Estridge Edition

News From Our 5th Grade Classroom 9/5/14

What's Happening in the Classroom


In math, we will explore prime factorization and order of operation. Your child will also take the pre-test for "Think Through Math". This online program provides math lessons on your child's math level. Your child can complete these lessons at home using the website: The program will require your child's username and password from school (numbers and letters).

Your child has their STAR reading levels and AR points for this grading period. There is a link on Central's website (under the Student tab) for them to access AR at home.

In Reading, we will continue the 1st 30 Days in our new reading series (Benchmark Literacy). These first 30 days will have us develop anchor charts to create class expectations during the 90 minute literacy block, start our Fountas and Pinnell level testing, and reviewing genre types. Next week, students will practice how to interact and move from literacy stations.

In Social Studies, we will continue Chapter 1-US Geography. We will have our Chapter 1 test on Wednesday, September 10. On Monday, your child will receive a study guide to complete in class and at home. On Tuesday, we will be reviewing the study guide and correcting the study guide. On Friday, your child will receive their new map quiz (#2).

In Writing, we will continue the 1st 30 days of Benchmark Writing lessons-working on procedures within the writing block. This week we will focus on Writer's Workshop tools, Appropriate Behaviors, and where to sit during the Writer's Workshop.

Please refer to the 5th grade website: to locate the Remind invitation to receive text messages regarding classroom information.

Remember-we are only able to bring in healthy snacks and treats to the classroom. I sent home the brochure this week. We will have all birthday celebrations on the LAST Friday each month.

Today, your child received a permission slip for our Taltree Arboretum field trip on October 3 (Friday). We are looking for 3 chaperones for this event. Please fill out the form and return it on Friday, September 12th.

Have a Great Weekend!!

Mrs. Estridge

Spelling List for This Week

None this week

Dates to Remember

September 18th-Picture Day

October 3-Field Trip to Taltree Arboretum

Contact Information

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 3:15-3:45

Thursday: 8:00-8:30