SS – report, project, oral report due Oct. 14
SS – report, project, oral report due Oct. 14
Science – sound quiz tomorrow
What causes sound?
Sound is a form of –
What kind of wave is sound?
Why can dogs hear a dog whistle and humans cannot?
What do bats and dolphins use to locate food and avoid obstacles?
Does sound travel fastest through a solid or a gas?
Science – There’s an early dismissal on Friday I forgot about so I will try to give the short science quiz on the sound study guide during WIN on Friday instead of science time
McGinnis math group – multiplication unit test tomorrow
Science – sound large quiz/small test on Friday on the sound study guide
Bingo for Books is tonight – there will be a LOT of prizes given out!
Paquette math group – multiplication test tomorrow
McGinnis math group – multiplication test Wednesday
Science – Sound test Friday on this study guide
WIN Vocabulary this week: frequency, pitch, compression, echolocation, dividend, divisor, quotient
Bingo for Books is tomorrow night!
Chess “Apprentice” group meets tomorrow 3:00-4:15, bring a snack
From Mr. Paquette
We have been having some good times in fifth grade over the past few weeks. The Civil War Days field trip was informative and exciting. We saw General Lee, a blacksmith working, and watched a real cannon being fired! The Franklin County Agricultural Fair was also full of educational stations with students from the high school and guests from the community teaching us about all about a bunch of agricultural topics. Students learned about planting crops, caring for animals, and how to be safe around farm equipment.
Five Subject Summary
Reading – There were a number of concerns over reading grades on progress reports. These will come up as more SFA grades are added and I will be dropping the lowest cold passage grades at the end of the nine weeks so there will be an equal number of cold passages and SFA tests.
Math – Unit 3 Multiplication tests will be on Tuesday (Paquette) and Thursday (McGinnis) next week. Most errors that are happening are due to careless adding and a lack of knowledge of multiplication facts. We will continue to work on the Reflex math website to increase math fact fluency. Mr. Paquette’s personal goal with Franklin County Public Schools this year is to have 100% fluency in math facts with all fifth graders by the end of the year.
Science – We will have science next week and will be learning about sound. Frequency/pitch, echolocation, and the parts of a sound wave will be some of the topics we will explore.
SS – We finished week one of three about the Civil War today. We learned about three key people and events that lead to the American Civil War. The next time we have social studies we will be learning about the battles that took place. Then, the following Virginia studies week will be about how it ended and the aftermath. Projects will be due in that final week on October 14 (the Tuesday after Columbus Day). The project has three graded parts: a one-page typed report about the topic your child selected and researched this week, an art component, like a poster or model, and a one to two minute oral report on their subject.
Writing – Our new SFA writing program is going well. I was concerned last week about the considerably long amount of time we have to complete each final copy, eleven days, and the shortness of what was turned in. I will be raising the expectations for what a fifth grade final copy should be like.
Thanks for the news reports about my “terrible illness”. It was just a mild fever with aches and pains, but I had to follow school policy and go home. To set the record straight, I had never called in sick for a substitute since August of 2004… until yesterday
SS – Quiz on three important people during the time before the Civil War started tomorrow. Students should have three “baseball cards” to study and I gave out a paper copy of the whole Civil War unit study guide today. You only need to study the front of it about Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown tonight.
get well Mr. Paquette we miss you !!!!!
<strong When this terrible thing occured was September, 16 ,2014. On that tragic day Mr.Paquette got sick with a 101 .5 fever.
Early still that day during W.I.N time Mr.Paquette went to see Mrs.Brodie to check if he had a fever. He did. He hasn’t been sick for nine years. His symptoms was a fever and he was tired.
His half day substitute was a person I can not name for important reasons. This substitute did not let us have recess yesterday. The substitute said that we do not have recess on P.E days. So the sub read Rump to us for the whole twenty-five minutes of recess.We were furious!
But today we have the best sub in the world. Today is September,17,2014. The sub’s name is Mrs.Bennett.We asked if we had recess today and she said yes.
