5th Grade is Super!

January 8, 2016

Happy New Year!

Specials Rotation (Week of 1/11)

Tiller: PE

Clinkscales: PE

Thetford: RRT

Westog: Split Class

Ittner: Music

Stringer: STEM

Williams: Art

News from the Nest

Quarter 2 Progress Reports

Quarter 2 Progress Reports will be going home Friday, January 8th. Please keep the report and send back the empty envelope signed on the back on Monday, January 11th.

Georgia Milestones Results Report

4th Grade Georgia Milestones results posted to the portal a few weeks ago, but hard copy reports are now in. These reports will be sent home in the progress report envelope on Friday, January 8th. If your child did not attend PMES, but did attend another GCPS school last year, the reports will be sent home when received from the previous school in a few weeks. If your child attended another Georgia school not in the GCPS district, it could take longer to receive the report. An email will be sent out from PMES with a link to a brochure on how to interpret the provided score report.

Headquarter Headlines

Attention Readers!

Puckett's Mill Relay for Life Team is having a Used Book Sale and we need book donations to make this successful. If you have gently used books at home and want to make room for new books, we will be accepting donations all next week (January 11-15). Collection boxes will be in your teacher's classroom. During the week of January 25th, each class will have an opportunity to purchase books for only $1.00 each. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.

GA Milestones Study Guides

Georgia Milestones study guide are now available from the GA DOE. They have been posted online through the link below. This is a great resource in preparing students for the upcoming test in April.

Upcoming and Continuing Units of Study

Reading

We will begin comparing and contrasting text structure to finish out our Non-Fiction reading unit.

Writing

We are starting into a series of lessons designed to push and challenge each student to use strong vocabulary and sentence structure.

Word Study

Students were given a list of all of the words we will study for the 3rd nine weeks. It is also attached below. The test on Spelling Unit #27 is Wednesday, 1-13.

Math

We will be continuing dividing with unit fractions and whole numbers. In fifth grade, students do not need to know how to divide fractions by fractions. They are only responsible for knowing how to divide with unit fractions (any fraction with a numerator of 1) and whole numbers. The Quarter 3 Math Resource Round-Up has been started and linked below. Be sure to check this document frequently as it is updated as we move through the Quarter 3 units.

Science/Social Studies

We will be continuing our unit on World War I. The test is tentatively planned for Thursday, January 14th. The notes and study guide are linked below.

Important Dates

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

January 8th: Quarter 2 Progress Reports Go Home

January 14th: PTA Bingo Night (For those who purchased tickets)

January 18th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Staff/Student Holiday)

January 19th: Menchies PTA Spirit Night

January 22nd: 100th Day of School!