5th Grade

Mrs. Ward

Up Coming Event

November 17th-19th: Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

November 18th- Book Fair (Please send money with your child if you'd like them to purchase books)

December 1st- Baking Pies at Pewaukee High School

December 9th- Christmas Clearing Council gifts and donations due

Cooking with Math

"When will I ever need to use this?" We hear kids say this all the time about concepts they learn in school. Well, I have an answer to that question!

When cooking or baking, you might need to adjust a recipe so that it serves the amount of people at an event or party. This means you need to multiply the ingredients by whole numbers, fractions, or mixed numbers. In class next week students will be adjusting a Chex Mix recipe so that it will feed their small group. Then during Math class the students will be working in groups to make the recipe.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could send some measuring cups and spoons with your child next week. This would allow every group to make the recipe in an efficient manner.

Some students showed interest in presenting their own recipes they found. If your child would like, they may present their recipe to the class. However, this is not a required assignment.

If they would like to present they would need to:

  1. Print out a copy of their recipe
  2. Show the math behind converting the recipe to serve 24 students (ingredient by ingredient)
  3. Show the class how to make the recipe (How to Presentation)
  4. Bring samples in for the class (optional)


Next week we will be wrapping up our Science Ecosystem Unit with a final assessment. This assessment will be two parts: multiply choice and matching vocabulary. Students are able to use any notes, labs, etc. on the test. Here is a copy of the study guide for your child to use as a resource.


We finished our noun unit with concrete and abstract nouns. Next week I will be assessing their knowledge of nouns: identifying nouns, classifying nouns (common/proper and concrete/abstract), and creating possessive nouns.

Here's a great website that practices some of these concepts. Scroll down to the bottom of the website to find more activities.

Christmas Clearing Council

As part of the holiday spirit, each class will be assigned either 1 or 2 children to adopt. Our class will be adopting a 2-year old and 10-year old girl. All gifts and donations are due December 9th. Also all gifts and donations must be NEW- nothing used please. If your child brings in money donations, please put them in an envelope.

If you would like more information about the program, please click here.

Gift Ideas:

  • 2 Year Old

- Anything Frozen

- Clothes 3T

  • 10 Year Old
-Art Supplies
-Rainbow Loom and Bands
-Drawing Kit

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place in the Horizon Cafeteria during conferences next week. Our class will specifically be heading to the Book Fair on Tuesday, November 18th. Students who would like to purchase items can do so during this time. The Book Fair is opened other times during and after school. This may be an opportunity for you to purchase books for your child; what a great Christmas gift!

Monday, November 17-Thursday, November 20 from 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday, November 21 from 9:00am - 4:00pm