I still have 3 students who have no parent subscribing to Remind. You could be missing important messages!! I have copied my earlier message regarding Remind below.

I subscribe to Remind. This is a service which delivers short messages to you through texts. Please subscribe to Remind and my blog. I use both as important communication tools for my class. To subscribe to my Remind you will need to text @gc46c3 to 81010 or 313-908-5518. I cannot receive messages through Remind. Please email me if you need to speak to me at hicksol@dearbornschools.org I promise to respond within 24 hours of receiving your email at school.

# Social Studies Test.

The Social Studies test has been moved to Monday September 25th. Don’t forget to study!!!!!

# Just a Reminder!!!!!!!!

I still have 7 students who have no parent subscribing to Remind. You could be missing important messages!! I have copied my earlier message regarding Remind below.

I subscribe to Remind. This is a service which delivers short messages to you through texts. Please subscribe to Remind and my blog. I use both as important communication tools for my class. To subscribe to my Remind you will need to text @gc46c3 to 81010 or 313-908-5518. I cannot receive messages through Remind. Please email me if you need to speak to me at hicksol@dearbornschools.org I promise to respond within 24 hours of receiving your email at school.

# Attention Parents!!!!

Apparently the fee for instrumental is being waived for all students. Checks have been returned to the students. They should have them with them today.

# Sept. 18 – 22.

Instrumental music permission slips are due on Tuesday 9/19. The instrumental teacher will be meeting with the students on Thursday to fit them for instruments.

This week I will be giving student’s the DRA test during read to self. Students will also have a chance to complete NWEA tests they did not yet finish.

Remember that on any given day your fifth grader should be able to tell you what we did in school. The planner is a good reminder for them to help with this narrative. The planner should be signed by a parent or guardian every day.

**Homework might not always be a worksheet!!!!!**

**Students should be working on multiplication facts every night.

**They should be working on Spelling City 10-15 minutes per night Monday – Thursday.

**Students should be reading 20 – 30 minutes each night.

**Moby Max or Khan Academy can be done each night.

**We are working on:**

**Math**– We will continue our work with material from Unit 1. Below please find the CCSS that will be tested on this assessment.

Students received a review for the test on 9/15. The test will be given on 9/21.

5.OA.A.2: Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example express the calculations “add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2” as 2 x (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 x (18932 + 921), without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.

4.OA.B.4: Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in a range 1-100 is prime or composite.

(This is a 4th grade CCSS that is reviewed and will be assessed.)

**Social Studies- ** We continue our review of the Federal Government. The District Common Assessment of this unit will be given on 9/22. Students received the unit review on 9/12.

The important questions the students will be able to answer after this unit are: Why is the federal government organized to give and to limit power? Why do we have both state and federal governments? How are core democratic values and constitutional principles reflected in our government? How is our government organized to give and to limit power?

**Writing**– We will be writing personal narratives from pre-writing to publishing over the next two weeks.

**Reading- **

*Fiction-We will begin a genre study of historical fiction while we continue to develop our Daily 5 routine.

*Non-fiction- We will begin working on the skill of identifying the central/main idea in a non-fiction piece.

**Grammar **– We will be doing a review of the different parts of speech.

**Spelling **– Please see Spelling City for the current spelling list and activities.

**STUDENTS!!!!! **

Please answer this riddle in your planner. I will check them tomorrow morning!!

**Tall in the morning, short at noon, gone at night. But I’ll be back soon.
What am I????????**

# Sept. 11th – Sept. 15th.

**NWEA testing** will take place Monday – Thursday this week.

Monday – Science

Tuesday – Math

Wednesday – Reading

Thursday – Language

Students will have a meeting with the Instrumental Music teacher on Thursday.

************Don’t forget **Open House** is on Thursday Night!!!

Remember that on any given day your fifth grader should be able to tell you what we did in school. The planner is a good reminder for them to help with this narrative. The planner should be signed by a parent or guardian every day.

**Homework might not always be a worksheet!!!!!**

**Students should be working on multiplication facts every night.

**They should be working on Spelling City 10-15 minutes per night Monday – Thursday.

**Students should be reading 20 – 30 minutes each night.

**Moby Max or Khan Academy can be done each night.

**We are working on:**

**Math**– We will continue our work with material from Unit 1. Below please find the CCSS that will be tested on this assessment.

Students will receive a review for the test on 9/15. The test will be given on 9/21.

5.OA.A.2: Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example express the calculations “add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2” as 2 x (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 x (18932 + 921), without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.

4.OA.B.4: Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in a range 1-100 is prime or composite.

(This is a 4th grade CCSS that is reviewed and will be assessed.)

**Social Studies- ** We continue our review of the Federal Government. The District Common Assessment of this unit will be given on 9/22. Students will receive the unit review on 9/12.

The important questions the students will be able to answer after this unit are: Why is the federal government organized to give and to limit power? Why do we have both state and federal governments? How are core democratic values and constitutional principles reflected in our government? How is our government organized to give and to limit power?

**Science**-We will begin our unit on the properties of matter. The unit will span over the rest of the marking period.

**Writing**– We will be writing personal narratives from pre-writing to publishing over the next two weeks.

**Reading- **

*Fiction-We will begin a genre study of historical fiction while we continue to develop our Daily 5 routine.

*Non-fiction- We will begin working on the skill of identifying the central/main idea in a non-fiction piece.

**Grammar **– We will be doing a review of the different parts of speech.

**Spelling **– Please see Spelling City for the current spelling list and activities.

# NWEA Testing!!!!!!

Here is the NWEA testing schedule we will be following next week:

Monday 9/11 – Science NWEA

Tuesday 9/12 – Math NWEA

Wednesday 9/13 – Reading NWEA

Thursday 9/14 – Language NWEA

The fall NWEA testing is important as it helps guide the setting of goals for the year for each student. Please be sure you get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast before you come to school each day.

# Book Fair!!!

Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

Our first book fair of the school year will be held Thursday and Friday, September 14th-15th, and Monday-Wednesday, September 18th-20th. We need volunteers to help students create “wish lists,” help them shop, run the cashier stations, and set up and clean up! Remember: every shift worked earns you 5 Scholastic Dollars!

Sign up here:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a0b4fafa72ba02-back

# Computer Lab.

# Spread the Word!!

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Thanks and have a safe and fun weekend!!!