Van Cortlandtville Elementary School

Fifth Grade

Lisa Braunstein
Kamiash Brown
Samantha Campbell

Samantha Glenn

Christopher Springer
Nicole Tartaglia

Fifth Grade's Supply List 2022-2023


Fifth Grade Monthly Newsletter
March 2023

We hope students and their families had a chance to recharge over the mid-winter break. Even though it’s been a mild winter, we’re all looking forward to Spring: the season where the natural world revives, and reinvigorates!

Grade 5 had a blast at our annual bowling night event. Our African Drumming assembly to commemorate Black History month had to be rescheduled, so students will get a chance to enjoy this enrichment program in a few weeks. Don’t forget to check out our annual Multicultural event on March 3rd and the teachers –vs- students basketball game on March 9th!

In Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, teachers will be using various mentor texts to identify elements of opinion texts, pose a question about a topic, research it, and finally go through the writing process to complete a writing piece that reflects their opinion and voice.

In Math, our unit on fractions continues. Teachers continue to encourage students to practice their fluency facts, which will expedite students finding equivalent fractions, converting, etc. Ask your children what we’re doing in the classroom to reinforce this skill, and please have them practice at home as well.

In Science, we have begun our next unit which introduces the premise of matter, its properties, and how the tiny particles that make up solids and liquids behave. Students will make predictions, record their findings, discuss our investigations, and explore the “why” of each lesson.

Lastly, we want to remind families to check student planners, take home folders, and utilize Google Classroom when instructed. Parents should also be monitoring student grades in E-School / Home Access. They can easily retrieve their access code in order to set up an account by just phoning Ms. Longworth in the main office. Get in touch if you have any questions!

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