5th Grade Newsletter

Mrs. Cook - Language Arts & Social Studies

This week we are reviewing some of the skills we've learned so far (main idea, vocab strategies, comparing/contrasting) by "Close Reading" an article about Benjamin Franklin. We are also continuing our study of the 13 colonies this week. We will be using our comprehension skills as we read the Social Studies Weekly.


*We DO have WTW this week.



Scholastic Book Order: Your student may bring home Scholastic Orders from time to time. If you would like to purchase, the easiest way is by going online to: www.scholastic.com/bookclubs and using our class code: MCQ9Z

If online ordering doesn't suit you, you may choose to send a check (made payable to Scholastic). This helps us to earn FREE books for our classroom! :) I will submit the orders at the end of each month. Our next order will be submitted the day we come back from Thanksgiving Break in order for it to be back before we leave for Christmas Break.

Ms. Price - Math

  • Perform multi-digit multiplication with decimal numbers.
  • Round decimal numbers to the nearest tenth or hundredth.
  • Divide multi-digit numbers by single digit divisors
  • Solve division problems with remainders, and relate the size of the remainder to the divisor.


Accelerated math is homework every night!

Mrs. Young - Science

This week all three blocks will be going to the library on Tuesday to take the forces and motion benchmark.

Block 1: We are wrapping up our Forces and Motion unit with a foldable activity and will take the test on Thursday. They will be bringing home their next project information sheet on Thursday. It is called Balloon Racers. This project will be due on Thursday, November 17th.


Block 2 & 3: We finished up our unit on Forces and Motion. They will be taking their test on Tuesday. Block 2 received their project information today. Their Balloon Racers are due next Monday, November 14th. Block 3 received theirs last Thursday. Their Balloon Racers are due Thursday, November 12th.

Info for Parents & Students

  • Please be sure to sign your child's planner each night in PEN with your FULL name (no initials). Students need to be proactive by bringing their planner to you with all of their homework listed.
  • Each Friday there will be a conduct grade written into your child's planner. This conduct grade takes into consideration behavior, talking, work ethic (classwork & homework), and how well the 7 Habits have been followed each week.

Donations Needed

We are starting to get into the time of year when everyone is sick and needs tissues and hand sanitizer. We are in need of more tissue boxes for our 3 classrooms as well as hand sanitizer. Any donations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! :)

Thanksgiving Sign Up

We will be having a Thanksgiving Pie Celebration on the day before we get out for Thanksgiving Break. If you would like to supply some pies or other items for our celebration please visit the sign up sheet. Thank you in advance! :)


**Also, please note that the pies must be STORE BOUGHT. They cannot be homemade.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D4CAAA82CA7FF2-thanksgiving

Chick Fil A in Cafeteria

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 11am

Blackburn Elementary School, Newton, NC, United States

Newton, NC

Blackburn Cafeteria will be doing a pilot program with Chick-fil-a. They will be delivering chicken sliders to the school that day and they will be counted just like a regular meal. If they go well we may be getting them more often.

Fundraiser Pick Up (Cookie Dough & Tumblers)

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 2-6pm

Blackburn Elementary School, Newton, NC, United States

Newton, NC

If you cannot pick up during this time frame, email PTO. blackburnpto@gmail.com

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 5-9pm

1020 Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard Southeast

Hickory, NC

Thanksgiving Break!

Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 7:30am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 2:30pm

Progress Reports

Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 2:30pm

PDQ Spirit Night

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 5-9pm

2060 U.S. 70

Hickory, NC

Field Trip - Mary Poppins Play

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 11:30am

Bring lunch from home to eat in classroom this day.

6th Grade Play

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 8am

Teacher Workday

Monday, Dec. 21st, 7:30am

Winter Break

Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, 7:30am to Friday, Jan. 1st 2016 at 2:30pm