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A Peek at This Week

Welcome to Mrs. Barragree's fifth grade website!

This website is for reference only. It is no longer maintained (since 2013).

Learning Targets We will be Studying:

*Note: Each listed subject that is underlined is a link with resources for you to use!*

Spelling: none this week

Reading: May article report

English: speaking & listening at an auction; home address

Religion: Mass, Rosary, & game to review 5th grade main ideas

Math: counting money & auctioning items

Social Studies: Mini Society; entrepreneurship

Science: none this week

Technology integration: none this week

Tests this Week:

Wednesday - handwriting & address quiz (to compare with beginning of the year's cursive & address knowledge)

Materials We Will Need:

  • empty bags & backpacks to carry home desk & locker items
  • all classroom library books & text books should be at school by Tuesday to return

Notices for Parents:

  • We've been reading recently about colonial living. Here's a great family opportunity to see an iron stove in action & take a taste-test trip back in time! The Grinter Place (near I-435 and Hwy. 32) hosts "second Saturdays by the Grinter Stove" most months. Click here to learn more and plan an outing for your family!
  • Uniform Reminders: Please review the 2012-2013 dress code. Most commonly lacking items: plain BLACK belts; white socks covering ankles; GIRLS: remember that earrings should be studs only.
  • View your child's progress in Accelerated Reader online. Fourth Quarter goals were due last week! Students should read at least 10-15 minutes at home every day to meet their AR goals. This quarter, each student needs to log every book they read and meet all 4 of her/his 4 goals to earn 100%.
  • If your child will not be at school for a planned absence, please email or send a note to me ahead of time. If your child is ill, please email me or call the front office that morning to notify us.
  • Students NEED to have their basic 0-12 addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts WELL memorized! Please practice by using daily at home until mastered. This only takes 7-10 minutes each day.

Upcoming Events:

May 20 - field trip to Lawrence area businesses - need sack lunch & drink!

May 21 - all school Mass

May 21 - Mini Society student auction (remember all currency!)

May 21 - bring several bags to clean out locker & desk

May 21 - Yearbook signing

May 21 - Rosary (2:30 in church)

May 22 - May article report due

May 22 - K-5 field day (wear sunscreen & bring water bottle!) sack lunch is provided

May 23 - last day of school (class party, time capsule & 5th grade portfolios, grade cards, school video, early dismissal)

Thanks! to:

  • The Hess, Haymaker, and Rieke families for donating toward our Mini Society auction & field trip!
  • Katie, Annie, and their families for Resource Warehouse items!

Birthdays this month:

  • Alex!

Click here for birthday treat guidelines.

Website Wonders of the Week:

  • StudyJams for explanations of math and science concepts
  • How do they choose a Pope? short video summary
  • Learn about Internet safety with a wide variety of information & videos
  • Play Word Frog to practice synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms on your own!
  • LearnZillion for lots of explanations for math and English/Language Arts topics.
  • Blest Are We website with sections for parents and students. Use the navigation bar on the left to select the "Your Family" link, go to the Kids' portion and try the review quizzes for each chapter.  What a great way to study for chapter and unit tests!
  • American History for Kids from Native Americans and exploration through revolution and beyond!
  • Try at home to practice for your Accelerated Reader tests. This is a different company, so it has different test questions. They have many of the same books available as AR. Try looking up your book by the author's last name.
  • Family Education is a site dedicated to helping parents take an active role in their kids' education.  Homework help, parenting tips, and more!
  • Dance Mat Typing - fun and practical typing games online
  • Use your class code to log on to XtraMath and practice your basic math facts. Your progress will be sent to your parents and your teacher.
  • Try Arcadamics for great online games for math, English, reading, and geography! You can compete against the computer, or other online players. Set up a "private game" and invite your SHS friends to join you in a cyber-space race.
  • Math book online! Look for the pages that explain current day's topic if you forget to bring home your Math Journal. Use the ThinkCentral games to review and improve skills you've learned. Parents should email Mrs. Barragree if you would like this year's username & password for your child to use.


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Incoming 5th graders should be able to:

  • Look up a passage in the Bible when given the book, chapter number, and verse numbers
  • Have all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts memorized (0-12)
  • Know whole-number place values
  • Multiply and divide with 2-digit numbers
  • Add and subtract decimal numbers
  • Measure length to the nearest 1/8 inch and nearest millimeter (PRACTICE this at home!)
  • Read and write in cursive (both upper case and lower case letters) with correct letter formation
  • Read a map using the compass rose, legend, and scale
  • Copy accurately from a textbook or the board to their own paper
  • Write complete, gramatically correct sentences
  • Write stories and reports of at least 5 paragraphs
  • Look up words in a dictionary using the guidewords at the top of the page
  • Alphabetize words (often using letters beyond the first letter of the word)
  • Spell their complete legal name
  • Write their address as it should appear on an envelope
  • Use online search engines (such as OneKey) and key words
  • Type using correct "home row" keyboarding skills (Use English link for online keyboarding practice.)