5th Grade is Super!

December 4, 2015

Specials Rotation (Week of 12/04)

Tiller: PE

Clinkscales: PE

Thetford: STEM

Westog: Split Class

Ittner: Art

Stringer: RRT

Williams: Music

News from the Nest

Headquarter Headlines

RFL Movie Night on December 11

Mark your calendars for December 11 Movie Night 5:30 – 9:00!

Parents don’t miss the chance to have a Friday night to shop for the holidays or have a relaxing dinner out while your child has fun watching Minions under the supervision of our wonderful PMES teachers. This event is sponsored by PMES Relay for Life. Students will have fun and receive pizza and a drink all for only $15 per student. ($10 for each additional sibling). Look for the flyer in this week’s Friday Folder.

2015 GA Milestones Test Results

Test results for the school and district are anticipated to be released from the state on Monday. Schools do not yet have individual student score reports. These should arrive in the next few weeks. Individual score reports will first be released on the portal and then hard copies will be sent home. Please see the attached letter from the district for more information.

Upcoming and Continuing Units of Study

Reading

We are continuing to take a look at Non-Fiction text. We will be learning how to understand complex text as we learn about volcanoes.

Writing

As writers, we will be creating a piece of non-fiction text that will be engaging and informative for our readers.

Word Study

We just finished a study of homographs, and our new Unit (Sort #15) will be starting in December.


Clinkscales class will test on Spelling Sort 24 on December 09.

Math

We are finishing our unit on multiplying fractions. Our next unit on interpreting the multiplication and division of fractions will start next week.

Science/Social Studies

We have completed our social studies unit on the rise of industry. We are beginning our science unit on constructive and destructive forces on Earth. Students will have their first earth science test next week.

Important Dates

December 11th: Relay for Life Movie Night

December 18th: Fifth Grade Winter Party

December 22nd- January 5th: Winter Break

January 6th: Students' First Day Back (Quarter 3 Begins)