5th Grade Newsletter

Tuesday, November 12th

Mrs. Cook

Block 1 & 2: We are continuing the novel, "Blood On the River Jamestown 1607" to go along with the study of colonial times in Social Studies.  We will be looking at cause and effect and some other elements as we are reading.  We will also be doing a character analysis and looking closer at physical and personality characteristics of the characters. 
*Reminder- you can order books online for your child anytime at www.scholastic.com/readingclub.  This helps earn free books for our classroom!  I will submit the order on the last day of the month.  To order use our Class Activation code: MCQ9Z  
*No Words Their Way this week.
Science: We are beginning our study of body systems.  This week we are beginning with the muscular system.  We will be focusing on voluntary and involuntary muscles and how they help our body.

Ms. Price

Block 1 and 2 Math will continue our study of place value and decimals.  We will be using Commutative, Associative, and Distributive properties to compute mentally.  We will apply these properties to real-world situtations.
Science: The focus is on solids, liquids, and gases.  We will explore and examine that matter has the ability to exist in several different states.
Science Vocabulary: state of matter, melting pot, boiling point, freezing pot

Mr. Ross

Language Arts/Social Studies - We will begin learning about the events leading up to the American Revolution.
Science-  We will continue to learn about single and multicellular organisms.

Mrs. Rotenberry

Math: This week in math we will continue with unit 3.  Our skill focus this week will be adding and subtracting thousands to thousandths, and place value billions to billionths.  The Accelerated Math deadline is November 13- November 20.  Students need 5 objectives.  Please encourage your child to complete their Accelerated Math each week. 
Science: This week we will begin our unit on matter and energy.  Our skill focus for the week: identifying the states of matter and classifying matter by their physical properties.

Reminders to Students

*Remember to complete homework each night.
*Planners need to be filled out and signed daily.

Reminders to Parents

*Please sign planner nightly. Please sign your full name (no initials) and use a pen.
*Be sure to check your childs planner today and every Friday for a conduct grade for the week.  Please sign and address any concerns with your child.  Teachers will be checking for a parent signature on Monday.
*Tardies and Early Dismissals can affect Success Celebrations* Success Celebration Criteria: -Students cannot have an N or U in conduct in any class. -Students cannot have any office or bus referrals. -Students cannot have any unexcused absences. -Students cannot have more than 3 tardies to school. -Students cannot have more than 3 early dismissals from school.
**November 6th will be the pick up for the fundraiser items from Great American Opportunities.  Please mark your calendars!Pick Up will be 2-5pm at the Community Schools entrance at the side of the school.

Chick Fil A Night

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 5pm

1815 Us Highway 70 SE

Hickory, NC

Success Celebration

Friday, Nov. 15th, 11:30am

Movie

Field Trip - Catawba Science Center & Golden Corral

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 8am

243 3rd Avenue Northeast

Hickory, NC

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 8am

Field Trip - Glenn Hilton Park

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 at 8am

2000 6th Street Northwest

Hickory, NC