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!
Science News: We will have an end of the unit assessment on earth science this week.
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.
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?
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.
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
School website: http://cmcsi.hallco.org/web/