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Mrs. Wydner

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

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Fifth Grade Tiger News

February 16, 2018


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.

b) Use prior knowledge and build additional background knowledge as context for new learning.

k) Identify new information gained from reading.

Genre: Informational nonfiction; Functional Text

Strategy: Questioning; Identify important information

*Next week, we will continue using many of the same skills, but we will review functional texts as well.


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

Genre: imaginative narrative

c) Organize information to convey a central idea.

d) Write a clear topic sentence focusing on the main idea.

e) Write multi-paragraph compositions.

f) Use precise and descriptive vocabulary to create tone and voice.

i) Include supporting details that elaborate the main idea.

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

f) Use commas to indicate interrupters.

e) Use quotation marks with dialogue.

U.S. History

US1. 7 The student will apply social science skills to understand the challenges faced by the new nation.

c) Describe the major accomplishments of the first five presidents of the United States.

Quiz - Wednesday, 2/21, on US1.7b Constitution & Bill of Rights

US1.8a The student will apply social science skills to understand demonstrate knowledge of westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861. a) Describe territorial expansion and how it affected the political map of the United States, with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Florida, Texas, Oregon, and California.


5.3 The student will investigate and understand basic characteristics of visible light and how it behaves. Key concepts include:

a) transverse waves

b) the visible spectrum

Please help your child continue to get his/her science fair project completed. The final due date is Tuesday, 3/13.



5.11 The student will measure right, acute, obtuse, and straight angles.

5.12 The student will classify

a) angles as right, acute, obtuse, or straight

Be on the lookout!

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences: 3/20, 4:00-5:15

  • St. Jude’s money due: Thursday, 2/22

  • Spring Book Fair: 3/5 - 3/9

  • End of 3rd Nine Weeks(!): 3/15

  • TES Science Fair: 3/20, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Report Cards go home: 3/22

  • ACPS District Science Fair: 3/27 (Only for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place winners and Honorable Mention students)

  • Spring Picture Day: 3/29

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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