Bennett Bears 5th Grade News

Week of October 26, 2015

What's Happening in ELAR/ Social Studies

In Reading, we will analyze non-fiction, including the use of text features and summarization of non-fiction. Students will apply their knowledge of non-fiction text features when writing the final copy of their "Encounter With a Critter" story. Students will continue to read their historical fiction books and write responses to their reading.

In Social Studies, we will learn about the events leading up to the American Revolution. Students will work in groups to begin to write a play to show their knowledge of the events leading up to the American Revolution.

Homework is due Friday, October 30th.

What's Happening in Math/ Science

In math, we will be learning how to multiply decimals using area models. This is a very abstract/different way to multiply decimals, so we will continue to spiral this concept in the coming weeks. We will also be ending the week preparing to begin our fraction unit. We will be learning our divisibility rules and identifying prime and composite numbers. There will be homework and it will be due Monday, November 2nd. An additional copy is available for download below.

In Science, we will be wrapping up our Force and Mechanical Energy ELM. Then by the end of the week, we will be launching our new ELM-ENERGY! We will be exploring nonrenewable and renewable/alternative energy resources for the next few weeks.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, October 26th: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences; Chaperones notified about camp.
  • Thursday, October 29th: Fundraiser Pick Up from 2:00-5:30.
  • Friday, October 30th: Friday Live 2:15pm; 2nd camp payment due ($75)
  • Monday, November 2nd: Picture Retakes; Creed Lunch 11:00.
  • Friday, November 6th: PTO Dance
  • Wednesday, November 11th: Chaperone Meeting at 7:15am
  • November 18-20: Allaso Ranch 5th Grade Camping Trip!!

Homework for the Week

Spelling Words for the Week!

Important Information

Author Visit!

Michelle Staubach Grimes will be at Bennett on November 3rd. Please see the attached link for more information.

Book Fair!!

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Bennett from November 9-13th. For more information, please visit: