Ms Niemi's 5th Grade Reading/ELA - Week of Oct 15-19

Welcome to Ms Niemi's 5th grade webpage!  Here you'll find information about our current studies, as well as files and information for this week's homework.

Weekly Lessons - Week of Oct 15-19



Social Studies


  • I can describe a character with character traits

  • Read Chapter 6-7 of Night of the Spadefoot Toad

  • Character Sketch graphic organizer

  • AIMSweb testing

  • CLC

  • Tuesday

    • I can give evidence to explain a character’s traits

    • Finish Reading Chapter 7

    • Character Sketch Graphic Organizer

    • Vocab activity

    • Written Response

    • AIMSweb testing

  • I can explain how the elections process goes

  • Cowlitz County Junior Voters program

  • Wednesday

    • I can use evidence to back up my ideas

    • Summarize Story Chart

    • Reading  Analysis Activity

  • Multiplication Facts Practice

  • CASS

  • Growth Mindset Flipbook

  • Setting Goals

  • Thursday

    • I can write a short narrative story with exposition

    • Story Graphic Organizer

    • Set up Google Doc Story

    • AIMSweb testing

  • I can apply my understanding lines of longitude and latitude are

  • Sunken ships Activity

  • Friday

    • I can identify and use possessive nouns correctly

    • Possessive Noun Activity

    • Finish Story intro

    • I can make my writing better by using sensory details

    • Sentence practice

    • I can apply my understanding lines of longitude and latitude are

    • An Island of my Own Activity

    Upcoming Events:

    PTO Jog-a-thon

    ·         Oct 22-25

    5th grade Field Trip – “Ella Enchanted”

    ·         Oct 25 , 8:10-12:30

    No School – Friday, Oct 26

    Fall Conferences/Early Release

    ·         Oct 29-Nov 2

    HOMEWORK (Reading Log):


    The reading log packet will be assigned on Mondays and is due the following Monday morning.  Please look for homework to come home on Monday nights.  Homework can be done during the week as family schedules permit.  Homework Zone Packets include:
    • A reading log - 150 minutes a week - list the book you are reading, pages, and minutes read
    • A choice of reading comprehension tasks
    • A list of vocabulary and spelling words to practice as students choose at home
    • A newsletter from all the 5th grade teachers to keep parents up to date on school and class events.
    • Reading Log Oct 15

    • Reading Log Oct 8

    • Reading Log Oct 1

    • Reading Log Sept 24-30

      Reading Log Sept 17-23