5th Grade Newsletter

"Tell me I forget. Teach me I remember. Involve me I learn."

Language Arts

Our Journey's selection this week is called Blasting off to Space Academy by Susan E. Goodman. We are focusing on Text and Graphic features as well as questioning a text to better our comprehension. Our grammar focus is on Kinds of Sentences. Our essential question is "How can graphics help you learn about space?". On Friday of this week (9/23) we will take our vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar tests for lesson 2.


This week in writing we will continue working through the writing process with a new opinion prompt. Students will be using graphic organizers to complete their multiparagraph writing.


In math this week we will be continuing with unit 2. This week we will focus on estimation and multiplication of whole numbers and decimals.

Any and all homework that comes home will be work that we started together in class. Each student will have work time during their math block to work and ask questions. Please encourage your children to ask questions if they need assistance or clarification!

Social Studies

In Social Studies this week we will be finishing up unit 1 and moving into unit 2. Next week we will get into the voyages of Columbus.

CPU Snack Policy

This year at CPU we are implementing a healthy snack policy for all class parties or daily snacks. Birthday treats may remain the same as in the past, but we encourage you to think about healthy alternatives such as fruit and dip, granola bars, or even a non food treat such as glow sticks, party hats, or pencils. Pictured below are some fun examples! Thank you for your cooperation!

"Strong people don't put others down. They lift them up." ---Michael P. Watson

Coming Up

9/20 Picture Day

9/29 12:45 Dismissal

9/29 2-­7:30 PTCs

9/30 Black & Gold Parties

10/6 12:45 Dismissal

10/6 2-­7:30 PTCs

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion
Here is a short speech by Rita Pierson, a veteran teacher. She emphasizes the importance of teacher/student relationships and reminds us that every kid needs a champion!

5th Grade Contact Information

Faith Rhinehart - frhinehart@cpuschools.org

Lew Paine - lpaine@cpuschools.org

Kayla Squires - ksquires@cpuschools.org

Josh Helmke - jhelmke@cpuschools.org

Megan Meyers - mmeyers@cpuschools.org