Barry 5th Grade News Team Silver

Team Silver Hayes/Jones - Friday, November 11, 2022

Important Dates

Wednesday, November 9


Thursday, November 10


Friday, November 11

  • Veteran's Day Assembly

Tuesday, November 15


Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25

Dear Parents,

It was wonderful to be able to have the opportunity to meet with all of you during Parent Teacher Conferences last week to discuss your children's progress in Fifth Grade this year and to work together to set goals for your children's learning for the rest of the Fifth Grade year! Please let us know if you have any further questions and thank you again for taking the time to meet with us this past week!


Miss Mackenzie Jones and Mrs. Anne Hayes

Team Silver Fifth Grade Teachers


Hayes/Jones Team Silver Fall Party

Dear Families,

Our Fall Party on Team Silver was a hit! Thank you to all of you who donated items for the party to help make this such a fun event for the kids on Team Silver!! They absolutely loved the Popcorn Party! Be on the lookout after Thanksgiving Break for information and a sign up link for our Winter Party that will take place right before Winter Break. Thank you again for all the wonderful support of our Fall Party! We couldn't have done this without all the fantastic support from our families! We appreciate all of you!!


Miss Jones and Mrs. Hayes

Fifth Grade Field Trip

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our Fifth Grade Field Trip to JA BizTown is quickly approaching. Fifth Grade will be attending our Field Trip to JA BizTown on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. On this day, we will be taking part in JA BizTown where students will be using their knowledge of Economics to run their own businesses.

Students will need to bring a sack lunch and bottled water from home for the trip that day.

We will leave Barry for JA Biztown around 9:00 am and will return to Barry around 1:30 pm. It is important that students be on time to school as we will be boarding buses and ready to depart Barry by 9:00 am.

A permission slip granting permission for your child to attend the trip to JA BizTown was sent home in backpacks on Monday. A link to the form can be found below in case you need a copy.

Please sign the permission slip granting your permission for your child to attend the Field Trip on Tuesday, November 15 to JA BizTown and return the bottom portion to school NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022.

We are looking forward to a great day of learning and putting our learning with Economics and Financial Literacy into action at JA BizTown! Please let us know if you should have any questions.


Miss Jones and Mrs. Hayes

Cooler Fall Temperatures and Recess

It is that time of year where the temperatures are changing and dropping. Please send your student with warm clothes to wear outside for recess! This will help them stay warm and healthy! Students and families will want to watch the weather and be sure that jackets, coats, hats, and gloves are available at school for students to wear to recess on days when the temperature drops. Cold weather gear can be kept in lockers and then put back in lockers after recess so it is ready for the next day.



  • Please send your student a refillable water bottle each day!

  • Check your child's trapper every night for important information

  • Please go through your child's trapper WITH them as there are important papers that need to return to school. Make sure you don't throw anything away without checking with your student first.

  • Students should be reading for 30 minutes every night.

Student and Parent Middle School Handbook

Team Silver Daily Schedules 2022/2023


5th Grade Helpful Information

Use the link below to find a helpful guide to all things Fifth Grade this year. Please let Miss Jones or Mrs. Hayes know if you or your child should have any questions about the information shared about the routines and expectations shared about Fifth Grade this year.

Academic Lab Opportunity for Fifth Graders

Academic Lab is available after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 - 3:45 for students at Barry in grades 5-8. Academic Lab is an opportunity for students to be able to finish work that needs to be completed and also to be able to get help with work if needed.

If you would like for your child to attend Academic Lab, you will need to click on the form below, fill it out, and submit it prior to your child attending Lab. This form will need to be filled out each time your child is choosing to stay for Academic Lab.

ELA - Reading & Writing


We have been working on skills with recognizing different types of Figurative Language used by authors in text such as similes, metaphors, and idioms. Over the next week we will begin to examine how authors also use personification, hyperbole, alliteration, and adages to help communicate ideas in creative ways when writing. Soon we will learn how to take what we have learned about Figurative Language strategies and use them to help energize our own writing in creative ways in our Narrative Writing piece that we will begin in writing soon. We will assess over recognizing and understanding the meaning of different types of Figurative Language in text early next week.

Students will be expected to read for 30 minutes a day each day of the school week at home as a weekly Homework assignment. Having time to read and practice reading skills both at home and at school can help students continue to grow in their reading this year.


We will soon begin the Prewriting process of our next writing piece on Narrative Writing. In this writing piece, students will incorporate story structure to create a mystery story with a clear beginning, middle, and end. They will also have the opportunity to practice using Figurative Language strategies to help readers visualize events in the story.


In math we have finished Topic 3, which was over higher level multiplication. We reviewed from 4th grade and carried on our knowledge into our 5th grade standards. We can solve these problems in many different ways, explain our work, and show our work to our peers. We have started Topic 4 which is now multiplying decimals. We are going to take what we know about multiplication into our new topic. So far we have worked with multiplying decimals by whole numbers using standard algorithms and modeling.


We are finishing up our JA Biztown prep! We are so excited to be going on this field trip. We now have our jobs, and have been meeting with our committees. We are learning what it means to work with committees, building better businesses, and making the most out of our experience.

Social Studies

We have been working on skills with Economic concepts in preparation for our Field Trip next week to the JA BizTown.

After our Field Trip next week, we will soon begin discussing the events and causes of the American Revolution.

I am including some of the other concepts we will be studying in 5th Grade Social Studies as we move through the year below:

😊 5th Grade Social Studies Units of Study 😊

  • CNN 10/Current Events

  • Maps Skills and Geography

  • Economics

  • Government and the United States as a New Nation

  • American Revolution (Native Americans, Colonies, Causes of the Revolution, and Battles of the Revolution)

  • Westward Expansion

  • Civil War and Reconstruction

  • Twentieth Century History (1900 - 2000)

  • Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening skills will also be practiced with nonfiction Social Studies text.

  • Electoral Process


Google Classroom Information

Technology Help Center

Below you will find links to directions that will be helpful as your child uses Google Classroom this year. You can refer to these documents to help your child if he or she is using Google Classroom on a device at home with submitting work, accessing assignments and feedback, and navigating through the different tabs of information on Google Classroom. Although Chromebooks will not be going home nightly unless there are circumstances where this might be necessary, students can log into Google Classroom on another device at home to work as well and share their learning with their parents in their Google Classrooms this year.
This document will provide step-by-step directions on how to access Google Classroom. Feel free to click and look over if you are not familiar with this process.
This document is helpful if you would like to learn all the features in Google Classroom.


Mrs. Hayes

Platte County R-3 Schools: Barry School

5th Grade - ELA and Social Studies

Team Silver

(816)-436-9623 Ext. 3145


Miss Jones

Platte County R-3 Schools: Barry School

5th Grade - Math and Science

Team Silver

(816)-436-9623 Ext. 3144