5th Grade News Bennett Elementary

Week of December 7, 2015

What's Happening in ELAR/ Social Studies

In Reading, we will work on identifying author's perspective and facts and opinions within text. We will continue to write poetry.


In Social Studies, students will work in groups to learn about the Constitution. Please be studying for your American Revolution District Assessment on December 11th!


There are NO spelling words this week. Homework (attached below) is due on December 11th.


Attached below is a Six Flags Reading Log (students have received this already). All students should be spending time reading 6 hours and recording it on the Six Flags Reading Log. This log is due February 29th. ALL students need to strive to complete this!

What's Happening in Math/ Science

This week in Math, we will continue to multiply fractions by whole numbers and begin dividing fractions by whole numbers using pictorial models, area models, number lines and standard algorithm. The attached homework (below) is due Monday, December 14th.


This week in Science, we will be wrapping up our Energy unit. We will be taking our district assessment test as well. The review packet/study guide was sent home last week, but an additional copy is attached below.

Dowell Middle School Performance

On Monday, December 14, Dowell Middle School will present the Dramatic Performance, “The Emperors New Clothes” to Bennett 4th and 5th graders. This performance will begin at 1:15 in the Bennett Cafeteria. 5th grade lunch will begin at 12:45 to allow students to eat prior to the performance.


We look forward to this exciting introduction to one of our 7th grade elective choices!

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, December 7th - 7:15am STUCO meeting
  • Thursday, December 10- 6:00p 3rd Grade Music Program, 4th and 5th grade Choir, and Fine Arts Night
  • Saturday, December 12: Jingle Bell Run; Toy Drive Ends
  • Monday, December 14th: 12:45p lunch for 5th graders; Dowell Performance at 1:15
  • Tuesday, December 15 – Taste it Tuesday
  • December 13-17th: Papa Murphy's Pizza Week!
  • Friday, December 18th: Friday Live @ 8:30am; Class parties from 1:45-2:30.
  • December 21- January 4th - Winter Break

Important Information

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