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Mrs. Wydner

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

Field Trip to Natural Bridge & Natural Bridge Caverns

Friday, November 10

For more information, please see this letter.


Fifth Grade Tiger News

October 20, 2017


SOL 5.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts.

b) Describe character development.

c) Describe the development of plot and explain the resolution of conflict(s).

f) Identify and ask questions that clarify various points of view.

g) Identify main idea.

h) Summarize supporting details from text.

Genre: Fiction

Strategy: Identify important information


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

Genre: chronological personal narrative

c) Organize information to convey a central idea.

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

e) Write multiparagraph compositions.

i) Include supporting details that elaborate the main idea.

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

a) Use plural possessives.

d) Use apostrophes in contractions and possessives.

U.S. History

USI.3 The student will apply social science skills to understand how early cultures developed in North America.

c) Describe how the American Indians used the resources in their environment.

USI.4a The student will apply social science skills to understand European exploration in North America and West Africa.

a) Describe the motivations for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English explorations; Major European countries were in competition to extend their power into North America and claim the land as their own.


5.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which a) items such as rocks, minerals, and organisms are identified using various classification keys.

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

c) atoms and elements;

d) molecules and compounds


SOL 5.18  The student will:

a) investigate and describe the concept of variable;

b) write an open sentence to represent a given mathematical relationship, using a variable;

c) model one-step linear equations in one variable, using addition and subtraction; and

d) create a problem situation based on a given open sentence, using a single variable.

5.4 The student will create and solve single-step and multistep practical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with and without remainders of whole numbers.

Be on the lookout!

  • Red Ribbon Week & activities: 10/23-10/27

  • Yearbook Orders due: 10/27

  • Red Ribbon Week: 10/23 - 10?27

    • 10/23 - Wear team shirt/hat to “team up against drugs”

    • 10/24 - Wear slippers to “give drugs the slip”

    • 10/25 - Wear red, white, & blue to “take a stand for a drug free land”

    • 10/26 - Wear black & orange to show “Temperance Tigers keep their paws off drugs”

    • 10/27 - Dress like a good book character and “say ‘Boo!’ to drugs”

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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