5th Grade Newsletter
September 21, 2015
Message to Parents
Warrior Walk: We have reached our goal of $17,000! We hope to break ground on the track in November. Thank you to all who participated in fundraising for our school track.
Our first field trip is coming up. We are going to Buford Dam on Thursday, October 1, 2015 and then having lunch at Fish Tales. The cost is $6.00 for lunch, and permission slips went home in Monday folders today.
PTO is requesting that each grade level collect donations for a themed basket for a silent auction for the fall festival. Fifth grade has chosen to do a girl's basket and a guy's basket. Please send in items that you would like to donate for either basket.
Class t-shirts will be here next week. We believe that we will be able to pass them out to students on Tuesday. We would like for all students to wear their shirts on the Buford Dam field trip.
We are finishing up the Bill of Rights. Projects need to be completed and turned in as soon as possible. We will be transitioning to our Civil War unit this week.
Continue to read and complete book reviews. The book reviews need to be accessed from a Hall County computer because it records their responses in a Google Doc for the homeroom teacher to track.
This week in math we will learn how to multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by powers 10s, 100s, 1000s. Video home work is every Monday,Tuesday and Thursday. We will have a math quiz on Friday.
The students are working on completing the first round of narrative writing and publishing their work. This week we will focus on telling more in-depth stories, memoirs, to raise the level of writing. We will work through the writing process much more quickly since we have completed the first round.
What Are the Students Learning This Week?
Math: Multiplying and dividing by powers of 10
Social Studies: Bill of Rights - Civil War
Writing: Narrative writing - Revising - Editing - Publishing
Reading: Making inferences, quoting accurately, and using quotes to support answers in fiction and nonfiction text.
September 22 - Bus Safety Training
October 1 - Field trip to Buford Dam, lunch at Fish Tales
October 2 - Enrichment Cluster
October 8 - Fall Pictures, times TBA
October 20 - Chili's Spirit Night, Spout Springs Rd, Flowery Branch
October 23 - Enrichment Cluster
October 26 - Red Ribbon Week
October 26 - Book Fair Week
October 27 - Media Center Fall Festival
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School phone number: 770-967-3121
School website: http://cmcsi.hallco.org/web/