CES 5th Grade Newsletter

February 8-11

Weekly Highlights

Reading: The Gymnast

Comprehension Skill: draw conclusions

Comprehension Strategy: visualization

Grammar: using who and whom

Spelling: negative prefixes (see list below)

DIGITS: ratio reasoning

enVision: multiplying/dividing mixed numbers

Science: plant and animal cells
Social Studies: The Civil War

Upcoming Dates

The Wizard of Oz @ Grissom High School

Thursday, March 10th, 8:15-11am

7901 Bailey Cove Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

We will be taking a field trip to Grissom High School to see their play, The Wizard of Oz. Each homeroom may bring two parents. This is on a first come first serve basis so if you are interested in chaperoning please let your homeroom teacher know ASAP. Cost for students is $8. The deadline to return the permission form and money is February 24.
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Student Council will be selling Valentines Candy Grams for $1.00 in the lobby from 7:40-7:55. Our sale will start Monday, February 8 and end on Thursday, February 11. Students may purchase a sweet treat for a BFF or even a favorite teacher during the week. They will be delivered Thursday morning.

Selection Vocabulary

Please review the selection vocabulary words and definitions at home with your child. They are tested on them weekly.


bluish-somewhat blue

cartwheels-sideways handsprings with the legs and arms kept straight

gymnastics-a sport in which very difficult exercises are performed

hesitation-the act of holding back because of doubt

limelight-the center of public attention and interest

skidded-slipped or slid sideways while moving

somersault-to run or jump, turning the heels over the head

throbbing-beating rapidly or strongly

wincing-drawing back suddenly

Spelling Words

Your child can practice their spelling words at http://spellingcity.com/hallspelling5

Challenge words are in bold.


invisible

illiterate

irregular

irresistible

impossible

informal

illegal

impatient

independent

incorrect

inactive

imperfect

impolite

immature

illogical

indefinite

inappropriate

immobile

irresponsible

inexpensive

irrelevant

irreparable

intolerant

indisputable

impersonal