5th Grade - Bennion
As you know, our Hope of America performance will be Thursday of this week. I sent out an email with specific information about when and where your scholars will need to be for both the dress rehearsal and the performance. I also sent home a paper with the same information. If you did not get this information, please let me know. 

As a reminder, 5th graders will not come to school at all on Thursday, May 10th. You will need to drop them off at the BYU Mariott Center at 9:45 a.m., and pick them up when it ends at 11:30 a.m.  You will need to bring them back to the Mariott Center by 6:15 p.m. for the performance. There will be lots of traffic, so please allow plenty of time to park and walk to the Mariott Center.  

This week we will be taking our SAGE Writing Test and reviewing for the SAGE Math Test next week. In case you are wondering, there are 4 sections of the SAGE test, Science Language Arts (which is split into  Reading and Writing) and Math. Each of these tests takes about an hour and a half to two hours. So when I say we are testing, it is only during a small part of the week. Scholars are not testing all day, all week. :)

We are also working on and finishing up our Newspaper Articles, and Westward Expansion Projects. Ask your scholars what topics they have been writing about for these assignments. They have really enjoyed working on them! 

We will also begin working on our State Reports this week. Each student will be assigned a different state, and given specific instructions on what to include in their report. Again, they will have plenty of time to work on these at school, but if they are falling behind for any reason, I will let you know so they can get them finished up at home before the final deadline, which is Friday, May 18th. I assign this project at the end of the year so they can see all the research and writing skills they have learned come together. It is also an excellent way to continue meaningful learning all the way to the end of the year. 
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