High Five!

January 19-22,2016 *5th Grade Newsletter*

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New Math Teacher

My name is Mrs. Nicole Clark and I will be your child's math teacher this semester. I am very excited to meet all of your young scholars and guide them through the rigorous mathematics curriculum. I began my teaching career in 2001, and this is my 3rd year at Leadership Preparatory Academy. All of my teaching experience has been in grades 5-8. Mr. Shoemaker will also provide math support to the fifth graders. We look forward to working with you!
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Stay Connected/ Parent FYI

Please continue to visit the school's website for updates.



It is vital that students are utilizing the websites that the school has provided. Many of these programs are designed to tailor to your child's specific needs and give them individualized practice with common core skills need to be successful on the Milestones.




These websites should be utilized daily for at least 40 mins to be successful.

*** usatestprep.com is now up and students are receiving their login and password slips on Tuesday to begin reviewing our science and social studies standards.

Nightly Reading

I understand that student have a lot on their plate nightly with homework and other after school obligations. However, please make an effort to read with or have you child read on a regular basis. To pick books that are appropriate for your child you can use the website www.lexile.com. This website will give you lists of books that on your child's lexile level.

Head Phones

Many of the websites we use in school have various video clips and instructional videos that students can watch. It would help students if they could bring their headphones to school with them. Do not bring an expensive pair, you can go to dollar tree or walmart and get a cheap pair.

**Head Phones are needed daily for math class.

5th Grade Field Trips

Atlanta History Museum- February 4th.

*Please note: The window for payment has closed.

Civil Rights Museum- February 23rd.

Payment deadline is Friday, January 22nd.


Dress Code- Students attending Leadership Preparatory Academy must wear the approved school uniform daily. Please click on the link below to review policy.


Student Success Team Meeting for 5th Grade

*Wednesday,January 27th - 6pm.

Parents can sign up for the meeting using the following link:


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Iowa Assessments-Distributed Friday, January 15th.

Please review the results and read the attached letter.

Thank you.

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LPA's Father Daughter Dance

Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Mrs. Clark's Math Class

Last week:

Students completed:

5 Minute- 100 question-Single Digit Multiplication Drill.

*It is important that students know "The Facts", there are the foundation to success in mathematics. The first drill was a pre-assessment and will not be factored into the student's average, however all drills moving forward will be entered into Infinite Campus as an assessment.

Unit 4- Pretest-Part 1

Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions

Reviewed Prerequisite Skills: Least Common Multiple, Equivalent Fractions, Converting Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers, and Adding Fractions with Like Denominators.

Students received a Motivation Math Workbook and a Composition Notebook for Math Class. (Please review often)

Next week: January 19-22


MGSE5.NF.1 Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator and equivalent fractions to produce like denominators.

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Ms. Copeland's Science/Social Studies Class

  • Students have been assigned their first Social Studies project of the semester...see Edmodo for the Immigration Project guidelines and rubric...DUE DATE: Feb. 10th by 8:10AM

  • Science Chapter 4 Test over Matter will be Tuesday, January 26th...please start reviewing all notes in the interactive journal


S5P1 Students will verify that an object is the sum of its parts.

S5P1.a Demonstrate that the mass of an object is equal to the sum of its parts by manipulating and measuring different objects made of various parts.

S5P1.b Investigate how common items have parts that are too small to be seen without magnification.

S5P2 Students will explain the difference between a physical change and a chemical change.

S5P2.a Investigate physical changes by separating mixtures and manipulating (cutting, tearing, folding) paper to demonstrate examples of physical change.

S5P2.b Recognize that the changes in state of water (water vapor/steam, liquid, ice) are due to temperature differences and are examples of physical change.

S5P2.c Investigate the properties of a substance before, during, and after a chemical reaction to find evidence of change.

SS5H4 The student will describe U.S. involvement in World War I and post-World War I America.

SS5H4.a Explain how German attacks on U.S. shipping during the war in Europe (1914- 1917) ultimately led the U.S. to join the fight against Germany; include

the sinking of the Lusitania and concerns over safety of U.S. ships, U.S. contributions to the war, and the impact of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

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Mrs. Marsh's ELA/Reading Class

5.RI.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

5.RI.5 Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology,comparison, cause/ effect, problem/ solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

5.RI.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.