Fifth Grade Newsletter



October is a very busy month at BES!

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, Oct. 4th: Fall Picture Day

Friday, Oct. 5th: 2 Hour Early Dismissal

Tuesday, Oct. 9th PM: Mrs. Chew, Ms. Mace & Mr. Price's classes will go to the ESSL

Wednesday, Oct. 10th PM: Mrs. Miller & Mr. Raynor's classes will go to the ESSL

Monday, Oct. 22th: Kids of Character Assembly 5th Grade at 2pm

Friday, Oct. 20th: Schools Closed

Friday, Oct. 26th: Walk to End Hunger and Fall Festival Party

Thursday, Nov. 1st: Grandparents Day 8am

Sunday, Nov. 4th: Chorus sings at Veterans Day Parade


In October, we will master reading, writing, comparing, rounding, adding, and subtracting decimals to the hundredths based on place value strategies. We will also be exploring the concept that a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.

Unit 2 Math Newsletter

For every unit, we have newsletters with helpful links for home use. Check out the document below for videos and games to practice classroom concepts!


Classes will to continue learn about the unit, "Earth's Systems" by thinking about Frederick County and how they personally impact the environment. Students are introduced to the four major Earth Systems Geo-sphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, and Biosphere)


In reading, we are working on summarizing fictional and informational texts in whole & small group.

Informational Summary Graphic Organizer


Fifth grade students are continuing to write personal narratives. Students are focusing on including dialogue, description, and pacing to develop experiences and events of characters. We will also use sensory details to describe our stories to make the reader feel like they are in the story. Look forward to reading our stories!

Link to FCPS Narrative Rubric

Fall Festival Party

The Fall Festival party will be happening on Friday, October 26th. Students will be changing into costumes before the party. We ask that there are no look-alike weapons, face paint, or masks. The party this year will also be connected to the Walk to End Hunger and food drive. Information about party donations has been sent home in the Wednesday folders.

Media Center Update

The link below is being shared on behalf of Mrs. Miglianti, our Media Specialist. It is a list of login information for students to access online databases at home. Please let her know if you have any questions!

Contact Information

At the bottom of every newsletter you will find the contact information for each fifth

grade teacher. If you have any questions, please let us know!