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5th Grade - T. Williams: April 28, 2017

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MAP Testing

MAP testing will continue next week!

Test Preparation Tips

  • Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and avoid heavy foods that may make him/her groggy and avoid high sugar foods that may make him/her hyper.

  • Make sure that your child gets enough sleep the night before the test.

  • Talking about the test with your child can relieve stress about test taking.

  • Make sure that your child gets up early enough so that he/she will be on time to school.

  • Keep a positive attitude about tests.



May 1:  Sessions 1 and 2


May 3:  Session 1


May 2:  Session 3


May 4:  sessions 2 and 3


AR:  Accelerated Reader

Your child will track their AR progress in their Leadership Binder each week.  Please look over your child’s AR progress and initial the AR Tracking Sheet.  Their test accuracy should be an 85% or higher, and your child should be at 84% of their AR goal.  Remember, you can view your child’s AR progress and bookshelf online at


  • Congratulations to the following students who achieved their 75% goal by 75% day:  Natalee, Julia, Haleigh, Lane, Gigi, Abby, Gracie, Maria, Thomas, Emily, and Sierra!  Let’s work hard to achieve our class goal!  I know that we can do it!  100% day is May 9.

A Look at Next Week

Communication Arts


“Freedom or Death”:  main idea and supporting details; summarizing; comprehension of nonfiction text


Review of quotations (dialogue and attribution)


List 19 (fifth grade sight words, academic vocabulary, and words with “ing” suffix)

All assignments that are assigned on SpellingCity ( will be due the day of the scheduled tests.  


Opinion essay:  Should animals be kept in zoos?

Peer evaluation, self evaluation, and corrections of draft


(Chapter 9): There will be a test on Wednesday.  The test will cover the following:  chapter 9, scientific method, graphing, Earth’s seasons, daily changes caused by the rotation of the Earth, and brightness of stars based on distance.

MAP Testing

Social Studies

(Chapter 12- The Young United States):  War of 1812; Andrew Jackson

The final test over all 50 capitals will be on Thursday.


(Chapter 11- Geometry and Volume):  quadrilaterals; three-dimensional figures

MAP Testing


  • Thursday:  Final test over all 50 capitals


  • May 2:  Spring Band Concert

  • May 3:  12:30 dismissal (Professional Development) and PTO meeting at 7:00 pm

  • May 5:  Field Day (Please wear your class shirt, tennis shoes, and sunscreen.  You might want to bring a towel so that you can sit on it at lunch time and a water bottle.)

    • Parent volunteers are still needed to help with concessions and events.  If you would like to help, please contact the office.

  • May 9:  Spring Choral Concert

  • May 10:  International Bike to School Day

  • May 15:  12:30 dismissal- Last day of school

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