Friday Flyer 10-6-17

Happy October;

~Field Trip to The Leonardo October 26th. Please get permission slips back by 10-13.

The week of October 9 theme is Make Friends with Someone You Don’t Know. Please encourage this to all your students.
  • There will be a door decorating contest that week. Judges will go around on Friday. Please decorate your door. Theme is anti-bullying. Anything that promotes Anti-bullying. 
    • 1 winner for elementary
    • 1 winner for JR High (Please do this with your advisory class
  • Week of October 23 is Spirit Week. This is the National Anti-bullying and Anti-Drug week. (There will be an email next week sent about the spirit days)
  • Oct 27- Assembly (For both Elementary and JR High, but separate)

~ Parent Teacher Conferences October 11th and 12.  sign up at: Parent Teacher Conferences

~Short Day October 11th, 12th and 13th

~We got a project funded. Woohoo we will be getting some cool STEM supplies.  Thank you for the donations we have received. We are still  looking for donations for Robotics kits. I want to infuse my lessons with more STEM activities. www.donorschoose.org/brotherton

~Boxtop- We love box tops help us earn prizes by clipping box tops. If we bring in 500 we get a dress down day. We are leading the 5th grade. Great work.

~Please be signing planners. I will start entering reading minutes and Moby minutes next week. Students have 25 minutes of Moby Monday- Thursday and 30 minutes of RAZ reading Monday- Friday.

Language-
We are reading as a class Wonder. We are planning a field trip to see the movie November 21st. The class really seems to like it.  We are reading short stories to help with comprehension and inferences. We will be doing a Gum lesson and working on predicates.

GUM Lesson 4 Pg 13 and 14

Spelling:

We will have our pre-test for unit 6 on Monday. Student will complete a spelling bingo bored and we will have our spelling test on Friday. It is a review so that will be good for a short week.

Unit 6 Review

SpellingBingoActivities

All spelling work is due on Friday.

Math-
I sent back the end of module test. Please correct them, sign them and bring them back. We are doing lesson 13 through 16 this week see attached.

math-g5-m2-topic-d-lesson-13

math-g5-m2-topic-d-lesson-14

math-g5-m2-topic-d-lesson-15

math-g5-m2-topic-d-overview

math-g5-m2-topic-e-lesson-16

math-g5-m2-topic-e-lesson-17

math-g5-m2-topic-e-lesson-18

Science-

We are starting Matter this week. I am really excited I love doing experiments with the students!

Social Studies-

We are moving into the revolutionary war. Students will be doing week 7 in studies weekly. We are starting to learn about how our government was formed

Work that was due this week.

Math:

50 of Minutes Moby

50 minutes of  Zearn

Reading:

140 Minutes of RAZ

Language:

Gum Lesson 4 GUM Lesson 4 Pg 13 and 14

Spelling:

Unit 6 Bingo

 

SpellingBingoActivities

Social Studies:

Week 7

StudiesWeekly.com

Science

Week 1 Matter

 

I also found out that the salt lake county library has free tutoring. It is called BrainFuse. I have attached the link if you want to look into it for your child
http://main.saltlake.ut.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp?ss=1

Keep up the good work. Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes everyday and getting their planner signed.

~Yearbook purchases will only be available ONLINE this year (no orders will be taken in the office).

To purchase a Yearbook online please go to:  YBPay.lifetouch.com

Enter code:  12233818  OR 
Find our school from the drop down list
Soft cover books are $20, hard cover books are $25
Prices go up on November 17th, so order today for the best price!!!

