December 5, 2017

End of Quarter Science and Social Studies Tests

Here are the dates and study guides for the upcoming End of Quarter Tests.

— End of Quarter Science Test – Thursday, December 14

End of Quarter Science Study Guide

— End of Quarter History Test – Tuesday, December 19

End of Quarter History Test Study Guide

Previous Standards for End of Quarter History Test

The students will receive a paper copy of the study guides a week before the test, but we wanted to go ahead and give them to you if you want to study.

October 19, 2017

Notes 10.19.17


Here are the science and social studies notes for the upcoming week:

– Continue to encourage your students to study history every night. It’s imperative that they retain the content we’ve already studied.

– Please send 2 liter bottles to school for the terrarium and aquarium project. We still need quite a few bottles.

Heat Transfer Quiz – 10.26.17

     — Heat Transfer Study Guide

— Reconstruction Quiz – 10.27.17

     — Reconstruction Study Guide

Let us know if you need anything!

October 7, 2017

Science End of Quarter Test and Study Guide

We wanted to go ahead and let you know about the Science End of Quarter Test. Since the students have so many tests right before Fall break, we decided to have the science test after the break. The test will be Tuesday, October 17. The study guide is below. The students will receive a paper copy this week.

End of Quarter 1 Science Study Guide

Let us know if you have any questions!


October 4, 2017

Notes 10.4.17

Hello! Here are a few notes about the upcoming week.

–Please encourage your child to study history at least 10-15 minutes a night. History is cumulative, and they will continue to see previous content on future tests.

–Only study the standards and items that are on the study guide. Our conversations in class will occasionally be about topics that will not be tested. Start with the study guide, find the notes that go along with that topic, and then begin studying.

Freezing, Melting and Evaporating Quiz (Verner, Guerre, Bahrke Team) – Friday, 10.6.17

Freezing, Melting, Evaporating Study Guide

End of Quarter Social Studies Test – Tuesday, 10.10.17

End of Quarter Study Guide

Let us know if you have any questions!

September 22, 2017

Notes 9.22.17

Here are a few notes for the upcoming week:

— Please continue to utilize the notes in journals and/or folders to help your child study. Not everything will fit in the journals, so some handouts can be found in their folders. Please do not throw away any materials from their folders. We will clean them out together at the end of every nine weeks. I encourage students to paper clip their old work and quizzes/tests together to use them for spiraling throughout the year.

— We have been encouraging students to make note cards for all the topics we are studying. They can keep the note cards and continue using them to study for mid-quarter and end of quarter tests.

— Civil War Battles Quiz – 9.29.17

— Here’s the study guide: Civil War Battles Study Guide

— The students should have a map of the Civil War battles in their social studies folder.

Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help!

September 15, 2017


Welcome to our 5th grade website! This site is designed to be an extra resource to aid in studying and staying up-to-date with what students are learning in our classrooms. Here, you can find our standards, teaching power points along with reviews and study guides. This is our first year launching this website; therefore, it is still a work in progress. At the moment we only have information about social studies, but science will be coming soon. Please check back frequently as we will continually be uploading more information. 

Below are some important upcoming dates in our classroom:

  • September 19 – History Mid-Quarter Test
  • September 21 – Science Mid-Quarter Test

Here are the study guides for each test:

 We believe that the partnership between the school and home is important for success. Please let us know if you have any questions!