5th Grade Newsletter - May 24, 2013

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We had a great time at our Spring Environmental Field Trip to the Richardson Nature Center! 
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A very special THANK YOU goes out to all of the parent volunteers and chaperones that helped us out on this fun day!

Richardson Nature Center 

Richardson Nature Center 


  Richardson Nature Center 

  Richardson Nature Center

  Richardson Nature Center 

  Richardson Nature Center 

 Hyland Lake Play Area 

 Hyland Lake Play Area 

  Hyland Lake Play Area  

Contact Us
Mary Hill

Teresa Fernandez
(Social Studies)

Susan McNaughton
(Language Arts)

Mark Usem 
Other 5th Grade

Terry Mazig

Ruth LeMay

Jonathan Doten




Other 5th Grade
B.E.S.T. teachers: 

Rick Feuling 
(Math BEST)



Tim Jungwirth

(Reading BEST)





Field School Site Council

5th Grade Parent Reps


Marjorie Grevious




Rich Flint




** Site Council meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 and are open to anyone wishing to attend.  If you have a topic to discuss you must be on the agenda prior to the meeting.  Please contact your grade rep. to be added to the agenda.



Field Community School
4645 Fourth Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419


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May 24, 2013 

The sun is shining!  Quick! Get outside and enjoy!


Have a great long weekend.  Go have some fun!


 The Fifth Grade Team 

Language Arts


More than one of us got chills - including Mr. Norlin-Weaver - hearing that President Obama awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the 4 victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing on the same day as we read the Epilogue of The Watsons go to Birmingham-1963.  Quite inspiring!  (Check it out on whitehouse.gov - I hope.)


So, we have returned all study guides that were handed in, sent students home to study and will collect ungraded ones on Tuesday or Wednesday.  The test has been moved to Wednesday. The test will focus on plot and character elements, and themes (family, humor and Civil Rights/racism).


Tuesday we will review our portfolios. Students can bring back writing projects they have brought home and add them to their collection.  I plan to return stories at that time.


- Ms. McNaughton

May 24, 2013 Microscope

Science Promotes Academic Mastery! (Also known as SPAM!)   

Environments test on Tuesday!  


YoYos are spinning around the room.  Knots are in most strings by the end of the hour!  Who knew physics could be such fun?



Ms Hill


Math Logo 1

May 17, 2013 


Students seem to be enjoying working with algebra!  We will be concluding this unit next week,. Students should look for a test assessment on this unit either Wednesday or Thursday. 


I was gone from school on Friday morning for a meeting that was re-scheduled, so I was not available for students to do a re-test on Unit #5 during recess as I had planned.... therefore I will allow students ONE MORE DAY, on Tuesday, May 28, to come in to take the re-test, if they have not done so already. (*Remember, students need to turn-in a completed "extra-practice" worksheet on Unit #5, in order to be able to take the re-test.)


Thursday of this week I handed out progress reports to all students, showing their current class grade, and any missing assignments.  Students should have brought home this progress report, and should return it (by Wednesday, May 29) SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN; students who return it signed by Wednesday will receive a couple of extra-credit points. Missing assignments can be turned in next week for late-credit; late assignments should be turned-in by Friday, May 31, to receive credit.


Have a great 3-day weekend.... do something FUN with your kids!


    - Mr. Usem


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Access my personal teacher webpage... with resources for students and parents!

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  The webpage lists what classwork we've done in class each day, references students' homework assignments, and has resources with PDF versions of our Unit Packets that can be downloaded and printed as necessary. 


Social StudiesSocial Studies

May 24, 2013


We will start Chapter 19.  The Civil War.

 Students will compare soldiers from the Union & Confederate armies.

We will look at medical technology and weaponry.



Next week the May page will go home for their last page of their Me Book.  Homework due May 31.


- Ms Fernandez 


GEMS Garage Sale to benefit  Tirimbina Trip to Cost Rica

Cost Rica trip 2014.


Garage Sale, Hand Crafted Jewelry, and bake sale.


Saturday May 25th 8-6pm

4937 Elliot Ave South.


If you wish to donate or help please visit our volunteerspot.


If you wish to donate or help please visit our volunteerspot.


Dawn Nelson

5th Grade Rocks
Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember 




  • May 27: NO SCHOOL -Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 29: *2nd Round Transportation Confirmation forms due
  • May 30: Guitar and Rock Band concert (6:30pm)
  • June 4: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL -Bowling Field Trip
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