5th Grade Newsletter

OUR WIGs - Wildly Important Goals!!

  • Perfect Attendance for each homeroom (by class and student) from now until the end of the year.
  • Accelerated Math - 5,000 objectives collectively in 5th grade by the End of the Year
  • Accelerated Math - We met our 2nd short term goal of 2,500 objectives!! YAY! Our new short term goal is:
  • Weekly Conduct - Our goal is 90% of 5th grade students will have a weekly conduct score of S.

Mrs. Cook - Language Arts & Social Studies

I am so very proud of all of the students for their hard work on the Heritage Day projects! They did an awesome job with creating and presenting to the rest of the school.

This week we have benchmarking to complete. For the rest of the year we will be reviewing language arts skills. Our next social studies topic is the Civil War. We will be reading "Freedom Crossing" to integrate social studies and our review of language arts skills.

*Don't forget to read EVERY night!

*Passage due Thursday.

*Social Studies Weekly 24 & Venn Diagram due Thursday.

*NO WTW for the rest of the year.

Scholastic Book Order: Your student may bring home Scholastic Orders from time to time. If you would like to purchase, the easiest way is by going online to: www.scholastic.com/bookclubs and using our class code: MCQ9Z

If online ordering doesn't suit you, you may choose to send a check (made payable to Scholastic). This helps us to earn FREE books for our classroom! :) I will submit the orders at the end of each month. Our next order will be submitted at the end of April.

Ms. Price - Math

  • Benchmark Testing
  • Review finding volume with unit cubes
  • Go over released items from last year's end of grade assessment

Accelerated math is homework every night!

Mrs. Young - Science

Science: We completed our study of water ecosystems. This week our focus is on land ecosystems and comparing abiotic and biotic factors. At the end of the lesson students will be able to identify different land ecosystems, explain how land ecosystems differ from each other, and explain how land ecosystems change. I have told my classes they may bring their binder home to start reviewing for the Science EOG. They can also go to Discovery Tech (click on it on the Blackburn homepage) and have them use their school google accounts. They have access to all of the videos, reading selections, and explorations. This is a great review. I have also suggested they watch the local and national weather a couple of times a week for weather review. Please encourage this at home.

Info for Parents & Students

  • Please be sure to sign your child's planner each night in PEN with your FULL name (no initials). Students need to be proactive by bringing their planner to you with all of their homework listed.
  • Each Friday there will be a conduct grade written into your child's planner. This conduct grade takes into consideration behavior, talking, work ethic (classwork & homework), and how well the 7 Habits have been followed each week.

Teacher Appreciation Day

Tuesday, May 3rd, 7:30am

Progress Reports Go Home

Wednesday, May 4th, 2:30pm

NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday

Friday, May 6th, 7:30am

PDQ Spirit Night

Tuesday, May 10th, 5-9pm

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School Dance (Haw River Fundraiser)

Friday, May 13th, 6pm

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Newton, NC


Thursday, May 26th, 7:30am to Friday, May 27th, 2:30pm

No School - Memorial Day

Monday, May 30th, 7:30am


Wednesday, June 1st, 7:30am

Math EOG

Thursday, June 2nd, 7:30am

5th Grade End of Year Cookout

Monday, June 6th, 11am

3-6 Grade Field Day

Tuesday, June 7th, 8am

Awards Day

Wednesday, June 8th, 10am


Thursday, June 9th, 7:30am