But in fact last year we did not have recess on Mondays or Tuesdays. Mrs.Whitmer changed the rules. Now we have recess on every day exept Monday. We are very happy.
Thank you for taking the time to read this school newspaper. Special thanks to Mrs.Woods reading group and Mrs.Woods.
Sincerly your author,
BMX show comes to Franlin County. The brave riders were Zane Bradley, Kyle Biller and Andrew Fox, on Oct 18, 2015 Bmx riders came and entertained local Franklin County students.
The young riders came and put on quite a show. They took a teacher and said do you want to volunteer. The teacher didn’t know what he was into.
Andrew Fox was ready. He wanted a challenge. The students encouraged the teacher to get up. He did but the students had to get a picture first.
Then I realized I know him it’s Mr.Paquette. He was not scared,he looked fearless. I think he liked it. I really think kids had a good time I hope they have it again.
SS – Quiz on “Who was: Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, John Brown” on Friday
Turned in signed progress reports if you haven’t yet.
Make-up Work: three students owe me a math sheet or a writing prompt… they know who they are.
SS Quiz Friday on Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown – study guides and materials will come home tomorrow.
Paquette math group – multiplication sheet
Field trip tomorrow – pack a lunch and water, dress for the weather
We learned about the effect of heat on matter. It makes molecules of a liquid, water, expand into a much larger volume of water vapor. On the other hand, it can also make a can full of steam be chilled back into a tiny amount of water!
WIN vocab quiz tomorrow
Atom parts redo quiz for non-100’s tomorrow
McGinnis math group – vol. 2 pg 182 #2, 4, 11-14
Grandparents’ Breakfast tomorrow
Chess Club will be forming soon
Field trip Friday – pack a lunch and water
McGinnis Math Group – Pg 177 #2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10
Science questions sheet if not finished in class – open notes and resources (like books and internet)
WIN Vocab quiz Thursday
Scholastic orders – due tomorrow
Grandparents’ Breakfast – Thursday morning
Field Trip Friday – Franklin County Fair
Scholastic Orders - turn in or order online by Wed.
Permission Slips - for Fri. trip due ASAP
WIN Vocab quiz Thurs. - factor, product, compound, mixture, solution, dissolve
You can play games on this list at http://www.spellingcity.com/spelling-games-vocabulary-games.html?listId=19299327 with the username henrybobcat and password bobcat
Progress Reports – go home Friday
Outdoor field trip tomorrow – dress appropriately and bring a bagged lunch
I’m so happy !!!! I bet nobody can describe my mood that I’m in. i’m not sad i’m not mad im not frustrated. I’M HAPPY VERY VERY HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anthony is getting ready to catch the ball the crowd was so quiet you could hear a pen drop. Anthony catches the ball! The crowd goes wild! ” Yeah yes ,” Anthony said.
Terrell ran up to Anthony and gave him a huge hug. ” Great job,” Terrell said with a smile!
” You did it,” Maggie said.
They left the baseball field and went to the pizza parlor. Anthony said ” Am I on the team now ?”
They all had a great time but had to go home at ten o clock.
Anthony and Terrell went to bed when they got home. As they walked up the stairs to their bedrooms.
Terrell told Anthony ” Little bro you made the team!”
Anthony said ” Whens our next game then ?”
Anthony gets ready to catch the ball. The stadium gets so quiet you could hear a pen drop. Anthony catches catches the ball!
Terrell jumps out of the stands a said ” Yes finally!’ and gave Anthony a huge hug.
Maggie and everybody else was running over there. Maggie said “Way to go.’
Joe said, ” Nice catch! I knew you could do it.
They all went to the pizza parlor and goofed off and had a good time.
Then Anthony asked ” Am I on the team now?”
Joe said ” Yes of course.”
Anthony said ” Great when do I start?”
