5th Grade News

Greeting Parents

Welcome to week nine! Here are a few reminders to help keep you aware of what is happening in your child's classes:

1- Class Reminders

  • Please send in glue sticks. We use them often and students are beginning to run out.
  • Vocabulary is a big part of ELA, please make sure that you have a dictionary and a thesaurus for students to use at home.
  • Check your child's Edmodo everyday.

2- Important dates

Please note that students will not have school on October 9th (Teacher Work Day) and October 12th (Columbus Day). Please check the school calendar for otherimportant dates: http://leadershippreparatoryacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/school-calendar-2015-2016.pdf

3- Volunteer Hours

We host a Class Dojo party every Friday for students that have earned at least an 80% average for their behavior throughout the week. We would like part of the reward to include an edible treat whenever possible. Sending in healthy snacks/treats and drink boxes are always a great way to earn some of your volunteer hours! In addition, we are always happy to accept ink cartridges for our shared HP-Laserjet printer. Lastly, please note that every 20 Box Top points you send in earns you one volunteer hour!


Please be sure to check your child's Edmodo daily for important information concerning classwork and homework. Please email your child's teacher if you are still not connected


Please make sure that your child is in compliance with the school dress code. If you are not sure about what is allowed and what isn't, please refer back to the school handbook.

Week 9 Skills and Focus

Social Studies

SS5H1 The student will explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War.

SS5G1 The student will located important places in the United States

SS5E2 The student will describe the functions of four major sectors in the U.S. economy


ELA RI.5 Compare and Contrast the overall structures (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause and effect, problem and solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two texts.

ELACC RI.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which points.


MGSE5.NBT.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit numbers whole numbers using the standard algorithm up to a 3 digit by 2 digit factor.

MGSE5.NBT.6 Fluenty divide up to 4 digit dividends and 2 digit divisors by using at least one of the following methods: strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. illustrate and explain the calculations by using equations or concrete models.


S5L1 Students will classify organisms into groups and relate how they determined the groups with how and why scientist use classification

*** Special Note

Please make sure that you are discussing with your child what they are learning and accomplishing at school. This is a great way to stay abreast of what is going on in the classrooms and it also helps students review the day.

How to contact us:

Lawree Glenn lawree.glenn.lpa@gmail.com

Jeanette Copeland Jeanette.copeland.lpa@gmail.com

Iris Marsh Iris.marsh.lpa@gmail.com