It is okay not to know something, but it is not okay not to try.

-Unknown

 

Fifth grade started out with a bang!  The children are getting settled and they are learning all about their teachers and all the procedures here at Eastern. 

In  ELA, the students have been reviewing fourth grade content and beginning to build on the fifth grade content. We have started to deepen our understanding of inferences, character traits, plot, theme, and how to use text evidence to support our thinking.

 In social studies, the students have been working hard learning all about map skills.  The children are learning all about different types of maps and the purpose for each one.  The students will also start familiarizing themselves with the different areas of our country as well as the locations of other countries around the globe.  This will be a continuing skill the children will work on throughout the year.  The students will also begin to learn about latitude and longitude.  The students will become more familiar with finding locations on a map and using the coordinate grid. We will keep you posted on our progress. 

We are having a wonderful time learning, working with fellow classmates and striving for independence in fifth grade.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me here at Eastern. 
  
Sincerely, 
Jessica Duffey
5th Grade Teacher


Ancient Civilizations:

http://www.mesoballgame.org/ballgame/

Mayan Civilization Games

National Geographics- Maya

Ancient Aztec Games

Awesome Aztecs

Inca Empire

National Geographic- Inca

 

WORKING WITH KIDS AT HOME:

When you children is reading at home ask them questions/ opinions about their book. HAVE THEM USE SOMETHING IN THE TEXT TO SUPPORT THEIR IDEAS. 

 Synonym/Antonym


Sequencing

Reading Ring  

Author's Purpose

 

Inferences

Reading Comprehension
 


Character Traits

Sample Character Traits    


Writing Sites

Grammar

 Verb Tenses Contractions Grammar Gorillas
Interactive English Activities English Zone Grammar Gold
Wide World of Verbs Grammar Blast Contractions and Negatives

Grammar Park

Sounds Word Frog (Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms)
Past/Present Verbs Singular and Plural Nouns Prepositions - eTHEMES
English Grammar Connection Grammar Slammer Possessives - eTHEMES
Noun Count A Bed Full of Cats (Contractions) Plural Girls
eThemes - Pronouns Adjectives - Comparative/Superlative Verb Viper
Word Invasion- word types Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns Noun Review (Quia) - 2 players
Identify Possessive Nouns Possessive Nouns Quiz Exploring for Possessives
Possessive Nouns Practice    


Writing Ideas

Writing Prompts Bright Ideas for Writing List of 10 Narrative Writing Prompts
Writing Process Narrative Essays and Prompts List of 10 Persuasive Writing Prompts
The Five Paragraph Essay Personal Narrative Collection List of 10 Informative Writing Prompts
Tips for Writing a Personal Narrative Personal Narrative Guide

Sentence Mechanics

Correct Sentences Comma Practice Writing Mechanics Practice
Power Proofread Quotation Marks Making Sentences
Comma Usage Fact Monster Quotation Marks Apostrophes
eThemes - Capitalization