5TH GRADE NEWS

September 5th - 8th

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday, 9/8 -- Training on Digital Resources for Parents @ 9:30 in Main Campus Library

Wednesday, 9/20 -- Field Trip @ GSU -- Learning about foreign language careers

Wednesday, 10/4 -- Field Trip -- Trout Release in the Chattahoochee River

Friday, 10/20 -- Field Trip -- Carter Library

ASSESSMENTS

Thursday, September 7th -- SCIENCE: Static Electricity Quiz

Wednesday, September 13th -- ELA: Reading Test (Fiction)

THIS WEEK'S SKILLS & CONTENT

ELA - READING: Theme vs. Main Idea

ELA - GRAMMAR: Prepositions & Conjunctions

ELA - WRITING: Analyzing and Writing Narratives

SOCIAL STUDIES: Westward Expansion

MATH: Order of Operations

SCIENCE: Current Electricity

CLASS STORE ITEMS NEEDED

If your child is in Mrs. Akin's homeroom, we would love any class store items you are willing to donate. The class store will open at the end of each month. Students will use their DOJO dollars to purchase these items. Some things that are popular include things like slime/silly putty, gel pens, fun erasers or pencils, candy bars, and other small trinkets. If you need other suggestions, the best person to ask is your child. Thank you!

HELPING STUDENTS IN TEXAS

Many schools in Texas have been severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Through an organization called Principals Helping Principals, we have been paired with KIPP Climb Academy—located 1 mile from the Sims Bayou in South Houston. We are asking Jackson students to help other students by donating school supplies. Each house is designated specific school supplies to donate (see below). To encourage participation in this humanitarian project, houses will be awarded 1 point for every 5 items donated. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to take action and show care and concern for others.


In addition to school supplies, many teachers at the school have been impacted personally. The school has set up an electronic donation page for those who wish to make a monetary donation that will go to the affected teachers. The webpage is located at www.kipphouston.org/donate. Once the school staff is able to return to their school building, there may be more specific needs. We have asked the KIPP principal to keep in touch and let us know what we can do to help.

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BLUE HOUSE WINS AGAIN!

Congratulations to the BLUE HOUSE on winning our 2nd house competition!
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