CES 5th Grade Newsletter

February 22-26, 2016

Weekly Highlights

Reading: Journey to the Center of the Earth

Comprehension Skill: cause and effect

Comprehension Strategy: summarizing

Grammar: superlative and comparative adjectives

Spelling: Latin roots(see list below)

DIGITS: area and review for SchoolNet

enVision: data

Science: plant and animal cells
Social Studies: The Civil War

Donations Needed

As the end of the year draws closer, our supplies start to dwindle! If you would like to donate any of these items to your homeroom teacher, it would be much appreciated!

Ms. Hall
wooden #2 pencils


white 8x11 copy paper

Ms. Sisco

white 8x11 copy paper

wooden #2 pencils

Mrs. Smith

sandwich sized Ziplock baggies

Mrs. Wallace

white 8x11 copy paper

wooden #2 pencils

Space Camp

Monday, March 14th, 8am to Friday, March 18th, 4pm

Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL, United States

Space Camp Information

Health Forms

-If you have not done so already, please fill out a health form for Space Camp for your child. You can go online to your registration account to fill it out, or you can fill it out hard copy. Your child should have come home with a hard copy printed on orange paper. If not, the form is attached here if you would like to print it out at home. If you are unable to print and did not receive the orange hard copy, please email your homeroom teacher and let them know so they can send another one home.

-This is NOT an overnight trip.

-We will leave from the school at 8:15 am and return to the school every afternoon around 4 pm. If your child is a bus rider, they will need alternate arrangements to get home in the afternoon.

-After the graduation ceremony, please DO NOT leave with your child without signing out with your homeroom teacher.

Buffalo Wild Wings Spirit Night

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 5-8pm

2750 Carl T Jones Drive Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Come join other Challenger families for a Spirit Night at Buffalo Wild Wings (located at 2750 Carl T. Jones Drive in the Target Shopping Center) on Wednesday, February 24th from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. CES will receive 15% of your pre-tax purchase to use for the school.

Field Trip to Grissom High School Play

Thursday, March 10th, 8:15-11am

7901 Bailey Cove Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

We will be taking a field trip to Grissom High School to see their play, The Wizard of Oz. Each homeroom may bring two parents. This is on a first come first serve basis so if you are interested in chaperoning please let your homeroom teacher know ASAP. Cost for students is $8. The deadline to return the permission form and money is February 24.
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Calling all 1st through 5th grade girls. Are you someone that would like to build yourself with courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place? Then Girl Scouts would be perfect for you. We are starting a Girl Scout troop at Challenger and would love for you to join and build a lifetime of lasting friendships.

Please contact Jina Long if you would like more information at cardsmizzoufan@outlook.com or 256-604-8715.

Selection Vocabulary

Please review the selection vocabulary words and definitions at home with your child. They are tested on them weekly.

armor-covering that protects the body in battle

encases-to enclose, as in a case

extinct-no longer alive on Earth

hideous-very ugly

plunged-moved sharply in a downward direction

serpant-snake or snake-like monster

Spelling Words

Your child can practice their spelling words at http://spellingcity.com/hallspelling5

Challenge words are in bold.