Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It's the Most Wonderful (and busiest!) Time of the Year!

There is SO much fun and exciting things happening in fifth grade! We've worked really hard on fractions and forming our opinions about our favorite animal. We learned all about electricity and now we know why we get a SHOCK when we touch something metal. We also learned all about what life was like on the cattle drive for cowboys and all about inventors too! 

Congratulations to all students who graduated from our ADVANCE program! We learned all about bullying, safety, and the affects of drugs and alcohol. These students worked really hard on their essays and posters. We appreciate all of Deputy Martin's work with our students - we certainly appreciate her! 

With all the exciting things going on in fifth grade, make sure to check your child's Monday Folder for upcoming events going on at our school! Thank you for all you do! 

Important Upcoming Dates:
December 8th to 12th - Santa Shop is Open
December 19th - Last Day for Students
December 22nd to January 5th - Winter Holidays
January 5th - Teacher Workday/No Students
January 6th - Report Cards Go Home
January 9th - School Spelling Bee

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November Updates

Fifth graders are learning SO much! We've made volcanos, learned about constructive and destructive forces, written and presented amazing ADVANCE essays, learned all about the Civil war, and learned all about character traits. We even taught other students about Veterans and Veterans Day! Here are some pictures of our exciting happenings in fifth grade: 

Important Dates:
November 10th - Stevie B's Night
November 11th - Picture Re-takes/Veterans Day Parade
November 24th to 28th - Thanksgiving Break
December 4th - ADVANCE Graduation at 1 in Gym
December 6th - Breakfast with Santa 9:00 to 11:00
December 8th to 12th - Reindeer Lane
December 19th - Last Day of 1st Semester

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Our Trip to Aqualand Marina

What an exciting time we had on our field trip to Aqualand Marina! It was definitely a perfect day for a boat ride. Fifth graders learned all about erosion happening around the lake. We talked about what a watershed is and how keeping our water clean is very important. Do you know why our lake is called Lake Lanier? Ask our fifth graders! We practiced our map skills during an exciting Jeopardy trivia game. During our boat ride, we looking for wildlife, did experiments to test the pH of the water in the lake and even got a glance at some phytoplankton! Here are some snapshots from our fun trip:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Falling into Fifth Grade!

So much learning is happening in fifth grade and we’re just in September! We will be updating the site with the many exciting and fun-filled events and learning that is going on in the lives of our fifth graders.

Here are a couple of reminders for you:
*Students will receive a reading log each week. They should read a minimum of 100 minutes a week. This reading log will be taken for a grade.
*Check and sign your child’s Monday folder every week. This signed sheet will have your child’s current math facts to study as well as reading level. Monday folders will contain graded work, completed assessments, and important school flyers for upcoming events at SHES.
*Make sure your child is practicing their math facts at home. Math fact fluency is important to be successful throughout the year.

Sugar Hill’s Fall Carnival is September 27th! Make sure to come out from 11 to 3 for fun games, food, and even a yard sale! New this year – you can earn tokens from participating in certain games. These tokens can be cashed in for wonderful prizes from the prize station. Also, we’ll be having a Soccer Shootout competition! Think you can score the highest number of goals or dribble the fastest? Come see the fifth grade teachers to compete and you could win a trophy!

Check back soon for more exciting news from SHES fifth grade!

Important Upcoming Dates:
September 17th – Titan Wellness Club begins
September 18th – Identi-kid pictures
September 19th – School Council Meeting
September 23rd – Smith/Davis to Aqualand Field Trip
September 25th – Hicks/Baldwin/Pirkle to Aqualand Field Trip
September 27th – PTO Fall Carnival/Book fair open

September 29th to October 3rd – Book Fair

Monday, July 28, 2014

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

The new school year is almost here! We are sure you have all your new school supplies ready and waiting for the new year to begin. We are excited to welcome a new group of fifth graders to our classrooms! We look forward to a year full of learning, hard work, and of course, FUN!

This year, we will be updating this website with lots of important fifth grade information. Please make sure to bookmark this address so you can get up-to-date information about everything fifth grade!

Don’t forget that Open House will be Wednesday, August 6th from 3 to 6. We are excited to meet you and your parents as well as give you some important paperwork. It is important that you can make it but if you cannot make it, the paperwork will be sent home on the first day of school on Friday, August 8th.

Here are the updated school year meal prices for 2014-2015:
Elementary Full Pay (Breakfast) - $1.00
Elementary Full Pay (Lunch) - $1.60
Middle/High Full Pay (Breakfast) - $1.25
Middle/High Full Pay (Lunch) - $1.70
Reduced Price (Breakfast) - $0.30
Reduced Price (Lunch) - $0.40
Visitor (Breakfast) - $3.00
Visitor (Lunch) - $4.00

Again, welcome to the new school year and we can’t wait to meet you!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

It's the Final Countdown!

Can you believe that the school year is almost over? We have LOTS of exciting things going on in fifth grade during the month of May so this post will let you know everything you need to know to end this school year right! We have had some fabulous times with out fifth graders this year and we look forward to a wonderful time celebrating our fifth graders during this upcoming month.

Important Upcoming Dates:
May 6th – CRCT Math
May 7th – CRCT Science
May 8th – CRCT Social Studies
May 12th – 4th/5th Grade Talent Show 6:00-8:00 pm
May 14th – Middle School Tours
May 15th – Field Trip to Skate Country/Stevie B’s
May 16th – Field Day!
May 22nd – Fifth Grade Picnic

May 23rd – Fifth Grade Graduation at 12:30

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Falcons Training Camp

Fifth graders had SO much fun at this year’s Falcons Training Camp! We tested our abilities to jump over obstacles, throw a football, work on our dance skills, and run though a tackling drill. Here are just a few snapshots of the fun times we had!