5th Grade Newsletter

November 30, 2017

Important Dates

December 4-8 - Fall Book Fair

December 7- Progress Reports

December 15- Winter Party 1:45

December 16 - January 2 - Winter Break

Angel Gifts

Thank you all so very much for the generosity you showed toward our classroom Angels. Our KC Club students sure were busy on Wednesday! It's nice to know our Angels will be able to have a happy holiday.

Winter Party

The Winter party will be on Friday, December 15th at 1:45 P.M. We will send out a preregistration link soon for those family members wanting to attend. If you have not yet sent in your $12.00 party money which covers all three parties, please do so. You can just put it in an envelope or Ziploc with your child’s name. Thank you.

Finger Knitting

If your child would like to partake in finger knitting and make a cool scarf, please have them pick up a permission form from Mrs. Pelias. Your child will need to bring their own yarn. There will be three session and they are during recess.
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Wacky Weather

It's that time of year where we get to remind you about the weather. As the weather begins to cool down, please be sure to send your student to school with a jacket or coat. We will be going outside even in cold weather, so we want to make sure students are bundled up as they run their energy out. It would also be very helpful if jackets were labeled.


If you happen to drop off a jacket, lunch box, etc. during the day, there is a bin with 5th grade’s label on it in the foyer. Please utilize this bin and it will be sent down to the grade level before recess and lunch. We are trying to teach students to check this bin if they forgot something to see if their parents dropped it off.

Yearbooks for Sale


Yearbooks are on sale and can be ordered through February 16 at https://goo.gl/QGzrCr for $20. When yearbooks arrive at the end of the school year, we will NOT have extras. Don’t miss your chance to order your child a yearbook with all the greatest memories of the year… Mrs. Young and Mrs. Sibley’s bubble suit showdown, Smith Stampede, Celebrate Smith, field trips, class parties, and much, much more!

Curriculum

Math - Fraction Division

Science - Sedimentary Rock and Fossil Fuels

Reading - Media Literacy

Social Studies - Constitution

Writing - Procedural Writing

Grammar - Conjunctions

Special Note-Winter Break

Please note that students do not return to school until Wednesday, January 3; however, teachers will return on Tuesday, January 2. It's an extra long break this year. :)

Counselor's Corner


Our December Focus is Growth Mindset


Growth mindset is the belief that you can get smarter and improve. A person with growth mindset takes on new challenges with optimism. You can see why this is an important character skill that we want to encourage for our students. The students will learn more about this topic through guidance lessons and daily class meetings during the month of December. On another topic, thank you for supporting the Angel gift program.


Mrs. Hendrix

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