Mrs. Nash's Fifth Grade

August 28, 2015

Thanks for attending Curriculum Night !

Thank you to all of you who attended curriculum night! For those of you who were unable to attend, please look for information in your child's Friday folder. I need two forms completed and returned to school...they are on the "Return to School" side of the folder. Also, there is a letter from our room mom, Julie King. Please take time to read that and you can return contributions and volunteer forms to me and I will pass them on.

Our Pharr Learning Garden

Our wonderful Pharr learning garden was featured on the front page of the Gwinnett Daily News this week! Please see the letter below for how you can be a part of such a wonderful resource for our school.

Dear Pharr Families,

Exciting news from our Giving Garden… we’re ready for an outdoor learning center! This school year (and for years to come),we want to ensure that our students have what they need to succeed, so we've created a request on a 501(c)3 charity website called

We are writing to ask for any donations possible for our students - no matter the size (seriously, every little bit counts). This week only, any donation you make to my project will be doubled!

If you can't donate anything at this time, no worries... just share this information with anyone who you know that is passionate about education. Your donation will have a direct impact on our students this year and you'll hear back from our school about your impact!

Here’s our school request:

To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code SPARK on the payment screen. IMPORTANT: The [SPARK] promo code will only double your donation for the next 2 days.

Please feel free to send us any questions you may have, and know that our students and we greatly appreciate your support.

Thank you again!

Cafeteria News

Students may buy ice cream each day. The price is $1.00. The five choices are vanilla cup, orange sherbet pushup, cookie cone, Sour Swell Cherry popsicle, and chocolate fudge bar.

Parents may begin joining your children for lunch next week. Our lunch time is 11:19-11:49. Please sit at the designated table for parents and students.

If your child would like to celebrate a birthday here at school, please bring cupcakes or an individually wrapped snack to share at lunch. Please do not bring anything that has to be cut, as time is limited. Remember to share with our class only. Currently, we have 27 students.

Pharr School Dance

Friday, Aug. 28th, 3:30-5pm

1500 North Rd SW

Grayson, GA

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, Sep. 7th, 8am-4pm

1500 North Rd SW

Grayson, GA

Remember there is no school on Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day Holiday.




Weeks 3-6 (Literary Text):

*Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings (AKS 21b)

*Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes (AKS 4)

*Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text (AKS 1)

Language Arts

Weeks 1-2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking (AKS 38)- Write legibly in cursive, leaving spaces between letters in a word and between words in a sentence (38a)

*Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing (AKS 39) - Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed (39f)

Week 3: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies (AKS 41)-Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin roots (e.g., prefixes, bases, suffixes) as clues to the meanings of words (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis) (41b)

Social Studies

Civil War Battles


Classification of Plants and Animals


Powers of 10 (5.NBT.2) a digit in one place represents 10 times… (4.NBT.1)


Week 1: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences (AKS 24)

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, with guidance and support from peers and adults (AKS 26)

Week 2: Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally (24a)

Week 3: Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events (24c)

Additional Resources for Civil War