CES 5th Grade Newsletter

November 16-20, 2015

Weekly Highlights

Reading: Leonardo's Horse

Comprehension Skill: main idea & details

Comprehension Strategy: visualize

Grammar: principal parts of regular verbs

Spelling: compounds words (see list below)

Envision Math: division

DIGITS Math: dividing decimals and integers

Science: rock cycle

Social Studies: Constitution/Colonial Period

Space Camp Registration

Below is the link for registering your child for Space Camp. It is very important that this registration be completed as soon as possible. You will not need to submit any payments online -- you simply have to enter your child’s information. If you need help completing this, please feel free to stop by the school anytime and we will be glad to walk you through the registration process. It is quick and easy. This is the website you will need to go to for registration:


https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/(S(gfwnkc55bx2za355k01vjc30))/Form.aspx?regkey=RpYOYPxE378wNjTYCkFkMw%3d%3d&qid=229553


Please complete as soon as possible! Thanks!

November Dates

Buffalo Wild Wings Spirit Night (Jones Valley)

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 5-8pm

2750 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Join your Challenger Family at Buffalo Wild Wings to share food and fun while helping to raise money for our school! 15% of your pre-tax food purchase comes back to CES.

December Dates

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This year, Challenger Elementary is hoping to raise $2000 through the Box Tops program, so we need a LOT of Box Tops! Please encourage family members and neighbors to help your child collect, too! Each grade will work together in a friendly competition this year; whichever grade has the most Box Tops by the end of the school year will be thanked with a party! There is no need to attach the Box Tops to a collection sheet, you can just collect the in an envelope or ziplock bag and send them in with your child. Please ensure that the expiration date is visible on the Box Top, or we can’t use it. The last day for collection for this semester is December 4. Here is a list of all participating products: http://www.boxtops4education.com/participating-products

Supplies Needed

Mrs. Montgomery, our wonderful new intervention specialist, is new to Challenger and in need of supplies for her room! Things such as notebook paper, pencils, etc. If you would like to donate some classroom supplies to her, please send them with you child. Every little bit helps!

PTA News

Selection Vocabulary

achieved-accomplished; did

architect-person who designs building

bronze-a dark yellow-brown alloy of copper and tin

cannon-a big gun, especially one mounted on a base of wheels

depressed-gloomy; low-spirited

fashioned-made, shaped

midst-in the middle of

philosopher-person who studies in an attempt to discover and understand the basic nature of knowledge and reality

rival-a person or group which tries to do better than another


Please review these words and definitions with your child. They are tested on them every week.

Spelling Words

Challenge words are in bold.

Your child can find and practice their spelling words at http://www.spellingcity.com/hallspelling5.


waterproof

teaspoon

grasshopper

homesick

barefoot

courthouse

earthquake

rowboat

scrapbook

countryside

lightweight

fishhook

spotlight

blindfold

whirlpool

tablespoon

greenhouse

postcard

hummingbird

thumbtack

sledgehammer

brokenhearted

chalkboard

straightfoward

granddaughter

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