Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tests/Materials for the week of Dec. 13 - Dec. 17

Tuesday -

RSVP - Chapter 11 Test

Paper packets go home.

Wednesday -

Science - Chapter 2F Test

Spelling - Lesson 17 Test

Reading - overall vocabulary quiz from The Last Holiday Concert

Signed paper packets due with reading logs.

Thursday -

Reading - Comprehension quiz over The Last Holiday Concert

Steno signed for bible verse.

Friday -

Christmas Party! (10:30 dismissal)

Have a Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


We have the opportunity to help a needy family this Christmas. Everyone is asked to bring $5 by tomorrow.
Mrs. Garrison and Mrs. Sledge

Tests/Materials for the week of Dec. 6 - Dec. 10

Monday -

Christmas Program at the BPAC at 6:30 p.m. Students should arrive by 6:00 p.m. They need to wear a red shirt/turtleneck, nice blue jeans, and a brown belt.

*Be sure your child has a wallet-sized picture of themselves here at school.

Tuesday -

Paper packets go home

Wednesday -

Spelling - Lesson 16 Test

Math - Chapter 4 Test

Science - Chapter 1F Test

Paper Packets and Reading Log due

*School Geography Bee at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday -

Bible verse - steno signed

Friday -

Reading - Vocabulary quiz on The Last Holiday Concert ( a novel we are reading in class)

Social Studies - Chapter 8 Test

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tests/Materials for the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 3

Monday -

Rooming arrangements for our trip will be sent home.

Tuesday -

RSVP - Chapter 10 Test

Spelling - Lesson 15 Test (notice the change)

Papers and progress reports will be sent home on Thursday.

*Leave at 12:30 p.m. We will eat lunch at 11:55 a.m.

Wednesday -

Visit to the American Village

Friday -

Reading - Quiz on The Last Holiday Concert

Science - Chapter 1F

*Classroom Geography Bee


Christmas Program at 6:30 p.m. at the BPAC on Monday, December 6. (Students need to wear a red turtleneck and nice blue jeans with a belt.)

Wednesday, December 8 - School Geography Bee at 1:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tests/Materials for the week of Nov. 15 - Nov. 19

Tuesday -

RSVP - Chapter 9 Test

Social Studies - Colonial Cabin due

Wednesday -

Spelling - Lesson 14 Test

Reading Log due

*Delta State students will be teaching today.

Thursday -

Science - Chapter 3E Test

Social Studies - Chapter 7 Test

Bible Verse check - steno signed

Friday -

Reading - Order in the Court Comprehension and Vocabulary Quiz

English - Unit 5 Test: Verbs

Social Studies - Unit 3 Test


Friday, November 5, 2010

Veteran's Day Program

Tests/Materials for the week of Nov. 8 - Nov. 12

Monday -

PDS Book Fair begins today and goes through Thursday.

Tuesday -

Science - Chapter 2E Test

Paper packets go home.

Wednesday -

Spelling - Lesson 13 Test

Science - Crystal project due. Be sure to answer the questions on page E23.

Social Studies - Chapter 6 Test

Reading log due.

Thursday -

Reading - Overall vocabulary quiz, From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Activites due

Verse check - steno signed

11:00 a.m. - sing at Veteran's Day program at the Courthouse

Friday -

Reading - comprehension quiz over From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tests/Materials for the week of Nov. 1 - Nov. 5

Monday -

Colonial cabin project will be assigned. Watch for information in your child's planner. This will be due on Tuesday, November 16.

Tuesday -

*Be sure to bring your ingredient for our chili luncheon!

Report Cards go home today, as well as reading logs and paper packets. Please send back on Wednesday.

Wednesday -

Spelling - Lesson 12 Test

Thursday -

RSVP - Chapter 8 Test

Bible Verse check - steno verse needs to be signed

Friday -

Reading - Vocabulary Quiz over chapters 7-10 from the book we are reading in class, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

Veteran's Day Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. during chapel.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tests/Materials for the week of Oct. 18 - Oct. 20

Monday -

Field Trip Form and deposit must be returned today.

