Carolina Olivares
Conference period: Monday-Friday 12:50pm-1:30pm
5th grade ELA


Thursday, September 12th: Picture Day, Permission slip for Mock Trial due

Thursday, September 19th: 5th grade chapel
Students will begin to prepare on Wednesday, September 11th. Lyrics and scripts will be sent home on Wednesday for the kids to start practicing. The students will need to be studying all of these for homework.

Friday, September 20th: Mock Trial Field Trip
A permission slip has been sent home in the Wednesday envelope for this. Please make sure to look it over and return it by Thursday, September 12th. 

If you have any infant-current pictures of your child, please send them our way via email. We will be using them for our Chapel presentation.

Language Arts:

We have begun with Shurley this week! Students are working on Chapter 3 Lesson 3-5 this week. Classroom Practices 12-Check Up 15 will be completed and graded together as a class. We will go over any common errors to help us review for the Chapter 3 test that they will have on Tuesday, September 17th. Students are creating their vocabulary/analogy cards and have placed them in their Language Arts binder. There are 3 vocabulary words and 3 analogies that they must know for the test. Students can start reviewing these vocabulary words and analogies.

Anyone that doesn’t finish their “All About Me” Letter will need to take it home to finish. They should be writing their final draft, which must be written in cursive. During class, they worked on their four square organizer, rough draft, and revised. They were given time to finish in class, but if they did not finish, then they took it home for homework. 


Reading log is sent home every Monday and needs to be turned in every Friday. Students will need to read 35 minutes daily, Monday-Thursday. A parent signature is required in order to receive credit. 

AR requirements for the 9 weeks are as follows:
3 Chapter books (3pts and above)
5 Nonfiction books
30 points
85% Average

We have begun with the pre-reading activities for “Where the Red Fern Grows” and we will begin reading this week. There was no need to purchase this book since I have a class set. If your child has a copy, he/she can keep that book at home and use it for any homework assignments/projects. Students will be visiting the Book Fair on Tuesday, September 10th during Reading class. There will be no library time this week due to the book fair. If students need to test in AR, they can come early and test in my room if needed. I will also allow them to test during class if they are finished with their work early. Students will be able to test in Ms. Costilla’s class as well.

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