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									                           Linwood Holton Elementary School
                               “Fifth Grade Newsletter”
                                    October 6, 2008
        It’s a brand new month and 5th graders continue to work hard!
        Fathers, grandfathers and male volunteers, please come out on Tuesday, October
7, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. for free pizza and drinks on our first “Pizza Night” which will
introduce “Watch D.O.G.S” at Linwood Holton Elementary School. “Watch D.O.G. S.”
(Dads of Great Students) is the safe school initiative of the National Center for Fathering
that involves fathers and father figures to help create a more safe and secure learning
environment in our nation’s schools. Volunteers serve at least one day each year in a
variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or another administrator.
        Attention all 5th Grade Parents!! All 5th graders should practice their
multiplication and division facts every night for at least fifteen minutes. All 5th grade
math students have a multiplication facts chart in their math journals. Also, math facts
can be practiced online at http://math.com/students/practice/arithmeticpractice.htm.
        Parent-teacher conferences will be held on October 16 and 17, 2008. All fifth
grade students have received parent-teacher conference request forms. Please select a 1st,
2nd, or 3rd choice and return your child’s form to Linwood Holton no later than
Wednesday, October 14, 2008.
        The Holton Hospitality Committee is sponsoring a Fish Fry during Parent
Teacher conferences on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Linwood Holton Elementary
School from 3 to 6 p.m. Flyers have been sent home with your child for pre-orders.
Please contact 228-5310 if you have any questions or would like to place an order.

A Special Note from Mrs. Talley (Exceptional Education):
It was a pleasure meeting the fifth grade parents at Back to School Night. Please remind
your children to come to class prepared. They should have a separate notebook for Math,
Writing and Reading (Language Arts) and a 3 ring binder. Many of the students are
attempting to use one notebook for all classes which affects their ability to be organized
and prepared.

Your continued support is appreciated!

Fifth Grade Homework for the week of October 6 to October 10, 2008
Language Arts:
5.4
The student will read fiction and nonfiction with fluency and accuracy.
        b. Use knowledge of root words, prefixes, and suffixes.
        c. Use dictionary, glossary, thesaurus, and other word-reference materials.
5.6
The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction.
        a. Use text organizers, such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information.
        c. Locate information to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions.




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5.7
The student will demonstrate comprehension of information from a variety of print resources.
         a. Develop notes that include important concepts, summaries, and identification of information
sources.
         b. Organize information on charts, maps, and graphs.
5.8
 The student will write for a variety of purposes: to describe, to inform, to entertain, and to explain.
         d. Use precise and descriptive vocabulary to create tone and voice.
         f. Revise for clarity.
5.9
The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, and sentence
structure.
         h. Edit for clausal fragments, run-on sentences, and excessive coordination.

Mathematics
Sol 5.4: Decimals: Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication
Objective: The student will find the sum, difference, and product of two numbers expressed as decimals
through thousandths
SOL 5.6: Computation and Estimation: Decimals
Objective: The student, given a dividend expressed as a decimal through thousandths and a single divisor,
will find the quotient.

Advanced Mathematics:
SOL 6.7: Rational Numbers: Operation/Estimation
Objective: The student will use estimation strategies to solve multi-step practical problems involving
while numbers, decimals, and fractions (rational numbers).
SOL 6.8: Data Analysis: Representations & Relationships
Objective: The student will solve multi-step consumer-application problems involving fractions and
decimals and present data and conclusions in paragraphs, tables, or graphs. Planning a budget will be
included.

Science:
SOL 5.1a-h, SOL 5.4abc
        Classification, measurement, data and variables
        Atoms, elements, molecules
        The effect of heat on matter
        Mixtures and solutions

World History:
WSE 2: Early Man




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Monday, October 6, 2008
Language Arts:
Write spelling words 3 times
Reading Log

Mathematics:
Practice multiplication/division facts for 15 minutes.
Advanced Mathematics:
    Practice multiplication/division facts for 15 minutes.
    Complete SOL 6.7 Estimation Assessment
    Study for test on tomorrow

Science:
Complete test study sheet.
Changes________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________


Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Language Arts:
Students will write spelling words 1-10 in a story
Reading Logs

Mathematics
   1. Practice multiplication/division facts for 15 minutes.
   2. Study notes and vocabulary words for SOL 5.4
Advanced Mathematics:
Assessment Day: No homework.

Science
none
Changes________________________________________________________________
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Language Arts:
Reading Logs
Study for assessment

Mathematics:
Assessment Day—no homework
Advanced Mathematics:
TBA




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Science:
Complete matter worksheet
Changes:_______________________________________________________________
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Thursday, October 9, 2008
Language Arts:
Students will finish working on pg. 43
Study for Spelling Test
Reading Log

Mathematics:
   1. Practice multiplication/division facts for 15 minutes.
   2. Complete “Measuring Up!” pgs. 47 & 48.
Advanced Mathematics:
TBA

Science:
Complete lab report
Changes:________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________



Friday, October 10, 2008
Language Arts: (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday)
Read a book to someone.

Mathematics:
    Practice multiplication/division facts for 15 minutes.
    Complete HM Math, Practice Sheet, PW 58
Advanced Mathematics:
TBA

Science:
none
Changes_______________________________________________________________




                  Have a Wonderful Weekend!


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