Fifth Grade Parkside Elementary

October 13th - 20th, 2016


This week in math we worked on finishing our place value unit by comparing, rounding and estimating with decimals. We did activities that showed the kids how to estimate in everyday places, such as the grocery store when shopping with a specific amount of money. Kids can practice their estimating skills at home by using the store sale papers to round and estimate totals. We finished out the unit with a test on Thursday. Look for the test and/or corrections early next week.

Next week in math we will begin our multiplication unit. We will begin multiplying two digit by two digit numbers using the standard algorithm. Please be sure your child is practicing their multiplication facts on a regular basis. They can make their own flash cards or purchase them. I bought several packs at the dollar store!


5th Grade Literacy -Nonfiction Text

This week...

  • reviewing Cycle 1 Assessment and making test corrections
  • continuing with vocabulary/Word Work (students only have homework if they don't finish their classwork)
  • students are continuing to work in teacher led and independent groups
  • Word Sort Assessment on Friday
Next Week...
    • Introducing Nonfiction Text Features
    • continuing to practice answering a nonfiction question using the RACE writing strategy
    • New Word Sort


In Science this week, we finished our unit on Force and Motion by taking our unit test. We also started our unit on Matter by looking into what matter is. Next week, we will be exploring all the different parts of the water cycle and what happens in each part.

Field Trip!!

5th Grade Field Trip Information
  • Permission Slips
  • Trip was changed from October 14th to October 21st because of the Fun Run (we are still waiting on confirmation for the new date from the Greensboro Science Center)
  • Greensboro Sciquarium Cost $50
  • Chaperones needed- depends on how many children are going


Oct 14

Fun Run

Oct 14

School Store Open

Oct 17 - 21

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Oct 17

Box Tops Due

Oct 20

Kindergarten Field Trip to Lewis Farms

Oct 21

4th Grade Field Trip to Grandfather Mountain

Oct 21

5th Grade Field Trip to Greensboro Science Center



Fall Festival
Oct. 22 from 11am-3pm

Book Fair Oct. 24-28 and Family Book Fair Night Wed., Oct. 26 from 5-7pm (Free Pizza Dinner)

Fall Festival @ Parkside