Note from 5th Grade-September 16, 2022

Dear Families,

It was wonderful meeting so many of you at curriculum night this week. We look forward to partnering with you to make fifth grade a wonderful year for our students! If you were unable to attend, your child brought home a packet of information for you to peruse at home.


JOG-A-THON-Keep up the good efforts with fundraising! Our classes are enjoying watching their stats on 99 Pledges. As of today, Ms. Kelley’s homeroom is in FOURTH PLACE!!! Let’s see if Mr. Sandstrom’s class can catch up!

BROADVIEW THOMPSON SUPPLY DRIVE Please remember to support our neighbors at Broadview Thompson and the annual Blessing of the Backpacks. Send in non-perishable, non-breakable food items. A complete list of needed items was attached to last week’s email.

MAP TESTING – Next week students will be tested on Tuesday 9/20 and Friday 9/23. The last week in September is our window to make up tests so some students may be testing then as well.


READING- Students learned about the Big 4 this week (predictions, questions, connections, and summarizing) and applied them to two different texts. We will get started with our first novel, Maniac Magee, next week.

MATH- We will finish our exploration of the evolution of our base 10 number system next week.

RELIGION- Students will were introduced to our theme, Walk in the Light of God, and watched part 1 of a video about St. John. We will watch part two next week and start talking about Creation.

WRITING/ELA- Next week we will learn about the elements of strong presentations and students will plan, practice, and present their Design -A-School projects.

SCIENCE- We will begin a unit on the properties of matter- students will describe and recognize properties of matter and how those properties are affected by different factors.

SOCIAL STUDIES- Students had a discussion about the events of September 11th and learned about the first Native American groups to settle in the Americas. We will continue with our Native American unit next week.

Ms. Kelley & Mr. Sandstrom