Fifth Grade Flash

October 13, 2016

Thank you so much for a great week of conferences!

Check out the upcoming events- we have a lot coming up!

No school Friday or Monday! Enjoy your long weekend! :)

-Lauren, Ashleigh and Jessica

Contact Us

Lauren Ellington - - 467-7332

Ashleigh King - - 467-7337

Jessica Woulfe - - 467-7326


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Ellington- PE & Music- Art- Library- PE & Music -PE & Music

King - PE & Music -Music - PE & Music - Art - PE & Library

Woulfe- Art - PE & Music - Music - PE & Music - PE & Library


We have been meeting in our book clubs to deepen our thinking. We have been focusing on theme and debating!

Students should be reading at least 20 minutes every night.


We celebrated our personal narratives! We have been working on figurative language and other writing skills. We are excited to start our next project- DARE essays!


We are finishing up multiplying 2 digit numbers and decimals. We are now moving into dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers!

Keep practicing math facts- multiplication and division!


This week we have been working on simple machines. Students need to recognize how simple machines are used in their daily lives. We are preparing the students for our upcoming STEM activity of "Chunkin Pumpkins!"

Social Studies

Students began their study of Native American tribes this week! They seem very excited and interested to learn about the different traditions and cultures of our Native American tribes. We are also preparing for our field trip to Cahokia Mounts on October 19th!

Upcoming Events

Author Visit

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 8:15am

5140 Patterson Road

St. Louis, MO

Cahokia Mounds Field Trip

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 9:30-11:30am

Cahokia Mounds Interpretive, Collinsville, IL, United States

Collinsville, IL

1/2 Day

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 8am-12pm

5140 Patterson Road

St. Louis, MO

Little Mermaid Musical Field Trip

Friday, Oct. 28th, 10am

3200 Lemay Ferry Road

St. Louis, MO

Trunk or Treat!

Friday, Oct. 28th, 6-7:30pm

5140 Patterson Road

St. Louis, MO


Friday, Nov. 4th, 6pm

3200 Lemay Ferry Road

St. Louis, MO

Technology Agreement

Dear Blades Elementary School Families,

I would like to thank the Blades Bobcat Boosters for the continued support of classroom instruction through the acquisition of technology like Smart boards and document cameras. All 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms have replaced their student desktops and added laptops or chromebooks for student use. This has been effective due to the district providing Wi-fi for the entire building. The future is very bright at Blades in terms of technology integration in our classrooms and student engagement!!

However, despite these gains, the pace of changes with technology has made it difficult to remain on the cutting edge of educational technology in all areas. Many Mehlville and area schools have adopted the use of e-readers (iPad, Kindle, Nook, various tablets) within the classroom. I have had a number of parents contact me with the question “Can my child bring their e-reader to school to read the great book they’ve been reading at home?” This question brought forth the notion that we cannot ignore the fact that a number of our students do all their reading outside of school on these electronic devices.

I am thrilled that students are feeling excited about reading due to these devices, and I want to do anything within my power to enhance student learning at Blades. Like other schools, we call this initiative B.Y.O.T. (Bring Your Own Technology). We are only allowing this for 4th and 5th grade students.

It is my expectation that any device brought to school be used appropriately and only by that student. If a student brings their device, it can only be used as an e-reader. If a student is found abusing this policy, they will no longer be allowed to use the device at school and parents will need to pick up the device in the office. Students are NOT allowed to bring iPods or mobile phones to school use as e-readers. Sharing of devices is NOT allowed.

I also need to clarify that Blades will NOT be able to replace any lost, stole, or damaged devices while at school or on the school bus. If you would like your son or daughter to be able to use technology brought from home at school, please complete the information below and return it to your child’s teacher. If you have any questions, please contact me at 314-467-7301 or your child’s teacher. Thank you!!

Dr. Jeremy Booker


Blades Elementary


My student _______________________________________________ is granted permission to use the following technological device at the discretion of his or her teacher to enrich learning. I understand that Blades is NOT responsible for any theft, loss, or damage that occurs to the device.

Parent Signature: __________________________________________________________________

Permitted Devices: __________________________________________________________________