5th Grade Newsletter

May/June 2021

By 5th Grade Team
May 04, 2021

Laptops- ALL school-issued laptops will have to be returned to Dogwood on the last day of school. Laptops will not be kept over the summer. If a student is attending summer school another laptop will be provided once summer school begins. More details on drop off and collection procedures coming soon.

Language Arts

Home/School Connection

  • Students should be working on Imagine Literacy and Learning at least 20 minutes 3 times a week
  • Read books for 20 minutes every day (Pioneer Valley Literacy Footprints is a great place to access “just right” books online)
  • Share what you read with someone at home or in a video on Flipgrid. (log in with your FCPS google account)
  • Explore notebook. Practice adding pages; Write for 20 minutes.   
  • Write lists, brainstorm ideas, free write, journal
  • Keep a journal during the break to share and remember your experiences
  • Write a letter to thank someone or to a friend/teacher/family member to share about your winter break
  • Write down your New Year’s resolutions or goals for 2021


Home/School Connection

  • Students should be playing puzzles on ST Math at least 20 minutes daily
  • Practice making reasonable estimations
  • Practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing without the use of a calculator and checking the answer. 
  • Plan a meal together: what do you need and how much? Looking at a supermarket ad, estimate how much money is needed to purchase all the ingredients.
  • Make the meal together. Will you need to divide or multiply the recipe for the number of people eating?

Important Dates and Reminders

  • June 8- All students virtual
  • June 11- Last day of school- early release

Grading and Return to School Information:

  • Parents and guardians have access to their students grades via their Parent Vue account. More information about how to login can be found at this link.
  • Links and information about Return to School can be found on the FCPS website.
  • If you opted your child for in-person instruction and would like to go back to virtual, please call the school at 703-262-3100 as soon as possible.
  • Dogwood Family Partnership Handbook