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5V November News

cornucopiaOctober was such a wonderful month for learning and building our knowledge. We had a wonderful Vocation Day as well as a great Halloween celebration. The students have been working so hard and it has truly shown! Now that November is here, we are expecting another great month ahead of us! Here is a look at what to expect for November:

English- This month the 5th and 6th grade students will continue their Chapter on Pronouns and how Pronouns are used in sentences. Once we have completed this chapter, the students will then move on to further their understanding of Adjectives. In writing, the students will be completing a “How to” article where they need to provide logical, complete, and accurate step- by- step directions for completing a task. The students must be “experts” on the topic they choose so they can be confident in providing thorough directions. We are also continuing to build our vocabulary using the Vocabulary Workshop workbooks. I encourage students to incorporate the words that we have been learning about into their writing!

Spelling- This month we will be covering Lessons 8, 9, 10 and a Review week in Spelling City. I encourage students to continue to use spellingcity.com to review and study their spelling words. It is a great resource to use. The students have been doing a great job with taking the spelling tests on the iPads and we will continue to have our tests each week on the iPads.

Reading- In reading we have been working on building our vocabulary as well as furthering our understanding of using “context clues” to determine the meaning of words. This is such an important tool to use while reading any type of piece and the students have been doing a tremendous job to progress in this skill. The students have also done an excellent job with their book reports so far this year and we will continue that this month with the theme of Historical Fiction. The instructions/grading rubric has been sent home. The Book Report is due on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Religion- The students will continue their learning of the Sacraments of Initiation with the sacrament of Baptism as well as learn about the Liturgical Year and Advent.

Just as a reminder, Parent- Teacher Conferences are on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Mrs. Viola Smile