~Students should all have access to me google class room. I will be putting missing assignments, videos we watch in class, announcements ect.  Parents can also join. You have to have a google account. My join code is 6y2i2x. You have to use an ascent gmail to be added to my classroom

 

Thanks
Ms. Brotherton

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Friday Flyer 9-29-17

Happy Last Day of September;

~Spirt Week

The first week October 2 is spirit week leading to the Pep Rally
  • 10/2- crazy hair day
  • 10/2- wear any school colors shirt with school pants
  • 10/4- Crazy Sock Day
  • 10/5- Team Jersey/shirt Day
  • 10/6- Spirit Dress Day  — PEP RALLY DAY
The week of October 9 theme is Make Friends with Someone You Don’t Know. Please encourage this to all your students.
  • There will be a door decorating contest that week. Judges will go around on Friday. Please decorate your door. Theme is anti-bullying. Anything that promotes Anti-bullying. 
    • 1 winner for elementary
    • 1 winner for JR High (Please do this with your advisory class
  • Week of October 23 is Spirit Week. This is the National Anti-bullying and Anti-Drug week. (There will be an email next week sent about the spirit days)
  • Oct 27- Assembly (For both Elementary and JR High, but separate)

~ Parent Teacher Conferences October 11th and 12. Sign up with be posted soon. Keep an eye out for that.

~Short Day October 11th, 12th and 13th

~Please help our classroom.  Thank you for the donations we have received. We are looking for donations for Robotics kits. I want to infuse my lessons with more STEM activities. www.donorschoose.org/brotherton

~Boxtop- We love box tops help us earn prizes by clipping box tops. If we bring in 500 we get a dress down day. We are leading the 5th grade. Great work.

~Please be signing planners. I will start entering reading minutes and Moby minutes next week. Students have 25 minutes of Moby Monday- Thursday and 30 minutes of RAZ reading Monday- Friday.

~Yearbook purchases will only be available ONLINE this year (no orders will be taken in the office).

To purchase a Yearbook online please go to:  YBPay.lifetouch.com

Enter code:  12233818  OR 
Find our school from the drop down list
Soft cover books are $20, hard cover books are $25
Prices go up on November 17th, so order today for the best price!!!

~Students should all have access to me google class room. I will be putting missing assignments, videos we watch in class, announcements ect.  Parents can also join. You have to have a google account. My join code is 6y2i2x. You have to use an ascent gmail to be added to my classroom

~I am teaching Yoga cluster if you know anyone or are interested in coming in and teaching or talking about Yoga please let me know.

Language-
We are reading as a class Wonder. We are planning a field trip to see the movie November 21st. The class really seems to like it. We finished our Biographies those grades should be in soon. We are started our reading groups. We are reading short stories to help with comprehension and inferences. We will be doing a Gum lesson and working on predicates.

GUM Lesson 4 Pg 13 and 14

Simple and Complete Predicate

Bibliography Rubric

Spelling:

We will have our pre-test for unit 7 on Monday. Student will complete a spelling bingo bored and we will have our spelling test on Friday. We will be doing unit 6 next week. It is a review so that will be good for a short week.

Unit 7 Words

SpellingBingoActivities

All spelling work is due on Friday.

Math-
I sent back the end of module test. Please correct them, sign them and bring them back. We are doing lesson 3 through 9 this week see attached.

2. Lesson 10

Eureka-Module-2-Lesson-10

Eureka Module 2 Lesson 13

Eureka Module 2 Lesson 12

Eureka Module 2 Lesson 11

Science-

We had a great time with the scientist this week. We have an experiment that the students are bring to you. We finished our SEM projects. We will have our test on heredity this week. We are going to be starting matter. It will be awesome.

Social Studies-

We are moving into the revolutionary war. Students will be doing week 6 in studies weekly. We are starting to learn about how our government was formed

Work that was due this week.

Math:

50 of Minutes Moby

50 minutes of  Zearn

Reading:

140 Minutes of RAZ

Language:

Biography Utah Compose

Gum Lesson 4 GUM Lesson 4 Pg 13 and 14

Simple and Complete Predicate

Spelling:

Unit 7 Bingo

Unit 7 extra practice

Unit 7 WordsSpellingBingoActivities

Social Studies:

Week 6

StudiesWeekly.com

Science

Week 1 Matter

SEM Adaptations

 

I also found out that the salt lake county library has free tutoring. It is called BrainFuse. I have attached the link if you want to look into it for your child
http://main.saltlake.ut.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp?ss=1

Keep up the good work. Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes everyday and getting their planner signed.

