5th Grade

Mrs. Ward

Up Coming Events

March 23rd- Writing Celebration


March 24th - Camp Whitcomb Parent Meeting at PHS Auditorium at 6:30-7:30


March 26th- Human Growth and Development Parent Information Night at 6:00pm


April 2nd - March Madness


April 10th- Last day for Dreambox Challenge


April 27th- One Day Book Fair - Buy One Get One Free!!


April 29th- BizTown Field Trip (Bring a Bag Lunch)


May 28th & 29th- Camp Whitcomb Field Trip

Dreambox Challenge


Dreambox is doing a challenge that started this week and goes until April 10th. The best part? You don't have to track or do anything! Just encourage your child to go on Dreambox at home!! (school code: 4wgx/horizons). If our class completes an average of 5 or more lessons each week then we are entered into drawings for special prizes like: $100 pizza party, bracelets that say Math Rocks, 5 ipads for our classroom, etc.


Dreambox is a great tool to help fill the math gaps kids have, reinforce the great work they're doing in class, and provide enrichment for those who need it!


Check it out this flyer for more information.

Summer School

Summer School registration began on Monday, March 16th. Pewaukee Summer School provides a variety of opportunities for students in grades 4K -12. There is a combination of introduction, intermediate, and enrichment courses in academic, arts, and sports. Courses are available in either two, four, or five weeks. Visit the Summer School website for more information concerning registration, courses, and much more! Please register early as classes fill up quickly.

Writing Celebration

We are wrapping up our historical fiction unit with a writing celebration on Monday. Student will be reading their classmates' stories and providing them with positive feedback. We have created a website to store all of our stories. Check out the website on next week's newsletter to read some of their stories.


Please feel free to bring in a treat with your child on Monday to help us enjoy our writing celebration.


Our next unit of studying in writing will be persuasive writing. We will be analyzing text features such as thesis statements, supporting details, and counterarguments. Students will be taking a position on a topic, creating a thesis statement, creating three supporting paragraphs and one counterargument. Their final piece will be a six paragraph paper including a bibliography, citing their resources.