Crozet 5th Grade Newsletter

Issue #26

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REMINDERS

COMMUNITY NIGHT IS THURSDAY NIGHT 5:30-7:30p.m.

Please invite any local businesses and representatives for this incredible evening.

We are laying the foundation for businesses to partner up with grade levels to nurture our community while our students gain real-world skills. “In Our Hands” is a kickstarter site to launch on March 19th. The site would strive to meet our students’ needs by matching local business and donor funding with school projects demonstrating innovation. We welcome community businesses to see what our students can do!



March 27th is our annual Sock Hop!

What songs would you like to add to our Playlist? Our students received a link to share their suggestions.

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Poet honored at UVA Writer's Eye ceremony

Harrison Miracle's work was celebrated on Sunday at the UVA Writer's Eye ceremony in Newcomb Hall. Congratulations on your success, Harrison!


Inspired by Omborrin/Wandjina (image behind him)

WEARY, LIKE A WIDOW WHO LOST HER WAY

ANCIENT, LIKE A MOUNTAIN SITTING DAY AFTER DAY

NAIVE, LIKE A CHILD WHO DIDN’T UNDERSTAND

DARK, LIKE A SHADOW LYING ON THE LAND

JITTERY, LIKE A HUMMINGBIRD STUCK IN A TREE

IDLE, LIKE A CORN STALK WITHOUT A BREEZE

NETTLED, LIKE A SCOT WITH AN ITCHY KILT

ALIEN, LIKE A ROTTING HUMAN LEFT TO WILT

Come on out on Wednesday night to support our poets!

Join Crozet Elementary our community members for World Water Day 2015!

Can't make it to any of these locations? You can always still help by picking up litter along our local creeks.
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Don’t Hide Your Artistic Side…

As we continue our growing partnerships with local businesses and organizations, students are welcome to submit their artwork for a chance to become a permanent part of our Crozet Community Orchestra.


The Crozet Community Orchestra is asking for your best artwork to promote their organization. Between now and May 1st, Crozet Community Orchestra is looking for artwork to promote their theme: “Building Community Through Music.”

Ms. McReynolds will be collecting your projects by May 1st and the Crozet Community Orchestra will choose the best artwork for their marketing and website materials.

Your work can become their logo!

Act Now and Your Artwork Can Be Seen All Over Our Community!

SOL Examination Test Dates

Unlike the image below, we prefer to see our students relaxed and confident during our assessment dates. We appreciate your help in planning ahead for the following dates to avoid make-up testing days closer to graduation time:

May 5th-Reading

May 12th & 13th-Math (split into two parts)

May 18th-Science

May 21st-VA Studies

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5th Grade $1.00 Chocolate Bar Sale!

It's a tradition for our fifth grade to leave a legacy behind with a gift to Crozet Elementary.

This year, we would love to share some of our school spirit with a eagle mascot costume! Think of the students' faces when they see our eagle attend our exciting events...


In order to do this, we will need to raise some money! We are selling sweetness with delicious, chocolate bars. Each $1 chocolate bar will have a code number for hundreds of valuable coupons and there are five, delectable flavors to choose from! Please sign the permission slip in your student's Tuesday folder. We ask that students avoid selling door-to-door as a safety precaution.

Meanwhile, in TweenTribune...

  • We have been brainstorming about our local creeks
  • We met with Brian Richter about water quality and conservation
  • We have been watching the snow melt
  • Meanwhile, California is suffering from lack of water

This is an opportune time to generate some dinnertime conversations about current events. Check out http://tweentribune.com

Our students turn to TweenTribune.com in reading class to enhance their academic vocabulary and engage in current, nonfiction events. All students should have their log in information, but it is not necessary to view the articles. Please feel free to contact your reading teacher if you do not have your log in and would like to log in to post a comment.

Math

Mr. Stauffers' class will be working on SOL 5.8a,b. The students will investigate how to find perimeter, area, and volume. They will also investigate how to apply perimeter, area, and volume in daily life situations. Coming soon to blackboard vocabulary and helpful websites to practice perimeter, area, and volume.


Mrs. G.'s class was tasked this week with a "proud packet" to assess current math skills in measurement and earlier-in-the-year skills we acquired thus far. It is an opportunity for students to utilize their notes, Blackboard, and their resourceful minds to assess themselves. They will submit it on Friday for a test grade.

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Adding and subtracting fractions

Writing

Do you know who Charles Martin Hall is? What about Johan Vaaler or Mary Anning?

Our writers can't wait to share facts about some lesser-known names who contributed to science and our everyday lives! You will be amazed to see who inspires us each day at our Community Night on Thursday from 5:30-7:30p.m.

VA Studies

Essential understanding for our Civil War unit are that because of economic differences between the North and South, they were unable to resolve their conflicts, and the South seceeded from the United States. Virginians were divided about secession from the Union, which led to the creation of West Virginia. Please visit our page and play the "Race to the Governor's House" games with your child.

Science

Students are continuing with SOL 5.5 Living Systems. The students will investigate the animal and plant kingdoms in detail. Researching and investigating vertebrates, invertebrates, vascular plants, and nonvascular plants and their sub-groups.
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