Thanks
Ms. Brotherton

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Spelling Unit 5

Unit 5 Spelling

Here is unit 5

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Friday Flyer 9-22-17

Hello Ascent Parents:

~ Parent Teacher Conferences October 11th and 12. Sign up with be posted soon. Keep an eye out for that.

~Short Day October 11th, 12th and 13th

~Please help our classroom.  Thank you for the donations we have received. We are looking for donations for Robotics kits. I want to infuse my lessons with more STEM activities. www.donorschoose.org/brotherton

~Boxtop- We love box tops help us earn prizes by clipping box tops. If we bring in 500 we get a dress down day. We are leading the 5th grade. Great work.

~Please be signing planners. I will start entering reading minutes and Moby minutes next week. Students have 25 minutes of Moby Monday- Thursday and 30 minutes of RAZ reading Monday- Friday.

~Yearbook purchases will only be available ONLINE this year (no orders will be taken in the office).

To purchase a Yearbook online please go to:  YBPay.lifetouch.com

Enter code:  12233818  OR 
Find our school from the drop down list
Soft cover books are $20, hard cover books are $25
Prices go up on November 17th, so order today for the best price!!!

~Students should all have access to me google class room. I will be putting missing assignments, videos we watch in class, announcements ect.  Parents can also join. You have to have a google account. My join code is 6y2i2x. You have to use an ascent gmail to be added to my classroom

~I am teaching Yoga cluster if you know anyone or are interested in coming in and teaching or talking about Yoga please let me know.

Language-
We are reading as a class Wonder. We are planning a field trip to see the movie November 21st. The class really seems to like it. We started Utah Compose for our Biographies. We are started our reading groups. We are reading short stories to help with comprehension and inferences.

Bibliography Rubric

Spelling:

We will have our pre-test for unit 5 on Monday. Student will complete a spelling bingo bored and we will have our spelling test on Friday.

SpellingBingoActivities

All spelling work is due on Friday.

Math-
I sent back the end of module test. Please correct them, sign them and bring them back. We are doing lesson 3 through 9 this week see attached.

2.Lesson 4

2. Lesson 5

2 Lesson 6 and 2. Lesson 7

2. Lesson 8 and 9

2. Lesson 10

Science-
We are going to have a genetics come do an in school field trip on September 28th.We are starting our first SEM project on adaptations. We are also doing Week 6 in the science studies.

Social Studies-
We are moving into the revolutionary war. Students will be doing week 4 in studies weekly.

Work that was due this week.

Math:

50 of Minutes Moby

50 minutes of  Zearn

Reading:

140 Minutes of RAZ

Language:

Biography Utah Compose

Gum Lesson 3 pg 11 and 12

Spelling:

Unit 5 Bingo

Unit 5 extra practice

Social Studies:

Week 5

Science

Week 6 Animal Behavior

SEM Adaptations

 

I also found out that the salt lake county library has free tutoring. It is called BrainFuse. I have attached the link if you want to look into it for your child
http://main.saltlake.ut.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp?ss=1

Keep up the good work. Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes everyday and getting their planner signed.

Thanks
Ms. Brotherton

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Friday Flyer 9-15-17

Hello Wonderful Parents:

~Please help our classroom.  Thank you for the donations we have received. We are looking for donations for Robotics kits. I want to infuse my lessons with more STEM activities. www.donorschoose.org/brotherton

~Boxtop- We love box tops help us earn prizes by clipping box tops. If we bring in 500 we get a dress down day

~Please be signing planners. I will start entering reading minutes and Moby minutes next week. Students have 25 minutes of Moby Monday- Thursday and 30 minutes of RAZ reading Monday- Friday.

