Estridge Edition

News From Our 5th Grade Classroom 5/1/15

What's Happening in the Classroom


The date for 5th grade farewell is May 26th. Mrs. Berg-O'Reilly will send home an invitation and more information closer to the date. If you have pictures that were taken over the years of your child at Central that you wish to include in the slideshow, please email me the pictures or put them on a jump drive so we can start compiling photos. Chaperones-please bring your camera to camp so we can get some great pictures!

Our Camp Tecumseh trip is on May 13th and 14th (Wednesday and Thursday). Please drop your child off at Central at 8:30 on WEDNESDAY morning (5/13). We will be back on Thursday (5/14) around 2:00. You need to pick up your child be 3:00 that day. Below is a suggested packing list:

Suggested Packing list

- Sack lunch (for the first day only)

- Sleeping bag or sheets and blankets

- Toiletries, towel, hand towel (including hand soap for in your cabin)

- 2 pairs of old jeans (or other long pants)

- 2 T-shirts

- 2 pairs of warm socks

- 2 pairs of underwear

- 2 warm long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts

- 1 warm old coat

- pajamas

- Rain gear (rain coat/poncho)

- 1 extra pair of old shoes or boots

- 1 pair of old gloves

- 1 warm hat

- Insect repellent

-Water Bottle

Optional Items

- Camera

- Pillow

- Drinking cup


A Note from Mrs. Johnson:

Beginning Monday, May 4th, if students have overdue books, they will not be allowed to check anything out. I will be sending overdue/lost letters home regularly until the end of the year. Please stress to your students the importance of returning or paying for books that belong to the entire school.

The last day for checking out books is Friday, May 22nd.

All student books are due by Friday, May 29th.

If your child enjoys coding, please check out this website-this program was used on Digital Learning Day!

In Math, we will work on equations (using a "function machine") and examining how to find a missing number in an equation looking at the functions given as clues.

In reading we will work on our last rotation in guided reading focusing on movie and book reviews.

In Social Studies, we will start chapter 10 which reviews the 3 Branches of Government. On Friday, your child will receive a study guide for our third capital quiz and that test will be on MONDAY MAY 11.

We will also start our last writing unit of the year-Nonfiction reports. We will look at finding a topic for study, using cause and effect in research reports, developing research questions, and learning how to cite and take notes.

We will also continue Junior Achievement this week along with another visit from Mr. Landry with Adopt A Pilot.

To place orders for Scholastic books, please visit the following website:

Have a Great Weekend!!

Mrs. Estridge

Spelling List for This Week


















cash crop


majority rules

Dates to Remember

May 1-Variety Show

May 13-14-Camp T

May 21-BF to meet 6th grade teachers

May 29-Field Day