The School Scoop

All Things Fifth Grade!

- Upcoming Dates -

January 25th: No School - Teacher Inservice

Hoops for Heart: February 1-5th

February 18th: Bruce Mound

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Ambitious Reading Goals

We worked hard to take stock of ourselves as readers. Where are we at and where do we want to go?

This weekend ask your child about their reading goals and the plan they have written to get there.

Lifeboat Investigations- What variables affect the number of passengers a boat can hold?

Ahoy Mateys!

The 4th annual PTO fundraiser, the Trempealeau Twist, will be held Saturday, February 6th from 5:00-8:00 pm. Each classroom will host a themed silent auction gift basket. Simply send donation items with your child to school by Friday, January 29th. Gently used decorative baskets and containers are also appreciated.

5P's Basket Theme: Fitness Finesse- workout books/ DVDs, yoga mat and gear, water bottle, towels, sporting good store/fitness center gift certificates.

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Bookish News

Writer's Workshop


  • What makes a memoir?
  • Interpreting the comings and goings of life
  • Investigating and planning our own memoirs

Mentor Texts: Eleven and Quietly Struggling


Unit 2 - Variables

Investigation 2: Lifeboats


Unit 6: Concepts of Volume

  • Understand what volume is
  • Relate volume to multiplication and additions

Reader's Workshop

Interpretation Book Clubs

  • Setting ambitious reading goals
  • Writing about reading
  • Learning to think analytically