Fifth Grade News

October 23 - 27

A Peek at the Week

Reading/Language Arts:

Figurative Language and Imagery

Poetry/Imaginative Stories

Greek/Latin Root Words Spelling List


Order of Operations


Food chains/food webs

Social Studies:

Facing Slavery

Mark Your Calendar

10/23 - 10/27 Red Ribbon Week and Scholastic Book Fair

10/24 Lunch with a loved one (5th grade recess is 12:05 - 12:35 and lunch is 12:35 - 1:05)

10/25 Unity Day (Wear orange) and Report cards post

10/27 Book Parade

10/31 Writer's Celebration Day

11/2 Student Led Conferences/Early Dismissal

Scholastic Newspapers

Dear Parent/Caregiver,

Scholastic News and SuperScience are magazines we’d like to get for every student in our class. Each issue of Scholastic News helps build their English-language skills with daily news and current events. SuperScience includes current nonfiction articles that bring science concepts to life and motivate students to think like scientists and engineers.

Your help in making these valuable resources a part of your child’s education is greatly appreciated. Please send cash or a check made payable to GES in the amount of $14.00, so that we can start using the magazine as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support in helping us make your child’s education meaningful and successful.

-5th Grade

A Note From Your Teacher

Please ensure that your child is charging their Chromebook nightly. Many students are expressing they charge the Chromebook, but the battery is still drained when they get to school. Please assist your child in order to ensure the device is charging and there isn't another issue involved with the outlet.

Please see below for teacher wish list:

Ms. Bradshaw's Wish List:

  • paper towels
  • colored file folders
  • colored thin felt tip pens
  • colored pens for students
  • Mr. Sketch Scented Markers
  • anchor chart paper

Mrs. Hendrickson's Wish List:

  • Hand-held Vacuum
  • Paper towels
  • Bath and Body hand soap
  • anchor chart paper
  • ziplock bags
  • Mr. Sketch Markers

Mrs. Palmersheim's Wish List:

  • Smelly Markers for Anchor Charts
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Soap
  • Coloring Pencils

Mrs. Allen's Wish List:

  • Small hand-held vacuum
  • paper towels
  • hand soap
  • grid paper
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Fall Book Fair

"This week is the GES Book Fair AND Red Ribbon week, and we still need some help! If you have time to volunteer, please do! Here is a link to our Book Fair Volunteer Signup.

In case you didn't know, the GES Library benefits from our book fair. We get to keep 25% of our profit in cash, and that money is used for great things! Last year, we purchased 10 phones for Google Expeditions AND had author Susan Stevens Crummel visit. This year, we will use the money to bring author Aaron Reynolds to our school in February. This will be a special treat for our students... he's kind of a big deal. :)

This week will be loaded with fun events, from Lunch with a Loved One to a late shopping time before our PTA meeting. This flyer was sent home, but just in case, click here to see what's happening this week!"

Student Led Conferences

All 5th grade teachers have sent out a Sign Up Genius to make your appointment for Student Led Conferences. Please find a convenient time if you haven't already. This is a special opportunity to hear your child talk about their goals, strengths and things they are working on at school.