Newsletter of April 13, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015


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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back. I hope you had a restful spring break. I did!:) This week there will be Report Pick Up. I will be sending home a sign up sheet. Please select 3 times you think you’d like to meet with me. I will do my best to honor one of the times selected. If none of the times  are available, I will select a time very close to one of your choices. Thank You


Please send  a box of tissue. Many sniffles around this time of year. Thank You

This week we will be working on the following:

Language Arts: We will be reading a short non-fiction text, “La Causa, The Migrant Farmworkers Story.” about Cesar Chavez, the Mexican migrant worker who united the farmers to form a very powerful farmer’s union. The focus of the learning for this story will be how one persons’ determination and values can change the lives of others. We will have discussions as well as extended response questions that encourage critical thinking.


We will continue to work on Unit 8, Fraction/Multiplication/Division and Fraction of problems.

Homework: Study link 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10.

Social Studies:

We will review The Thirteen Colonies in our social studies text. We will prepare for a test on this chapter. We will also share the project, The Fourteenth Colony, completed over spring break.


We will use La Causa, “The Migrant Farmworkers’Story as the text for Civics as well as Lanuage Arts. The focus is on how civic responsiblity can create a movement as well as a leader.

P.S. The photos above show the Civics project completed by the fifth graders for Woman’s History Month. As you can see, the student’s did an excellent job with their drawings of a notable woman, as well as producing outstanding interviews and realistic fiction stories based on their famous person.

Have A Great Week!

Ms. Jack






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