April 8th-12th

Important Dates:

April 10th: Measurement Test (P/A/V, metrics, & elapsed time) (my math class)

April 12th: 4th Grade Force & Motion review quiz & CTES Career Day

April 16th: Race Card Quiz #2 

April 18th: CTES Night at the Richmond Flying Squirrels

April 19th: 1/2 day of school

April 22nd: No School

April 23rd: Math MAPS

April 24th: Reading MAPS

This week we have been learning:

In Math, we will be learning about metric measurements further, and will review metric measurements in addition to perimeter, area, & volume. We will have a test on ALL of measurement (metric & P/A/V) on Wednesday, April 10th. Then we will learn about the distributive property & start reviewing all our 6th grade skills to prepare for spring math MAPS testing.

In Reading, our mini lessons this week will focus on dictionary skills. Our guided reading groups will be focused on working on each groups specific needs to prepare for spring reading MAPS testing.

In Writing, our mini lessons this week will focus on writing a “how to” essay & the HCPS Alternative writing assessment

In Science, we will be reviewing force & motion from 4th grade. We will have a quiz onn this on Friday, April 12th. Our 2nd race card quiz will be on Tuesday, March 16th. The students get to borrow these for the week to prepare for their quiz on this 5th grade science review topic. The race cards must be returned on the quiz day. The students who earn a score of 80% or greater are rewarded with an additional 30 minutes of recess. We will be doing 7 review units between now & our science SOL test in May.

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