We have reached the end of another great week! Please take a moment to look at next week's newsletter:
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We have been discussing some very interesting topics this week in fifth grade. Use these questions to talk about what you've learned at home with your family and friends.

What is photosynthesis and how does it work?
How do plants breathe?
Why are plants green?

What are the four types of sentences? Can you give an example of each?

Can you name 2 renewable, nonrenewable, and flow resources?

Leave a comment to share your answers!
(remember: do not use your last name, and only leave positive comments :)
We have had a wonderful first week of school! Please take a moment to look at next week's newsletter.
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Keep collecting those clear 2 liter bottles for science! We need them by Wednesday, August 25. Have a great weekend!
The first 3 days of school have been great! We have been working with the students to help them learn the schedule and get the hang of fifth grade procedures. Here is next week's newsletter:
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A few reminders:
- The newsletter should be at the front of each student's binder in a clear sleeve. 
- All graded papers and notes from the office should be in the take home folder that is in the binder behind the newsletter.
- Please sign and return the blogging permission form if you haven't already.
- Please check the agenda book for daily assignments.
- Please send us your email address if you haven't already.

Have a great weekend!
We'd like to thank all the parents for your attendance at our Parent Meeting. It was a huge success!

We had a great first day! Please check with your child to make sure that they have all the supplies they need. You can view the supply list if you click on the link to our school's website on the right.

A few reminders:
-Bring clean, empty 2 liter bottles for science
-All lunch money should be sent in a sealed envelope with the child's name and lunch number on the front
-We appreciate everyone who paid their donations. This is extremely helpful with school expenses. If you would like to pay and havent, the donation cost is $40 and should be turned into the office.
-Remember all students must wear tennis shoes to P.E.

We are looking forward to a great year!
Welcome to our fifth grade team at Gardendale Elementary School. It is hard to believe that the 2010-2011 school year has arrived! We have a very busy and exciting year ahead of us! Don't forget Parent's Night on Monday, August 9 from 5:00-6:00. We look forward to seeing you there!