Tuesday -

Paper packets go home

Hoedown at 6:00 p.m. in the gym (no written homework)

Bible Verse signed in steno

Wednesday -

Spelling - Lesson 10 Test

Looking Ahead:

Science - Glassmaking Poster/Report due on Tuesday, October 26

Test on Chapter 1 E on Tuesday, October 26

Reading - Mystery Book Report Project due on Friday, October 29 (students have received a handout with directions)

Social Studies - Chapter 5 Test on Wednesday, October 27

Unit 2 Test on Friday, October 29

Math - Chapter 3 Test on Friday, October 29

Thursday, October 7, 2010

5th Grade Play - Amerikids

Robert E. Lee and Mr. Dorian
Illinois, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, and Yacky Doodle

The Amerikid Crew

Thanks to the homeroom moms for the cute decorations!!

Tests/Materials for Oct. 11-15

Tuesday -

Social Studies - Chapter 4 Test

Paper packets go home

Progress reports go home

Wednesday -

RSVP - Chapter 6 Test

Spelling - Lesson 9 Test

Thursday -

Bible verse signed in steno

Friday -

Reading - The Case of the Punjabi Ruby Test

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tests/Materials for the week of Oct. 4 - Oct. 8

Tuesday -

Students will sing at Long Term Care at BMC.

Paper packets go home

Wednesday -

Spelling - Lesson 8 Test

Paper packets due

Reading Log due (this is required because it is a graded assignment)

Thursday -

Bible verse check

Friday -

Science - Chapter 3D Test

English - Unit 3 Test

Reading - Quiz on Thunderstorms

Looking Ahead:

Social Studies Chapter 4 Test - Tuesday, October 12

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Indian Info

These Indian projects that the students brought today are GREAT!

Giant Bugs

The students enlarged insects from the book James and the Giant Peach.


Congratulations to those students who made the Honor Roll and had Perfect Attendance for the first six weeks.

Tests/Materials for the week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 1

Monday -

Bring costumes on Tuesday.

English - Assigned to bring 10 pictures of nouns on Wednesday

Tuesday -

Math - Chapter 2 Test

Science - Chapter 2D Test
Assigned to bring a picture of 1 plant and 1 animal for each of the Earth's biomes

Paper packets go home.

Wednesday -

Spelling - Lesson 7 Test

Social Studies - Chapter 3 Test

Reading Log due

Thursday -

RSVP - Chapter 5 Test

Friday -

Play at 8:30 in the gym

Social Studies - Unit 1 Test

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tests/Materials for the week of Sept. 20 - Sept. 24

Tuesday -

RSVP - Chapter 4 Test

Socials Studies - Chapter 2 Test
Internet extra credit sheet due

*Report Card Conferences beginning at 3:15

Wednesday -

Spelling - Lesson 6 Test

Reading Log due

Thursday -

Reading - Tell Them I Sing Test

Indian Projects due

Verse check with steno signed

Friday -

Historical Fiction project

*Tea Time in History at 2:00 in the Westminster Room. Grandparents are invited to attend.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Indian Project Information

Materials were given to the students on Wednesday and an explanation was given. Please be sure to go over the direction pages with your student. Each question will need to be written on a notecard. Then notes to answer that question will be written on the card also. Using that information, the student will write a paragraph for each notecard that answers the question on the half sheets of paper provided. We will assemble those booklets here at school. They will need to draw a model of homes for their Indian tribe and dress the Indian doll. If they build a model of the home, they will receive extra credit. Use a manila folder to hold the other information. All of this information in included in the directions.
Due on Thursday, September 23

Tests/Materials for the week of Sept. 13 - Sept. 17

Monday -

Picture of the student for reading activity needed by Thursday

Tuesday -

English - Unit 1 Test

Science - pictures due

Paper packets go home

Wednesday -

Spelling - Lesson 5 Test

Reading Log due

Thursday -

Bible verse check - steno must be signed

Friday -

Reading Quiz on The Way of the Jibaro

Science Test - Chapter 1D

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tests/Materials for the week of Sept. 7 - Sept. 10

Wednesday -

Lesson 4 Spelling Test
Science Unit 1, Chapter 2 Test
Indian Project assigned (this will be due on 9/23)
Paper packets will go home

Thursday -

Math Test - Chapter 1
Reading Log due
Signed Bible Verse in steno

Friday -

Reading Quiz on The Chinese Rookie
Social Studies Test - Chapter 1
RSVP Chapter 3 Test

Looking Ahead:

Historical Fiction Book Report is due Friday, September 24. Project will be assigned later.

