Parents and Students,
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We had a great first week of fifth grade! It was nice to be able to meet and chat with so many of you at Back to School Night. Thank you for all of the supplies you sent in with your child. Throughout the year as we run low on things I will send out e-mails for more to be sent in. I appreciate your support and encouragement in your child’s education.
Last week we did a lot of “getting to know you” types of things, as well as going over procedures. This week we will start fresh on Monday with regular spelling, math science and social studies. The fifth grade aides and I will also be doing several reading assessments throughout the first weeks to determine each child’s current reading level.
I will be sending out a google form in the next week or two for parent volunteers, so keep a look out for that.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me so that we can talk about what’s best for your child. Let’s keep those lines of communication open so that your child can have a successful and enriching experience in fifth grade.
I have one “rule” in my Love and Logic classroom: “Feel free to do anything that doesn’t cause a problem for anyone else. If you cause a problem, I will do something.” More information about how I run my Love and Logic classroom can be found under the “Policies” tab on this blog.
SPELLING and READING HOMEWORK STARTS THIS WEEK *Each child is responsible for the following homework each regular 5-day week: ~Reading at least 20 minutes a night (or 100 minutes total) ~4 spelling assignments due by Friday ***Spelling homework can be anything your child does that best helps them learn their words. Each child learns differently and I want them to do what helps them the most. Some examples are: writing spelling words in a meaningful sentence, spelling them aloud spelling-bee style, having a parent give them a spelling test, writing words/letters in different colors, making a picture out of their words, typing their words, doing activities on a website like spelling city, etc. The possibilities are endless. All I need to put in a spelling homework grade are the assignments turned in on paper, submitted via e-mail, and/or a parent signature on the agenda (we’ll talk about those Monday in class) that your child did something for spelling homework four times throughout the week. ~100 minutes of MobyMath/Zearn a week. We will not be doing MobyMath/Zearn homework just yet, I am still working on getting each student’s account transferred/created.
I have started entering grades into Aspire for several assignments. Please check your child’s grades weekly/on a regular basis so you are aware of their progress in fifth grade. Periodically, I will e-mail links to progress reports. If you have any questions on how to access your child’s grades, please contact one of the ladies in the front office, or I would be happy to help you as well.
I know this will be a great year! Fifth grade can be hard. We will be learning a lot of new things and expanding their knowledge to gain a deeper understanding. I have high expectations of my students. I don’t expect them to get 100% on everything or to understand everything the first time. I DO expect them to try their best, and to let me know when they need help or when they are struggling. A huge thing in fifth grade is responsibility. It can be a hard lesson to learn for some students but it is so important that we help them be more responsible.
Please contact me via e-mail if you have any questions, concerns, etc. Have a fantastic week!