5th Grade News Panther Edition

February 5, 2016

Updated: Winter Ball Flyer Feb. 19th

The link is on the front page of my website. Click the button "Updated: Winter Ball Flyer".

Coming Up...

  • Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 10-11- Field Trip Charleston, SC (Students not going on the trip are expected to report to school on regular schedule. They will have work to do while we are gone.)
  • Monday, February 15- Regular school day
  • Friday, Feb. 19- Winter Ball $5 (cash only)
  • Friday, Feb. 26- $25 for School Handprint Tile for Parkside Family Wall due (extra forms in office)

Charleston Field Trip-February 10-11, 2016

The trip is underway!


Students not going on the trip are expected to report to school on regular schedule. They will have work to do while we are gone.


Important Dates:

  • 5:45 am on Feb. 10- begin boarding charter buses from Parkside parking lot :0)
  • We will leave promptly at 6:15 a.m.

Math- Dividing Fractions

We will finish our unit on multiplying & dividing fractions and will have our Post Test on Tuesday, Feb. 9th. We will begin our unit on decimals the week of Feb. 15th.


Please start/continue practicing multiplication facts at home. These should have been mastered long ago. Fractions are the bulk of the 5th Grade Math EOG and knowing their multiplication facts makes this easier.

Science- Weather

This week we took our Weather Vocabulary Test and our Weather Projects were due. We continued looking at the effects of air pressure as we examined weather patterns. The unit test study guide was handed out and is due on Monday, Feb. 8th. The Weather Post Test will be on Tuesday, Feb. 9th.


Please have students keep practicing their vocabulary words in Science. To practice vocabulary words, I would suggest creating vocabulary flash cards with the word on the front and the definition with examples on the back to promote further understanding.

English Language Arts (Reading)

This week we researched information on some of the historic places in Charleston, SC. We looked at the Old Slave Mart, Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter, the College of Charleston, and the USS Yorktown at Patriot's Point.


Some time was also spent on our long-term research projects.


Please make sure your child is still reading a fiction book for enjoyment and jotting nightly. This book should come back and forth from school to home daily. Remind them to log their reading on Biblionasium daily.

Compass Learning

*Ask your child to explain their Student Data RIT Band Form.*

*They can tell you if they are on grade level or not.*


-website www.thelearningodyssey.com (username & password in agenda)

-there's an App, Puffin Academy

-individualized per MAP Scores

-60 minutes per week (~3-5 activities)

-during class

-homework if not complete

-80% is considered mastery

-grade will be given for completion/effort shown (weekly)


*Any extra you do at home will greatly help your child, there is a

correlation between this program and the EOGs.

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