Field Trip to The American Village in Montevallo, AL, is being planned for November 30-December 1. More information to follow later.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Looking ahead...

No school Monday, September 6. Classes resume on the 7th.

Tests/Materials for the week of Aug. 30 - Sept. 3

Tuesday - RSVP Lesson 2 Test
*Progress Reports will be sent with Tuesday papers to children that are struggling in a subject area.
Wednesday - Spelling 3 Test
signed Reading Log due
signed paper packets due
Thursday - Final copy of endangered animal report (students will be given a grade in English and Science)
Bible verse check with parent signature on steno pad
Friday - Reading quiz over In Rare Form

Thanks to the parents...

We appreciated you taking time to come to Open House on Tuesday! We enjoyed meeting you and hope that you feel more informed about what will be going on in 5th grade!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tests/Materials for the week of Aug. 23-27

Tuesday - Science Test, Unit 1 Chapter 1

Wednesday - Spelling Test, Lesson 2

Thursday - Bible Verse Check (please sign your child's steno pad to show that you've listened to their verse)

Friday - Reading Genre Quiz
Social Studies Test - Overview (We will be working this together to teach your child how to go about taking these tests. We will use our books.)

Open House at PDS

Tuesday, August 24
6 p.m.
Church Sanctuary

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Back to school...

celebrating summer birthdays in chapel
reciting bible verse in hallway

Mrs. Garrison's 5th grade

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tests/Materials for the week of Aug. 16-20

Tuesday (17) - Animal pictures due

Wednesday (18) - Lesson 1 Spelling test (these are always on Wednesday with 20 words and 5 dictation sentences)
- Endangered Animal Sources due

Friday (20) - Reading test on The Second Day at School
- RSVP Ch. 1
- Shoe box and facts about their baby endangered animal due

Sources for Endangered Animal Report

Your child has selected an endangered animal. They are to bring 3 sources about that animal to class by Wednesday. These sources can be internet articles, books, encyclopedias, or magazines. These will be used to gather information about their endangered animal. We will be learning to take notes that the student will use to write a rough draft and then a final report about their animal. Most of this work will be done in class. They will be receiving an English and Science grade on this report.

Animal Pictures

Each student is required to bring 2 pictures for each of the 5 vertebrate groups: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. These are due on Tuesday, August 17. They can be from magazines or the internet, but they can not be drawn. This will count as a Science grade.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2010-2011 School Calendar

August 2 Registration 9-3
August 3 Registration 8:30-12:30, 1:00-3:00, 5:00-6:00
August 9, 10, 11 Teacher In-Service
August 12, 13 60% day dismiss at 1:00 (No After School)
August 16 First Full Day of School
August 24 Open House
September 6 Labor Day - No School
September 14-16 School Pictures
September 21 - Report Card Conferences 3:15-5:30
September 22 - Report Card Conferences 3:15-5:30
October 21, 22 Fall Break (No School)
November 2 Report Cards
November 5 Veterans Ceremony (chapel)
November 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
November 29 School Resumes
December 6 Christmas Program at BPAC
December 17 Early Dismissal - Christmas Holidays
December 17-January 2 Christmas Holidays
January 3 School Resumes
January 6 Report Cards (Thursday)
January 17 Martin Luther King Holiday - No School
February 15 Report Cards
March 11 60% day - Dismiss at 1:00
March 14-18 Spring Break - No School
March 21 School Resumes
March 28-April 1 Achievement Test
April 5 Report Cards
April 15 Easter Bonnet Parade 3k-5k and egg hunt 3k-1st
April 18-21 Holy Week-Chapel each day 8:30
April 22-25 Easter Holiday - No School
April 26 School Resumes
May 6 MayDay PlayDay (No After School)
May 13 PDS Alumni and 6th grade chapel service
May 16 8:30 3K program, dismiss
May 17 8:30 4K program, dismiss
May 18 5K Awards Day, dismiss
May 19 1st-5th grade Awards day
May 20 8:30-10:30 dismiss early (10:30 and no after school)