Welcome to Fifth Grade!
Please keep us posted if your child will be out or if afternoon pick-up plans change.
Everything that your child brings to school will go back and forth from Tutorial to home each day.
Bring a healthy snack–no peanuts, Water or juice rather than soda, may want to send two snacks.
Bring a light jacket–can be hot or cold in some rooms.
Art will be Thursday–starting the first day.
Encourage your student to talk and meet to our new friends while catching up with our Faith friends. We want everyone to have a great new year.
We like for our kids to arrive after 8:15 but we don’t start our tutorial day until 8:30 am. That gives them time to visit and get ready for our day. They love their friends. We dismiss at 12:15 but please plan to arrive no later than 12:10.
We want to get to know you so please in the next weeks introduce yourself to us. It sometimes takes us a little time to get our kids connected to their parents.
9:40 – 9:50 Snack 9:25 – 10:15 Science
9:50 – 11:00 Science 10:15 – 10:25 Snack
11:05 – 12:15 English 10:30 – 11:20 Art
XXX 11:25 – 12:15 English
To the 2017-2018 5th grade students: August 10, 2017 is coming soon and I am excited to meet you all! Don’t forget to bring all your supplies labeled with your name. Also, be sure to have your novel with you the first day as well (5th-Island of the Blue Dolphins). On the first day of school, we will spend some time getting to know each other, getting organized with books and materials, and learning about what my guidelines for the year will be for our class. Please make sure you have a composition book with you on the firstly of school!! They have some at Kroger for 50 cents!!
This year at Faith, I hope to help your child be organized and more responsible with classwork, homework, projects, and time. My hope is that you will help your child with these skills in the beginning but that soon they will gain ownership of most of the responsibility. Each day I will teach a grammar lesson and a writing lesson. On Tuesday, in addition to grammar and writing, we will discuss our novel. I will give homework in grammar and writing on Tuesday and Thursday. Our novel assignments will be given on Thursday so your child will have Friday-Tuesday to complete the reading and discussion questions. We will move along quickly in order to complete the curriculum. I will need your child to complete the work at home and for you to check the completed work to make sure your child’s practice is resulting in mastery of the new skill taught each week. *NOTICE! The homework assignments need to be checked at home. I will check the classwork done on Tuesday and Thursday as well as the completed novel projects and final writing assignments. Please feel free to use the homework you check as another grade. Grammar tests will be given at Faith. In order for your child to participate in novel discussions, they will need to bring completed discussion questions to class on Tuesday each week. For the vocabulary portion of the discussion questions, please use merriam-webster.com. That way we will all have similar definitions. I will not grade these for correct answers but I will take a grade on participation. Therefore, these are important to have completed. They will also serve as a study guide for the end of novel test. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or as needs arise. I will get back to you as soon as I can. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifth Grade in Math has a big focus on Fractions. Great Start!!! Many of you have added in lots of review to make sure that your child is ready to add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly. If your child really struggles with these facts I would recommend computer programs, extra work at home or flash cards to get ahead. The student must continue to work hard. Sometimes it might be helpful to do the classwork during the day and add in about 10 minutes of work at a different time so they are fresh. Now Math curriculum goes all the way through high school and then college. You want them to be their best at Math. Sometimes if they can see the fact groupings with hands-on activities will it will really help. We do lots of review in class and lots of hands-on activities. I start with 5th grade Math each Tuesday and Thursday which I like because they are fresh and ready to work. We are off to a great start. I will call or email if there is something I need to problem solve with you. The kids are working great and loving their class.
We also fill out their daily planner so please initial that you see and check their work each Tuesday and Thursday.
Please contact me anytime. e-mail email@example.com
September 5th--Tuesday–Video 3. In class–Lesson 3A and 3B: Quiz over lesson 2
9/6, Wednesday–Lesson 3C and 3D
9/7, Thursday–In class, Lesson 3E and 3F
9/8, Friday–Lesson 3G and Test 3 (Check test at home)
9/11, Monday–Video 4, Review
9/12, Tuesday–In class, Quiz over Lesson 3: Lesson 4A and 4B
9/13, Wednesday–Lesson 4C and 4D
9/14, Thursday –In class, Lesson 4E and 4F
9/15, Friday–Lesson 4G and Test 4 (check test at home)
9/18, Monday–Video 5, Review
9/19, Tuesday–In class, quiz over lesson 4: Lesson 5A and 5B
9/20, Wednesday–Lesson 5C and 5D
9/21, Thursday–In class, Lesson 5E and 5F
9/22, Friday–Lesson 5G and Test 5 (check at home)
9/25, Monday–Video 6, Review
9/26, Tuesday–In class, Quiz over lesson 5: Lesson 6A and 6B
9/27, Wednesday–lesson 6C and 6D
9/28, Thursday–In class, Lesson 6E and 6F
9/29, Friday–Lesson 6G and Test 6 ( check at home)
Thanks for all you do!!!
Meet Mrs. Michelle–click here–2017-teacher-letter-final-draft (2)
Questions about Math-click here—-2016 Questions and Answers for Math u see
Remember to do some Math practice problems.
I am SO excited that I get to teach 5th Grade Science again this year! We will have a great time and learn tons! Along with information we will study from your textbooks and Activity Manuals, we will be doing several hands-on activities! The Scientific Method will be used often in class. We will review the steps involved in the Scientific Method on the first day of school!
Students are responsible for being prepared for class. Just a few ways that you can be prepared:
1. Be on time! Class begins as 8:30 a.m.
2. Always bring your textbook, Activity Manual, binder (with agenda/planner), pencils, etc.
3. Always complete any homework that has been assigned. Each night, I will assign pages to read in your textbook and Activity Manual pages to complete. There will be quizzes to study for as well.
4. Always ask for help! That is what I am here for! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can text me at 731-217-2268
Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Study for Ch.1 test scheduled for Thursday.
Thursday, Sept. 7 – Read p. 32 – 35 and complete AM 24 – 25.
Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Study for quiz over p. 32-35. Read p. 40-43 and complete AM 29-30.
Thursday, Sept. 14 – Read p. 46-53 and complete AM 33-34.
Tuesday, Sept. 19 – AM 37
Thursday, Sept. 21 – Study for Ch. 2 test using Ch. 2 text, p. 54 in text, AM 24, 25, 30, 34, and vocabulary.
Tuesday, Sept. 26 – Read p. 58-61 and complete AM 40.
Thursday, Sept. 28 – Read p. 62 – 67 and complete AM 43 and 44. Study for quiz scheduled for Tuesday over
Tuesday, Oct. 3 –
Thursday, Oct. 5 –
Tuesday, Oct. 10 – Read p. 68-69 and complete AM 47-48.
Thursday, Oct. 12 – Study for quiz over p. 68-69
Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Read p. 76-79 and complete AM 53 and 54
Thursday, Oct. 19 – Begin studying for Ch. 3 test scheduled for 10/26.
Tuesday, Oct. 24 – Study for Ch. 3 test
Thursday, Oct. 26 – Read p. 85-89 and complete AM 62
Tuesday, Oct. 31 – Read p. 92-94 and complete AM 65 and 66