5th Grade is Super!

February 19, 2016

Specials Rotation (Week of 2/21)

Tiller: PE

Clinkscales: PE

Thetford: RRT

Westog: Split Class

Ittner: Music

Stringer: STEM

Williams: Art

News from the Nest

ACTION NEEDED: Blue Ridge Field Trip Information!

As the second payment of the field trip comes closer, we are trying to make sure that all students who are attending the field trip have the necessary paperwork filled out for this fun-filled day. Please be sure to review the paperwork and return it soon. You MUST return all colored forms ASAP (yellow, blue, and green). Any forms turned in Monday get a special treat. They have also been linked below in case you are in need of an additional copy of the forms that must be returned.

Please note that due to a scheduling conflict that class dates have switched!

Monday, May 2nd: Westog, Thetford, Stringer, and Williams

Tuesday, May 3rd: Ittner, Tiller, Clinkscales, and Williams

Onward to Osborne!

We are starting to receive information from Osborne Middle School for our rising 5th graders.

Osborne Middle School Parent Orientation: May 3rd at 6:30pm at OMS

5th Grade Student Orientation at OMS: May 4th at 9:30am

5th graders will ride buses to OMS on Wednesday, May 4th and will go through orientation and learn about next year. This is a student only event and will be chaperoned by the 5th grade teachers.

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Sparky's Sprint 5K and Fun Run

Puckett's Mill will be hosting the Sparky's Sprint 5K and Fun Run on March 5th at 8am. To register and for more information visiting www.sparkyssprint.com. PLEASE NOTE: The flyer that went home in Friday Folders states PM for the schedule of events and it should be listed as AM.

Upcoming and Continuing Units of Study

GA Milestones Study Guides

Georgia Milestones study guide are now available from the GA DOE. They have been posted online through the link below. This is a great resource in preparing students for the upcoming test in April.


We are continuing Historical Fiction and our novel study of Number the Stars.


Comparing and Contrasting is harder than it seems! Students are learning this skill, while still keeping the writing fun and upbeat.

Word Study

Because of Early Release next week, our spelling test over Sort #28 will be Wednesday, March 2nd. This is a difficult list, so students can use this extra time to study. There is no Word Study test next week.


We will be continuing our measurement unit. Be sure your child has been reviewing the measurement conversions. At this time, the test is tentatively planned for Friday, February 25th. The Quarter 3 Math Resource Round-Up has been linked below. Be sure to check this document frequently as it is updated as we move through the Quarter 3 units.

Science/Social Studies

Some classes will be finishing the science unit covering physical and chemical changes. Other classes may have already completed this unit. All classes will be moving into the social studies unit covering World War II by the end of the week.

Important Dates

February 22nd: Optional Jumpstreet Outside Fifth Grade Event for those who registered

February 24th and 25th: Early Release/Conferences

March 5th: Sparky's Sprint 5K and Fun Run

May 2nd: Blue Ridge Field Trip for Stringer, Thetford, Westog, and Williams

May 3rd: Blue Ridge Field Trip for Clinkscales, Tiller, Ittner, and Williams

May 3rd: Parent Orientation at Osborne Middle School at 6:30pm

May 4th: Student Orientation at Osborne Middle School at 9:30am