SOL Dates

The 5th Grade SOL tests are quickly approaching. We are hard a work preparing for these tests. A formal letter from the school will be coming out shortly, but below are our SOL testing dates.

Reading SOL: 

      -Part 1: Monday, May 7th

     – Part 2: Tuesday, May 8th

Math SOL:

     – Part 1: Tuesday, May 15th

     – Part 2: Wednesday, May 16th

Science SOL:

     – Wednesday, May 23rd

 

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Poetry Quiz

Poetry Quiz

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April 23rd-27th

Important Dates:

April 23rd: Math MAPS & Spring Pictures

April 25th: Electricity & Magnetism 4th Grade Review Quiz

April 26th: Race Card Quiz #5 & Distributive Property Quiz (my math class)

April 27th: PTA Assembly @ 1:15pm

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be learning about the distributive property over multiplication. A quiz on distributive property will be on Thursday, April 26th. Then we will begin our Math SOL review. 

In Reading, we will begin reviewing for our Reading SOL test. We will be reviewing all our reading skills as well as learning/reviewing test taking skills to prepare for the big test. 

In Writing/ Word Study, we will be working on quotations.  We will not get new Word Trek words until after the Reading SOL test to help focus our efforts on preparing for the test.

In Science, we will be reviewing for & taking our review quiz on electricity & magnetism on Wednesday, April 25th. Then we will begin our next 4th grade review unit on the sun, moon, earth system and the solar system. This will be our last unit to cover, then we will begin our Science SOL review.

Race Cards: To help prepare for our Science SOL test that is quickly approaching (eek!), we will begin review all the 5th grade units through race cards. There will be given out for each student to borrow on a Friday & the quiz will be the next Thursday. This will serve 3 purposes: (1) it will help review the important vocabulary and facts for memorization to help prepare for the SOL test, (2) it will be grades for the (end of) 3rd 9 weeks & 4th 9 weeks for Science, & (3) the students who earn an 80% or better will earn extra recess on the Friday after their quiz!! A much needed break as we get into the SOL prep season for them to have another break from all their hard work & enjoy the beautiful warmer weather outside with their friends. The quizzes will be exactly what is on the cards with a word bank provided. The goal of these cards is to simply aid in memorizing all the vocabulary & facts for each 5th grade science unit. We will build on this in our in-class preparations to help them apply this information when answering SOL questions.

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Important Dates:

April 16th: 1/2 day of school

April 17th: Reading MAPS

April 18th: Field Trip to Maymont, Measurement Quiz (my math class) & Force & Motion Quiz

April 19th: Race Card Quiz #4

April 20th: CTES Career Day & Poetry Assessment

April 23rd: Math MAPS & Spring Pictures

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be learning about measurement. We will learn about U.S. Customary & Metric units, how to read a ruler, and how to make metric conversions. A quiz on measurement will be on Wednesday, April 18th. Then we will begin our next unit on the Distributive Property. This will continue into next week.

In Reading, we will continue learning about Poetry. We will be studying imagery & figurative language in poetry & take an assessment on poetry. We will conclude our class novel, The Devil’s Arithmetic, about a 11 year old girl’s experience & survival once she time travels to WWII at a concentration camp. We will be taking our Reading MAPS test on Tuesday, April 17th.

In Writing/ Word Study, we will be working on using the figurative language & different types of poetry that we learned about to write the different styles of poetry we have learned. We will be taking the HCPS Alternative Writing Assessments on editing & revising this week. We will get our Word Trek & Word study words this week. Please look for the April 9th Closed Sort for correct information. Word Trek & Word Study tests will be on Friday, April 20th.

In Science, we will be reviewing for & taking our review quiz on Force & motion on Wednesday, April 18th. Then we will begin our next 4th grade review unit on electricity & magnetism. We will be learning about electricity, circuits, conductors & insulators. 

