Dear Parents,                                                                                                                                        

   The science classes are working hard studying for the Space Unit test this Friday and will soon start learning all about force and motion.  The students will learn about the forces which include, gravitation, friction and magnetism.  The students will complete investigations using magnets, ramps, marbles, marshmallow shooters and more!  The students will also learn about the three laws of motion, learn to interpret graphs, find net force and calculate speed.  The children are working very hard and learning a lot.  

In Social Studies class the children are concentrating on Native Americans and their culture.  The children have been reading all about Native Americans and learning about their traditional lifestyle and where each tribe was originally located. We have completed our study of the Native American groups of the Northeast, Southeast and the Midwest.  We are beginning our exploration of the Native American groups of the Southwest, West and the Arctic. The children are learning a lot and having fun.  Ask your child to tell you all about the things he is learning at school! 

    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