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5th Grade

SCHOOL NEWS

APRIL 24 – APRIL 28

April 24 – Farewell Reception

April 27&28 – Spring Pictures

April 28 – Muffins for Moms

May 1-5 – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5 – ½ Day of School

May 12 – K5-5th Grade Field Day

May 17 – K3&K4 Field Day

May 19 – K3&K4 Program

May 24 – K5 Graduation

May 25 – 5th Grade Graduation

May 26 – Last Day

Monday, April 24, we will have a Farewell Reception to honor Mrs. Stromberg, Mrs. Garmon, and Mrs. Kell. The reception will be from 3:30-5:00 in the foyer of the Childrens’ Department

Due to end of the year scheduling, there will be no Chick-fil-A orders for Friday, April 28 through the last day of school in May.

April 27 & 28 will be Spring Picture Days. Check with your homeroom teacher for which day your student’s classroom will be photographed.

Muffins for Moms is Friday, April 28. Moms are invited to join us for breakfaststarting at 7:30 a.m. until 8:10 a.m.

Summer Review Workbook – Monday, May 1, last day to order!!

Order forms for Vacation Stations review workbooks were sent home Tuesday with students in K5 through 5th. Children complete only two pages per day of math,language and reading skills through the summer months.Check out samples in both school offices.Return order form with payment ($17.25 made out to BBS) by May 1.

STUCO will be collecting coke can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

Please send these to the office.

Childcare for these dates:

May 5 - Early dismissal day (11:00 K3, K4; 11:15 K5; 11:30 1st-5th)

May 19 - K3, K4 following program until 6:00 p.m.

May 22-25 - K3, K4 early room open and then to room #18 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

May 25 - K5 following graduation until 6:00 p.m.

May 26 – No Childcare

Students must sign up online.

Fifth Grade Overview

April 24, 2017

Dates to Remember:  

April 28 - Muffins for Moms:  Please join your child for a light breakfast this morning.

May 8 - Spanish project/presentation due: (See below for more information)

May 12 - AR Deadline:  By May 12, students must have reached our 60 point goal if they are wanting to attend the AR party mentioned below.  

May 22 - AR party: Students who have reached the fifth grade AR goal of 60 points will go to Superfly from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and then go out to lunch in the Hamilton Place area.  Both of these activities will be paid for by the school. Drivers/chaperones are needed. We will leave BBS at 9:15 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m.

May 23 - Decades Day.  Students will be presenting their group projects in Ms. Starnes’ Class and we will be doing some “dances of the decades”, hula hoop contests, and other fun activities in the afternoon.

May 24 -  Art Day.  Mrs. Webb and the 5th grade teachers have organized some fun art projects for the students to do that morning.  We could definitely use parental help at the various stations from 8:45 - 11:45.   Students will need to bring in a white t-shirt before that day for tie dying.  Students will practice for graduation in the afternoon.

May 25 - Graduation:  Fifth Grade Graduation is quickly approaching.  Here are the details:  Graduation will take place on Thursday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary.  The ceremony usually lasts about an hour then there is a reception in the courtyard following.  Students are released after graduation.  The 25th is the last day for fifth graders.  

Graduation Invitations:  Five invitations are enclosed in today’s Tuesday folder. You may send them to whomever you would like to invite to graduation.   

Baby Picture:  We would like to have a baby picture of each student for graduation.  The picture may be one of your child from infant - kindergarten age.  Professional pictures are best since they are usually higher quality.  Please don’t use this time to totally embarrass your child.  They should be totally clothed; even though you may think it is the most precious picture in the world, they may not.  Pictures may be emailed to Mr. Creed or a hard copy may be sent in and we’ll make a copy for the slide show.

Dress for Graduation:  All girls will need a white knee length dress.  It should be modest in style and not have spaghetti straps.  Heels are fine, but remember you will be walking up and down the stage steps.  Flip flops are not allowed.  Boys will need a white dress shirt, BBS tie, khaki pants, and shoes.  The BBS tie may be purchased from Educational Outfitters on Gunbarrel Road.  The tie is $10.00.  You may also buy or borrow the tie from a former student that still has one.  

Bible:  Psalm 121:1-8. Students will take the verse test on the entire chapter.  They will be saying these verses at 5th grade graduation.  Mrs. Gruner’s class will take the test in Bible class on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  Mr. Creed’s class will take the test in Bible class on Thursday, April 27, 2017. A note was sent home on Tuesday giving the correct translation. Thanks for your help with this.  Blessings, Deborah Stromberg

Spanish: Students have chosen a Spanish-speaking country for their “Hispanic Countries Project” and need to now begin researching facts pertaining to their location.  This project is due on Monday, May 8.  The students will be allowed to research and prepare their ideas during the next few Spanish class periods.  The information sheet regarding all project details is attached, as well as the grading rubric.  **Please note that any students bringing in food for their presentation may bring it by Ms. Connell’s classroom in the morning to be held (or refrigerated) until class time.

F&F:

Reading: Our last unit is Point of View.  All students will be reading the book One Great Purpose about a missionary to Ecuador, Jim Elliot.  We MIGHT finish this book before the AR deadline mentioned below, but don’t count on it for AR points.

Vocab:  We are beginning the last F&F unit this week.  Students will receive the final vocabulary list this week.   

AR Deadline:  The last day to test for AR points is Friday, May 12.  We are almost at 100% of our fifth graders for earning 60 or more points.  I am so proud of each student and their hard work this year in reaching and exceeding this goal.  Many students set their own goals and have met and exceeded those after reaching 60 points.

Spelling:  Students received a list for Unit 12 on Thursday.  The Unit 12 test will be on Thursday, May 4.  “May the fourth be with you.”  Hehehe!  

Lexia Core 5:   We have a few more fifth graders that have leveled up or finished Lexia, but I want all fifth graders to finish the program as well.  Doing the program at home is going to be essential for students to complete it.  Thirty-forty minutes at home each week on the app or website will be helpful.

Math: We are working on multiplication and division of fractions.  We will have a short test over this on Friday, April 28th.  

English: This week we will focus on a few poems. Students will complete various exercises throughout the week in response to the poems.

Social Studies: We will finish chapter 11, “The Allies Win the War.”  We will focus on the war in the Pacific and life after the war.