Mrs. Bailey's Newsletter


Mrs. Bailey’s 5th Grade Newsletter

Week of: April 23 - 27


We will review for the math SOL test that is scheduled for May 8.

A small set of study notes will go home with your child this week for the math SOL test. Please help your child   study this regularly to prepare.

Homework is given Monday-Thursday in Math class.


In our block 4 class we have learned the 5 step process of writing to compose writing pieces and will always be working on a writing piece. We will focus on expository writing this week. Each week we also  continue to incorporate listening activities. Writing class is every 3 days.

Mrs. Vickers teaches grammar in her block 4 class. We share the online grade book. Grades given in my Writing class are under the categories "Writing Workshop" and "Listening Activities".

From now until the math SOL test is given, we will be spending the majority of this class time doing math review with a little writing mixed in.

Homework is not given in my Writing  class.


Please check with your child regularly to be sure he/she has a steady supply of paper           and lead pencils.

Special Note:

 I shared some unfortunate news with my homeroom. Their classmate and friend, Tayshawn, has been diagnosed with leukemia. His prognosis is good, but he is too ill to return school right now. Many parents and students have reached out and asked how they can support Tayshawn and his family. With his mom's permission, I am including the family postal and email addresses:

23 Quann Lane Chester Gap, VA 22623