Race Cards: To help prepare for our Science SOL test that is quickly approaching (eek!), we will begin review all the 5th grade units through race cards. There will be given out for each student to borrow on a Friday & the quiz will be the next Thursday. This will serve 3 purposes: (1) it will help review the important vocabulary and facts for memorization to help prepare for the SOL test, (2) it will be grades for the (end of) 3rd 9 weeks & 4th 9 weeks for Science, & (3) the students who earn an 80% or better will earn extra recess on the Friday after their quiz!! A much needed break as we get into the SOL prep season for them to have another break from all their hard work & enjoy the beautiful warmer weather outside with their friends. The quizzes will be exactly what is on the cards with a word bank provided. The goal of these cards is to simply aid in memorizing all the vocabulary & facts for each 5th grade science unit. We will build on this in our in-class preparations to help them apply this information when answering SOL questions.

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Elapsed Time Quiz

MATH-5 Exam [E-BX4LTX] Colonial Trail_Sinsabaugh_Elapsed Time Quiz

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April 9th-13th

Important Dates:

April 10th: Elapsed Time Quiz (my math class) & Light Unit Test

April 12th: Race Card Quiz #3

April 13th: End of the 3rd 9 weeks & Science Extra Credit due!

April 16th: 1/2 day of school

April 17th: Reading MAPS

April 18th: Field Trip to Maymont

April 19th: Race Card Quiz #4

April 20th: CTES Career Day

April 23rd: Math MAPS & Spring Pictures

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be learning about Elapsed Time. A quiz on Elapsed Time will be on Tuesday, April 10th. Then we will begin our next unit measurement. We will learn about U.S. Customary & Metric units, how to read a ruler, and how to make metric conversions. A quiz on measurement will be on Wednesday, April 18th.

In Reading, we will be learning about Poetry. We will be studying about rhyme, haiku, explicit & implicit questions in poetry, & imagery in poetry. We will conclude our class novel, The Devil’s Arithmetic, about a 11 year old girl’s experience & survival once she time travels to WWII at a concentration camp.

In Writing/ Word Study, we will be working on word choice to strengthen our author’s voice in our writing. We will also be using the figurative language & different types of poetry that we learned about to write the different styles of poetry we have learned. We will get our Word Trek & Word study words this week. Please look for the April 9th Closed Sort for correct information. Word Trek & Word Study tests will be on Friday, April 20th.

In Science, we will review for and will take our unit test on Tuesday, April 10th. We will then begin our next unit reviewing the 4th grade unit on Force & Motion. We will learn about friction, potential & kinetic energy, and the different types of energy (electric, solar, gravity, chemical, mechanical, radiant, & thermal). 

Race Cards: To help prepare for our Science SOL test that is quickly approaching (eek!), we will begin review all the 5th grade units through race cards. There will be given out for each student to borrow on a Friday & the quiz will be the next Thursday. This will serve 3 purposes: (1) it will help review the important vocabulary and facts for memorization to help prepare for the SOL test, (2) it will be grades for the (end of) 3rd 9 weeks & 4th 9 weeks for Science, & (3) the students who earn an 80% or better will earn extra recess on the Friday after their quiz!! A much needed break as we get into the SOL prep season for them to have another break from all their hard work & enjoy the beautiful warmer weather outside with their friends. The quizzes will be exactly what is on the cards with a word bank provided. The goal of these cards is to simply aid in memorizing all the vocabulary & facts for each 5th grade science unit. We will build on this in our in-class preparations to help them apply this information when answering SOL questions.

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Volume Quiz

MATH-5 Exam [E-1W2G04] Volume Quiz

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March 26th-30th

Important Dates:

March 27th: VCU Market Day Field Trip, Volume Quiz (my math class), & Figurative Language Quiz

March 29th: Race Card Quiz #2 (Light)

March 30th: Light Unit Test

April 2nd-8th: Spring Break

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be learning about volume. We will learn how to find volume & how to determine if a situation requires finding volume vs. perimeter or area. A quiz on volume will be on Tuesday, March 27th. Then we will begin our next unit on Elapsed Time. We will continue this unit after Spring Break. A quiz on Elapsed Time will be on Tuesday, April 10th.

