5th Grade Newsletter

Mrs. Cook - Language Arts & Social Studies

This week we are beginning our Social Studies project on the 13 Colonies. Please have your child bring their device from home to use at school if allowed by you. We will also be identifying author's purpose in fiction texts.


*Look for a Holiday Spending project to be coming home soon. This hits math and social studies standards and will be a fun project for your child! Due: Wednesday, December 16th.



Scholastic Book Order: Your student may bring home Scholastic Orders from time to time. If you would like to purchase, the easiest way is by going online to: www.scholastic.com/bookclubs and using our class code: MCQ9Z

If online ordering doesn't suit you, you may choose to send a check (made payable to Scholastic). This helps us to earn FREE books for our classroom! :) I will submit the orders at the end of each month. Our next order will be submitted at the end of January.

Ms. Price - Math


  • Divide multi-digit decimal numbers by single and double digit divisors
  • understand how to convert a fraction into a decimal number by using division
  • recognize repeating decimals and represent them with the appropriate math symbol

Accelerated math is homework every night!


*Look for a Holiday Spending project to be coming home soon. This hits math and social studies standards and will be a fun project for your child! Due: Wednesday, December 16th.

Mrs. Young - Science

We began our new unit: Matter Properties and Changes. This is a two lesson unit and will not take as long as our previous unit. The unit is broken down to: Mass and Weight, and Chemical Changes. This week our focus is on mass and weight. At the end of this lesson your child should know the following:

  1. What are the two properties that all matter have in common?
  2. What is weight and how does it differ from mass?
  3. How are weight and mass measured?
  4. Does changing a location of an object change its mass or weight?
  5. How does the mass of an object compare to the mass of its parts?

*** We are in desperate need of hand sanitizer and kleenex. If you donate your child will receive economy money.

Thank You!!

Info for Parents & Students

  • Please be sure to sign your child's planner each night in PEN with your FULL name (no initials). Students need to be proactive by bringing their planner to you with all of their homework listed.
  • Each Friday there will be a conduct grade written into your child's planner. This conduct grade takes into consideration behavior, talking, work ethic (classwork & homework), and how well the 7 Habits have been followed each week.

Donations Needed

We are starting to get into the time of year when everyone is sick and needs tissues and hand sanitizer. We are in need of more tissue boxes for our 3 classrooms as well as hand sanitizer. Any donations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! :)

Progress Reports

Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 2:30pm

PDQ Spirit Night

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 5-9pm

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Field Trip - Mary Poppins Play

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 11:30am

Bring lunch from home to eat in classroom this day.

6th Grade Play

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 8am

Teacher Workday

Monday, Dec. 21st, 7:30am

Winter Break

Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, 7:30am to Friday, Jan. 1st 2016 at 2:30pm