As a school, in an effort to maintain a safe environment for all students, we are no longer allowing birthday treats to be distributed to classes. Parents are always welcome to bring a treat for their birthday boy or girl to enjoy during lunch. Thank you for your support and understanding.
*As the temperature drops outside, it is essential that your child brings a coat to school every day.
**Snack: Please send a small snack to school with your child every day. Lunch isn’t until 12:40 p.m.
*** Please send earbuds or headphones to school with your child to keep in the classroom. Students MUST use headphones with their Chromebooks.
Classroom Wish List:
As we near the middle of the school year, classrooms are running low on tissues, disinfecting wipes, pencils, and erasers. If you could donate any of these materials, our teachers and students would be greatly appreciative!
Please join us for our Donuts, Dads, and Books breakfast this Friday, January 18th! We encourage all Dads, Uncles, and Grandfathers to volunteer in our school this month! The presence of positive male role models makes a big impression on our students in their learning community. Please make sure to have a volunteer form on file in the main office if you would like to volunteer in our schools anytime this school year.
In 5th grade, your child should be reading 30 minutes every night. After reading, ask your child a few questions about the book.
*What is the main problem in the story? How was it solved?
*What was your favorite part of the story? Explain why.
*Summarize what you read today. What were the most important events? Did you learn anything new about the characters?
*If you were the author, what would you change in the story? Explain why?
After School Clubs- meet on Wednesdays through April 17th- Girls Group, Basketball, Cheer, Step, & Dance Team
Donuts, Dads, and Books Breakfast- Jan. 18th
Reading Benchmark- Jan. 23th & 24th
Science Benchmark Jan. 31st
Math Benchmark Feb. 5th & 6th
Make-Up Testing- Feb. 4th – 8th
Fitness Night- Jan. 24th
YMCA Aquatic Field Trip- Fox/Gary/McCannon Jan. 29th & Sides/Victoriano Jan. 30th
Permission slips and $4.00 fee due by Jan. 25th
MLK Holiday- Jan. 21st (no school)
Staff Clerical Day- Jan. 28th, (no school)
W e e k l y Academic F o c u s
Reading: Fiction Novel Study- Because of Mr. Terupt: Character Development, Plot Diagram, Conflict/Resolution, Inferences/Drawing Conclusions, Character Connection Maps, Benchmark Review
Writing: Alternative writing assessments, Pre-Write to Inform, Edit writing for correct grammar and punctuation, Adverbs and Commas
Fractions, Fraction computation
**Practice Math Facts at home nightly & students can log onto Zearn.org to practice!
5 Regions of the United States
Daily 3-Small Group- Reading Benchmark Review- Fiction/Nonfiction, Main Idea, Summarizing, Text Features, Reference Resources, Text Structure, Plot, Conflict Resolution, Character Analysis/Development, Character Traits, Prefixes, Suffixes, Root words, Synonyms/Antonyms/Homophones, Multiple Meaning words