5th Grade News

September 11, 2015

The Significance of this Day

Today, in class, we took some time to learn about the significance of September 11, 2001 in history. We watched the video posted below and created a "What do we know about September 11th?" Poster (see picture on left) based on the information we learned in class today. This day brings different memories and emotions for everyone. We focused on the facts of the day and the impact that day had on people. Please take some time to discuss with your child what this day means to you or what you remember from that day.
What Happened On September 11, 2001? (child friendly 9+)

Organization & Agendas

We have been working diligently in class trying to keep everyone organized and informed of projects, homework, etc. If you have not done so yet, please sign up for the Reminds for your child's class(es). Please, please, please check your child's agenda nightly. All homework, projects with due dates, and any other important information is written in this agenda. It is important that we stay on the "same page".

Save the Date!

  • TONIGHT-Mallard Creek High School game tonight! Parkside students get in free-wearing red.
  • Friday, Sept. 18, Parent's Night Out at Parkside Elem. (from 6-9 pm)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22, Curriculum Night 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, Teacher Workday- NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, Sept. 24, 1st Quarter Progress Reports go home
  • Wednesday, Oct. 7, Early Release Day

Classroom Happenings

MATH-Practice Multiplication Facts

Knowing the multiplications facts is a BIG thing for 5th grade math. Please help us to help them learn their multiplication facts. Students need to practice their facts at home too. We are currently working on multiplication strategies, and you can only imagine how difficult that can be when you don't know your multiplication facts. Practice can be in the form of flash cards, online games, timed tests, or anything else you can think of.

READING-Log your reading on Biblionasium

The only reading homework, so far, has been to read 30 min/30 pages nightly, Monday through Friday. This reading should be logged daily on biblionasium. We have been focusing on character traits. Ask your child what they think about The Great Gilly Hopkins' character traits. We will be turning our focus to main idea and theme. Stay tuned to see what we learn.

SCIENCE-Force & Motion

Please be on the lookout for Science Homework. If there is any, it should be written in your child's agenda. The agenda should be used as a checklist so students can check off assignments once they complete them. We did an experiment this week and used a force gauge to measure the force of an object. Ask your child to explain what surface required the least/most amount of force to move an object.


Please visit Mrs. Morgan's Weebly (link below) to print out a list of vocabulary for force & motion. Students should be reviewing their Science notes nightly.