CES 5th Grade Newsletter

April 11-15, 2016

Weekly Highlights

Reading: King Midas and the Golden Touch

Comprehension Skill: compare and contrast

Comprehension Strategy: story structure

Grammar: commas

Spelling: Latin roots (see list below)

DIGITS: statistical variation and data

enVision: units of measure

Science: PLTW and ecosystems
Social Studies: westward expansion

Upcoming Dates

April 12-PTA Meeting/Club Night @ 6pm (more info below)

April 14-Kite Day @ 1:40-2:20 pm

April 15-Final draft of research paper due

April 18-Progress reports come home

April 18-21-STAR testing

April 22-Inclement Weather Day (possibly no school)

April 26-Steak Out Spirit Night (all 5 locations)

April 27-Field Trip to Camp Cha-la-kee (not an overnight trip)

May 2-6-Teacher Appreciation Week and ACT Aspire testing

May 4-Bike/Walk to School Day (if you would like to volunteer, email Monnica Wingate)

May 20-Field Day
May 24-Behavior Beach Party Blow Out

May 26-Last Day of School

PTA Meeting/Club Night

Tuesday, April 12th, 6pm

Challenger Cafeteria

Following a brief PTA meeting, CES families can explore each club that the students have participated in throughout the year. There will be displays with student work samples, photos, and student speakers!


Challenger’s Got Talent – Music Room

Drama Club – AV Room


*Students who attend and sign the sign-in sheet will receive tickets towards our school Beach Party!*

*On your way out, enjoy a Kona Ice for $3.00. Proceeds go towards the end of the year AR parties!*

The middle school summer reading list is now available and can be found at the link below. The corresponding student project options are still being developed and will be shared at a later date.


http://2016summerreading.weebly.com/middle-school.html

Selection Vocabulary

Please review the selection vocabulary words and definitions at home with your child. They are tested on them weekly.


adorn-add beauty to; decorate

cleanse-make clean

lifeless-without life

precious-having great value

realm-kingdom

spoonful-as much as a spoon can hold

Spelling Words

Your child can practice their spelling words at http://spellingcity.com/hallspelling5

Challenge words are in bold.


portable

audience

decade

territory

auditorium

dictionary

terrace

reporter

December

contradict

export

decimal

audit

transport

audition

prediction

import

jurisdiction

decathlon

terrain

terra cotta

subterrannean

valedictorian

supportiveness

inadibly