5th Grade 101

Mrs. Harris' Class Newsletter for 5/2/16

What We are Learning

In Math we have continued to review and practice problem solving strategies as well as applying our check writing skills to prepare for Biz Town. After Biz Town students will practice previously learned skills and apply them to 6th grade prep.

In Science we will be continuing with STAAR review with our primary focus on Astronomy. Students are encouraged to study daily using their Study Guides.


5th grade parents, The 5th grade pool party will continue as originally scheduled, Wednesday June 1st from 6-9pm. At this time, we are at capacity for the volunteers needed at the pool party due to the lifeguard headcount ratio. An email will be sent out shortly to those who expressed an interest in volunteering to help with other areas of the party. Heather Taranto Amy Amodio

BizTown is Thursday!

Students have been working really hard to prepare for a fun-filled educational day of running BIzTown. I am excited to see them in action and gain an appreciation for the hard work that goes into different types of jobs that people do to run an effective community.

Students need to bring a sack lunch, preferably one that we can throw away and not have to worry about when it's time to leave.

Students will not be taking backpacks to BizTown. If they want to leave them at school, that's fine. We have discussed that they should leave electronics at home since there would be no one in the classroom to watch over them, and they don't need them at BizTown.

Click on the title to see the flyer. If the link isn't working, you can go to my website and view it in the Resources section of my Science tab.

Boosterthon and Field Day Orders Due WEDNESDAY

Homework this week

Students have been given no Math homework this week and next week. Next week students will need to watch a video about simplifying fractions with larger digits.

The Science homework for this week is Part 4 Week 4.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday May 5th: BizTown
  • Friday May 6th: Science Parent Day 3:00-3:30 in the cafeteria
  • Monday & Tuesday May 9th & 10th: 3rd and 4th Grade STAAR testing (STAAR + schedule change = No visitors)
  • Wednesday May 11th: Science STAAR ((STAAR + schedule change = No visitors)
  • Wednesday May 25th: Field Day 12:30
  • Friday May 27th: 5th Grade Day and Talent Show
  • Monday May 30th: No School
  • Thursday June 2: Last Day of 5th Grade :( (I hate to see them go!); End of 4th Nine Weeks; Reports cards go home