Issue #18

Fifth Grade News

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Remember to check Twitter for the latest in our classrooms! @Cres5thgrade

  • January 7th-2-hour delay due to frigid temperatures. Bundle up and see you at 9:45a.m.!
  • Please remind students to bring their planners to and from school.
  • January 23rd- 5th grade field trip to the Richmond Science Museum!
  • January 23rd 6pm- Henley Transitions meeting for parents with Pat McLaughlin
  • January 24th 1pm - Henley Transitions meeting for students
  • SOL dates:
    Writing-March 11th and March 12th
    Social Studies-May 6th
    Science-May 8th
    Reading-May 14th
    Math-May 29th and May 30th

THANK YOU TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTFUL, WELL WISHES OVER THE HOLIDAYS. WE ARE FORTUNATE TO WORK WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND APPRECIATE THEM EVERY DAY.

Math Corner

5th graders are studying Geometry. We will review our information on polygons and how to appropriately categorize and measure them. It is important that your student understand the differences and similarities between rectangles, squares, triangles, parallelograms, rhombi, and trapezoids. We will also review the radius, chord, and diameter of a circle. Ask your student how to measure the circumference of a circle.




From the Science Lab of Mrs. Agee

How do you measure up? Our students will answer that question with a unit on equivalent measurements and selecting the correct tools for this type of work. Check out our website for links to helpful resources at www.tinyurl.com/Mrs-Agee/science

From the Historical Perspective of Ms. Deal

The week we begin a new unit; Building a New Nation. Students will explore how Americans established the US Constitution and laid the foundation for our great nation. We will take a look at Virginians (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Mason) that played pivotal roles in the creation of a new nation. Students will understand how important it was to establish a Constitution and Bill of RIghts. We will also discuss Westward Expansion. YAY History!

From the Writing Desk of Mrs. Garbaccio

Our writing SOL examinations will take place in early March (see above for dates). To prepare students to write to practically any prompt, we will have a weekly homework writing prompt due each Friday. Students will be able to either type or hand write to the prompt assigned on Mondays. They are to complete for homework during the week and turn in the completed essay on Fridays.


This week's homework is for students to write an essay about overcoming obstacles to achieve specific goals. The girls are to utilize their meeting with Mrs. Agee regarding "Girl Power." The boys are to utilize their meeting with Mr. Wagner for inspiration. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

READING

Students will return to their hopes and dreams. We will complete our origami mobile for the classroom and "Powtoons" this week. The in-class projects generate discussions about our readings and how the books relate to each student. Stay tuned for the next book studies.