Dear Parents,

    We hope you are enjoying the end of winter and anticipating the beginning of spring! We have been working very hard studying for our state assessments and learning many new things.

The science classes are studying all about light.  The children investigated how light travels.  How light is reflected, transmitted, refracted and absorbed. The students also completed labs using concave and convex lenses as well as discovered how light behaves using colored filters.

The students will next begin their study of sound.  The children will be investigating what makes sound and how sound travels.  They will be investigating how sound travels faster through different mediums as well as the nature of the sound wave. The children are very interested in the science of light and sound.

    In social studies class, the children just completed their unit on Native Americans and their culture.  The students are now beginning to study European explorers.  The children will be studying all about exploration and how exploration affects us even today.

   As a team we will continue to enforce our behavior plan by using the Class Dojo daily. We encourage you to continue to check assignment books and take home folders as well as progress book for updated grades. We are having a wonderful year and the children are engaged and excited about learning. The end of the first nine weeks will arrive soon and the children have made a lot of progress.  We will be holding a silent behavior auction and would appreciate any donations to the cause.

Thank you,

Sarah Freundlich


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