December News

Ms. End's 5th Grade Class

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 10 – Orchestra and Red Band Concert – 2:30 and 7:00

Friday, December 11 – Early Release Day (Parent Conferences) – 11:30 dismissal

Friday, December 11 – Jump Rope for Heart Assemblies

5th Grade 9:15-9:50

Wednesday, December 16- Blue Band and 5th Grade Chorus Concerts- 2:30 and 7:00

Friday, December 18- Report Cards Sent Home

Tuesday, December 22- Pajama Day/Classroom party for students/Talent Show in Ms. End's room

December 23-January 1- School is Closed for Holiday Recess

ELA- Historical Fiction/Human Rights Unit

Within each of our guided reading groups, students are reading historical fiction novels. Each reading group is looking at how the characters within their book overcome challenges in history. While reading, students are identifying articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that are being challenged or upheld. Each group will finish reading their novel by the December break. In January, we will begin the final persuasive writing assessment piece associated with each novel.


Ms. End and Mrs. Gottfried- Esperanza Rising

Mr. Simmons- One Crazy Summer and Number the Stars

Mrs. Tantillo- Bud, Not Buddy and Cory's Freedom Wings

Ms. Eden- Brown Girl Dreaming

Contact Information

Thank you for your continued support at home. I have truly enjoyed meeting with many of you to discuss your child's progress in fifth grade. These conversations and your input are so valuable to my practice. I look forward to meeting with several families in the days to come. If you do not have a conference scheduled, please email me to set-up a time.