3/5 – EGG DROP (We will put the egg in.) This take place of specials.
3/6 – Students will go to their “Monday” specials on Tuesday since they missed it due to Egg Drop.
3/9 – Spelling Test
3/5 -16th STEM CAMPAIGN
3/14 EARLY RELEASE Day
3/21 Report Cards 3rd QTR come home
3/23 Spring Picture Day
4/2 – 6th – SPRING BREAK
**Our STEM Campaign is underway and we are really needing your help. Donations are super easy and can be done online at by clicking on https://freyfdtn.wordpress.com/donate-online/
**With only 4 weeks left until Spring Break, we ask that tardies and absences be as minimal as possible. This is the hardest time for students to miss and make up work as we are nearing testing. Please make sure your child is doing their homework. In math, the homework is spiraling concepts to help students keep past skills as fresh as possible. We are nearing the end of our Fractions unit which is 60% of their math milestone. Students are doing great, but we are about to dive into problem solving. This is where it can get confusing as students are having to determine the correct fraction operation to use. You will begin to see more word problems on the math homework to help with this. USA Test Prep is a great place to have your child review the fraction standards. In Reading, our homework is serving the dual purpose of reviewing reading and writing standards and reviewing Social Studies content.
**On different note, please help us as we are having quite a bit of drama between the students that is taking away from teaching and their class time to complete work. This is typical of this time of year and their age. Students are not allowed to just go see the counselor. He may be in meetings & doing class guidance lessons and is not in his office. They must fill out a form with the issue, check off the strategies they’ve tried, and then the classroom teacher will determine if it is time to see the counselor. If they need the counselor, he will come see them during recess or another non-academic time. Thank you for your support in this.
**If your child is going to Awtrey or McClure, they need to return the permission slip sent by Mr. Wilson so that they can ride the bus for those middle school preview days. Without the permission they cannot tour the school.
Math – We are finishing up multiplying fractions and will dive into dividing fractions. The algorithm is not difficult, but putting them into real world problem solving can be tricky. We will spend A LOT of time in problem solving these next couple of weeks.
Social Studies – We’ve finally made it to WWII! Students will learn the events that led to WWII, the Axis Powers/Allied Powers, and major events during that war. We do talk about the Holocaust, but only show age appropriate content as it can be quite disturbing. Remember, we teach 5th… so we are very cautious about what we show when it comes to this subject matter. There will be a quick quiz at the end of the week (open notebook) on WWII.
Reading – We are using the science fiction novel, City of Ember, the review all of our fiction language arts standards. In small groups, we are focusing on tackling paired passages and how to write a constructed response.
Language Arts – Spelling test on homophones this Friday. We are continuing to write opinion pieces and will be reviewing the many uses of commas.