September 21 - September 27
September 25 - “See You at the Pole”
September 25 - Fall Festival T-Shirt Orders Due
October 2 - Fall Festival Armband Orders Due
October 9 - Jazzy Jars Due
October 17 - Cake Walk Items Due
October 4 - BBS Spirit Day
October 10-14 - Fall Break
October 18 - Donuts for Dads
October 18 - Fall Festival
“See You at the Pole” is Wednesday, September 25, at 7:50 a.m. Students and families in 1st-5th grade are invited to join us around the flagpole.
Our annual Fall Festival is Friday, October 18. Information, including due dates, has been sent home in Tuesday folders and emails.
Fall Festival t-shirt orders are due NO LATER than Wednesday,September 25. Click here to order
Fall Festival armband orders are due on Wednesday, October 2. Click here to order
October: During the month of October, students and faculty will work together to increase our water consumption during the school day by challenging ourselves to drink 2,000L by October 31. Please send a water bottle with your child to school each day so he/she can join in and help us exceed our goal.
If your child attends after school care, please be patient as we deal with weather extremes. We do not go outside if the heat index is 95 degrees or above. In this case, we will play in the gym.
To see where in the building your child is at when you arrive for pickup.
Depending on when you arrive, your child might be on the playground, room 18, etc. As we get into the flow of the year, you'll pick up the pattern very quickly. The app will show you exactly where they are located, though.
Fifth Grade Overview
September 20, 2019
Moms’ Night Out - We had a great group of moms for the Mom’s Night Out at Mrs. Gruner’s. Thank you for coming! We loved getting to know you all better and
watching you all enjoy being together!
Reminder: The next Tybee Island payment will be due September 27, 2019. This payment will be $40.00.
Next fun activity: Our 2nd House Competition will be on October 4th with a tailgating theme from 11:30 -12:30. That evening we will have our House Family Film night for all 4th and 5th grade students and their families at the BX field. Bring chairs or a blanket for your family and come enjoy some time with other families.
Bible: The whole school is memorizing Psalm 23. Each student will RECITE the memory work ALOUD to Mr. Kane. Our first test for 5B is on Friday, September 27, and for 5A on Monday, September 30th. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23:1-3.
Reading: We will dive into our next unit, Main Idea, on Monday. There will not be any reading at home since each day’s reading will only be a few pages. Students will need to read and do the specs log at school each day. They already have a skills sheet and process questions sheet in their binders. You may start preparing for the next skills test, They will receive a vocab list on Monday. This is a great time to be reading a book of their choice.
Spelling: Students have been given the list of words for unit 3. The list has been published on Spelling City. Students should be using that app to help them prepare for the test on Friday, September 27.
English: We’ve spent much of this week putting our Writer’s Workshop procedures in place. We’ve also been able to spend some time working on improving sentence fluency in our writing. We’ll spend a few more days (and in to next week) working with Writer’s Workshop lessons. Then we’ll begin our second English unit. In this unit, students will work with nouns. They will learn about common, proper, and possessive nouns. Additionally, they will work with some rules for spelling singular and plural nouns.
Math: We have started our chapter on multiplication and prime factorization, much of which is review.
Science: We will begin our study in chapter 9, “Earth’s Changing Surface.” There will be a quiz over the terms on Friday, September 27.
Advisory: During our last advisory time, we shared some practical interpersonal skills that students could implement. We talked about how to handle winning and losing. We also dealt with respecting the comments, opinions, and ideas of others (even if we don’t necessarily agree). I hope you’re able to ask your student about some of these suggestions. Hopefully, they’ll be able to practice some of these skills with you.