CES 5th Grade Newsletter

January 11-15, 2016

Weekly Highlights

Reading: Exploding Ants

Comprehension Skill: graphic sources

Comprehension Strategy: important ideas

Grammar: possessive pronouns

Spelling: homophones (see below for list)

Envision: multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers
DIGITS: ratios
Science: PLTW and cells

Social Studies: War of 1812

Space Camp Registration

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Please register your child for Space Camp ASAP! There is no cost for registering. Even if you have paid the full amount, your child can not attend if they are not registered. If you are having trouble registering, please contact your homeroom teacher.


Registration Instructions

Registration Link

January Dates

Rosie's Spirit Night

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 5-9pm

7540 Memorial Parkway Southwest

Huntsville, AL

Join other Challenger Elementary families at Rosie's Cantina on South Memorial Parkway on Tuesday, January 12th for our first spirit night of the spring semester. From 5:00 until 9:00 PM 18% of your check total (minus tax and tip) will come back to Challenger Elementary. This applies to take out orders as well, so if you're having a busy night, call in your order and swing by to pick it up. Just remember to take in your flyer to have attached to your check. Flyers MUST be presented in order for Challenger Elementary to receive the donation. If your child does not make it home with a flyer, print one by clicking here or from the PTA Facebook post. There will also be a few extras at the hostess counter and in the car line on Tuesday afternoon.

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Pre-order the CES 2015-2016 yearbook today! The cost is only $30. There are 225 yearbooks available this year, so be sure and order yours if you want to guarantee your child's copy!

This year, we are offering yearbook personalization. You can have your child's name embossed on the front cover for $5, but only until January 16. After that, you can still pre-order a yearbook, but personalization will no longer be an option.

Just click the following link to get started:

http://shop.balfour.com/smi93581/catalog/category/view/s/yearbook-and-accessories/id/312795/

Selection Vocabulary

Please review the selection vocabulary words and definitions at home with your child. They are tested on them weekly.


critical-extremely important

enables-makes someone or something able to do an action

mucus-slimy substance produced in the nose and throat to moisten and protect

scarce-hard to get; rare

specialize-to do one thing extremely well

sterile-free from bacteria and other living things; totally clean

Spelling Words

Your child can practice their spelling words at http://spellingcity.com/hallspelling5

Challenge words are in bold.



cent

sent

scent

threw

through

weather

whether

their

there

they're

chili

chilly

tide

tied

pale

pail

aloud

allowed

course

coarse

counsel

council

bizarre

bazaar

patients