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Math Unit 2 Test tomorrow
Spirit day Friday
Civil War Days field trip Friday – bring a bagged lunch & water, this trip does not require parents to pick you up or drop you off. You will ride the bus home as usual that day.
Three day weekend yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Science – NO atom parts quiz tomorrow since we had to do a writing prompt today.
WIN Vocab Quiz Friday: sum, difference, addend, minuend, subtrahend, increase, decrease
Science quiz Friday: I forgot to mention this in class today. It will be very easy:
Back-to-School Expo tonight @ 6:00
All – R&R
Back-to-School Night is tomorrow night 6-7, FREE hot dog dinner and two $25.00 door prizes!
All – R&R
McGinnis math group – rounding decimals test tomorrow, study guide due tomorrow if not turned in today
Ss – Test tomorrow on VA geography: rivers, bordering states, regions. I’m making the test tonight directly from this study guide.
Spirit Day is tomorrow.
From Mr. Paquette
Thank you for everything you’ve been doing at home to help with behavior, grades, and reading logs. We have started the year off on the right foot and I am sure we will continue to have a fantastic year. Your support is very much appreciated!
SFA reading groups have all completed their first six-day cycle and took a test this week. Do you want the good news or the bad news? OK, the bad, scores were terrible. The good, they’re not going in the grade books this time as we are still adjusting to the SFA routine and we have students who are new to Henry.
Math classes have all started unit two, addition and subtraction with decimals and algebra. We actually have some algebra included most units so we can cover that topic well. Since we have Monday off, tests won’t happen until next Friday at the earliest or possibly the Tuesday after. Problems will be like 24.1-0.98 and, “In the expression b+3, the letter b is – ” (the answer is a variable).
Science and social studies will continue to alternate weeks. This week ended science lessons on atoms, elements, molecules, and solid/liquid/gas. Next week we will begin our social studies unit on early Americans. We will learn about how the Native Americans lived and survived prior to European settlement.
In the interest of “hungry stomachs have a hard time concentrating”, we are allowing students to have a small, healthy snack at 10:00AM each day. Examples of what a “healthy snack” is includes raisins, protein bars, an apple, etc. The main reason we are allowing this is because we have one of the last lunch periods.
Civil War Days Field Trip is Next Friday
Cannons go BOOM, soldiers ride up on horses, see how doctors “fix you up” in the olden days, and more. Remember to pack water and a brown bag lunch. *Chaperones* – Sorry, none are needed for this trip. This date (Friday) is just for teachers and students. Civil War Days is open to the public Saturday and Sunday. It’s on 122 near Booker T and before Westlake.
Read through the following website and write one sentence that describes each region.
You have to TURN IN your FIVE sentences.
Click HERE for the link if you don’t see it above.
All – R&R
Paquette math group – math test on rounding decimals tomorrow
McGinnis math group – stapled papers/problems/study pages & same test as above on Friday
SS – test on VA regions, rivers, and bordering states Friday
GMail – Did you know all FCPS students have a GMail account? It is a part of the school system’s intranet and can ONLY be used to email other teachers and students who have FCPS emails. It allows students to create Google Docs (similar to Word or Powerpoint) and use Google Drive to store and share files. Students use their GMail account to log into any computer in Franklin County Public Schools so all of their settings and documents can be at any computer! There is a link under “Resources” to log into FCPS GMail. I will finish showing students how to log in tomorrow. Only Paquette math group can log in right now.
All – R&R
Paquette math group – sheet (if not finished in class), test like this one on Thursday, except 16 questions long instead of 5.
McGinnis math group – sheet #1-10, test like this one on Friday
SS – Study guide for VA geography went out today, quiz Friday on regions/rivers/bordering states (this is review material from last year)
Scholastic Orders – Will be placed tomorrow (Wed), last chance to turn them in…
This week is a “social studies” and “reading WIN” week. Next week will be a “science” and “math WIN” week. Students were assigned to their new reading teachers/groups today and SFA (Success for All) officially starts tomorrow. Reading is taught in “cycles” of six days each. Day five of the cycle is the test day, so everyone will have their first SFA tests (comprehension and word power) on Monday the 25th.
