Fifth Grade Newsletter

November 15, 2015

Dear Parents:

Thank you so much for attending Parent-Teacher Conferences last week! It was great to have an opportunity to discuss our students and their progress. The trimester ends this Friday.

English

We will finish reading Fish in a Tree this week and the students will be working on a "Make 10" project. They will have several different writing pieces and book-related projects to choose from, and they need to choose enough to make ten points. These projects will be due Tuesday, November 24. Please DO NOT feel you have to buy any special materials. Students can use what we have available in the classroom.

Social Studies

We are continuing our unit titled: Three Worlds Meet- Africa. Students have vocabulary flashcards to study. Thanks to Ellen's grandparents for teaching us all about Native Americans and their use of local resources.
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Math

This week begins the last week of the marking period. Students should turn in all missing work before the end of the week. Students will work on long division this week. We will plan on having a formative assessment over long division on Thursday to check for understanding.

Science

We are continuing to study how plants make food.

Powerschool

The students should all have their Powerschool passwords, so they can check their own grades and share them with you. Access Powerschool through the www.rayder.net website.

Book Fair

Miss Frank would like to thank the fifth and sixth grade students for all of their help with the book fair. It was the best one ever thanks to the book trailers they made and their help with the kindergarten wish lists!

Book Orders

Book orders were sent home on Friday. Orders are due November 20. Please make checks payable to Scholastic. To order online, please visit www.scholastic .com and click on Reading Club.

Mrs. Garver's code is GNWQP.


If you are ordering for Christmas presents, please let us know and we will set them aside for you to pick up.

Specials

Mrs. Garver's Class: PE

Mrs. Muladore's Class: Art

Small Group Counseling

A flier was sent home in Friday Folders about small group counseling opportunities. If you would like your child to participate in a small group, please return the form. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Devitt at 547-8149.

Santa's Secret Shop

A flier was sent home in Friday Folders about this year's Santa's Secret Shop. Students will have an opportunity to purchase gifts for family members at moderate prices of 25 cents to $12.Parent volunteers are needed to set up and run the shop. If you are available to volunteer, please return the form. Thank you!

Sincerely,

The Fifth Grade Team


Mrs. Garver jgarver@rayder.net 547-8166

Mr. Hopkins shopkins@rayder.net 547-8169

Mrs. Muladore smulador@rayder.net 547-8186

Mrs. Pott apott@rayder.net 547-8177