Weekly Memo (February 24-28)

Book Fair Week
I love Book Fair week, but not just because I love to see kids get excited about reading. I love it even more that our class helps other kids get excited about reading. It's going to be a big week for the 5th grade this week, and I can't wait to watch them step up, lead well, and encourage younger kids. It's going to be a good (and crazy) week!

What We’re Learning This Week (if all goes as planned)
I’ll mark each thing we get finished, and you can check back each day to see what we were able to get accomplished (and what we didn’t quite make it to).

Book Fair Week Begins!

Computers 10:20-10:50

PE 1:25-1:55
Computers 10:20-10:50

Music 1:25-1:55
Computers 10:20-10:50

Music 1:25-1:55



Book Buddies

Library 2:10-2:40
Test Review
Test over Judges

Memory Verse Practice
Deborah Helps Others (11.1)

Memory Verse Practice
Deborah Helps Others (11.2)

Memory Verse Practice
Memory Verse Quiz

DLR 22- Monday
DLR 22- Tuesday

Preposition Practice 6.1 & 6.2
DLR 22- Wednesday

Preposition Practice 6.3
DLR 22- Thursday

Preposition Practice 6.4

Diagramming Prepositional Phrases
List #26 (p. 122)
List #26 (p. 123)

List #26 (p. 125)
Spelling Pre-Test

Spelling Test (if necessary)
Lesson 66
Grade Lesson 66

Lesson 67
Grade Lesson 67

Lesson 68
Grade Lesson 68

No Math Set 😞

Lesson 69
Social Studies

Time of Kids
Time for Kids
Time for Kids Reading Quiz

Women of the Revolution
Women of the Revolution
Women of the Revolution (Review— Test next Tuesday)
"They Called Her Molly Pitcher" Close Reading Questions
Independent Reading (100,000 word goal)
Time for Kids

Independent Reading (100,000 word goal)
Independent Reading (100,000 word goal)
"They Called Her Molly Pitcher" Reading Comprehension Quiz

In-Context Vocabulary Quiz

Independent Reading (100,000 word goal)

Punctuation-- The Dash
Punctuation-- The Dash

This Week’s Memory Verse
"For it Is by grace you have been saved, through faith— and this is not from yourselves— it is the gift of God."
Ephesians 2:8

This Week’s Spelling List
List 26 (pp. 122-125)
  1. discovered
  2. disorder
  3. unsure
  4. unclear
  5. unable
  6. midweek
  7. midyear
  8. midway
  9. pretest
  10. preschool
  11. disappoint
  12. disobey
  13. disapprove
  14. unbuckle
  15. unlimited
  16. midnight
  17. midstream
  18. precook
  19. prepaid
  20. prerecorded

This Week’s Vocabulary List— Quiz Last Friday (no quiz this week)
  1. bankrupt: ruined financially
  2. casualty: a person injured or killed, particularly in war
  3. coerce: to pressure or force someone to do something
  4. Commander-in-Chief: military leader
  5. foes: enemies; opponents; adversaries
  6. formal: proper and official
  7. gushed: flowed out very quickly
  8. harass: to attack with words or physical actions
  9. inherit: to receive property or money from someone after their death
  10. knapsack: something used to carry things; a backpack
  11. legendary: famous
  12. magnificent: impressive; outstanding
  13. mercenary: professional soldier paid to fight for a foreign army
  14. pension: a regular payment by the government for previous work or service
  15. plunged: something is thrown or pushed into place forcefully
  16. ramrod: a stick used for pushing
  17. reenactment: the acting out of a historical event
  18. refugee: a person forced to leave home because of war or violence
  19. retreat: to move away from something or something
  20. revolution: to overthrow one government and replace it with another
  21. saboteur: a person who destroys things an enemy wants
  22. scarce: hard to find; not enough
  23. shimmering: shining; glowing
  24. strategy: plan
  25. traitor: a person who betrays his or her country

This Week’s Tests & Quizzes
  • Tuesday
    • Bible Test (The Judges)
  • Thursday
    • Spelling Pre-Test
  • Friday
    • Memory Verse Quiz (Ephesians 2:8)
    • Reading Comprehension Quiz-- "They Called Her Molly Pitcher"

Upcoming Projects

Chapel This Friday
  • Song— Leo
  • Scripture— Austin
  • Prayer— Colt

Safety Patrol Rotation (UPDATED)

Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • Monday, February 24
    • The Book Fair Begins!
    • Happy Birthday, Karsen!
  • Tuesday, February 25
    • Breakfast with Buddies (7 AM)
    • Happy Birthday, Robert!
  • Thursday, February 27
    • Book Fair Family Night (3:00-5:30 PM)
  • Friday, February 28
    • The Book Fair Ends!
  • Tuesday, March 3
    • Science Fair Project Proposal Forms Due
  • Wednesday, March 4-Friday, March 6
    • Mr. Collier Goes to Washington! (Mrs. Burton will be our substitute teacher.)
  • Monday, March 9
    • Happy Birthday, Gus!
  • Tuesday, March 10
    • AR Deadline (100,000 Words)
    • Happy Birthday, Nate!
  • Wednesday, March 11
    • End of the 3rd Nine Weeks Grading Period
    • Early Dismissal (1:30 PM)
  • Friday, March 13
    • Shrek matinee performance at HS
      • Departure-- 8:10
      • Performance: 9:00-11:00
      • Return-- 11:30
      • Transportation: Bus
      • Cost-- $3.00 (will be drafted from FACTS around March 27)
      • Dress Code-- Regular Friday attire
  • Monday, March 16

Resource of the Week

Audible is THE place for audiobooks. We love listening to their books when we're in the car, and it's a great way to encourage kids to read.

Helpful Links

Classroom Resource Page (for class schedule, safety patrol rotation, textbooks, etc.)

Google Classroom (students may access this from their Google drive account)

Class ShowMe Page (video tutorials)