5th Grade News
Mrs. Burmeister, Mrs. Millonzi, and Mr. Springer
Friday, January 29
Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
Spring Parent/Teacher conference will be held virtually on 2/18 and 2/24 with an additional date of 2/25 for Mrs. Burmeister & Mrs. Millonzi.
Mrs. Burmeister & Mrs. Millonzi's Conference Sign-Up Link:
Mr. Springer's Conference Sign-Up Link:
Give A Warm Welcome To Mr. Kailing
Welcome, Mr. Kailing!!
Unit question: What influences relationships?
In this unit, we will learn to:
Summarize texts, from many different genres, to determine a theme or central idea and explain how it is supported by key details.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, and events, drawing on specific details in the text.
Make informed judgments about quality of text; make connections to other texts, ideas, cultural perspectives, identities, eras, and personal experiences.
To start, we are discussing the personal relationships in our lives and how they influence us. We are reading short stories identifying the theme and writing complex sentences about that. We are thinking more deeply about stories as we prepare to write a literary essay, which is also a part of the FORWARD exam.
Fifth Grade Math Workshop
Next week, the fifth graders will start working on Unit 6: Multiplication and Division of Fractions
- How can a whole be partitioned into parts?
- How can different strategies be helpful when solving a problem?
- Mathematicians understand that mathematical operations are used in solving problems by choosing, combining, and applying effective strategies.
There are many targets in this unit, but we start working on the following:
I can interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator.
I can solve word problems involving the division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers.
I can multiply a whole number by a fraction using visual fraction models.
School Counselor, Mrs. Edwards
This month, the classroom guidance lesson addressed anger management and developing coping skills. Students learned to identify different emotions and strategies to help them manage their emotions. Coping skills help improve mental well-being and strengthen our abilities to handle difficult situations.The school counselor provides an activity done in class to further learning. Ask your student about this activity and the things they’ve learned from it.
Virtual or Absent Students
Electronic Assignment Notebook
Middle School Information
Getting Ready For Middle School (English)
Preparándote para la Escuela Secundaria (Spanish)
Middle School Music Video This video goes through the various instruments of band orchestra, choir, and general music. On the Middle School google form your student needs to indicate their class music choice for next year.
Copy of Google Form (English) Every fifth grade student received a hard copy of this form that needs to be filled out and returned to the homeroom class by January 29th. Only use if you need a new copy.
Copy of Google Form (Spanish) Every fifth grade student received a hard copy of this form that needs to be filled out and returned to the homeroom class by January 29th. Only use if you need a new copy.
Parents/Guardians, if you have questions about middle school, the below information provides the School District of Waukesha Middle Schools Counselors.
Middle School Counselors
Debbie Cahill, Les Paul Middle School
6th and 7th grade school counselor
Karen Woelfel, STEM-Saratoga
Nicole Hosni, Butler Middle School
Last Names A-K
Kim Harrington, Butler Middle School
Last Names L-Z
Angie Jackson, Horning Middle School
House 6A, 7A, 8A and FLIGHT
Natalie Ramirez, Horning Middle School
House 6B, 7B, 8B and DUAL
Remember the Dates
- Wednesday, February 10th - Pizza Ranch Dining Night
- Monday, February 15th - Panera Dining Night
- Thursday, February 25th - Early Release Day
- Thursday, February 25th - Papa Murphy's Dining Night
- Friday, February 26th - No School