All – R&R
Paquette math – place value mini quiz tomorrow, rounding decimals test Thursday, see the sample test under the “math” tab on this website
McGinnis math - sheet
Scholastic orders – due Wed.
SS – regions of VA quiz Friday
Save this Virginia Studies study guide for the whole year to your home computer too!
Hello E-mail subscribers to fifthgradenews.com! Everyone will be getting a paper copy of this newsletter this week because I need some things filled out from Business Day still.
From the Teacher(s)
Once again, welcome to fifth grade at Henry Elementary School. Our first week has been outstanding while preparing students for the Success for All (SFA) reading program that starts next week. We have also been reviewing classroom behavior rules and expectations for learning in fifth grade.
If you already filled out the online contact form on Business Day, great! However, of my thirteen parents who signed up for electronic email versions of this newsletter, the system is telling me only twelve of the email addresses are valid, but it’s not telling me which one it isn’t delivering to! Please write your email address for newsletters on the line below with your name and the relationship to your child.
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Classdojo is Great!
Parents, thank you for signing up if you already did. It has a very positive impact on our learning environment. If you have a sheet with “Classdojo” on it in this week’s Friday Folder, go to www.fifthgradenews.com and click “Check Behavior” to sign up. It’s 100% FREE! You can see daily classroom behavior reports if you log in and it will email you a behavior report every Friday.
Our plan for next week includes starting SFA reading groups, switching to social studies instead of science (alternating weeks, finishing place value and rounding decimals in math, and continuing with our first 11 day writing project, “Something Interesting Your Classmates May Not Know About You” prompt.
All – R&R
Paquette Math Group – sheet, rounding decimals test next Thursday
Challenge – Move two sticks to make seven squares.
All – R&R
McGinnis Math Group – Sheet
Paquette Math Group – Rounding to tenth sheet
All – R&R – There is now an online form under “R&R” above that students may use to complete their Read and Respond.
McGinnis Math Group – Word problem
Paquette Math Group – Rounding money sheet
Update – Today was a great second day of school. We finally finished going over all of the rules and expectations. The first unit in math lasts eight days – rounding decimal numbers to wholes, tenths, and hundredths. The “Math Units” tab here on fifthgradenews has homework sheets, activities, and a sample test. Science and social studies will alternate weeks. We are beginning with science and five days on the scientific method and measurement.
Class dojo is cool ! I made the most cutest monster so cute. Its blue with eye lashes and its furry
Today was the first day of school it was good other than going over a lot of rules.
All – Read and Respond 20 minutes
I will not include detailed directions like this on future R&R homework posts, but Read and Respond is a 20 full minutes of reading (at home) and 5-10 minutes writing time. Entries are done in a composition notebook and should include the date, title of the book, and a summary of the section read.
*Parents must initial Read and Respond entries or the student will me marked for no homework.*
hi fifth graders and teachers and parents I am shayna b. I am a fifth grader.
Today was great!!!!!!!!!!!! We got on this COOL website called fifth grade news.
This website is awesome.
Today was the first day of school and it was better then I thought today was fun because I learnt how to work 5th grade news and today went by pretty quik
this web site is cool. I had lots of fun.
Today was the first day of school. We got to get on this cool website called fifth grade news!
today was a lot of FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @ the cafeteria we had fish bites and they were delicious.cant wait until I get home to play with
Today was the first day of school. Today was awesome because I had a great time enjoying everything !!
Today we got a new website called fifth grade news. Its was very fun !
the first day of school has been awesome. its awesome because we got to be on fifth grade news. it’s so cool!!!!!!!!!!!
Today was the 1st day of school i had fun had a great time at lunch.
hi I am Shayna this is my first day of fifth grade and this is my first time being logged into this website I’m in Mr.Paquette’s class