Welcome December!

Welcome December 2014 Pics And Wallpapers (3)I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving. It is now time to welcome December!

Reading Homework: Practice Book Pages 73-76 are due Friday morning.  More information about this month’s activities to come soon!


5th Grade Community Service Project Update

IMG_0038Busy, busy, busy!

We are heading into the holiday season and it is already busy. I would not have it any other way!

20141114_075751[1]The 5th grade at DES has been raising funds to support the East Alabama Food Bank. This is part of the leadership program at DES. We seek to grow leaders. To lead sometimes we must serve.

The 5th grade raised over $500 toward their service project on Friday by hosting a bake sale. They will continue to take donations through this week. For every $1 donated to East Alabama Food Bank, 7 meals are provided for community members in need.

Reading Homework:

This week your homework is to complete ANY unfinished assignments including essays and/or missed work. Continue reading toward the reading challenge. Two students have already completed the challenge!

TEST: We will be testing in reading class on Wednesday.

Veterans Day Celebration

20141107_130522The Veterans Day Celebration is always a special time at Dadeville Elementary School. The entire school worked hard to honor our visitors on this special day. This year we were honored to have over 70 veterans with us at our celebration.

All 5th grade students should have their sloppy copy of the “Powerful Peanut” essay ready on Monday. Studentsdownload (1) will peer edit sloppy copies and begin work on their final publications. The completed writing project is due Thursday.

Don’t forget our Dollar Drive for the East Alabama Food Bank. All donations are appreciated. Students can turn in donations to Mrs. Smith.

Reading Homework

Monday – Wednesday: Complete Writing Project Due Thursday

Monday & Tuesday: Practice Book Pages 65 and 66 (This is a homework grade.)

Wednesday & Friday will be testing days in Mrs. Wilson’s reading class. Please make every effort to be present on test days. If you are absent, you MUST have an excuse to make up a test.

Every Day: Continue Reading for AR Points / Reading Challenge



Fort Toulouse & The Powerful Peanut

download (1)What in the world do Fort Toulouse and the peanut have in common? They are both important to Alabama and important to 5th grade this week!

The 5th grade will attend Alabama Frontier Days on Wednesday at Fort Toulouse. To learn more follow this link:


The 5th grade will also begin a mini-research project on the peanut. The class will research the peanut, its nutritional value, various uses, and economic impact on Alabama. Students will write an essay detailing their research findings. This is a project grade for the DES 5th grade and part of the 4-H Essay Writing Award Program.

Reading Homework:

Monday & Tuesday – Read Information in Writing Project Packet

Wednesday – FIELD DAY

Thursday – Begin writing “Sloppy Copy”

Friday – Write “Sloppy Copy” and finish page 65 in Practice Book

The “Sloppy Copy” of your essay is due Monday the 10th. You will be participating in a peer edit activity on that day. The final copy is due Thursday the 13th.