- Populations and Communities
- Food Chains and Food Webs
- Producers and Consumers
- Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores
- Endangered Species
Our class is now studying ecosystems and biomes in science. This unit of study will cover the following topics:
The OCCT Writing Test will be given on Tuesday, February 21. A writing field test for the new Common Core Standards will be given on Wednesday, February 22. Students have been practicing on-demand "prompt writing" the past two weeks in preparation for these tests. Please encourage your child to get a good night's rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and try their best on these important tests.
I am offering two extra credit writing assignments, both of which are due on Tuesday, February 21. Students may choose to complete one or both of the assignments.
Valentine's Day parties will be from 1:30 to 2:15 in the cafeteria and classrooms. If you have had your ID scanned at the office before, I will have a badge ready for you.
The social studies test for Chapter 7 - Causes of the American Revolution is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14. I have posted three practice quizzes that I recommend students take for review. I also suggest studying the chapter notes, causes/effects organizer, and timeline of major events that was completed in class. Chapter summaries and additional web resources can also be found on the Chapter 7 page.
The State of Oklahoma Writing Test will be administered on Tuesday, February 21. A field test for the new Core Curriculum Standards will be given on Wednesday, February 22. I will be sending home a student/parent guide to the writing test this week. Please look over this booklet and encourage your child to write at home. Visit the OCCT test prep page for more resources (lots more posted soon).
February AR Tests will be due on Wednesday, February 29. This month, students are required to read at least one on-level nonfiction book and one on-level fiction book at home. To receive credit for reading at home, students must either pass two AR tests (>80%) or see me for book report assignments.
5th Grade Teacher