Barrow 5th Grade Newsletter
3rd Quarter Moving Fast!
February 17: Math Benchmark
February 22: Walking field trip to UGA for the Knights Orchestral Concert
February 24: Field trip to UGA and Cobb House
March 5: CCSD Math Tournament
March 7-11: SPRING BREAK
March 19: Black History Bowl and CCSD Young Scientist Fair
March 23, 24, 25: Spring Conferences/Early Release
Teachers have a few wish list items that would really help our day to day run smoothly. These items are: tissue, hand sanitizer, healthy snacks for class or just your child
Reminder about snacks: Our core classes are held in the mornings before lunch, so a healthy snack is crucial for students to stay focused on instruction. CCSD has a Wellness Policy that is specific to the kinds of snack allowed. These include fruit, granola bars, cheese sticks, vegetable sticks, etc. When thinking about buying snacks, please select healthy options to give lasting energy! Hot Fries, Takis, and candy are not allowed via the CCSD Wellness Policy. Also, NO PEANUT PRODUCTS due to severe allergies. We go to great lengths to provide every 5th grader a daily snack if he/she does not have bring a snack. However, this is difficult to do on a daily basis. If you can afford to send a daily snack for your child, PLEASE DO SO to limit the long line waiting each day for a snack from Ms. Mullins and Ms. Slongo. Thanks!
Computers: Please help students remember to charge their computers at home each night and also help remind them of their responsibility to bring their devices to school each day (charger, too).
Ellis Island Experience a Success!
Immigrants are interviewed in the Great Hall
These immigrants passed through Ellis Island and take the Oath of Citizenship
Medical Inspectors check for any peculiar health conditions
Immigrants wait patiently to be interviewed
One eager immigrant carrying a bag and their letter requesting citizenship
New U.S. citizens celebrating in the Reception Hall!
Our Geometry unit focused on 2D shapes, and it looks closely at the attributes that characterize a shape. Students know what a square is by looking at it, but they will need to know how to describe a square based on its number of sides, comparison of sides to one another, and angle type. Then, they will see how that shape relates to others similar to it.
Please, encourage your child to practice their math facts using the packets given at conferences, XtraMath, or Get Waggle for a least 10-15 minutes daily. If you have any math-related questions, let us know!
Reading responses will NOT be due this week, due to a short week and benchmark testing. They are due every Thursday on most weeks that are following. The students are making a lot of progress on these responses and we can see their writing and thinking growing each week.