5th Grade

September 4, 2015

More great news!

We've had another great week of learning, navigating 5th grade procedures, and making new friends.

The day your child has been waiting for has arrived! If your 5th grader brought back his/her technology contract and insurance fee, he/she is now able to bring his/her iPad home for learning. Students are very aware of expectations for proper care to prevent accidents or loss at school, but may need your help at home, until routines are established.

Class Information


This week and next, we are testing physical properties of matter - physical state, mass, magnetism, conductivity, solubility, and more. Students will be given Stemscopes passwords, so they can beginning accessing our science resources from home.

Language Arts

We are finished with our beginning of the year writing assessments! Now we get to venture into writing in our writer's notebooks in a workshop setting. We will be focusing on improving our writing with independent writing time, mentor texts and authors, and reflecting about our writing.

The students have been given an individual spelling level and can use the Spelling City app to practice their words. Students will be working at their own pace and be testing throughout the weeks. The students have the app on their iPads and are experts at using it!

Social Studies

This week we are in the heart of our first PBL! We are looking at data of different states and determining if one of the states could benefit from breaking apart and therefore creating a 51st state. The students are going to create a map of the new state using map features and describe the state's physical and political characteristics. They are already off to an impressive start.


Next week, we will conclude our graphing unit learning about scatterplots (just more ordered pair plotting). Expect a graphing test midweek. Our next concept will be place value - naming and comparing really large numbers and rounding to various place values.

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Upcoming Events

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September 4- Spirit Day

September 7- Labor Day Holiday

September 24- Fall Pictures

Please return:

- Sign and return your child's green folder each Monday.

- iPad deposit and student rules contract

- PTA forms