Week of April 15th

What are we learning about this week?
Language arts – cause/effect & compare/contrast
Science – review of force and motion (from 4th grade)
Math 5 for Dohrman – measurement (area, perimeter, volume, metric system)

Important dates…
April 15th – Race Card Science Quiz – SOL 5.7; CTES Blood Drive
April 16th – Scholastic book orders due
April 19th – Half day of school
April 22nd – School closed!
April 23rd – MAPS Testing (math)
April 24th – MAPS Testing (reading)

Week of April 8th

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – compare and contrast
Social Studies – Midwest region
Math 5 for Dohrman – measurement (area, perimeter, volume)

Important dates…
April 12th: Career Day – Thank you presenters!
April 15th: Blood Drive *contact Mrs. Reece to schedule a time
April 19th: Half day of school
April 22nd: School closed
April 23rd: Math MAPS Testing
April 24th: Reading MAPS Testing
April 26th: Talent Show

Week of March 25th

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – cause/effect & compare/contrast
Social Studies – Midwest Region
Math 5 for Dohrman – transformations/combine & subdivide shapes

Important dates…
Monday, March 25th: Race Card Science Quiz on Living Systems (to review for SOL)
Tuesday, March 26th: Market Day Field Trip to the Siegel Center (I will send an email with reminders.)
Thursday March 28th: Quiz on Midwest Region – states, capitals, and abbreviations
Friday, March 29th: Cause/Effect Assessment & Half Day of School!
April 1st – 5th: Spring Break! School Closed!
April 15th: CTES Blood Drive

Week of March 18th

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – cause and effect
Social Studies – market day projects
Math 5 for Dohrman – finish circles; start shapes/transformations

Important dates…
March 19th:  Poetry Quiz
March 20th:  Math Test (angles, triangles, circles)
March 26th:  Field Trip to VCU Siegel Center for Market Day
*Please returned signed permission form if you have not already done so
March 29th:  Half day of school
April 1st – 5th:  Spring Break! School closed!

Week of March 11th

What are we learning about this week?
Language Arts – poetry
Science – light
Math 5 Dohrman – triangles and circles

Important dates…
Friday, March 15th – Science Test on light
Wednesday, March 20th – Math Test on angles, triangles, and circles

Please return the following items as soon as possible:
-signed Market Day field trip permission form
-signed middle school course list
-students need to bring materials to school this week for market day (ALL work will be done in class)

Computer Contracts will be coming home in Tuesday folders. Please review the computer rules and consequences with your student. Sign and return!

In honor of one of our Kindergarten students here at CTES, the PTA is sponsoring a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise money for childhood cancer research in his name. ALL NEXT WEEK, students can bring in one dollar (or more) to donate and write their name on sponsorship icons that will be posted in the school. Please click here for more information on the foundation and to read Tariq’s story. Thank you all for helping to support this cause and joining Team Tariq!

Week of March 4th

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – figurative language; poetry
Science – sound; light
Math 5 for Dohrman – angles and triangles

Important dates…
Monday, March 4th – Math Quiz on Variables (Math 5 for Dohrman)
Tuesday, March 5th – Figurative Language Test
Wednesday, March 6th – Sound Test; Sound Instrument Project due; Young Scientists (1:00 – 2:30p)
*See below for information about Dr. Seuss dress up week!

On Monday, March 11th at 2:50 pm, the 5th grade teachers will have a planning meeting for the Moving Up Ceremony and Celebration. Please see the email that was sent out for more information if you are interested in helping!

Week of February 25th

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – figurative language
Science – sound
Math 5 for Dohrman – variables

Important dates…
Tuesday, February 26th – Richmond Symphony visits CTES
Friday, March 1st – Math Quiz on variables (Math 5 for Dohrman)
Tuesday, March 5th – Science Test on Sound

*If you have not return your student’s signed report card envelope, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!

Week of February 18th

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – author’s purpose; figurative language
Science – Matter
Math 5 for Dohrman – variables

Important dates…
Monday, February 18th: Full day of school for students *this is a change
Tuesday, February 19th: Multicultural Projects due (tri-fold boards)
Wednesday, February 20th: Young Scientists lesson on matter (during school)
Thursday, February 21st: Multicultural Night at 6:30p
Friday, February 22nd: Science Test on Matter

Week of February 11th

What are we learning this week?
Language arts – making inferences/drawing conclusions
Science – matter
Math 5 for Dohrman – number patterns

Important dates…
February 11th: Report cards sent home – please return signed envelope only!
February 14th: Bring your valentines to school (optional) & Atoms and Molecules Quiz
February 19th: Multicultural Project on tri-fold board due (all writing will be done in class)
February 21st: Multicultural Night at CTES

Week of February 4th

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts: making inferences and drawing conclusions
Social Studies: Northeast region of the United States
Science: Benchmark review
Math 5 for Dohrman: stem/leaf and line plots

Important dates…
February 6th: Northeast region states/capitals/abbreviations Quiz
February 7th: Science Benchmark Test
February 8th: Math 5 Quiz for Dohrman – MMMR & stem/leaf and line plots

Looking ahead…
February 19th: Multicultural Night Project Due to school (students will receive this assignment on Feb. 4th – all writing portions will be completed AT SCHOOL)
February 21st: Multicultural Night at CTES!