5th Grade Newsletter

August 31, 2015

Message to Parents

We would like to thank everyone who sent in supplies for our science labs. The students had a great time watching our "volcanoes erupt". Please feel free to ask them all about it. We will have our end of unit earth science test sometime this week. Each class is planning on having it a different day. Please look for an email from your child's teacher or in your child's agenda.

Parents: Publix is a Partner in Ed with CMCSI, please add the key tag provided to your shopping trip. With every purchase and a swipe of the card, Publix gives a percentage back to our school! Extras are provided in the office!

Thank you,


Science News: We will have an end of the unit assessment on earth science this week.

Reading News:

The students should be reading each night for homework. The students will be required to read books across different genres each quarter and complete a book review. Classes and students have their own quarterly goals. Please ask your student about their reading goal. Books read aloud in class count towards this goal as well as books read independently.

Math News:

In math this week we will continue our unit on volume. We will be using boxes to help find the volume on 2 connecting prisms.

This week we start our flipped classroom. The students will have a video to watch for homework on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Our Unit One Assessment will be on Friday.

What Are the Students Learning This Week?

Math: Volume

Science: Constructive and destructive forces

Writing: Narrative writing - Planning using The 5 Things (plot, characters, conflict, theme, and setting)

Reading: Making inferences, quoting accurately, and using quotes to support answers.

Important Dates

September 1 - FCA beings

September 3 - PTO/Curriculum Night, 6 PM first session, 6:30 PTO meeting, second session directly to follow PTO meeting

September 11 - Enrichment Clusters begin

September 18 - Warrior Walk, 8:00-8:50 for 5th grade

October 8 - Fall Pictures, times TBA

October 20 - Chili's Spirit Night, Spout Springs Rd, Flowery Branch

October 23 - 2nd Enrichment Cluster

October 26 - 30 - Red Ribbon Week

Cotober 27 - Media Center Fall Festival

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School phone number: 770-967-3121

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