5th Grade News

August 21st - 25th

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, 8/21 -- Delayed Dismissal @ 3:00 (Solar Eclipse)

Wednesday, 8/23 -- Curriculum Night (5:30, 6:05, & 6:40)

Thursday, 8/24 -- Coffee Talk on IB & STEAM @ 9:30 in the STEAM Lab

Friday, 8/25 -- 5th Grade Class Picture

Monday, 9/4 -- Labor Day (No School)

Friday, 10/20 -- Field Trip

ASSESSMENTS

Friday, August 25th -- MATH: Place Value Quiz

Thursday, August 31st -- SOCIAL STUDIES: Civil War Quiz

Friday, September 1st -- ELA: Unit 3: Before and After Affixes Quiz (ante-, fore-, pre-, post-)

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING?

ELA - READING: Making Inferences

ELA - LANGUAGE: Before and After Prefixes (ante-, fore-, pre-, post-)

ELA - WRITING: Analyzing and Writing Narratives

MATH: Place Value with Decimals

SOCIAL STUDIES: Civil War

SCIENCE: Solar Eclipse & Electricity & Magnetism

CURRICULUM NIGHT

Parents, please join us for Curriculum Night this Wednesday. We hope this evening provides you with a better understanding of who we are and what we are all about. You will hear about curriculum, procedures, our STEM program, our IB units of study, our PBIS program, and other important topics. We will offer three rotations: 5:30, 6:05, and 6:40. Each session will last for 30 minutes. The remaining 5 minutes will give you time to transition to another teacher's classroom. We look forward to seeing you!

GRADE BREAKDOWN

Tests/Projects -- 40%

Classwork -- 30%

Quizzes -- 30%

SOLAR ECLIPSE

Please read below on Mr. McBride’s Blog about our plan at Jackson for the Eclipse.


If your child will be at school, but you DO NOT want them to go outside to view the Eclipse, you need to fill out this OPT OUT FORM. Students whose parents opt out will view a live video stream of the Eclipse inside the building with another teacher. The office will notify us if your child is opting out.


Dismissal will be DELAYED 30 minutes on Monday afternoon. So, instead of dismissing at 2:30, we will dismiss at 3:00. If you plan to check out your child early to experience the Eclipse with them, please check them out by 1:00. Thank you.