5th Grade Newsletter March 31, 2016

Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Wells, Mrs. Dailey, & Mrs. Wallace


***Please make sure your child has completed all parts of their snow day packet. All of this is due back after spring break. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Important Dates:

March 31: Yearbook Orders DUE ($10.00)

April 1: Career Day


April 11-15: Book Fair

April 14: Individual Spring Pictures

April 15 (5:30-8:00) Sprint Titan Fest

April 27: Old Fort Harrod Field Trip

April 28: Fort Harrod Rain Date

Below you will find a brief summary of what we are focusing on this week in each subject.

Social Studies:

Students did great on their Economics Test last week. We had a WONDERFUL Field Trip to Frankfort. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the parents who chaperoned our trip. We are continuing to study about the Industrial Revolution and how textile mills and industry changed the face of our country. We will finish up the Industrial Revolution after Spring Break. Have a restful week.

-Mrs. Spratt

History gives us a common memory which helps us make choices in the future.


We have been focused on Geometry the past few weeks. After spring break we will work on measurement and then begin to cover all of our 5th grade content. We will check and work on the math portion of the snow day packet so please make sure your student brings those after the break as well. Hope you all have a restful, but fun spring break.

-Mrs. Wells


We have finished all our books and you may notice that your child is not having reading log right now. We will be doing things different after Spring Break. The students have chosen a book of their own to read and we will be doing reading logs in class. We will also not be doing independent packets - which they are very sad about :)! We will focus on reviewing all the topics we have studied so far this year with a new focus each week. Right after Spring Break we will be reviewing Nonfiction. Have a great Spring Break!

-Mrs. Dailey


In the past week, students have been completing their personal narratives. I really hope your child shared their narrative with you. They had some awesome stories to tell and I am so proud of them! Each day we examined the plot of 2 narrative examples in addition to our lesson. Some of the skills they've been learning include: sequencing, using sensory details, and including dialogue in their writing. We will have a stop, drop, & write prompt tomorrow after Career Day. After spring break, we will be reviewing all writing content from throughout the year. I will be working with each student individually and in groups to strengthen their writing to become the best it can be! :) I hope each of you has a wonderful spring break!

-Mrs. Wallace