Thursday Homework

R&R

Dance tomorrow 1:30-3:00 – no perfume to school!

*If you want to help decorate the gym, please come at any time before 1:30. Teachers and helpers will take time during breaks to go to the gym and put up the decorations in the boxes.

Division Spelling Bee – Tuesday, Feb 16 BFMS East 7:00, snow date TBA

Wednesday Homework

R&R

Paquette’s Homeroom – STUDY for social studies quiz tomorrow. You only need to know the front page of the study guide at this time.

Journey Pictures – If you have not already returned the pictures sent home several weeks ago, please do so immediately. Whatever you do not plan to purchase needs to be returned ASAP. Money also needs to be turned in, if you are planning on purchasing any of the pictures.

Be on the lookout for a blue sheet of paper sent home today in regards to only being able to send in purchased foods. Homemade goodies can no longer be sent in.

Class pictures Thursday – Please turn in the $10 payment envelope if you want a class picture, they may also be purchased at the end of the year when they come in.

Valentine’s Dance Friday – You do not need: high heels, perfume, cologne, or makeup!

Valentine’s Dance Items Update

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help out and/or donate items. We appreciate it! We still need help with the items in bold. Here is a list of how many people have signed up for the following items so far.

Volunteers to help decorate and/or clean up: 2

cookies: 2

chips: 3

napkins: 2, DONE, we have enough

plates: 1

cups: 2

fruit:______________________

cheese: 1

brownies: 2

cupcakes:_______________________

other:_______________________

punch: DONE, thank you, Becky Bowles!

You can reply to this email if you want to sign up for something. Thank you! Everyone is welcome to come in and observe too. The Valentine’s Dance is on Friday, February 12th from 1:30-3:00 in the gym.

Wednesday Homework

R&R

Be prepared to be randomly selected to give oral reports

Paquette homeroom – Scholastic orders due Wed.

Paquette homeroom science – quiz on vertebrates/invertebrates vascular/nonvascular plants Friday, study guide went home today and can be found here (page 2 only)

Campbell’s Homeroom – Study for Social Studies quiz on Friday.

Spirit Day Friday – Blast from the Past

Class pictures 2/11

Valentine’s Dance Friday, 2/12 1:30-3:00

*Don’t forget to send back to school Ms. Tran’s bullying video permission form, pictures and/or money, and the Valentine’s Dance sign-up sheet!

Tuesday Homework

R&R

Reports due Wed.

Paquette homeroom – Scholastic orders due Wed.

Campbell’s Homeroom – Study for Social Studies quiz on Friday.

Spirit Day Friday – Blast from the Past

Class pictures 2/11

Valentine’s Dance Friday, 2/12 1:30-3:00

*Don’t forget to send back to school Ms. Tran’s bullying video permission form, pictures and/or money, and the Valentine’s Dance sign-up sheet!

Monday Homework

R&R

Reports due Wed.

Paquette homeroom – Scholastic orders due Wed.

Campbell’s Homeroom – Study for Social Studies quiz on Friday.

*Don’t forget to send back to school Ms. Tran’s bullying video permission form, pictures and/or money, and the Valentine’s Dance sign-up sheet!

Showcase Event tomorrow – parents please come in at the time you signed up for!

Friday News January 15th

Spelling Bee Winner!

Congratulations, Heidi Eames, for winning the Henry School Spelling Bee today! She survived 20 rounds and words like owlishly, naysayer, granola, and excuse to go on to compete at BFMS on Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the BFMS East Auditorium in the Division Spelling Bee. Also, congratulations to the runner up, Alexis Garcia-Gonzalez, who may represent Henry if Heidi cannot attend.

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Fractions!

The 30 day fractions unit started this week. Fifth graders will be learning how to: turn a fraction to a decimal, simplify fractions, add and subtract fractions, and order fractions.

Reports

Your child has been assigned a 2-3 page (double spaced, 14 point font) report on a science or Virginia studies topic of their choice. There are a number of reasons for this assignment. First, we are now beginning our end-of-course review of ALL 4th AND 5th grade science and social studies, so we need to review. Second, students are required to learn what plagiarism is. Third, students must be scored on an English SOL for, “Plans and gives oral presentations” at least once this year, so there is also a 1-2 minute oral report included in this assignment. Students have had all week to use the library and Internet to research their topics. They will be given computer lab time next week to type. Written and oral reports are both due on Thursday, January 21.

 

Monday Homework

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*Science/social studies reports were assigned today: a 2-3 page report on any science/ss topic of the student’s choice will be due on Thursday, January 21. A 1-2 minute oral report will also need to be prepared at that time. We will be giving plenty of time to do research and write the papers here at school. A major focus will be on how to avoid plagiarism and how to write a bibliography.

Family Fitness Night – Tuesday @ 6:30

School spelling bee – Friday @ 10:15

Wednesday Homework

Mrs. Campbell’s class does not have homework tonight! Enjoy your free night!

Mr. Paquette’s class – R&R is optional, but worth two clip-ups if you do it!

Don’t forget to get your outfits and lunch ready for Hales Ford! We will be going on Friday!

Friday News

Dear Parents or Guardians:

We will be taking a field trip on Friday, December 18 to the Hales Ford Academy on the Dudley Elementary School property where we’ll attend a one-room school and pretend it’s 1894.  We’ll practice penmanship, do math on slates, have a spelling bee, and many other things. Most of you already signed a permission slip for this on Business Day.

