5th Grade

Keefe, Kingsley & Ward

Upcoming Events

April 18th: Unit 6 Test

April 19th: Parent Camp Meeting 6:00-7:00 at the High School Auditorium

April 21: Brewer's Weather Day Field Trip & Term 5 ends

April 22: No School

May 3-4: Math MAP Testing

May 9-10: Reading MAP Testing

May 17: BizTown Field Trip

June 1: Camp material drop off 4:00-7:00 (optional)

June 2-3: Camp Whitcomb Field Trip (Please pick up your child at 2:00 on June 3rd)

WI Forward Testing Schedule for our House

April 13: Ward Math (8:45 - 9:45), Keefe Math (11:50 - 12:40)

April 14: Kingsley Math (8:45 - 9:45), Ward Math (11:50 - 12:40)

April 15: Keefe Math (8:45 - 9:45), Kingsley Math (11:50 - 12:40)

April 18: Kingsley ELA (8:45 - 9:45), Ward ELA (11:50 - 1:00), Keefe ELA (2:45 - 3:30)

April 19: Kingsley ELA (8:45 - 9:45), Ward ELA (11:50 - 1:00), Keefe ELA (2:45 - 3:30)

I Love Math


Looking for ways to encourage and sustain a love of math within your child? Check out these steps you can take at home. There is also a variety of resources provided: including math tasks to try at home, recommended apps/games, parent resources, and a lot more!

Mr. M Band Update

Mr. M is recovering and that his sub, Mrs. Granetella, will take his place. Also, World Drumming and Jazz Lab are done for the rest of the year. Other band activities (yes, concerts!) will continue as planned with guidance by Ms. Mitchell and support from Mr. Cooney and Mrs. Granatella.

Classroom Supplies

As we are working hard in 5th grade, we've noticed that a few of our school supplies have been dwindling. If you would like to help our house out and donate more supplies, we would greatly appreciate it. Here are the supplies that we are in need of:

  • Pencils
  • Eraser tops
  • Dry erase markers
  • Pens (not erasable)
  • Loose leaf
  • Clorox wipes
  • Headphones (if your child doesn't have them yet)


Please note the testing time and remember to go to bed at 8:00, bring healthy snacks and drinks and eat a healthy breakfast each and everyday!

Strategy this week:

Analyze Critically:

There are elements in a story that some readers believe are true. Our job as a reader is to read and think critically, analyze what is happening, and offer a solid opinion to support our reason.

***Please use the following link to review the MAP testing skills!



With the Wisconsin State Froward test, students have been independently working on tasks to get them prepared. From coordinate graphing to solving expressions, your child has been widening their math knowledge.

Next week will be starting to wrap up Unit 6 with a second quiz on Tuesday. Students will be assessed on word problems involving all operations in fractions, decimals, and whole numbers.

Finally your child needs to have their math take home folder signed for Monday. Please take a look at their Unit 6 Quiz. I've encouraged the students to make corrections on their quiz to prepare for quiz 2. Here is a link to the signing sheet if your child lost his/hers.


To get back into the groove of writing, students conducted interviews of their peers. This activity allowed students to get to know their peers better, practice listening skills, and practice a different writing style. They shared their interviews with small groups of students and shared out with the whole class. We are beginning our final writing unit - Memoir - by learning about themes.

Social Studies (Keefe and Kingsley)

Students have applied for Biz Town positions and will begin practicing their roles for the Biz Town day! Students have also campaigned for mayor of Biz Town and their peers have voted! Results will be in on Monday.

Science (Ward's Homeroom)

How much water do you use when you brush your teeth? Next week we will be looking at water conservation! Students were asked this weekend to calculate the amount of water they use when they brush their teeth. We will be analyzing various 'water activities' and the amount of water that is used for each. Students will gain an appreciation for water and its availability.

Accelerated Math

This week, we continued our ratio unit. We found equivalent ratios by scaling up and down. We also used double number lines, tables, and graphs to represent equivalent ratios. Our last lesson of the unit focuses on unit rates, and determining which is the better buy - a real-world skill! Our ratio assessment will be Wednesday, April 20th.

Also, in case you want to include it in your newsletter for Block 3 kids:

  • Math MAP Testing (FOR ALL STUDENTS): May 4th and 5th

Band Practice Schedule

Please help us out by looking into your student's band schedule. Remind them of the day of the week they have practice and the time. Next week will be the "black week."