5th Grade Newsletter

January 5, 2016

5th Grade Happenings


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Math Madness

This week students will take a look at their first Learning Based Assessment (LBA) that they took earlier in the year. Students will be able go over any questions they missed and set individual and class goals for their second LBA coming up in February. We will also begin a new lesson on area, perimeter, and volume . No homework this week!

In the Science Lab

This week in Science we will be studying the Earth. Vocabulary words that students need to focus on are:

Weathering – the breaking down and wearing away of rock

Erosion – the movement of weathered materials by wind, water, or ice

Deposition – the process by which materials eroded by water, wind, or ice are dropped in a new place; forms deltas and beaches

Canyon – a deep narrow valley with steep sides and often with a stream flowing through it formed by erosion

The Reading Corner

Students will begin working on Greek and Latin roots and we will be concentrating on non-fiction and text features.

Blast from the Past

This week in Social Studies students will study immigrants during the 19th century.

Homework Help

  • Read, Read, Read
  • Practice Multiplication Facts
  • Math notes and vocabulary words are posted on Miss Finley's website
  • Apply concepts to everyday activities
  • Spelling words and Reading Comprehension Thinking Stems are located on Ms. Cooper's website
  • Khan Academy videos and practice
  • Clay Piggy


If you have any questions please contact us!

Tracy Pruett (Science) – tpruett@bisdmail.net

Rebecca Finley (Math) – rlfinley@bisdmail.net

Kathy Cooper (ELA and SS) – kcooper@bisdmail.net

Pamela Leach (ELA and SS) – pamela.leach@bisdmail.net