Fifth Grade Overview

April 18, 2019

Graduation Information:  Baby or toddler pictures were due on April 5th.   If you have not sent a picture yet, please do so asap!  You may email the picture to Mr. Creed at   You may send in a hard copy of the picture if that’s easier for you.  We will scan it and return it to you. Thank you!  

Summer Birthdays: If your student has a summer birthday, feel free to bring a birthday treat on Wednesday, May 1. We will spend some time celebrating those students.  You can do this in the morning for your child’s homeroom, or you can bring something for the entire fifth grade during lunch.              

Barger Visit:  We had a great time celebrating Easter with our Barger buddies.  Thank you for sending in candy-filled eggs!!

CAT Days: We are excited to offer some time specifically dedicated to experiential learning for the 5th graders! This event will take place Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3. We want to give students the opportunity to explore a curiosity or further experience something in which they're already interested. Our hope is that CAT Days will instill Curiosity, Adventure, and Thought. This will be a full day where students will get off campus and learn something in a unique, special environment. In addition to learning something new, students will also create some fantastic BBS memories with their teachers in their final days at our school. Students will select from a wide array of course topics led by BBS teachers in conjunction with local members of our community.

Bible:  We’ll continue our memory work with Colossians 1:19-20, “For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.” Test on Tuesday, April 30th.

Music:  GRANDPARENTS’ DAY was a huge success!  The students worked so hard, and their efforts proved to pay off!  Congratulations. Now, it’s back to work on recorders. Please make sure your student brings their recorder on either Day 2 or 4 (whichever day they have music).  It’s super important that they have the recorders in class because we will be preparing for graduation.

Spanish:  The Hispanic Country Project has been assigned and students have selected their country of choice.  Please see the attached information sheet regarding details, requirements and due dates.

F&F:  Tentative test date for the vocabulary test for Problem Solving will be Tuesday, April 30.  The skills & performance tests will be on Wednesday, May 1.

AR:  Most of our students have earned their AR t-shirts, while others are getting closer. Keep up the good reading. I hope to have everyone ready to go to the AR party. The date for the AR party is Tuesday, May 21, and we will need drivers and chaperones.  The plan is to leave BBS around 9:15 and return by the end of the day. We will jump/fly from 10:00-11:00, go to lunch at nearby restaurants, and then spend the rest of the day at Heritage Park in East Brainerd (weather permitting). Drivers will need to be available all day. The last day of AR testing is May 10.  

Spelling:  A new list will be given after Easter Break.  

English:  With April being National Poetry Month, we’re spending some time reading, creating, and enjoying poetry.

Math:  We will continue our unit on customary measurement and conversions.

Social Studies: We will focus on President Roosevelt’s New Deal program and analyze the effect the New Deal had on the nation.