Monthly Archives: November 2017

Thirteen Colonies Test TOMORROW

Just a reminder that the thirteen colonies test is tomorrow.  The students have spent the last week reviewing the material, putting their unit packet together, and studying the thirteen colonies map.  Tomorrow’s test will be on the material that is on their yellow study guide and the map.  The students will also be handing in their complete unit packet for a grade.

All fifth graders will be reminded to take home the study guide and packet so they can continue to study tonight.

Let Mrs. Eckroat know if you have any questions about this test or the unit packet.


The fifth grade had a great time reading the story “The Scarebird” and creating their own scarecrows!  The students did a beautiful job with the elements of a narrative story structure and using this to enhance their understanding of the story.

Upcoming Social Studies Test

I wanted to let you know about the upcoming test in social studies on the thirteen colonies.  The test will be on Tuesday, November 21.  Over the next week, I will be wrapping up the unit and the class will be completing a study guide to study for the test.  They will also need to be prepared to identify each of the thirteen colonies on a map.  The students have filled in a map of the thirteen colonies divided into regions, and they should be bringing this home to study as well.


Any questions about this assessment, please let me know.  Thank you so much!

Meridith Eckroat



A few reminders…

~This coming week is parent-teacher conferences!  We are looking forward to meeting with each of you about your child’s first marking period in fifth grade.  Please try to be to the conference 5 minutes early so we can stay on schedule.

~Because of conferences, we will be having 1:30 early dismissals on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week.

~The book fair is also going on this week…Mrs. Falk and Mrs. Eckroat will be sending students down to the book fair throughout the week if they are interested in purchasing books.

~Cold and flu season is upon us!  We are in need of boxes of tissues and antibacterial solution.  If you can donate either of these to our classrooms, we would greatly appreciate the donations!

~We have had students bringing slime, play doh, and toys to school during the last few weeks.  These are a distraction to the students and those around them.  If the students are allowed to have these things on the bus, we ask that these items stay in their backpacks during the day.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns about anything above, please feel free to contact us.  Also, if your parent-teacher conference time no longer works with your schedule, please contact us ASAP so we can find you a new conference time.