The School Scoop

All Things Fifth Grade!

- Upcoming Dates -

February 16th: STAR Math Test at 8:00 am

February 17th: Field Trip to Viterbo- The Peking Acrobats

February 18th: Bruce Mound

February 19th: No School

February 23rd: STAR Reading Test at 8:00 am

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We ate lots, laughed more, and had a fun afternoon singing and dancing together. This group of kids sure knows how to have fun!

Thank you to all the families who helped make our Valentines party extra special!

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Bookish News

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Writer's Workshop


  • What makes a memoir?
  • Interpreting the comings and goings of life
  • Investigating and planning our own memoirs

Mentor Texts: Eleven and Quietly Struggling


Unit 2 - Variables

Investigation 3: Plane Sense

  • Engineer a small model-plane
  • Observe and compare the characteristics of model-plan flight
  • Identify variables that might affect the flight

Construction of our model planes.

Team Work and Problem Solving


Unit 7: Multiplication and Division with Whole Numbers and Decimals

  • Real World Problem Solving
  • Multiplying Two-Digit Numbers
  • Multiply with Larger Numbers
  • The Area Model for Multiplication

Reader's Workshop

Interpretation Book Clubs

  • Setting ambitious reading goals
  • Writing about reading
  • Learning to think analytically