Welcome 5th Graders!

Dear Soon-to-be Fifth Grader,

We look forward to meeting you in August at the start of the school year. In preparation for 5th grade your teachers would like you to continue reading, writing, and practicing math over the summer. You may choose as many books to read as you want. However, you need to select one book to write about. After you have read this book, you will pick a topic from the list in this folder and write a letter to your teacher and mail it by July 30.

Also in this folder are Summer Math Calendars to keep you up to date with your math skills. The goal is to spend at least 10 minutes a day practicing math over the course of the summer. The packet consists of 2 calendar pages, one for July and one for August, with a blank page on the reverse for answers. When you complete a problem you can color in that day on your calendar, so you can track your progress. We also ask that you practice your multiplication facts every week. Please return your completed calendar on the first day of school.

Enjoy the summer,

Ms. O’Dwyer and Dr. Hunt


Summer Math Assignment: https://docs.google.com/a/marbleheadcharter.com/document/d/1N9iGaqDafShv7I05i6s5lRITDG-uJDoVwPyFfMUItBk/edit?usp=sharing

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Highlights from 5th Grade

Below are some highlights from this year in 5th grade! We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for each and every one of you. Have an amazing summer and we will see you next year!

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Exhibition Information

Exhibition is less than a week away! Our fifth grade students have been working so hard to complete the final touches to their projects and presentations.

Exhibition is Monday June 20, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Students need to arrive ready to present at 5:45 p.m.

Dress for Exhibition Night

  • There are no costumes for this terms Exhibition. Students are reminded to “dress to impress” or wear “game day attire” including dress pants, collared shirts, dress shoes, dresses or skirts. 

What can you expect to see from fifth grade?

  • Explorer Research Paper
  • Explain Everything App- why their explorer should be nominated to the Explorer Hall of Fame.
  • Baroque Tulip Prints- including labels with the parts and functions of the plants
  • Four-string Musical Instruments 
  • Biome Project- food webs including detailed descriptions of each animal and the interactions between animals
  • French/Spanish- Model Dream Towns including a travel log

What else will you see? Below are some topics of other presentations you will find at the different grade levels on exhibition night.

  • 4th Grade- Bridges and Reader’s Theater
  • 6th Grade- Solar Cars and the Revolutionary War 
  • 7th Grade- National Parks and Going Green
  • 8th Grade- Current Events and Roller Coasters


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Upcoming Events End of the Year

June Events! Have you scheduled your end of the year MAP meetings? Are you ready for MCCPS SPIRIT WEEK? 

June 6- Dress like a teacher

June 7Salad Day

June 8Pajama Day; 1/2 day for MAP Meetings

June 9Color Day; 1/2 day for MAP Meetings; Final Copy of Explorer Essay Due; Pedometer Data Due

June 10School Spirit Day (MCCPS Gear); BBQ and 8th grade vs. Teacher’s Kickball Game; End of the Year Math Test

June 15- Music Extravaganza 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm; Biome Final Project Due

June 16- Exhibition Ready Explorer Essay Due

June 17- Explain Everything Due

June 20- Trimester 3 Exhibition 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

June 21- Student Council Elections

June 22-  Last Day of School! 1/2 Day

June 23- 8th Grade Graduation at Abbot Hall at 7:00 pm

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Pedometer Launch!

Pedometer Launch is today! Students will be wearing their pedometers through June 9. Each night they will record their steps at 8pm. We will be using this data in both Gym and Math class. Can you beat the teachers?

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Students worked in both Art and Science class in a collaborative project where they were asked to draw and label the parts of a tulip.

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Exhibition 3 Projects Revealed!!!!

Today students in fifth grade were introduced to their Trimester 3 Exhibition Project: Biomes of the World! Each group of students will be researching a different Biome of the World and create their own food web containing a magnitude of information. Be sure to ask your student what his/her Biome is! IMG_3060 IMG_3061 IMG_3062 IMG_3063 IMG_3064IMG_3059

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Exhibition 3 Calendar

Click on the link below to view the Exhibition Calendar for Trimester 3. This calendar will provide you with all of the important upcoming dates for students including due dates. More information will be provided to students during class time as the projects are introduced.


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MCAS Testing

MCAS Testing is happening for the next two weeks. Our schedule will be changed accordingly. Please check student’s assignments books for the updated schedule.  It is important for students to try their best on every test. Students should eat a regular breakfast and get a good night sleep.

Our testing dates are as follows:

Monday May 9- Mathematics Test Session 1

Wednesday May 11- Mathematics Test Session 2

Monday May 16- Science Test Session 1

Wednesday May 18- Science Test Session 2


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Museum of Science Field Trip

Fifth grade had a great time at the Museum of Science in Boston yesterday.

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