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Welcome back to school and welcome to 5th Grade!
 
I am so excited and looking forward to this new year school. I will post weekly updates of what we are learning, upcoming events, homework, pictures, etc... to my webpage.
 
 
 
 

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Field Day Letter

Greeting Parents and Guardians:

As our 2018 field day draws near we want to share some important information with everyone.  The date will be April 20th 2018.  First and foremost, safety is our main concern for our students!  Our students will be outside for a major part of the day. We want to make sure there are no cars parked or driving in any designated areas.  Please adhere to the yellow taped off areas. There will be parking in the front of the building, but spaces will fill up quickly. Feel free to park along the roads outside of the fences, but please do not park on any of the fields we are using. We encourage each of you to attend and have a great time.  Remember, academic awards will follow field day so contact your child’s teacher for those times and locations. Below we have some Do’s and Don’ts for field day.

  • Do Bring lawn chair & sunscreen because it may be hot (don’t forget some for the kiddos)
  • Do Pack Extra Water for your student and a sack lunch for the picnic
  • Do Contact the PE department for Field Day shirts (we have a few extras)
  • Do NOT Park on any field or drive thru any area where children are crossing!
  • Do attend and have a great time with us!! Remember to CHEER FOR EVERYONE WE ARE ALL PANTHERS!

We are committed to the safety of our students and providing them with a fun day of activities! We thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Stasha Richards, Cristina Tobias & Dustin Nilius

Anahuac PE DEPT.

April 3-6 continued

Throughout the week, students will think about how to answer the question, "What part do facts and opinions play in a story?" The Dog Newspaper, is an autobiography of children's author Peg Kehret. She fondly remembers her first effort as a 10-year-old author, a handwritten newspaper about neighborhood dogs. She wrote out 12 copies and sold them all!

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Analogies

Comprehension Skill: Fact and Opinion

Comprehension Strategy: Analyze/ Evaluate

 

March 26-29

Throughout the week, students will think about how to answer the question, "What part do facts and opinions play in a story?" The Dog Newspaper, is an autobiography of children's author Peg Kehret. She fondly remembers her first effort as a 10-year-old author, a handwritten newspaper about neighborhood dogs. She wrote out 12 copies and sold them all!

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Analogies

Comprehension Skill: Fact and Opinion

Comprehension Strategy: Analyze/ Evaluate

 

NO Tutorials this Thursday

 

Easter Party: set up 2:15   Party 2:30 

 
 

March 19-23

"Why does a pioneer traveler record events in a journal?" will be answered by students after they read this week's main selection.
Rachel's Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl is a historical fiction story. In her journal, Rachel recounts the challenges of daily life on the Oregon Trail. 
 

Target Skill: Cause and Effect

Target Strategy: Analyze and Evaluate

Vocabulary Strategy: Using Context

Grammar: Making Comparisons

 

21st      Progress Reports go home

22nd     College Day

29th      Easter Parties

            Birthday Celebrations

            CATCH orange

30th      Good Friday (no school)

April 2             No school

 

March 5-9

"How does knowing the right actions change events?" 
In "The Birchbark House," Omakayas, a young Ojibwe girl, has an unexpected encounter with a mother bear and her cubs. 
 

Target Vocabulary- Using reference sources

Comprehension Skill- Theme

Comprehension Strategy- Infer/Predict  

6- no collar for $1.00

9- Grandparents day

12-16 Spring Break

February 26- March 2

This week we will find answers to the question "What events take the children across a changing land?"  In our main selection, a historical fiction story called Tucket's Travels, Francis Tucket must find safety in the desert for himself and two orphans as they flee a band outlaws.

 

Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms- use a thesaurus

Comprehension Skill: Sequence of events

Comprehension Strategy:  Visualize 

 

2/27 Mock Reading Test

3/2 Awards ceremony for the 4th six weeks at 1:00 pm in the 5th grade commons area. 

