Fifth Grade News

Issue #12

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Remembering and honoring all who serve our country...

Please take a chance to look at our bulletin board outside of the cafeteria honoring our family members who are veterans or are actively serving our county.

Keep In Mind for week of November 11th

  • Report cards come home today, November 12th, in Tuesday folders
  • November 14th is Pajama Day!
  • November 18th is picture re-take day.
  • Brax Cup Fundraising Orders are due by Wednesday to ensure holiday delivery.
  • Link to our Crozet Elementary 1st Quarter Newsletter:

Math Corner

Here is a fun Math resource for students and parents alike.

We would like to take this opportunity to stress the importance of reinforcing skills in long division, fractions, decimals, and percents. The link above is a helpful resource and hopefully will continue to be as we move into the second quarter of our math studies. We are venturing into the wonderful world of measuring 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes.

From the Science Lab of Mrs. Agee

As we finish our local geology projects this week, we're beginning our study of oceanography. We'll focus on the geology of the ocean floor, the organisms that live at various depths, and some information about the Chesapeake Bay. Check out our science games and activities on our website:

From the Historical Perspective of Ms. Deal

The Cultural Landscape projects were a huge success. I have loved learning about the many family traditions and cultures. Thank you for your help with this assignment.

This week we will continue discussing the early colonial life. Students will understand why the capital of Virginia was moved from Jamestown to Williamsburg and then from Williamsburg to Richmond. We will also explore some of the many problems the colonists had with England that, ultimately, led to the American Revolution.

From the Writing Desk of Mrs. Garbaccio

We are serious writers this week as we learn about researching a topic and how to determine an authentic website for accurate information. Students are to write at least three paragraphs explaining (expository) the cause(s) of the American Revolution. I gave students the following links to peruse and begin to brainstorm:

It is a new concept for some, but students are up for the challenge!