Bennett Bears 5th Grade News

Week of October Oct. 12

What's Happening in ELAR/ Social Studies

In Reading, we will be analyzing literary nonfiction. We will be making inferences all week. We will continue to read and analyze Rump as a class. We will show our knowledge of our literature circle book by making a "Literature Circle Mosaic." We will finish writing biographies about a special person to us.

In Social Studies, we will learn about American Colonization though our American Colonization ELM.

Homework is due Friday, October 16th.

What's Happening in Math/ Science

In math this week, we will be multiplying decimals and whole numbers. We will be using pictorial models to show decimal x decimal. Homework will be due Monday, October 19th. See below for an additional copy.

During Science time, we will be launching our next Science ELM. We will be researching and exploring friction, gravity, magnetism, mechanical energy and Newton’s Laws.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, October 12th: No school for students
  • Tuesday, October 13th: Bennett/Culvers Night 5:00 - 10:00pm
  • Monday, October 19th: Red Ribbon Week Begins
  • Friday, October 23rd: Background checks need to be approved by this date for camp volunteers; Chaperone Lottery
  • Monday, October 26th: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences; Chaperones notified about camp.
  • Thursday, October 29th: Fundraiser Pick Up from 2:00-5:30.
  • Friday, October 30th: Friday Live 2:15pm; 2nd camp payment due ($75)
  • Monday, November 2nd: Picture Retakes; Creed Lunch 11:00.
  • Friday, November 6th: PTO Dance
  • Monday, November 9th: Chaperone Meeting at 7:15am
  • November 18-20: Allaso Ranch 5th Grade Camping Trip!!


Monday, Oct. 19th - Crazy Hair/ Wear Red

Tuesday, Oct. 20th - Wear Pajamas

Wednesday, Oct. 21st - Team Jersey Day

Thursday, Oct. 22nd - Sunglasses/ Crazy Sock Day

Friday, Oct. 23rd - Bennett Shirt

Homework for the Week

Spelling Words for the Week!

Important Information

Spirit Wear!

Bennett winter spirit wear is on sale now AVAILABLE BY PRE-ORDER ONLY!!! An order form is attached below. Order deadline is Friday, Oct. 23rd.

Canned Food Drive!

The Bennett student Council will be collecting canned fruit for the McKinney Food Pantry.

If a student brings a can of fruit from October 13th-24th, they will be able to dress up as their favorite book character on October 30th.