Week of November 7th…

Hello, Martic 5th Grade Families!

Happy November! I honestly don’t know where September and October went, but as they say…”Time flies when you’re having fun! I hope that your families are all doing well and that you’ve been able to enjoy some of this September-like weather! Here are some activities that will be going on this week that will help our brains to stretch and become stronger!

Curriculum News:

Reading with Mrs. Eby:  Today, we began reading, analyzing, and discussing nonfiction passages about Veterans Day.  What it is, who is being honored and why we celebrate it.  As the week progresses, we’ll continue to build our prior knowledge about this national holiday so that we can fully comprehend and appreciate the Veterans Day Ceremony that we are attending, in Millersville, this coming Friday, November 11th!  We will also be making thank you cards to pass out to the Veterans when the ceremony is completed.  Way to stay in a growth mindset, 5th graders, as well as practice patriotism for our wonderful country, The United States of America!  We are very proud of each and every one of you!!!

Spelling: Your child received her/his spelling homework packet today. He/she is aware that the packet is due Thursday. Also, due to our field trip, on Friday, our spelling test is on Thursday as well.

Math: Math with Miss Miller: Today we started our fifth unit – adding and subtracting decimals. This week we will be focusing on estimating sums and differences as well as adding and subtracting decimals. Keep up the hard work fifth graders!

Reminders: This Friday, we will be attending the Millersville Veterans Day Ceremony! We’ll board our buses at 9:15 and return around 2:00. They’re are a handful of children who still need to bring back their signed permission slips. Thank you!

Thank you for your continuous support and have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

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Conference Sign-up:

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Hello, 5E Families!

I hope this email finds you well. 

This year is moving so fast – it is hard to believe it is already time to think about parent-teacher conferences! 

Below is the link to parent-teacher conferences, which will be offered on November 21st and 22nd. 

Click the link below, and then navigate to the week of November 21st to choose your appointment slot. 

Link: https://calendar.app.google/hGHfVVp2vxmxm9919

Reminders About Conferences: 

  • Look at your calendar and select dates/times that will work best for your family.   Please remember we only host one conference, so it is very important that blended families coordinate this in advance.  Please indicate if your conference will be in person or virtual.
  • After you sign up for your conference, an email confirmation will be sent to me and also to the account you used to sign up. You should also receive an automatic reminder both 3 and 1 day(s) before your conference. 
  • If you are unable to sign up for a conference, please contact our building secretary at 717-284-4128 to schedule your appointment. 

The deadline to sign up for a conference is November 3rd.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. Have a great week!


Kelly Eby

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Week of October 17th…

Hello, Everyone!

I hope that this post finds all of you and yours doing well! It is very hard to believe that we are halfway through October already! Read on to find out how we have been stretching our brains and making them STRONGER!

Curriculum News:

Reading with Mrs. Eby: 5th-grade readers and writers have been putting forth 150% effort to stay in a growth mindset!  They have been reading, analyzing, and identifying the elements of a fictional text, as well as supporting their answers with textual evidence.  Way to go and show the text who is the BOSS!

Spelling: Your child received his/her spelling/Unit 5 homework packet yesterday. She/He knows that the completed packet is due Thursday and our test is on Friday.

Math with Miss Miller: I am so proud of every mathematician! They are putting their best effort forward in unit 3. We will be spending the beginning of this week reviewing everything we learned in unit 3, then on Thursday 10/20, we will take our unit 3 test. On Wednesday, your child will bring home a study guide to be completed as an extra review. Keep working hard fifth graders!!

Have a wonderful rest of your week and thank you for your support!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

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Field Trip Chaperones Needed for Nov. 11th Veterans’ Day Ceremony in Millersville, Please.

Hello, 5E Families, 

We hope that you are doing well. On Friday, November 11th the Martic Fifth Graders will be taking a field trip to Freedom Memorial Park in Millersville to attend their Veteran’s Day Ceremony. After the ceremony, we will eat lunch at the park and then head to Pine View Dairy for ice cream! 

