Fifth Grade News

Elm Street Elementary- Volume 1, Issue 10

Congratulations to Dr. Hildebrand for winning the 2015 National Distinguished Principal for Georgia. You make us proud! She will be participating in events in Washington D.C. this week.

What We are Doing

Reading: Point of View, Comparing/Contrasting


Language/Phonics: Compound/Complex Sentences, Conjunctions, Prepositions, Interjections, Voiced and Unvoiced th words


Writing: Opinion Writing and Point of View Writing


Math: Order of Operations Unit Begins (This is a relatively short unit.) Recommended IXL: O.3, O.4, O.5 Next Math Vocabulary Test: Thursday, October 22 Words: pattern, rule, coordinate plane, ordered pair, parentheses, brackets, braces, y-coordinate, x-coordinate, term, x-axis, y-axis (Study guide to go home on Tuesday, October 13 and will also be posted in Google Classroom and is located at the bottom of this page.)


Science: Changes in the Earth's Surface with a focus on weathering, erosion, and deposition


Social Studies: Major Battles of the Civil War and Reconstruction- The final test over the Civil War will be an at home project that is due October 23. Details will be going home this week.

Fifth Grade to go Hear Author Lois Ruby on October 21st the Performing Arts Center

Permission slips will be sent home on Tuesday, October 13. Please return on Wednesday, October 14 and make sure to check whether or not your child will need a school lunch. It will be a sack lunch that day and we will eat at 11:00 a.m. before we go to the Performing Arts Center.


Order Forms for books the author has listed and prices are listed below and can be turned in any day before we go to the center and on the day we go to the center. If it comes in after that date, you will have to be responsible for contacting the Performing Arts Center.


Ordering Form below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3grDDcDQsxeNW9iNDVmVnlFQUE/view?usp=sharing

Congratulations to the 30 in 60 Multiplication Fact Students for the first nine weeks

Devin Bockover

Braxton Burnham

Jake Coleman

Joshua Davison

Thomas Dean

Christian DeCenzo

Ava Elder

Jaquan Fondall

Lydia Grace Harrell

Caleb Herring

Abby Knight

Wills Maginnis (Top score this nine weeks with 41 in 60)

Callie Marriaga

Ella Meyers

Avery Neuer

Robin Rice Frances


We will begin timed division facts this next nine weeks. Students can continue to try and make the 30 in 60 multiplication facts this nine weeks too.

Top IXL Users the First Nine Weeks

Thomas Dean with 20 fifth grade skills at 100%

Logan Rethmel with 11 fifth grade skills at 100 %

Callie Marriage with 10 fifth grade skills with at least 80%

Sophya Soto-Flores with 9 fifth grade skills with at least 80%

Wills Maginnis with 8 fifth grade skills with at least 80%


Parents and Students: IXL is an excellent free tool that can be used to enhance all skills students are learning in math! Remember, each week recommended skills are in the math section in the "What We are Doing Now" section.

What's Up and Coming

No Math Tutoring or Academic Team Practice this Thursday due to the Homecoming Parade.


4-H Elections are this Friday. Student speeches need to be ready for those who are running for officer.


Tuesday, October 13- Disney Day

Wednesday, October 14- College of your Dreams Day


Thursday, October 15- The Magical World of Reading- Come dressed as your favorite character from your favorite book. September Stories attire can reappear too!

Parade: All students who wish to walk must have a parent/guardian that will walk with you. Approximate distance is 1 mile. Please arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. at NHS.

Parade Attire: Students- Dress as your favorite character.

Parents- Dress as your favorite character or jeans with a solid white top.

Students and parents who prefer to watch are invited to join Elm Street supporters in front of Golden's.


Friday, October 16- NHS Spirit Day- Wear blue or gold


October 19-23- Bus Safety Week

October 19 Bus Driver Appreciation Week

October 19 KKids Meeting

October 19 Report Cards Issued

October 20 Fall Pictures

October 21 Fifth Grade to hear Lois Ruby

October 22 Read for the Record (Not Norman: A Goldfish Story)

October 23 Fall Festival- More information below

October 26-30 Red Ribbon Week

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