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Fifth Grade News

Curriculum Highlights
Literacy: Focus Skills/Strategies
Cowlishaw Elementary School

Incorporate technology Conferencing Focus

Grade 5

Volume 3 , Issue 3 November 2011

Non-fiction text Main Idea and Supporting Details Using graphic aids Compare/contrast Create inferences

Social Studies

Unit 3-Geometry Unit 4-Division

Using Textbook as a resource Life in the EasternHemisphere

Accelerated Math

Fifth Grade Team:

Jan Kelly: Ryan Klein: Michelle Hebenstreit:

Unit 3 Variables, Formulas, and Graphs Unit 4 Fraction Concepts and Operations

**Please remember to read Science with your child using the Focus weekly fluency sheets. Weather
Writing: Focus Spelling Focus

Tamela Williams: Julee DeGeus:

Memoirs Extended Response Revising and Editing Paragraph Writing Ongoing grammar study

Word Study Weekly spelling units Focus


Reminders: Check folders nightly for any important notes that need to be signed and returned. Nov. 23 25 - No School (Thanksgiving Holiday) Nov. 9-18 - Book Fair If you have any changes in email, phone, or transportation, please send information to school with your child as soon as possible.

Fifth GradeHappenings
Oct. 28 Report Cards home (please sign envelope only and return) . Nov. 9 P/T Conferences ( 4:30-8:00) Nov. 10 No School P/T Conferences (8:00-8:00) Nov. 11 No School (Veterans Day) Nov. 16 Band Concert at Hill Nov. 17- Family Science Night 6:30-8:00)