Read & Respond
Trunk or Treat 6-8, hot dog dinner sales benefit our Jamestown trip!
Read & Respond
Trunk or Treat 6-8, hot dog dinner sales benefit our Jamestown trip!
Make a vocabulary dictionary, including the following terms: Reconstruction, Freedmen’s
Bureau, sharecropping, segregation, and discrimination.
Read “The Origin of Jim Crow.”
Explore “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow.”
SS – Reconstruction quiz Thursday
Red Ribbon Week – Dress as favorite book character tomorrow (not an excuse to wear a Halloween costume)
Thursday – Trunk or Treat 6-8 – Support our field trip and buy a hot dog dinner!
ss – Reconstruction quiz Thursday from this study guide
Trunk or Treat Thursday 6-8, with hot dog dinner sales that help the 4th/5th Jamestown trip!
Mr. Paquette will be selling quarts of Brunswick stew as well, with all profits going towards the trip.
Red Ribbon Week – tomorrow is wear favorite hat, Wed. is dress as your favorite book character, and Thursday is “Dress to Impress”
Read the following:
Science quiz Friday – See Monday Hw post for sample questions
Science – quiz Friday (see Mon. homework for sample questions)
*Conference confirmation notes went home today.
*Challenge: “Bowl a Strike” for candy – using a “dice roll” set of three numbers 1-6 and add/subtract/multiply/divide symbols, create equations that equal all answers for the numbers 1-10.
Science – Quiz Friday
How old is the earth according to modern scientific theory? 4.6 billion years
How do we know about ancient life? fossils
What are the layers of the earth? inner core, outer core, mantle, crust
What layer of the earth is the thinnest? crust
What is plate tectonics? The theory that earth’s crust consists of puzzle-like pieces that shift over time
In addition to report cards coming home today, parents should also receive a:
Please return these items as soon as possible.
Also, at 10:00am tomorrow there will be a dodgeball tournament and community yard sale. Please come! Have a great weekend.
1- Give two addends whose sum is six.
*Report cards go home Friday.
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From Mr. Paquette
The first nine weeks ended today and I have been very pleased with how things have been going. In the first quarter of school, I have given out 1,489 positive Classdojo points and only 67 “needs work” marks. Here is the graph of the entire class for all of the first nine weeks. You will get your individual Dojo report with your report card next week.
Social Studies Reports, Projects, Oral Reports are Due Tuesday
There are three parts to this project: a one-page typed report, a poster/model artwork piece, and a one-minute oral presentation. Students will choose one of the following topics for their project: Nat Turner Revolt, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, John Brown Raid on Harper’s Ferry, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Battle of Bull Run, Monitor Vs. Merrimack, General Robert E Lee, General “Stonewall” Jackson, General Ulysses Grant
Rubric (Scoring Guide)
Report: Well-written in the student’s words, NOT copied from the Internet, one full page of 12 point font with “normal” 1.5 or double spacing, cites books/websites correctly. The teacher will subtract 5 points for mistakes like: poor spelling, incorrect grammar, incorrect information, off topic information, “stretching” to make your paper appear longer somehow, longer than one page, etc. Plagiarism will result in a 50F.
50F 55F 60D 65D 70C 75C 80B 85B 90A 95A 100A+
Artwork: Created by the student (not an adult), shows knowledge of the topic, evidence of effort/time put in, recycled items are better than store-bought!
50F 65D 75C 85B 90A 95A 100A+
Very Poor Little Effort Average Good Great Excellent Superb!
Oral Report: You may NOT read your written report. Explain your topic to the class without reading something. Practice your timing to keep it within 1-2 minutes. You may use an outline of notes to guide you, but notes should be no more than 20 words written down.
50F 55F 60D 65D 70C 75C 80B 85B 90A 95A 100A+
The teacher will take off 5 points for to following:
Not trying to make eye contact with class, too quiet, too short, too long, incorrect information, etc.
What Else is Happening in Fifth Grade?
Writing – At least 3 full paragraphs of a rough draft for “Describe an Event” prompt due Friday so we can complete the partner work assignment of “sharing”
Science – Big quiz on the light study guide Friday
Ss – report, project, oral report due Tuesday
Tonight is Bobcat Night at Daniel’s Place. 10% of all sales will be donated to Henry, which in turn will donate all proceeds to the wonderful groups that donate items for our students. Ordering “To Go” counts too!
*Journeymen Chess Team meets tomorrow after school
Science – “Big quiz” on light study guide Friday
Ss – reports, projects, oral reports due Tuesday, Oct 14th
SS – report/project/oral report due Oct 14 (Next Tuesday after long weekend)
Writing – rough draft (all three paragraphs) due Friday
In this story two boys named Christian and Jaelin have a problem. The problem is that they don’t have enough money to go with Benjamin Franklin Middle School (BFMS) to the Charlotte Hornets game , against the New Orleans Pelicans in the Hornets arena. Jaelin exclaimed to Christian ” hey we could ask our neighbors do they have any chores to do. Christian replied ” great thinking” Jaelin. So when the boys got home they did there homework and then went to their neighbors house Mrs. Porter’s house. When they walked in her house she exclaimed “hello boys” get started mowing the lawn. After six hours Mrs. Porter paid them $180.00 dollars each. They returned home and added that to the total. The next day at school they told their teachers “Were Going To The Ball Game. When they arrived at the arena they watched the Hornets beat the Pelicans in Over Time 108 to 80.
Science – light quiz Friday, study guide went out today
Social studies – Report/project due October 14th
Daniel’s Place Night is Wednesday
SS project Oct. 14th, scoring rubric went out today
Reminder: Chess Journeymen team meets Wednesday this week, not Thursday
Writing – “Favorite Place” prompt due tomorrow if not finished in class today
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
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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: