May 14

All parents are connected to ClassDojo and have been using it as a form of communication.

January 10

## Exact Path

Exact Path is an EXCELLENT resource for students to practice their Reading, Writing, and Language skills.  Exact Path lessons are based on students’ NWEA scores.  In addition to classwork, Exact Path will give students the opportunity to practice the skills they need to reach their goals on NWEA in January.

Students can now access Exact Path through Clever from the district website by following a few simple steps.

• Click on EDMENTUM COURSEWARE under “School Specific Links”

I also want students using Zearn for math.  Zearn is great because it goes right along with our math.

April 29

Please plan ahead for students going on field trip in the morning and will need to be taken to Unis for the 6th Grade Extravaganza at 4:00-5:30pm

April 15

## Vocab.

1. theme Central message or lesson the author wants the audience to take away from the story and apply to real life.
2. simile two things are directly compared because they share a common feature. The word AS or LIKE is used to compare the two words.
3. metaphor Two things are directly compared by stating one thing is another thing.
4. physical property– characteristic of matter that can be observed without changing matter into something new.
5. chemical property– a characteristic of matter that can be observed only when a matter is changed into a new kind of matter.
6. condensation the process of changing from a gas to a liquid or solid state.
7. region a large, usually continuous segment of surface or space; an area that shares common characteristics.
8. culture– Social behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought
9. abundance– a very large quantity of something
10. quotient- the answer to a division problem
11. improper fraction a fraction in which the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator.
12. vertical in an up and down direction or position.
March 27

## M-Step Preparation at Home

Parents,

There are a lot of resources that would help your child prepare for M-Step. We will be taking the M-Step right after Spring Break. We’re taking Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies. Use the link below to help your child at home:

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/

https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/english/

https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/math/

March 25

## Week 26: Vowel alternation

Explanation: Vowel alternation occurs in many related words when the spelling of the vowels remains the same despite an alternation or change in the sound represented by the spelling. These alternations occur as affixes are added and the accented syllables change.

Word Bank:
1.flammable
2.production
3.provision
4.television
5.consumption
6.dividend
7.composition
9.conspiracy
10.completion
11.volcanic
12.serenity
13.criminal
14.definition
15.metallic
16.competition
17.ignition
18.humanity
19.genetic
20.legality

Homework for tonight is write spelling sentences using the root/base word of your spelling words.

February 28

## Website for Biography

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/

https://www.factmonster.com/people/biographies

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/states/us-states-hub/

https://www.biography.com/people

https://www2.sweetsearch.com/biographies?