5th Grade Newsletter

January 11, 2016

5th Grade Happenings

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Math Madness

This week students will be practicing area, perimeter and volume by creating their dream homes. We will also begin learning about number patterns. Homework will go home with students on Monday and will be due Friday, January 15th. Students will also receive their vocabulary words on Monday and they will have a quiz on Tuesday, January 19th. The homework assignment along with the vocabulary list will be posted on Miss Finley's website.

In the Science Lab

This week in Science we will continue our lesson the Earth. Vocabulary words that students need to focus on are:

Weathering – the breaking down and wearing away of rock

Erosion – the movement of weathered materials by wind, water, or ice

Deposition – the process by which materials eroded by water, wind, or ice are dropped in a new place; forms deltas and beaches

Canyon – a deep narrow valley with steep sides and often with a stream flowing through it formed by erosion

The Reading Corner

In ELA, students will continue working on Greek and Latin roots and continue studying non-fiction and text features.

Blast from the Past

Industry vs. Agriculture

Our students will be discussing how life in the Northern and Southern parts of the United States were very different in the years leading up to the Civil War. The biggest difference was in the economics of the two regions. The North relied on industry, while the South had an excellent agriculture economy. Understanding the geography of the two areas is vital to understanding why the two different economics developed.

Homework Help

  • Read, Read, Read
  • Practice Multiplication Facts
  • Math notes and vocabulary words are posted on Miss Finley's website
  • Apply concepts to everyday activities
  • Spelling words and Reading Comprehension Thinking Stems are located on Ms. Cooper's website
  • Khan Academy videos and practice
  • Clay Piggy


If you have any questions please contact us!

Tracy Pruett (Science) – tpruett@bisdmail.net

Rebecca Finley (Math) – rlfinley@bisdmail.net

Kathy Cooper (ELA and SS) – kcooper@bisdmail.net

Pamela Leach (ELA and SS) – pamela.leach@bisdmail.net