Mrs. Pittman's 5th Grade News

January 29, 2016

January has come and gone!!!

We have been busy as we have worked through another month in our school year! Hard to believe!! The main focus this month has been on writing skills and styles and on novel studies. If you have not checked in with your child about what book we are reading as a class, please do! They are loving Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. We are doing many activities as we work through this fantastic novel! In math we have had a great time learning about the hierarchy of Polygons! We just tested today on World War 1 and will move right into the Great Depression beginning next week. In Science, we have enjoyed learning about the Earth's Surface. we will test on this unit next week.

Thanks for all you do as parents to support your child and our classroom! Have a great weekend! The weather is supposed to be WONDERFUL- get outside and enjoy!

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming!

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on February 24th and 25th. Please be on the look out for an email coming out next week about signing up for a conference time. This is always an important conference as we begin looking at the end of the year and Middle School!

Save the Date!!!

Please make sure to put Tuesday, May 24th on your calendars now! This is the date of our 5th Grade finale and you will not want to miss this. For those who don't know, this is our 5th Grade Graduation ceremony and it promises to be a special time! We will begin the ceremony at Noon on the 24th of May. Much more detailed information will follow in the upcoming months, but I wanted you to have the date so you will make sure not to miss this exciting day!!

Upcoming Tests-

Monday, February 1 -Polygon Unit Test

Tuesday, February 2- Earth's Surface Test

Wednesday, February 3- Cold Reading Test #3

Friday, February 5- Volume Quiz

Great Depression Quiz

STEM NIGHT! Thursday, February 4th

Make sure you and your family do not miss our STEM Night here at Parsons! It is a special night that the students will enjoy and have fun creating and learning about new things!! The 5th grade teachers have a special surprise dealing with the layers of the Earth- you will not want to miss this!!