moses and the ten plaques, which will eventually lead us to him receiving the Ten Commandments.
 
MATH - We've just started to introduce dividing with remainders. The students are hesitant to learn something new, but excited for the challenge. This is the beginning set-up for long division.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES - We are presently studying about the early history of the Southeast Region. Students are preparing skits to present to the class. Each group has a time in southeast history to present  to help their classmates understand the sequence of events that took place. I was hoping for a test this Friday, but it's looking more like early next week.