5th Grade News

April 8, 2016 - 4th Quarter - We're in the home stretch!

Student Spotlight...Guess Who?

There are some great people and things happening in 5th grade... Guess who...


  1. This student has had an excellent week! He has been on task and working hard. He even used some of his "free" time to help some of his classmates understand an assignment. He always comes to school with a wonderful attitude. Great job, Myles C.!
  2. This 5th grader steers clear of "drama". She is as good to her special area teachers as she is to her homeroom teacher. Way to go Jazlyn L.!

Promotion Ceremony Invitation

You should have received an email containing your invitation to the 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony. The ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m. Please feel free to forward/send the link to anyone else you would like to have an invitation.


If you did not get an invitation, 1st-check your junk mail (from pingg.com) if you can not find it, 2nd-click on the following link. http://www.pingg.com/view_announcements/a655njd7kd84p8x37/index .

Coming Up...

  • Thurs., April 7, Ridge Road visited our rising 6th graders. Please return registration forms ASAP.
  • Thurs., April 14, Beginners Night for rising Kindergartners from 6-7 pm, Open House for new families, & EOG Night for 4/5 grade (**You will find out specific information about YOUR child, how they are projected to do on the EOGs, & specific strategies and resources to help him/her.**)
  • Mon-Fri, April 11-15 from 7:30-8:05 a.m. Open Studio Time in Art with Mrs. Starnes to work on the product part of the International Project (sign up on her door)
  • Wed., April 20th-International Project Due (see below for information) & Early Release Day @ 12:15 p.m.
  • Thurs., April 28- International Night at Parkside (projects will be displayed school wide)

International Fair Project - due Thursday 4/20

Fifth grade was assigned Asia so students can choose any country in Asia or they can choose their family/native/ancestral country.


This is a mostly at home project, however, students have been given some time in class this week and next to look up information. They have put this information in a GoogleDoc so they have access to it wherever they are.


Here is a link to the rubric that will be used to grade your child's project. International Fair Project Rubric


Have FUN! We can't wait to see the awesome projects that you all come up with!

Math- Measurement Conversion

We just finished a short unit on reading and interpreting line plots. Next week, we will work on converting measurements within the same system. Practice those multiplication facts!


Please start/continue practicing multiplication facts at home. Fractions are the bulk of the 5th Grade Math EOG and knowing their multiplication facts makes this easier.

English Language Arts (Reading)

This week we continued working on our unit on Historical Fiction. We have analyzed cause & effect, internal & external conflict, and setting for several different stories in the historical fiction genre. Ask your child about the story of the Faithful Elephants. This story moved several of them to tears!


Book clubs will begin next week.


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.

Science- Body Systems

This week we began learning about how our circulatory and respiratory systems function and support one another. Next week, we will begin learning about the functions and parts of our skeletal, muscular, and digestive systems. We will conclude the week with our first vocabulary test on Friday, April 15th. A study guide is being sent home today.


The Body Systems Unit Vocabulary List can now be found on my Weebly. 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.

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) completed in 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.


The xxxxxxxx represent the student id number. The ........ represent their

Date of Birth in YYYYMMDD format.

Example: John Doe, 86743555 born 1/10/04

Username: cmssites\8674355

Password: 20040110

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