5th Grade Newsletter

May 28, 2015

Important Annoucements

What to Know About...

Graduation at Plano West @ 6:30.

Students should wear a nice outfit, no jeans or shorts.

What We Are Learning


We are finishing up our Restaurant Menu and planning a beach vacation for our teachers. The students will be setting the itinerary, choosing transportation, hotels, restaurants and the costs associated with planning a detailed vacation.


The students are making game boards using all of the topics they have learned this year. Next week they will be presenting their Genius Hour projects. They got to choose any topic they wanted to research and create a project on. You can watch this video to see what it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMFQUtHsWhc


We completed our Pioneer simulation game and have begun a unit on nutrition. The students are learning how to read food labels and understanding the ingredients in the foods we purchase at the grocery store.

In the Future...

May 28: Talent Show, Goodfellows Restaurant, 6 pm

June 2: Graduation, Plano West, 6:30 pm

June 4: 5th Grade End of Year Party

June 5: Last Day of School, Early Release 12:00

School and Home Connection

Learning Opportunities at Home

We are lucky to have several resources that our students can use at home to support their learning at school. Here are some that we highly recommend:

Spelling Practice


Math-Fact Practice




Math Textbook Resource


In the Media

In the Media

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