” Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”~ Oprah Winfrey

Welcome Back to School! I hope you all had a restful and fun holiday with friends and family. We are in a new year and have a new beginning!  Let’s start the new year with a positive attitude and good daily habits. Please make sure daily math homework assignments are completed and turned in on time. When students are consistently not turning in their work, it adds up then it becomes difficult for them to make it up in time. Please continue checking and signing your child’s planner daily and ask them what they have learned in school.

Second quarter will end on Jan. 12 and third quarter starts on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Any missing assignments, test retakes, or make-up work will need to be turned in by Friday, January 12. 


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We are learning about Fractions. This week and next week, students will learn how to change fractions from an improper fraction to a mixed number and from a mixed number to an improper fraction. They will also learn adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators. Students will be presenting their “Fractional Me” Math project in class.

Please continue to practice multiplication facts with your child at home. You can check out 5th grade Math Resources, or go to: https://quizlet.com/_2lbmqa

Online Practice (Math Skills)

The IXL  LEARNING website  has a list of all of the math skills students will learn in fifth grade. Math skills are organized into categories that your child can practice at home. The questions will automatically increase in difficulty as your child improves. Click the link below to practice Math skills with your child: https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5


We will review Magnetism during the week of Jan. 3rd  to 5th  and start the Electricity unit the following week.

Students will take a post-test on Magnetism and pre-test on Electricity, on Jan.5 for Science Benchmark, they are strongly encouraged to bring their own headphones during Sage Practice Tests.

We are starting the Electricity unit on Monday, Jan. 9. Students will understand how electricity originated and understand two types of circuits. Below is the Electricity Week#1 Vocabulary Words and Study Guide for Electricity Vocabulary Words that was sent home with your child. Please keep the study guide at home.

Electricity Vocabulary Words Week#1

Electricity Vocabulary Words -Study Guide


Magnetism concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2q1dmy

Magnetism Vocabulary words: https://quizlet.com/_2q0xuy

Electricity vocabulary cards: https://quizlet.com/_2ugxjo

Electricity concept cards: https://quizlet.com/_2uhod6


Jan. 3 , 2018       School Resumes
Jan.11                 Literacy Night-5th & 6th Grade
Jan.12                 Second Quarter Ends
Jan. 15                No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 16                Third Quarter Begins



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