Dear Parents,                                                                                                                                        

      The children are learning a lot and having a good time here at Eastern!  In social studies, the students have been working hard learning all about the Maya, Inca and Aztec civilizations.  The children are learning all about these civilizations, their structures and the artifacts they left behind.  The students will also start familiarizing themselves with the different areas the region of Central America as well as the locations of other countries in South America.  We will keep you posted on our progress.

    In science class, the students are working very hard learning all about The Sun, Stars and the Solar System.  The students are learning all about the Sun, its layers and how it makes its own light.  The children are also learning about the many ways the Sun affects the Earth.  Ask your child to tell you all about it.

   This month the students will take their unit test over the Sun and other Stars unit and continue their study of outer space.  The students will investigate the planets and other cellestial bodies that orbit the Sun.  the children will learn all about gravity and how the International Space Station stays in orbit around the Earth.  They will also investigate how NASA and others are exploring Space. Ask your child to tell you all about what they are learning in science class.

    We are having a wonderful time learning, working with fellow classmates and striving for independence in fifth grade.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me here at Eastern.


Sarah Freundlich

5th Grade Teacher



Parent Survey

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 Review Websites

Interactive Sites for Education

Education Network

ODE AIR Test Portal

5th Grade SOL Review activities

5th Grade Review Interactive actvities

Social Studies Games

Force and Motion Unit Interactive Activities

Interactive Sites for Education


Force and motion the basics


Roller Coaster Game

Friction ramp

Net Force calculation Game


Space Unit interactive Review

BBC Earth, Moon, Sun

Complete Astronomy and Space Science


Earth in Motion


Read information about years and the seasons

Stdy Jams-Universe


Read super Cool Space Tools

Science Games

Lunar Challenge


Economics Games

Earth moon Sun 

Astronomy and space 

Supercool science tools Earth in motion 

Technology Links for research

What would it be like to live on Mars

kids astronomy

Answers about Mars

ESA kids

Mars news for kids

cool facts about Mars

NASA Explore information about colonies in space

Humans on Mars?

Mars Mission NASA

Will Astronauts have enough, food, water and oxygen on Mars?

Facts about the Solar system

Astronomy for Kids

Fun Solar system facts

NASA game for review

Parent Handbook 

  Websites to Keep Skills Sharp 

Math and ELA -

Scholastic Story Starters

Math and ELA -


Science (5th) and Social Studies (4th and 6th) -

Study materials for Students for each unit found on the link below:

Professional Association Link for Science Teachers in Richland County

 North Central Educators Reviewing Development of Science (NERDS)

Computer Lab Assignment

Science review assessment #1

 science review assessment #2

Science reivew assessment #3