I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend!
During the week of October 22-25 we will continue to work on our multiplication with the standard algorithm.
In ELA, we will be reading about the constitution and discussing different amendments.
The students will be having their first test in Science this week as well. We will have a review and then they will know what to study at home.
5th grade also will have their next Hooked on Fishing lesson on Thursday October 25th!
Remember that Friday the 26th is the Family Fun Night from 5-7! I look forward to seeing you there!
Welcome to October! Our 5th grade class has an exciting week.
Please ask them about their Kindergarten buddies. We met for the first time today, and it was so much fun!
On Thursday, the students will enjoy a presentation from the zoo about various animals and their habitats.
To end our exciting week, we will have the Fund Run on Friday from 2:20 - 3:00. You will be able to pick up your child after the run in my classroom, otherwise students will be dismissed as usual.
Also, just a reminder that I am collecting donations for our Family Fun Night Basket, which has the theme of "Family Dinner Night." Please send any items you are able to donate to my classroom by October 17th.
Here is what we are focusing on this week:
Math: We are continuing to work on place value in decimals and whole numbers.
ELA: Our focus is comparing and contrasting different parts of a story. For example, we may focus on a character at the beginning of the story and the end, or we may compare two different characters.
Science: We are working on ecosystems, and this week we are focusing on plant parts, and the role plants have in an ecosystem.
I am looking forward to a great week of learning!
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Again, thanks so much for allowing me to offer Spanish!
Attached is the September newsletter.
Just a few things to note during our first full week back:
I sent book orders home in Tuesday folders. There is a link under "favorite sites" where you can order online, and I have posted my class code there as well!
Next week, 5th grade will be starting their NWEA testing. Please make sure they get plenty of rest, and are prepared for the test!
Please sign up for FreshSchools - directions are on the website; monthly newsletters will be sent out via FreshSchools and on the website each month. This is usually how I contact parents!
Please join the PTA. It is $10! The form was sent home in Tuesday envelopes. PTA does so much for our school :)
I am so excited that we are back in school! I look forward to this year of challenges and growth with all of my kids. As we begin this year, here are a few things to note:
Please remember that this Friday is our Ice Cream Social from 5-7! I hope to see everyone there!
Thank you so much for making Teacher Appreciation week so wonderful! I loved the amazing presents, and really appreciated the graduation card. I have such a great group of kids this year, and I will miss them all so much next year! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
A reminder that we will be doing the SBAC test next week. Students will need headphones, so if they don't have them at school, please send them with a pair! It is very important that students are present for these tests and well-rested :)
We will also have the bike day on Friday, May 11th from 2-3. Students must have helmets if riding their bikes!
Please let me know if you have any questions about these events!
This will be my 6th year as a teacher, and my second year in the Billings School District.