Current Unit of Study (posted by April Winder; 04/07/17)
Civil War
We will begin learning about the Civil War shortly after finishing our Westward Expansion Unit. Students will learn about major battles, geography, generals, slaves, and more.

Civil War Trip May 9-12, 2017 (posted by April Winder; 04/27/17)
Meet at DIA at 5:45am Tuesday, May 9
Look for Mrs. Winder near the Southwest Airlines ticket counter.
Medication Release due Friday, May 5
Please make sure that the Medication Release and all medications are turned into the front office by Friday, May 5.
At our meeting you should have received a packet. The second page in the packet is the Student Medication Request and Release Agreement. This form MUST be signed by a physician in order for your child to receive any medication while on our trip. Medications include, but are not limited to, inhalers, Epi Pens, daily prescriptions, and over-the-counter medication (allergy medication, Benadryl, acetaminophen, cough & cold medicine, motion sickness medication).
Mrs. Hinz has asked that all Student Medication Request and Release Agreements AND medications be turned into the front office by May 5. This allows Mrs. Hinz to organize everything and, if needed, call to clarify. You will need to take the medication into the office directly. Your child cannot bring it in. Remember, if you want your child to take any medication while away, you need to turn in the Student Medication Request and Release Agreement and supply the medication. We cannot dispense medication that is not provided to us by a parent with a physician’s signature.
All medication needs to be in the original container with the pharmacy label (if applicable), in a plastic bag that is labeled with the student’s name. If your student has medication in the school office and you would like for Mrs. Hinz to take that on our trip, please email ehinz@aak8.org. Additionally, if you need to bring your child’s medication to the airport, please communicate with Mrs. Hinz so she can plan for that.
By law, your child is NOT allowed to carry any medication in their backpack. If your child is found to have medication in their backpack or carry-on bag, it will be promptly confiscated and not administered to the child. We are all about keeping your kiddo safe and healthy! If you have misplaced either form or need another, you can find them on the Fifth Grade Website on the left side of the page under Downloads.
Places we will be visiting
Arlington National Cemetery, Jefferson Memorial, Frederick Douglass House, Ford's Theater, Peterson House, Smithsonian African American History Museum, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Antietam National Battlefield, Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Park Museum, Gettysburg National Battlefield, Hampton National Historic Park,
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