5th Grade

Keefe, Kingsley & Ward

Upcoming Events

February 8 - 22nd: Sports items for Ecuador

February 22nd: Yearbook forms are due

February 24th: Six Flags Reading Logs are due

February 25 & 26: No School

March 1st: Picture Day for new students

March 14th: Spring Conferences (optional, more information to come)

March 23rd: D.A.R.E. Graduation

Spring Conferences

Spring Conferences will be taking place March 16th & 17th to align with PLE's schedule. These conferences are OPTIONAL. IF you would like a conference, please choose a time using Family Access (the same way you signed up for Fall Conferences). If you have trouble with this process, please send your homeroom teacher an e-mail.

Also, remember that these conferences are optional and that information on 6th grade or math placement for next year will not be available for these conferences, as we need data from later in the year to make this determination.

Pewaukee Community Fair

Community Day, on Sat., Feb. 20, 10 am-3 pm @ PHS, is offering many new carnival games made by high school students, fabulous prizes, business vendors, face painting by the ASA Clark Art Club, inflatables, cake walk, free arts & crafts by Champions, delicious food vendors, terrific silent auctions and raffles, book fair, and so much more! Free childcare provided by Champions with donation to the Pewaukee Food Pantry.

Six Flags

Horizon is participating in an exciting program that encourages our students to read for fun. Read to succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school's deadline (February 24th) is eligible for a free admission ticket valid at one participating Six Flags Theme Park.

Here is a link for more information and reading log sheet.


Text structure and features are the emphasis in the next few weeks as we create our nonfiction projects. This week we focused on how to write a strong entry using the cause and effect text structure and then making the decision on what text features would go well with their piece. The students will still need to continue to read each day so please keep encouraging them as much as possible.


We added to our knowledge of long division by dividing with two-digit divisors. Students were exposed to multiple methods of solving long division, but they were able to choose the method that works best for them.

Next week we will be interpreting the remainder in word problems. Depending on what the word problem is asking, students either need to round the remainder, turn it into a decimal or just forget about the remainder. On Friday, February 19th we will have our first division quiz. (Please check the homework page for any changes).


Due to the fun-filled week, our spelling test has been postponed to Monday. Spelling packets for Unit 10 will be given on Tuesday and will be due at the start of Term 5 - Monday, February 29.

The main focus for writing lessons this week was "writing the perfectly balanced essay." Using an analogy of a cake with frosting, students took a look at their essay to see if it was balanced or not. Many found that they either lacked research and evidence to back up their opinions, or they rarely took a stance on the issue and the facts that they were presenting.


We wrapped up our unit on Matter with our final assessment. However, there is still one fun experiment I would like the students to complete. It requires the students to identify a mystery material as a solid, liquid or a gas and then has them defend their position. We plan on fitting this in next week.
Band Practice Schedule

Please help us out by looking into your student's band schedule. Remind them of the day of the week they have practice and the time. Next week will be the "black week."