Mrs. Magarie 5-15

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Reminder:
 EXTRA HELP THIS WEEK - Dismissal at 3:30 in Courtyard.

Here is what we will cover this week of May 14th                                      

May Crowning Mass - Tuesday, May 15th at 9 AM

Upcoming:

Philadelphia Trip, Tuesday May 22nd

Field Day - Has been re-scheduled to Friday, June 8th 

Reading:  This week we continue reading our novel called "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt.  This is a wonderful chapter books to read and I am sure the fifth graders will agree.  We should finish this book right before our Philadelphia Trip and enjoy watching the movie version while on that day.   

Target Skills: Character Analysis, Plot Structure, Cause & Effect, Figurative Language & Imagery, Compare & Contrast.
Note: All target skills will be completed using a variety of graphic organizers.  Students are responsible for completing all graphic organizers.  All packets must be well organized and kept in their 'Tuck Everlasting' folder.  Packets will be graded as a 'Book Report' assignment.

ELA: 
Spelling/Vocabulary - This week we will have another list of spelling/vocabulary words from the second half of Tuck Everlasting.  A spelling test on all 20 words will be at the end of this week.


Grammar - This week we will review 'Adverbs' and  'Adjectives'.

Vocabulary Workbook:  We will return to our Sadlier Vocabulary workbook; this week we will  begin reading Unit 11.

Writing - A bulk of our writing will be focused on our novel Tuck Everlasting. 

Social Studies:   We will begin Unit 5, Lesson 1 in our text.  
Current Events Assignment:  
I will not be assigning any more Current Events articles on 
Google Classroom.  I am pleased that the children enjoyed reading them.  All Current Events articles will be compiled together as one 'Performance Task' assignment.
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**A chapter book must be brought in to class for Silent Reading.  Books must be approved by me first.  The goal fot all fifth graders is to read 15 books this year.  Students will earn credit for reaching this goal.  As part of their reading grade, each Trimester, students must read at least 3 Chapter books.  All 'chapter books' must be approved by me. 

Reminders:

**Uniforms 'MUST' comply with the policy outlined in the Calendar Handout.  This includes nail polish and large hair bows.

**Dress Down Day-- Please note that NO SLIPPERS or OPEN SHOES/SANDALS are allowed on dress down days.

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Dismissal:  It is very important that you email me or send in a note stating who, (other than the usual pick-up person), will be picking up your child.  This is for the safety & comfort for all involved and I appreciate your understanding to this matter.                          ‚Äč_____________________________________________


A memorial prayer for our dear classmate, Kaytlan Morrell, whose vibrant and
kind hearted spirit will forever stay in our hearts.

                           

                         
Another Leaf Has Fallen
                           Another leaf has fallen,
                           another soul has gone.
                      But still we have God's promises,
                            in every robin's song.
                          For she is in His heaven,
                           and though He takes away,
                        He always leaves to mortals,
                           the bright sun's kindly ray.
                       He leaves the fragrant blossoms,
                             and lovely forest, green.
                       And gives us new found comfort,
                            when we on Him will lean.
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BE THE ONEOctober is National Bullying Prevention Awareness.
In addition to discussing ways  we can help prevent bullying, I had my fifth graders watch this video
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtkZlY06Hzo