In Reading, we will be learning about figurative language. We will be learning about: similes, metaphors, hyperboles, onomatopoeias, idoms, cliches, personifications, & alliterations. We will have a quiz on figurative language on Tuesday, March 27th. Then we will begin our next unit on Poetry. We will be studying the structure of poems, how to read poems, and free verse poetry. We will continue our class novel, The Devil’s Arithmetic, about a 11 year old girl’s experience & survival once she time travels to WWII at a concentration camp.

In Writing/ Word Study, we will be working on dictionary skills and revising for word choice. We will get new word trek & word study words the Monday after Spring Break.

In Science, we will do our next unit on Light. We will learn about the visible spectrum & how prisms break apart white light into the visible spectrum. We will learn about how light reflects & refracts, and how light can or can not penetrate objects and thus categories them as opaque, translucent, or transparent. We will also learn about the structure of a light wave and the historical figures who helped us gain a better understanding of light’s properties. We will take our unit test on Friday, March 30th. 

Race Cards: To help prepare for our Science SOL test that is quickly approaching (eek!), we will begin review all the 5th grade units through race cards. There will be given out for each student to borrow on a Friday & the quiz will be the next Thursday. This will serve 3 purposes: (1) it will help review the important vocabulary and facts for memorization to help prepare for the SOL test, (2) it will be grades for the (end of) 3rd 9 weeks & 4th 9 weeks for Science, & (3) the students who earn an 80% or better will earn extra recess on the Friday after their quiz!! A much needed break as we get into the SOL prep season for them to have another break from all their hard work & enjoy the beautiful warmer weather outside with their friends. The quizzes will be exactly what is on the cards with a word bank provided. The goal of these cards is to simply aid in memorizing all the vocabulary & facts for each 5th grade science unit. We will build on this in our in-class preparations to help them apply this information when answering SOL questions.

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Interjections Quiz

ENGL-5 Exam [E-0PZYVG] Colonial Trail_Sinsabaugh_interjections quiz

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March 19th-23rd

Important Dates:

March 20th: Graduation Planning Meeting @ 3:00

March 21st: Sound unit test

March 22nd: After school Mini Economy Market Day work session (optional), Race Card Quiz #1 & Young Scientists on light

March 23rd: Volume Quiz (my math class)

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be learning about volume. We will learn how to find volume & how to determine if a situation requires finding volume vs. perimeter or area. A quiz on volume will be on Friday, March 23rd.

In Reading, we will be learning about figurative language. We will be learning about: similes, metaphors, hyperboles, onomatopoeias, idoms, cliches, personifications, & alliterations. We will have a quiz on figurative language on Monday, March 26th. We will continue our class novel, The Devil’s Arithmetic, about a 11 year old girl’s experience & survival once she time travels to WWII at a concentration camp.

In Writing/ Word Study, we will be working on dictionary skills. On Monday 3/12, students received their word study words/features (look for Open Sort on 3/12 for correct information) or this week’s Word Trek vocabulary list & packet (depending on your child’s level). We will take our word study & word trek tests on Friday, 3/23. 

In Science, we will conclude our unit on sound & take our unit test on Wednesday, March 21st. We will also begin our next unit on Light. We will learn about the visible spectrum & how prisms break apart white light into the visible spectrum. Race Cards: To help prepare for our Science SOL test that is quickly approaching (eek!), we will begin review all the 5th grade units through race cards. There will be given out for each student to borrow on a Friday & the quiz will be the next Thursday. This will serve 3 purposes: (1) it will help review the important vocabulary and facts for memorization to help prepare for the SOL test, (2) it will be grades for the (end of) 3rd 9 weeks & 4th 9 weeks for Science, & (3) the students who earn an 80% or better will earn extra recess on the Friday after their quiz!! A much needed break as we get into the SOL prep season for them to have another break from all their hard work & enjoy the beautiful warmer weather outside with their friends. The quizzes will be exactly what is on the cards with a word bank provided. The goal of these cards is to simply aid in memorizing all the vocabulary & facts for each 5th grade science unit. We will build on this in our in-class preparations to help them apply this information when answering SOL questions.

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