We need you your help.  We’d like the students to dress as authentically as possible.  As a suggestion, girls could wear a simple blouse and skirt, black or white tights/socks, and braid their hair.  Boys could wear bib overalls or jeans with their socks pulled up over the cuffs to resemble knickers, with a plain cotton or flannel shirt.  Long ago both boys and girls would have brought a clean handkerchief to school each day, so try to send one with your child too.

Your child will need to bring a packed lunch.  Please send it in a small basket or tin bucket or just tied together inside a cloth napkin.  If possible, include a tin or enamel cup for your child to drink from, as we’ll serve water from a bucket and dipper like they had to do long ago.  Therefore, please don’t send anything to drink.

Some food choices could be:

Sandwiches:  Cheese, jelly, bacon, ham biscuits, cold chicken or meat

Hard-boiled egg

Fresh fruit and vegetables (only ones grown locally)

Homemade cookies, cakes, or cornbread

Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and packaged chips would not have been invented so please do not send these items in your child’s lunch.

This experience will develop lasting memories as well as a keener appreciation of our American heritage.

Thank you,

Fifth Grade Teachers

Thursday Homework

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Classroom spelling bee #1 is Friday. Study http://www.spellingcity.com/dpaquette “X” lists from myspellit.com

*There will be three classroom spelling bees in each homeroom that will result in six “Classroom Champions”. Those winners will then go on to the school spelling bee, which will determine a School Champion and a runner up. The winner at Henry (or the runner up if he/she can’t make it) will then face the School Champions of all 11 other elementary schools in Franklin County and one winner from BFMS! The winner there will continue on into higher levels of the Scripps National Spelling Bee!

Paquette Math Group – Please donate $2 if you can to cover the cost of the cooking ingredients we will use this Friday. Thank you! Also, we need extra plastic measuring cups, large plastic bowls, and a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. If anyone can bring in any of these items it will help our “classroom kitchen”!

Friday News

News Brief

Fifth grade has some exciting news this week! Here’s a quick summary. Chess Club started recently, SCA voting was held, and we have scheduled another field trip for December. If your child is in chess, please try to pick him or her up on time. Our new Student Council President is Heidi Eames, Vice President is Alayna Young, the Secretary is Gracie Short, and our Treasurer is Sydney Foster. Congratulations! The new field trip will be on the last day of school before the winter break to Hales Ford Academy, a one-room schoolhouse on the Dudley Elementary campus. We will experience what school would have been like in the time period after the Civil War. More information will be coming soon about this this trip! Please remember to have your child wear a coat to school as the weather cools off.

Subjects

Math – Unit 5 ended today and next week we will begin a 20 day unit on measurement with the metric system and customary units. Can you answer these sample questions? How many feet are in a mile? How many millimeters are in 0.65 kilometers?

SS – The Civil War unit is over and we are now working on Reconstruction, the time period after the war until about 1900. The study guide is at http://www.solpass.org/z-site/va/VS8guide.pdf?section=study-8

Science – We are wrapping up the geology unit and will try to finish the ocean and cells units before Christmas. Those study guides may also be found at solpass.org

Last Year’s Hales Ford Academy Picture

We will be dressing, eating, and acting like it’s 1890 in a one-room schoolhouse on December 18th!

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Thursday Homework

R&R

Math Unit 5 Test tomorrow

T-shirt orders due tomorrow

Spirit Day red, white, and blue tomorrow

Progress reports are sent out tomorrow electronically. Please check you e-mail spam filters in case they go there!

Monday Homework

R&R

*Correction!* PTO/students perform for Veterans’ Day is 6PM Tuesday, not 6:30!

Turn in Henry shirt orders by Fri. the 13th

Math unit 5 test is Thursday for Paquette’s math group and Friday for Campbell’s

Moonday Howlwork

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quotation marks quiz tomorrow

wear hats tomorrow

Wed. Chess team meets until 4PM – applications went home today. Mrs. Mullens is the new coach!

chess

Friday Trunk or Treat

Campbell homeroom – Civil War test Thursday or Friday

Friday News

What’s going on in fifth grade?

  • Report cards looked great!
  • Behavior is fantastic!
  • Homework completion rate is amazing!

Upcoming Events

  • Red Ribbon Week next week Oct 26-30: Monday wear favorite sports team, Tuesday Hat Day, Wednesday wear boots, Thursday Dress to Impress, Friday wear red
  • Trunk or Treat & corn hole tournament: Friday, October 30th, 5-8 PM, Henry parking lot
  • Halloween – Be safe, please NO candy or costumes to school
  • November 1st – Daylight Savings Time
  • Tuesday, November 3 – No School
  • November 10 – Fourth & fifth grade perform on Veterans’ Day @ PTO meeting 6:30

Classes

Math – Division unit test scores looked good! We are now on unit 5: Patterns, Functions, Algebra – 20 days. This unit covers a variety of topics. This week we went over order of operations (PEMDAS) and next week we’ll be working on the Distributive Property.

If you came to the Showcase Event, we discussed how important it is that your child continue to work hard on the Reflex math facts website. If you didn’t come, we’re sending home a math facts report today. The darkened facts show the ones your child has mastered. The light-colored ones are the facts they need to practice.

SS – The current unit is about important events/people in the Civil War, with a focus on Virginia.

Science – Next week we’ll wrap up the light unit and move on to geology/Earth history.

Reading – Please look over the MAP test scores coming home today. They track your child’s reading level. The blue paper explains the report.

Have a great weekend! Contact us if you have any questions/comments!

-Mrs. Campbell & Mr. Paquette