Friday September 22, 2023

  • Monday, September 25th- Picture Day! Please be sure to send in your form and method of payment with your child. 
  • Internship Interview Day!! – September 29. Students are to wear their most professional and interview appropriate attire! No school uniform is required for 5th grade on September 29th. 
  • Thursday, October 5th- Grandparents Day/Special Persons Day! The day begins at 12:30 p.m. for Fifth Grade families.

THANK YOU to all of the parents who took the time to speak with us about your child’s fifth grade year! We were able to meet a parent of every child and are grateful for your efforts, attitudes, and time. You know how to reach us should any questions or concerns arise this school year. 


  • Now more than ever, fact fluency will be important. Any chance you have to quiz your son or daughter on multiplication facts, the more it will help them in the long run! 
  • We’ve compared, written, and organized decimals. 
  • Adding and subtracting decimals has been mastered. 
  • Math Centers on Friday covered rounding decimals, multiplication fluency, comparing decimals, and working with a number line.

Language Arts:

  • Students continued to work on their memoirs and are approaching their final drafts. 
  • Completed our first spelling test on Friday 
  • We are almost finished with our “No Talking” book and will soon be experimenting with a “no talking” day in class next week! 

Creek Side Deep Dive:

This week we explored Science in the news. Students became official “bug busters” through the West Virginia Department of Agriculture to detect spotted lantern flies. We expanded on invasive species that students were introduced to during our Stone Lab trip. We transitioned to discuss the deer culling at Oglebay. Students were given science research behind the practice and encouraged to make their own opinion. We wrapped up the week in the creek exploring our riparian area. What’s that? Ask your child! 

Playgrounds and Parks Deep Dive: 

Research continued while budgeting and scheduling worked its way into the conversation. We’ll be working on beginning our first round of presentations next week, and expect these presentations to conclude around fall break. With our remaining time of the trimester, we’ll dive into parks – ranging from local to state to national – studying the logistics and resources necessary.