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

Fifth Grade Tiger News

April 20, 2018


5.4 The student will expand vocabulary when reading.

c) Use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones. (Addressed through Word Study)

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

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

g) Identify main idea/theme.

h)Summarize supporting details from text.


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

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

e) Use quotation marks with dialogue.

U.S. History

US1.8 The student will apply social science skills to understand demonstrate knowledge of westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861.

e) Explain the main ideas of the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements.

US1.9 The student will apply social science skills to understand the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War.

a) Describe the cultural, economic, and constitutional issues that divided the nation.


5.5 The student will investigate and understand that organisms are made of one or more cells and have distinguishing characteristics that play a vital role in the organism’s ability to survive and thrive in its environment. Key concepts include:

a) basic cell structures and functions;

b) classification of organisms using physical characteristics, body structures, and behavior of the organism; and

c) traits of organisms that allow them to survive in their environment.


5.13 The student, using plane figures (square, rectangle, triangle, parallelogram, rhombus, and trapezoid), will a) develop definitions of these plane figures; and b) investigate and describe the results of combining and subdividing plane figures.

5.15 The student, given a problem situation, will collect, organize, and interpret data in a variety of forms, using stem-and-leaf plots and line graphs.

Be on the lookout!

  • RFL Spirit Fridays: 4/27

  • 4th nine weeks interims go home - 4/24

  • Kindergarten Registration - 4/25 & 4/26

  • Art Show & Spring Music Performance for K, 1, & 2 - 5/1

  • Parent-Teacher conferences - 5/3, 4:00 - 5:30

Your child received a letter yesterday regarding the up-coming SOL tests. The letter reflected a slight change in schedule from the one I recently sent in the newsletter from 4/13. The testing schedule is as follows:

  • Science SOL - Tuesday, May 1

  • Reading SOL - Wednesday, May 19, and Thursday, May 10

  • Math SOL - Monday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 22

Please continue to help your child study his or her science refrigerator cards. The students will receive a homework grade for the signatures sheet, but, more importantly, this review is vital to his or her success on the science SOL. It is nearly impossible for us to review everything they studied last year and this year in the few days remaining before the test.

       Let me know of any questions, concerns, or comments you have. Thank you!



Mrs. Wydner


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