We are in need of chaperones for this field trip. The field trip will run from about 9 AM to 2 PM. In order to chaperone the field trip, you must be an approved volunteer with the district. 

If you are interested in chaperoning or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Thank you so much,

Kelly Eby and Meredith Miller – Martic 5th Grade Teachers

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Week of October 3rd…

Hello, 5th Grade Martic Families!

I hope that everyone had a relaxing weekend and didn’t have to run between the raindrops. too much! 150% EFFORT + PERSERVERENCE = GROWTH MINDSET!!!

Curriculum News:

Reading with Mrs. Eby: Fifth-grade readers have been working hard to build their repertoire of strategies for using context clues to figure out the meaning of unknown words. They have also been word sleuths while reading to analyze different texts and determine their theme/life lesson and the 5 elements of fiction.  Way to stretch your brains and make them stronger!

Spelling: Tomorrow, Tuesday, your child will receive their weekly spelling homework packet.
Since she/he didn’t receive it today, it will be due Friday, instead of Thursday. Our spelling test will also be on Friday.

Math with Miss Miller: Fifth-grade mathematicians put their best effort forward last week as we wrapped up multiplication. This week, we will be starting our third unit: division with 1-digit divisors. We will be focusing on learning two different division strategies, as well as learning how to estimate quotients. Keep up the great work, fifth grade!

Reminders: This Thursday, 10/6/22, is picture day!

This Friday, 10/7/22, is a 1:30 dismissal!

Also, next Monday, 10/10/22, school is closed!

Thank you for your support and have a wonderful week!

Thank You,

Mrs. Eby 🙂

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Week of September 12th:

Hi, Everyone!

We hope that your week is off to a great start! Keep reading in order to find out what is coming down the pike in 5th grade this week!

Curriculum News:

Reading: We began our week by doing a lesson on the importance of September 11th by reading and discussing a couple of books.  One is entitled, “The Man Who walked Between the Towers” and “Fireboat’.  We also read a nonfiction passage about Patriots’ Day and analyzed it together.  Throughout the remainder of the week, 5th-grade readers and writers will continue to review figures of speech and their meaning.  They will also begin to work on using context clues to determine the meanings of unknown words.  Way to say in a growth mindset, everyone!!!

Spelling: Your child received her/his first spelling packet today. He/she knows that the completed homework packet is due this Thursday, Sept. 15th. She /he is also aware that our spelling test is this Friday, 9/16.

Math with Miss Miller: Mathematicians put their best effort forward last week when comparing and ordering decimals and whole numbers. This week we will wrap up unit 1. Your child will take their unit 1 math test on Thursday 9/15. The night before they will bring home a review sheet for unit 1. This will be due on Thursday. Please let me know if you have any questions. Keep up the great work fifth graders!

Have a wonderful week, and thank you for your support!


Mrs. Eby 🙂

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Week of September 6th…

Hello, 5th-grade Martic families!

I hope that everyone had a lovely Labor Day weekend! Last week, we spent four days together kicking off the 2022/2023 school year! It was an exciting time and filled with “team building and getting to know you” activities! The children came today ready to hit the ground running!

Curriculum News:

Reading: Last week, we began our Growth Mindset Unit!  Our 5th-grade readers and writers learned the difference between being in a Growth Mindset versus a Fixed Mindset.  This week, we are learning to recognize when we are in a Fixed Mindset and strategies that we can use to slide into a Growth Mindset.  We also began to review figurative language/figures of speech and drawing inferences.  I know that everyone will continue to stretch their brains and make them a little bit stronger every day!  YOU ROCK!!!

Spelling: We will begin our first spelling unit next week, 9/12.

Math: Last week we started our first unit, place value! Fifth graders learned how to write whole numbers and decimals in word, standard, and expanded form. This week, we will continue practicing writing numbers in different ways, as well as comparing and ordering decimals. Fifth graders also started their first math project of the year – Math About Me! Keep working hard fabulous fifth graders!

