All fifth graders will take a history quiz on Monday, Jan. 29th. The quiz will cover the Prologue and Chapter 1 in The Story of Ancient Greece. Students should also study the vocabulary list because the quiz will also include those words.
We have busily been learning about “Life’s Classification and Structure” throughout chapter 6 during science. We are looking to finish the chapter and review this week. We are testing on chapter 6 on Monday, January 29th. Please let me know if you or your child have any questions about the material. I will send home a study guide with your child this week. If you are looking for a good review about cells, feel free to watch the attached Bill Nye episode.
Review spelling list for 1/22-1/26
Lesson 18 – Review
As fifth grade students are learning about living organisms and cells, below is a link that may be fascinating to look at it with your child.
On Wednesday, Jan. 17th, 2018, the fifth grade will enter Ancient Greece. Each student will receive a textbook to use for the entire unit. This book, The Story of Ancient Greece, was written by Suzanne Strauss Art. She is the same author who wrote the textbook that we used for Ancient Egypt, The Story of Ancient Egypt. Again, I encourage you to look at the beautiful book and read a bit about Ancient Greece. Art approaches the subject in the same way she wrote about Egypt, showing similarities between modern times and ancient. Instead of simply covering historical events, she makes the culture and its people more accessible to her young audience.
Homework assignments will consist of writing the answers to guided questions in complete sentences. Students will find those questions at the end of each chapter.
The fifth grade is starting a unit on Pre-iron Britain on Thursday, Jan. 5th. It is a short unit, followed by a unit on the Celts.
The second quarter cumulative exam is scheduled for Thursday, January 11th. Students are bringing home their history binders with their lectures, timelines, and study guides from the start of the year. Although we will review for the exam in class, all fifth graders should study for this test using the material in their binders, as well as their vocabulary lists. This test is worth 30 points, so it is worthwhile for every student to prepare for it.
The next fifth grade Science test will be Thursday, January 11th. This test will cover all that we have learned about natural resources. I will send home a study guide with your child the week of the test. We will review for the test as a class but please make sure that your child studies at home as well.