Fifth Grade Updates

November 11, 2016

Colonial Day

Dear Parents,

We will relive the Colonial period on Friday, November 18th. Many of our volunteering parents for the event are preparing stations with activities that the students will rotate through. Students should come dressed like the colonials of America during the 1700s. We will discuss with the children what colonial people wore and will make some of the following suggestions. Feel free to "google" images of The Thirteen Colonies or American Colonists.


  • Wear long skirt or dress (could be one of mom’s)
  • Tie an Apron on
  • Wear leather or dark shoes
  • Wrap a shawl around your shoulders


  • Wear pants that come just below the knees (could be baseball or football pants, etc.)
  • Wear long socks
  • Wear leather or dark shoes (can make foil covered buckles out of cardboard to attach to shoes)
  • Wear a white shirt (could be a father’s, etc.)

We do not expect you to buy anything – that is totally up to you. However, students are expected to participate and show “attempt” to look colonial in some way, even if it’s only buckles on the shoes, for example. You could make a costume, borrow a costume from a former Skaggs student, or even check a thrift store.

Here's a link to a video from Colonial Day 2013:

Colonial Day Volunteers

We are in desperate need of a few more volunteers for Colonial Day! No experience is necessary, but you will need a completed background check. Please plan ahead if you need one. The stations and tasks are not difficult and we have instructions for you if you are able to donate your time. Please contact Tiffany Wilson at to volunteer. Thank you volunteers!

Colonial Day Donations

We are in need of a few supplies in order to have a successful Colonial Day. Please consider supporting us by sending one or more of the following items to school with your child as soon as possible. Thank you!

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 15 - Picture retakes

Nov. 16 - History Test

Nov. 17 - Classroom Spelling Bee

Nov. 18 - Colonial Day

Nov. 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 28 - Math MAP

Nov. 29 - Science Test (Energy, Force, and Motion)

Dec. 1 - Word Masters Challenge

Dec. 5 - Reading / LA MAP

Dec. 5 - Math Test

Dec. 12 - Science MAP

Dec. 16 - Winter Parties, Early Release, Report Cards

Dec. 19 - Winter Break begins