Happy start of the 3rd quarter! 5th grade is officially half-way over!

We are in the depths of working on our state reports. Each child has selected a state to research and learn more about. Over the next few weeks we will be gathering information to prepare for our projects.

We are continuing to read Frindle by Andrew Clements. It is a story about a boy with a creative imagination and determination, proving that through effort, much can be accomplished. Students have new AR goals for this quarter!

In math, we are spending the first few days of this week reviewing division with decimals. We will take our test on Thursday.

This week in Bible, we will be studying the book of Judges and the role they played in the lives of the Israelites.

We are starting a new chapter of history this week. We will be discussing what life was like in the Middle and Southern Colonies and how that differed from life in New England.

Over the next few weeks, we will also be preparing for Walk through the American Revolution that will take place on Monday, February 12th. The Walk through the American Revolution is a presentation-in-school field trip, where each child will get to dress up as a historical figure and take part in a game show about our history. The cost will be $18 for each child and you are welcome to join us that day in the gym for a “Go for the Glory” good time! Please send in money sometime this week. Students received their character assignments and have been encouraged to start memorizing their lines. Please help them start working on a costume! They don’t need to purchase anything, the costume can be created with household items. We also have a bin of few costume items here at school if you’d like to look through them and borrow. 🙂


January 26th – Mix it Up Day! Students can come dressed in un-matching, crazy outfits!