August 12th

ELA: We will begin studying the UDHR and learning what it means do a “Close Read”. In writing, we will begin our narrative writing unit by focusing on generating ideas for writing. Our spelling pattern this week focuses on the prefixes un and dis (unfriendly, unfair, unkind, uncertain, unhappy, unlike, unequal, unusual, disagree, disable, disappear, disclose, disconnect, dislike, dishonest, disobey). Our vocabulary words are convince, gust, pace, sneer, and absorb.


Math- we are wrapping up learning about standard algorithm this week! we will be going into 3 digit by 2 digit numbers! By the end of the week we will be looking at division!

Social Studies- Our focus is still on ideal citizenship and how the constitution gives us our rights and laws and a framework for our government.


What is project backpack? Project backpack is a needs based food donation program provided by Due West Methodist Church. This program is designed to offer food to our students whose families have difficulty providing food on the weekends. Backpacks of food for the weekend are distributed here at school on Fridays?
Project backpack forms for the 2019-2020 school year are coming home on Monday August 12, 2019. Forms are due August 16, 2019.
** Only complete and return this form if your family is in need**
**Food distribution will start Friday September 6, 2019**

Important Dates:
Thursday, August 15th News Crew and Safety Patrol Application are due.
Monday, August 19th Chorus Auditions begin.
Thursday, August 22nd is Picture Day.
Wednesday, August 28th is an Early Release Day for the students.

Week of August 5th

ELA: We will be working on establishing our class norms for Reading and Writing Workshop. Spelling this week will focus on the suffixes able and ant (pleasant, servant, assistant, important, distant, excitable, portable, preventable, lovable, adaptable). Our vocabulary words are abandon, sly, cooperate, and gulp. Students will have a spelling/vocabulary test on Friday.


Math-  In our first full week of math we will be learning the routines of math workshop and how it will look for this year! We will be setting up our journal and begin with our first standard! MGSE5.NBT.5 Fluently multiply 2×1 digits and 2×2 digits and 3×2 digits! We will be focusing on the models and different ways to solve these problems! Please continue looking at the blog and your childs agenda for any math updates!

Social Studies- In our class we will be focusing on what it means to be a citizen. We learn about the rights and responsibilities of a US citizen. We will then learn about amendments and how an amendment is ratified.


Important Dates:

Thursday, August 22nd is Picture Day.

Wednesday, August 28th is an Early Release Day for the students.

Welcome to Fifth Grade

We are so excited to welcome you to your final year here at the best school in the nation! As you now know, you are a part of Team Genesi/Tesar, and we cannot wait to meet each and every one of you. We hope you are looking forward to this year as much as we are, and what a year it is going to be!

Get ready to dive into some gripping novels, go back in time to some of history’s most monumental moments, hone your writing craft, develop a love of all things mathematical, and uncover some of our world’s most intriguing mysteries. Everyday in Team Genesi/Tesar will bring about new discoveries and thoughtful discussions. You are now the leaders at Frey Elementary School, and as Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben once told him, “With great power comes great responsibility.” So, enjoy your last few days of summer, and start getting your brains ready for a year full of learning!

We look forward to meeting you all at our combined Sneak-a-Peek and Open House on Tuesday, July 30th at 8:00 am!