Patriot Progress

October 14-28

important resources/reminders


  • Edmodo-Weekly Assignments, Resources and Dates for upcoming Assessments
  • FreshGrade-Standards and student work will be put into FreshGrade AFTER they are assessed. Announcements and newsletters will also be emailed through FreshGrade.


  • Students may not have cell phones out in class unless the lead learner has given permission. We will take up any phones we see out.
  • Please do not text or email your student during school. In the event of an emergency, please contact the office.
  • Students may only use earbuds during class times designated by the lead learner. Headphones are not allowed. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR LEARNER HAS EARBUDS EVERYDAY.
  • Students may not wear hats in the building.
  • Gum is not allowed in C5.
  • Please send a healthy snack to school everyday. Do not send candy or soda for your child's snack.
  • Students need to bring fully charged macbook to school everyday. Do not send a charger. They will not be allowed to charge MacBooks at school.
  • Please be sure you child has pencils everyday! We want to encourage responsibility and ownership by having learners carry their own pencils.

what's happening at pike road schools

Pike Road School Calendar:

Below is the menu for the Snack Store for the week of 10/17:

Monday: Papa Johns pizza (pepperoni with a limited selection of cheese only) $4.00

Tuesday: Slushie $1.25

Wednesday: Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich $3.75 OR Combo (with snack and small water or milk) $5.00

Thursday: Slushie $1.25

Friday: Chick-fil-A SAUSAGE biscuits @ breakfast $3.00

Hurricane Matthew Victim Fund raiser

In case you missed it, our learners have been studying hurricanes this year. In math, we've been tracking hurricanes on the National Hurricane Center website and graphing them on Hurricane Tracking Maps. In English, we read a book about hurricanes. After Hurricane Matthew, our learners decided to do something to help the people affected. We are partnering with the Red Cross for a fund raiser. Starting next week, learners at Pike Road can purchase a candy gram for $1.00 for another learner at the school. Parents we would love your help with this! We are asking for donations of bags of fun sized candy bars for these candy grams. C5 learners will be responsible for creating flyers and assembling the candy grams. All the money raised will go to the victims of Hurricane Matthew.


C5 is getting ready to start a new unit on division! This will include dividing by two digit divisors and dividing into decimals. Please visit the folders on edmodo if your child still needs to reassess on a standard. Also, check with your child and make sure they are familiar with their multiplication facts. Resources are on edmodo under the multiplication folder.


9.) Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. [5-NBT6]

10.) Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method, and explain the reasoning used. [5-NBT7]

Don’t forget about tutoring! Hanson, Ware, and Young’s homerooms can attend on Tuesdays during specials. Klinger and Morris’s homerooms can attend on Thursdays during specials. Please check with your child, or Edmodo, on Mondays to see what skill we are working on during tutoring for the week. REASSESSMENT DAYS ARE NOW ON WEDNESDAYS. Please make sure your learner fills out a re-do form and has it signed by a parent before turning it in to reassess.

Meet our intern

My name is Sarah Walters and I am from Pike Road, Alabama. I’m currently a student from Troy University majoring in Elementary Education, so I am so excited to be your child’s intern until December 2! I live with my parents and younger sister, and I have a precious 4 month old nephew. I love to hang out with my family, friends, watch Netflix, paint, and run!

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Welcome to the World of Science!!!! This month we are studying two different standards. ALCOS 5.6 Construct an explanation from evidence to illustrate that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed downward towards the center of Earth. ALCOS 5.7 Design and conduct a test to modify the speed of a falling object due to gravity (e.g., constructing a parachute to keep an attached object from breaking). The students had a wonderful time in demonstrating how gravity affects objects. Please check you child’s science notebook weekly with information that they have learned. Also, if there is anything that you would love to donate to our classroom it would be greatly appreciated. Some of the examples are vegetable oil, salt, sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, rocks, baking soda, small plastic bags, packing peanuts, plastic forks, etc.

P.S. There will be a science assessment on Monday, October 24, 2016 of standards 5.6 and 5.7 that were taught this month on Gravity & Forces. In preparation for this assessment please help your learner by referring to their science notebook, resources, and videos in Edmodo.


We are off on another adventure! There are 4 American Indian Cultures that our C5 students will be learning about which are the Northwest, Southwest, Great Plains and Eastern Regions. As for our project content, C5 results have been tallied and over the next few weeks, C5 will be designing and creating projects focusing primarily on the Southeast and the Great Plains American Indian Culture Regions with a high interest in studying the Cherokee and the Cheyenne Tribes. Students have also chosen their area of interests so be on the lookout for items your child may need to develop their projects. Areas of interest include: Food (baking), Play/Skit, Crafts, Life-Size Teepee’s, Games, Technoloy, and 3D project’s. Our focus of learning will be the following: Distinguish differences among major American Indian cultures in North America according to geographic region, natural resources, community organization, economy, and belief systems. (ALCOS 3.0) C5 will also be learning how to locate on a map the American Indian nations according to geographic region. (ALCOS 3.1) Throughout this unit of study, students will be given checkpoints where they will be assessed on what they have been learning. Please refer to Edmodo (log-in with your child’s username and password) to follow along with us for important dates for assessments and resources. I can’t wait to see where our new adventure into the American Indian Cultures leads us!!

For more information regarding C5 history, please refer to Edmodo or email me at


C5 is loving their novel study of Wonder! We are finishing up our digital presentations this week on character traits. Our learners have been working hard to identify character traits and provide supporting evidence from the text. Learners are also applying the skill of comparing and contrasting character traits in their digital presentations. Please continue to talk to your child about what they are reading, and ask them questions about Wonder. This week learners have started keeping a digital journal in their Google docs. Every day students will make an entry in their journals based off of the the Warm Up question of the day! This will provide students with the chance to practice their typing, and give them a tool to record their own thoughts! Next week C5 will dive deeper into story elements by examining settings, plots, and themes. Please continue to remind your students of their Wonder reading pages each night! I have started posting the page numbers on edmodo for each night. Thank you for all you do to support your child in their learning!

health and wellness


For the next two weeks we are doing a unit of Football. We have learners who are captains of football and will teach other learners fundamental skills of the game. We will conclude the unit with playing flag football.


Each month we will name Star Students of the month. These students exemplify everything we teach in the acronym of L.E.A.D. Which is

L- Lead Others

E- Encourage Responsibility

A- Achieve Greatness

D- Discover the Best Version of YOU!