Team Fifth

News from 5th Grade

Mark your Calendars


2- Fifth Graders return from Disney Field Trip

4-STEM Day

7-Mother's/ Father's Day Shop opens

9-AR Party

Honor's Night (per invite)

10-PBIS Party

11-Field Day

14-GMAS Retests (all week)

15-Dental Van

16-5th Grade Luau

18-Last Day of School

Awards Day


This month in math, we will review concepts, extend concepts and work on project based learning.

There will also be remediation for students who may need to retake the Georgia Milestones Assessment.

Science & Social Studies


As I write this note, students have not taken the Milestones Science nor Social Studies. We have worked very hard to review for this major test and I hope your student does well! Hopefully, we finished STRONG!

After Milestones testing, students will begin to construct their paper mache volcanoes. Please have your student bring in a clean, empty, soda can. This project will entail creating a volcano from paper mache, painting it, then erupting it! Students can erupt their volcano at home by combining baking soda and vinegar. A little red food coloring helps add to the lava effect!

Looking forward to May fu


Anchor Text: Lawnboy by Gary Paulsen

Our monthly reading "must know" will be to spiral review the following concepts: Main Idea/Details, Sequencing, Compare and Contrast, Inferencing, Text Features and Literary Elements, Cause and Effect, and Fact and Opinion.

Reading Vocabulary: Main Idea, Key Details, quote, explicitly, drawing inferences, theme, and summarize

Writing Focus: Students will learn to conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Writing Vocabulary: Research, Sources, Investigate, Multimedia Components, and Relevant Details

Grammar Focus: Students will learn to consult reference materials to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

Grammar Vocabulary: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Glossary, Guide Words, Alphabetical Order

Student of the Month - Honest

From the STEM Lab

We have had a great first year in the STEM lab and looking forward to next year. Some items we always need are:

toilet paper and paper towel rolls

paper plates (clearance holiday plates work great)


small boxes

small bottles (Gatorade type

aluminum foil

pipe cleaners

popsicle sticks

Thank you for you continued support. Be sure to follow us on Facebook STEM at PES.

Maria Scurr

GA Milestones Study Resource for Students and Parents

This resource is a great way to study at home. It includes information about the test, test taking strategies, sample questions and answers, scoring rubrics, vocabulary and information!

GA Milestones Assessment Guide

This guide includes information, rubrics, sample questions and answers.


We are so excited to be in a trial period with IXL! In math class, I am working with students to create a study plan leading up to Milestones. You can also check the monthly focus for ideas of what topics students could use practice on (all subjects)

Class Dojo

Class Dojo can be accessed to review behavior and classroom updates. You can also send direct messages to teachers or view classroom announcements.


Flocabulary is educational hip-hop videos to make learning more fun and engaging!

Education Galaxy

Use education galaxy to practice your math, ELA, science and social studies skills. Please have your student work under the "My Study Plan" section, as "Assignments" must be completed at school.

Raz Kids

Raz-Kids is an award-winning teaching product that provides comprehensive leveled reading resources for students. Kids access their leveled text through an interactive learning portal designed to keep them motivated and engaged. combines the world's smartest dictionary with an adaptive learning game that will have you mastering new words in no time.