Friday, December 4, 2015

Happy Holidays!!!

We can't believe it's already December! We hope everyone enjoyed their week off in November. We are excited about these next two weeks as we have a lot of activities planned before Winter Break! 

We hope you all will join us for Pancakes with Santa tomorrow, Saturday, December 5 from 9-11 am. Santa will be there to take pictures with, and our Sweet Notes Choir will be caroling. Adult plates are $3 and children $2. 

We are in the process of class spelling bees, and our winners will participate in the school Spelling Bee on December 16. That winner will continue on to the county Spelling Bee in January.

Please remember students' last day of school is Thursday, December 17. They will return on January 5, 2016! We hope you enjoy the holidays with your families!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

November 2015

As we begin November, below are some important updates to remember!

·      November 6:  Social Studies projects are due!
·      November 11: Veteran’s Day Parade at Sugar Hill
·      November 19:  McDonald’s Spirit Night 5pm-8pm

·      November 23-27:  THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS!!!   Gobble! Gobble!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Important Dates in October

As we are half way through the month, we would like to update you on some important upcoming dates!

October 14th- McDonald's Spirit Night from 5-8 pm.
October 15th- Report Cards GO HOME!
October 19-23- VOLCANO PROJECTS DUE!!!
October 20th- Curriculum Night at school from 6-8 pm
October 26th-30th- Red Ribbon Week
  • Monday: Unite for a drug-free land (wear red, white, and blue)
  • Tuesday: Crazy about being drug-free (crazy hair day)
  • Wednesday: Team up against drugs (wear your favorite team's shirt)
  • Thursday: The future is bright, drug-free ( wear neon)
  • Friday: Say BOO do drugs (Halloween or storybook character day)

October 29th- Sugar Hill Skate Night at Skate Country

We hope you all had a great Fall Break and look forward to some fun activities coming up!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Off to a great start!

Fifth grade students are getting into the routine of changing classes, homework, and daily activities. Ask your child about their teachers, their friends, and their enrichment/tutoring classes. They all seem to be excited about 5th grade!

Students are learning:
  •  all about the Civil War and how it changed and shaped our country. 
  •  Earth Science, with a volcano project due in late September. 
  •  how to make inferences and provide evidence (proof) to support their thinking.
  •  theories about characters in fiction.
  • how to organize and write narrative essays.
  • decimals and place value.
All 5th grade teachers will be at McDonald's Spirit Night on September 15. Come out and have dinner with your favorite teacher!! 

Important dates to remember!
McDonald's Spirit Night: September 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Fit Family Friday: September 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Fall Festival: September 26 from 11 to 3
Wellness Club Kids: September 30 from 2:30-3:30
Wellness Club Kids: October 7 from 2:30-3:30
Fall Break: October 12-13
Wellness Club Kids: October 14 from 2:30-3:30
McDonald's Spirit Night: October 14 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Report cards go home: October 15
Curriculum Night: October 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wellness Club Kids: October 28 from 2:30-3:30
Fun Run and Character Dress-up Day: October 30

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! We are so excited about all the wonderful things that will be happening this year and can’t wait to dive right in.

This blog and your teacher’s webpages will be updated with all the exciting events and happenings of fifth grade. We will update you on projects, school events, and give you a heads up on important happenings at our school! If you want to stay up-to-date on your phone, don’t forget to sign up for Remind – it’s a wonderful program to hear more about what is going on in fifth grade and get it delivered straight to your phone!

Make sure to stay updated and bookmark this website! Here’s to a wonderful year!

Important Upcoming Events:
*August 17th – McDonald’s Spirit Night - 5-8
*August 25th – PTO Board Meeting – 6:30
*August 28th – Kindergarten Parent Outreach – 6:00
*August 28th – Fall Picture Day
*August 31st – Spirit Wear orders go home – 2 weeks to buy!

*September 1st – AM Enrichment Begins

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

School From Home Days

With winter in full swing, our school system has created a way for students to continue to learn even if school is canceled! 

One of the most important places to check is your teacher's webpage. These are updated with activities for students to complete to make sure learning continues. Hard copies of activities and assignments could also be given upon returning to school. If you run out of things to do, we've got you covered! Below are some fun websites that will keep the learning going all day long - Don't forget to go out a have a little fun too :-) 

Khan Academy - Having trouble with learning how to add mix numbers? This website has step-by-step videos and practice problems. This site also has some Science and Social Studies videos as well! 

IXL - Great way to review math standards we have gone over in class as well as a preview to standards we will learn later in the year.

iCivics - Want to learn and play games at the same time? This site is for you! It's a great place to learn more about our government and the part you play in it! Ms. Smith recommends the Bill of Rights Game - test your knowledge on the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution

Safari Montage - Like a video your teacher showed in class? Want to find more just like it? This is a great site to do that! Login using your HallCo username and password and you now have access to lots of information videos! 

Brainpop - Great place to check out videos on LOTS of topics. Each video also has a quiz to check for understanding on topics. 

Science Flix – Want to learn more about matter? Totally ready to learn about diseases in a fun and exciting way? Check out ScienceFlix. It has lots of cool videos, articles, and information to help you learn all about different types of Science!

ABCya! - Lots of fun games and learning activities for practice! Reading, Math, Typing, ELA, Writing, Science, and Social Studies ALL in one place. 

Do you have a favorite website that we should add to this list? Did you use one of the links and like what you saw? Comment below and let us know! 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Falcons Training Camp

Our fifth graders had an AMAZING time at Falcons Training Camp on Friday. We got to experience what football players go through during training and have a little fun too! We danced, ran, jumped, threw a football, jogged, raced, and laughed! Here is a short video of a couple of snapshots from our fun time - Make sure to ask you fifth grader about this camp and I'm sure they'll have something to say!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Fifth Grade is SNOW much fun!

It's back to school and fifth graders are busy, busy, busy!!! We're working really hard to get ready for our new standardized test coming in April. With winter here and school might be canceled, check both this blog and your child's teacher's webpage for information on activities and learning sites to use for practice! Keeping good books around are a great way to keep students engaged and can lead to some fun discussions about stories. 

Many exciting clubs are starting soon - STEM kids will be Wednesdays after school with Mrs. Baldwin and Running Club will be Mondays and Wednesdays after school in the gym. Check with your child to see if they were accepted to participate in any of these wonderful after school learning and exercising opportunities.

Congratulations to all our class spelling bee winners! They participated in our school spelling bee on January 9th. Class winners were - Christopher Chagoya, Kaiden Robinson, Diego Lopez, Celeste Flores, and Jamia Sims. The winner and runner up were fifth graders! Congratulations to Kaiden Robinson for winning the school spelling bee! Congratulations to Jamia Sims for being our runner up! Fifth Grade is so proud of you! 

There are many great things happening at Sugar Hill so be sure to check your child's Monday folder for flyers and information about upcoming events and activities!

Important Dates: 
January 14th - McDonald's Spirit Night
January 15th - Class Picture Day
January 19th - Holiday/No School for students
January 21st - Reading Bowl Competition
January 22nd - 100th Day of School/Stevie B's Spirit Night
January 27th - County Spelling Bee
January 30th - School Council