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Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

Parents of Safety Patrols-- Today your child received a permission slip for the Safety Patrol Trip on May 20. Please sign and return this form to Ms. Beaumont by March 13.

This Thursday, Feb 27 from 6-7 pm we will have a River Ridge Parent Meeting in the Middle School library. We ask that at least one parent from each family attend this meeting. Staff from River Ridge will give a very informative presentation that will help you prepare your child for a great experience! Chaperones will meet from 5:30-6:00.

Fifth grade has selected the Ronald McDonald House as one of our mission partners for the year. RMH collects soda can tabs to recycle for cash. There is a collection bin in Mrs. Blankenship's classroom if you have tabs to donate.

Dates to Remember:

Feb. 27- River Ridge Mandatory Parent Meeting, 6-7 pm in the MS Library

March 13- Safety Patrol Field Trip forms due

April 7-9- River Ridge 

May 20- Safety Patrol Trip


This week we will study Solomon, focusing on his wise leadership of Israel.

Our verse for next Friday is James 1:5.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Reading/Language Arts- Mrs. Crider

This week we will start our new unit, "Stories of Survival."  We will be examining passages from popular novels like Julie of the Wolves and Hatchet. We will also be reading informational articles and poetry throughout the unit.

Our writing focus will be on how to write an objective summary of a text. For reading, we will look at how a certain chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Finally, all of our spelling words have been loaded on Spelling City. We will have our pre-test on Monday. 



Mathematics- Mrs. Blankenship

We are busy learning to multiply fractions with whole numbers, mixed numbers, and fractions! This week we will continue reinforcing these skills with lots of manipulatives, games, and real-world applications!

 The Khan Academy website has many free videos with examples of how to perform each operation. I recommend this resource if your child is absent or needs additional reinforcement.

IXL M2 is due on Thursday, Feb. 27

Science- Ms. Beaumont

This week we had a BLAST in science. We looked at several constellations, forms of space rocks, and formation of Earth rocks. The best part of this week was our video chat with an Astronomer who specialized in Tidal Distribution Events (when a black hole causes a star to disintegrate). Students could ask her their questions live through the video chat! Check out Photo Circle to see pictures of this experience. 

This concludes our space unit, our space homework on February's moon phases will be due Monday, March 2nd. 

Social Studies- Ms. Beaumont

Next week, starting Tuesday, we will begin our Tennessee history units. We will begin by taking a look at how Tennessee became a state. This will also act as a review of everything social studies we have studies this year, but it will focus on Tennessee's contribution to events (ex. the Civil War). 

There will NOT be a review sheet this week. 



Tennessee Statehood: Ducksters


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