# 5th Grade is Super!

## Specials Rotation (Week of 12/14)

Tiller: STEM

Thetford: Art

Westog: Split Class

Ittner: PE

Stringer: Music

Williams: PE

## End of Quarter 2

The marking period for Quarter 2 ends on Friday, December 18th. Quarter 3 will begin when students return on Wednesday, January 6th.

## Winter Break Dates

Winter Break starts on Monday, December 21, 2015. Tuesday, January 5th is a teacher workday/student holiday and students will return on Wednesday, January 6th.

## Winter Break eClass Activity

PMES students will have the opportunity to participate in an optional school-wide eClass activity over the winter break. Please see the attached flyer for more information. An email will be coming out from the school with information as well.

## Art News Update

It's time again for the Annual PMES Art Club Exhibit at the Hamilton Mill Library. Our exhibit will run from 12/4/15 - 1/5/15. We hope you and your family will stop by and see the Letter Art Exhibit from our awesome 4th and 5th grade Art Club members.

## 2015 GA Milestones Test Results

Test results for the school and district are anticipated to be released from the state on Monday. Schools do not yet have individual student score reports. These should arrive in the next few weeks. Individual score reports will first be released on the portal and then hard copies will be sent home. Please see the attached letter from the district for more information.

## Upcoming and Continuing Units of Study

We will be wrapping up our informational and research unit.

## Writing

As writers, we will be finishing a piece of non-fiction text that will be engaging and informative for our readers.

## Word Study

We will test on Word Study Sort 17 on December 15th.

## Math

We will be continuing our next unit over interpreting fractions as division. We will not be dividing with fractions until after winter break. Students simply need to have the understanding that 4/5 is really illustrating four divided by five. The test will include this concept as well as a lot of review from multiplying fractions and whole numbers. The test is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th.

## Science/Social Studies

We will be completing our Earth Science unit. The second test is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, December 17th. Students will be provided with the test #2 study guide if they have not already received it. It is also attached below.

## Important Dates

December 18th: Fifth Grade Winter Party

December 22nd- January 5th: Winter Break

January 6th: Students' First Day Back (Quarter 3 Begins)