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5th Grade Newsletter

5 Science- Scaggs
Students did a great job with a lab investigating gravity using several different objects and balls.  We have begun forces and motion this week as well.  Next will be buoyancy and magnetism.  We will have a small test over these topics on Thursday, April 2.  

I have some students that have stated that they would like to stay after school one day next week to work on or begin posters for the annual Arbor Day contest for Fifth graders.  The contest is sponsored by the Athens’ Bank.  Interested students will bring home a permission slip this Thursday.  

5 History - Scaggs
We will be wrapping up Chapter 14.  The students enjoyed part of the History Channel Surviving the Dust Bowl.  There will be a small test next Wednesday, April 1.  No April fooling :)  

Mrs. Sullenger
I was so glad to see this class this week! We discussed the Great Depression and finished the chapter with a test scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2015. Next week, we will begin discussing WWII; we will focus on the precipitating factors and Pearl Harbor.

Math 5th Grade Mr. Kelly

The students have started the pre algebra and geometry unit.  We will be spending the rest of the year on many different parts of these two areas, to give them a base for next year.

Language Arts 5th Grade Mr. Kelly

We have started our unit on conjunctions.  Following conjunctions, we will begin writing activities to tie everything together.

5th Reading- Carter
Students are finished reading Number the Stars, a historical fiction novel about two young friends in Denmark during WWII. Students will test over vocabulary and the novel (open book) on Monday. We will then do a short individual project over the story.

This week students practiced keyboarding using Online Keyboarding and started an Auto Math spreadsheet activity where the students learn how to use formulas to calculate addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.

Here is my website where students can go to practice keyboarding at home or access a variety of other web links that we use during school - http://protopage.com/portatech#Untitled/5th_grade.

Next week we will be playing keyboarding and learning how to create a tour using Google Earth.



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