Estridge Edition

News From Our 5th Grade Classroom 4/11/16

What's Happening in the Classroom



In reading, we will finish Benchmark Unit 9. Your child will take the Unit test on Monday, 4/11, covering making connections and distinguishing between fact and opinion while reading book and movie reviews.

For the rest of the week we will work on Reader's Theater.

Your child will also have time to begin a take-home science test in class on Monday, and it will be due Monday, 4/18.


On Monday during our normal math time, we will be taking an ISTEP Part 2 practice test. On Tuesday during our math time, we will be going to the high school to practice for the music program and will be visited by Ben Franklin's Team Peace.

For the rest of the week, we will work from unit 5 of Bridges, concentrating on collecting data and creating and interpreting graphs.

Writing & Language Arts

In writing, we will work on creating emotion.

In language arts, we will complete Unit 6 and take a test over the material on Friday (4/15).

Social Studies

In social studies, students completed a study guide in class to review for a social studies test Monday 4/11. We will then begin creating Google Presentations as a review of what we've studied about the U.S. government.

Some time this week during our social studies time, Mrs. Aguayo, our amazing social worker, will be in our classroom while we view and discuss personal safety.

Spelling List for This Week

















House of Representatives



Supreme Court

Other Info...

A Note from Student Council

Central Student Council is Sponsoring:

The Backpack Project-REVISITED!

April Food and Household Supply Drive

Monday, April 4-Friday, April 29

The backpack project has been such a success that we are holding an encore supply drive to replenish our school food pantry before summer!

Please consider donating:

Binders for school

Personal care items (shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste)

Paper products (tp, papertowels)


Laundry soap


Dinty Moore beef stew

Ramen Noodles

Canned chicken/tuna

Granola bars

Boxed meals-Hamburger Helper/Tuna Helper

Canned fruit and veggies

NO MACARONI and CHEESE!!! We have plenty!

Dates to Remember

April 12- Central Music Program (7:00- Be there by 6:45)

April 15- Central Variety Show

April 15- Camp T. permission slips due!

April 21, 22, 25, 26- ISTEP Testing Dates

June 1- Fifth Grade Farewell (More information to come!)

Central's official ISTEP Part 2 schedule is still being worked on. As soon as we have our official dates and times I will pass those along to you. For now, we are planning on testing during the mornings of April 21, 22, and 25, and possibly on the 26th. Please plan on having your child at school on these days during these times. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. :)

Camp Tecumseh permission slips forms and money are due next Friday, April 15. If your child needs another copy, I will gladly provide one for him or her. Thank you!

The Central's annual Box Tops for Education Collection is happening NOW! Thank you to those who have already donated their box tops!