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.


Social Studies:

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.


Reading News:

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.


Math News:

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.


Writing News:

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.


Important Dates

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



CMCSI School Newsletter, Date of Events, & Lunch Menu

http://cmcsi.hallco.org/web/september-2015-important-news/


Contact Us

richard.bass@hallco.org

stacey.smallwood@hallco.org

alicia.walker@hallco.org

tom.wandrum@hallco.org

School phone number: 770-967-3121

School website: http://cmcsi.hallco.org/web/