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Mrs. Wydner

Classes Taught: 
Fifth grade reading, English, word study, science, and history; Fourth grade reading and word study

Science Test on Matter date change: Tuesday, November 28


Fifth Grade Tiger News

November 17, 2017


5.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.

a) Use text organizers, such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information in both print and digital texts.

c) Skim materials to develop a general overview of content and to locate specific information.

f) Identify structural patterns found in nonfiction.

k) Identify new information gained from reading.

Genre: Informational nonfiction

Strategy: Identify important information


SOL 5.7 The student will write for a variety of purposes.

Genre: imaginative narrative

SOL 5.8 The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

c) Identify and use interjections.

U.S. History

The student will apply social science skills to understand the factors that shaped colonial America.

b) Describe life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies, with emphasis on how people interacted with their environment to produce goods and services;Geographic features impacted life in the colonies.

c) Describe specialization of and interdependence among New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.

d) Describe colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, merchants, women, free African Americans, indentured servants, and enslaved African Americans.


5.4 The student will investigate and understand that matter is anything that has mass and takes up space; and occurs as a solid, liquid, or gas. Key concepts include

a) distinguishing properties of each phase of matter; b) the effect of temperature on the phases of matter;

e) mixtures & solutions

Test - SOL 5.4/Matter - Tuesday, 11/28


5.5 The student will

a) find the sum, difference, product, and quotient of two numbers expressed as decimals through thousandths (divisors with only one nonzero digit); and

b) create and solve single-step and multistep practical problems involving decimals.


Be on the lookout!

  • Canned food drive: Ongoing through November; All items due by 12/8

  • 2nd Nine Weeks Interims go home: Monday, 11/20

  • Thanksgiving holiday; Schools closed: 11/22-11/24

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences: Tuesday, 11/28, 4:00 - 5:30

  • Kris Kringle Shop: 12/4 - 12/8

  • Evening with Santa: 12/8

  • Winter Musical for grades 3, 4, 5: Tuesday, 12/12

  • Winter Break; ACPS closed: 12/21 - 1/2/18

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please send them to me by note, Agenda, email or phone call.


Mrs. Wydner


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