3/6 No collar for a $1.00

3/12-3/16 Spring Break

February 20-23 5th Six Weeks Making Connections Across All Generes

This week we'll ask, "How does a character learn an important lesson?" In our main selection, the realistic fiction story "Elisa's Diary," a young girl joins forces with another student to overcome the challenges they face. 

 

Target Skill: Theme

Target Strategy: Visualize

Vocabulary Strategy: Suffixes -ly and -ful

Grammar: Singular and Plural Nouns

 

22nd- Report Cards Go Home

23rd- Go Texan Day- wear western clothes

February 12-16

During the westward expansion, life was exciting and it was dangerous! This week, as we read the main selection, we will explore the question, "How does the author feel about Lewis and Clark?" In a narrative nonfiction selection, Lewis and Clark, Lewis and Clark lead the Corps of Discovery westward toward the Pacific coast. 
 

Target Skill: Author's Purpose

Target Strategy: Monitor/Clarify

Vocabulary Strategy Analogies

Grammar: Proper Mechanics

 

13-Tuesday: Spring Pictures/Class Pictures

14-Wednesday: Pastries for Parents

Valentines/Birthday Party may wear Valentines shirt

15- Thursday: College T-shirt Day

16- Friday: Last day of the 4th 6weeks

 

February 5-9

We begin this week by considering the question "Why does an author want to tell a story?" In the realistic fiction story, Lunch Money, Greg is surprised to find himself teaming up with his rival, Maura, to create comic books to sell at school. 
 

Target Skill: Author's Purpose

Target Strategy: Monitor/Clarify

Vocabulary Strategy: Word Origins and Foreign Words used in English

Grammar: Adjectives

 

8th- Family Reading Night 4:30 to 6:00 come out and visit our Reader's Cafe. 

9th - UIL awards ceremony at 8:30 in the gym last day to purchase carnations

Next week:

13th- Picture Day/ UIL school board recognition 6:00 pm at the auditorium

14th- Pancakes for Parents 7:30 to 8:00 am

February birthdays and Valentines exchange 5th Grade 2:30

students may wear Valentine t-shirt

15th- College Day

19th- NO School for students/ Parent Conferences

22nd- Report Cards go home for the 4th six weeks

23rd- Go Texans Day

January 29- February 2

"What conclusions can we draw about the sea?" is the question of the week. Our main selection is Storm Warriors, a historical fiction story set in 1895. Students will be drawn to this exciting adventure about an elite crew of African American surf-men who attempts a daring rescue off North Carolina's Outer Banks.
 
Vocabulary Strategy: Greek and Latin roots
Comprehension Skill: Conclusions and generalizations
Comprehension Strategy: Infer/predict  
Grammar: Complex Sentences

January 22-26

This week's theme is the importance of teamwork. Our selection will help answer the question "What events lead a team to learn double dutch?" In the narrative nonfiction story Double Dutch: A Celebration of Jump Rope, Rhyme, and Sisterhood, students will read about how jump-roping has developed over the years from a simple game to a competitive sport. 
 
Target Skill: Sequence of Events
Target Strategy: Monitor/Clarify
Vocabulary Strategy: suffixes ion/tion
 
No tutorials this week
 
Friday - January b-day party

January 9-12 2018

Unit 4 Making Connections Across Literary Genres
 
This week students will explore the question "Which ideas about vaqueros show how America changed?" In our main selection, the informational text Vaqueros: America's First Cowboys, author George Ancona captures the history and traditions of the original cowboys of Spanish Mexico. 
 
Vocabulary Strategy: Word families
Comprehension Skill: Main ideas and details
Comprehension Strategy: Summarize 
 
No School Monday, January 15, 2018

December 11-15

This week our class will consider the question "What are the most important ideas about cougars?" Our main selection, the informational text Cougars, introduces students to one of North America's most mysterious and agile predators. 
 
Target Skill: Main Ideas and Details
 
Target Strategy: Monitor and Clarify
 
Vocabulary Strategy: Analogies
 
Grammar: Quotations