Thank you for your support and have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

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Week of April 4th…

Hi, Martic 5th Grade Families!

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend and that your week is off to a super start! Here are a few things that we will be working on to make our brains stronger throughout the week. Stretch, stretch, stretch = STRONGER BRAIN!

Curriculum News:

Reading with Mrs. Eby: At the beginning of the week, we will wrap up our narrative non-fiction passage, non-fiction text features, and the three activities that go along with this lesson.  Then, we will begin to review the many reading and writing concepts that we have worked very hard to learn and store in our long-term memories.  Way to stay in a growth mindset, 5th graders!

Spelling: Your children received a spelling list and homework packet today. They are aware that the homework packet needs to be completed and turned in on Thursday and that their test is on Friday.

Math with Miss Miller: Last week, we continued our geometry unit and ended the week by learning how to find the volume of rectangular prisms and composite rectangular prisms. This week, we will review chapter 12 on Monday and Tuesday and take our chapter 12 test Wednesday. Then, we will move into reviewing concepts learned throughout the year. Your child will have math homework Monday through Thursday again this week. Keep working hard mathematicians! 

Thank you very much for your continuous support, and have a wonderful week!


Mrs. Eby 🙂

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Week of March 28th:

Hi Everyone,

I hope that you all had a relaxing weekend! My goodness, where did this freezing cold weather come from? Please keep reading to see some of the things that are coming down the pike this week in 5th grade! I know that you’ll keep staying in a growth mindset 5th graders… YOU ROCK!!!

Curriculum News:

Reading with Mrs. Eby: At the end of last week, we finished our read-aloud, The Thief Lord, and the students wrote about the most important life lesson (theme) that they learned while reading the novel.  Due to this added activity, Monday, we will begin working with our non-fiction passage entitled Leonardo’s Horse.  We’ll start learning its vocabulary, then move into reading and analyzing the piece as we identify its non-fiction text features along the way.  When we’ve completed this, we will begin to engage with a comprehension, vocabulary, and sequencing activity.  Way to stretch your brains, 5th graders, and make them stronger!

Spelling: Your child will receive a spelling homework packet on Monday. He/She knows that it is due on Thursday and that our test will be on Friday.

Math with Miss Miller: Wow! I cannot believe we are already in our twelfth unit of math  – geometry! Last week, we focused on classifying triangles and polygons. This week we will start out by classifying quadrilaterals and then move into solving the volume of regular and composite prisms. 
This week, your child will bring home a few math homework problems each night. The homework will be due the next day – the due date is on each homework sheet. This unit is very vocabulary heavy and these problems will help keep those vocabulary words fresh in their minds. They will have fewer than five problems each night. Keep working hard fifth graders!

Thank you for your support and have a wonderful week!


Mrs. Eby 🙂

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Week of March 21st…

Hello, 5th Grade Families!

Happy spring! I hope that you were all able to enjoy the beautiful weather this past Saturday! Take a look at some of the brain-stretching activities that we’ll do to strengthen our brains this week.

Curriculum News:

Reading with Mrs. Eby: Today and tomorrow, we are wrapping up differentiating between the main idea and theme of a passage.  Wednesday, we will begin identifying non-fiction text features and their purposes.  This will lead us into a non-fiction piece where we will first work to become familiar with its vocabulary.  Then we’ll read, analyze,  discuss, and identify the passage’s non-fiction text features.

Spelling: Your child received their spelling homework packet today. She/he is aware that the packet is due on Thursday and our test will be given on Friday. Please continue to help your child study each week so they are prepared for their test. Thanks!

Math with Miss Miller: We will be reviewing everything we learned in our eleventh unit, measurement on Monday and Tuesday. We will take our unit 11 test on Wednesday.  As always, your child will have a study guide for homework on Tuesday night. We will start our final unit, geometry, on Thursday! I am so proud of every fifth grader’s hard work, we are definitely stretching our brains each day!

Enjoy your week and thank you for your support!


Mrs. Eby 🙂

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