~Yearbook purchases will only be available ONLINE this year (no orders will be taken in the office).

To purchase a Yearbook online please go to:  YBPay.lifetouch.com

Enter code:  12233818  OR 
Find our school from the drop down list
Soft cover books are $20, hard cover books are $25
Prices go up on November 17th, so order today for the best price!!!

~Students should all have access to me google class room. I will be putting missing assignments, videos we watch in class, announcements ect.  Parents can also join. You have to have a google account. My join code is 6y2i2x. You have to use an ascent gmail to be added to my classroom

~Clusters started today! We had a great day.

~I am teaching Yoga cluster if you know anyone or are interested in coming in and teaching or talking about Yoga please let me know.

Language-
We are reading as a class Wonder. We are planning a field trip to see the movie in November. The class really seems to like it. We started Utah Compose for our Biographies. We are also going to start our reading groups and will be reading short stories to help with comprehension and inferences.

Spelling:

We will have our pre-test for unit 3 on Monday. Student will complete a spelling tic tac toe bored and we will have our spelling test on Friday.

All spelling work is due on Friday.

Math-
We are finishing Module 1. We will have a review on Monday and the test on Tuesday. I have attached a copy of the test in case you want to look over it with your students.

end-of-module1-assessment

Science-
We are starting our first SEM project on adaptations. We are learning about traits and heredity. We are going to have a genetics come do an in school field trip on September 28th.

Social Studies-
We are moving into the revolutionary war. Students will be doing week 3 in studies weekly.

Work that was due this week.

Math:

50 of Minutes Moby

50 minutes of  Zearn

Reading:

140 Minutes of RAZ

Language:

Biography Rough Draft

Wonder

Spelling:

Unit 2 tic tac toe

Unit 2extra practice

Social Studies:

Week 3

Science

Week 3 Heredity

Paint

 

I also found out that the salt lake county library has free tutoring. It is called BrainFuse. I have attached the link if you want to look into it for your child
http://main.saltlake.ut.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp?ss=1

Keep up the good work. Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes everyday and getting their planner signed.

Thanks
Ms. Brotherton

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Friday Flyer 9-8-17

Hello Ascent Families:

 

~Please help our classroom.  Thank you for the donations we have recieved. We are looking for donations for Robotics kits. I want to infuse my lessons with more STEM activities. www.donorschoose.org/brotherton

~Boxtop- We love box tops help us earn prizes by clipping box tops. If we bring in 500 we get a dress down day

~Please be signing planners. I will start entering reading minutes and Moby minutes next week. Students have 25 minutes of Moby Monday- Thursday and 30 minutes of RAZ reading Monday- Friday.

~We have students who are not doing MobyMax and Zearn. Since it

~Students should all have access to me google class room. I will be putting missing assignments, videos we watch in class, announcements ect.  Parents can also join. You have to have a google account. My join code is 6y2i2x. You have to use an ascent gmail to be added to my classroom

~Clusters start September 15th

Language-
We are reading as a class Wonder. The class really seems to like it. We are learning about predicate and subject in grammar and will be starting Utah compose to help with our writing. We are also going to start our reading groups and will be reading short stories to help with comprehension and inferences.

Spelling:

We will have our pre-test for unit 2 on Tuesday. Student will complete a spelling tic tac toe bored and we will have our spelling test on Friday.

All spelling work is due on Friday.

Math-
Ask your student who their math teacher is. We are all on the same lesson but home work might differ from class to class. We finished lesson 7 and 8 today. We started using Zearn in class. Students love Zearn.  Homework for Math will be 25 min of Moby.

Science-
We are learning about traits and heredity. We will be moving into adaptations. We are going to be learning about traits and be doing an adaptation project. We are going to have a genetics come do an in school field trip this month. We will need parent volunteers so be on the look out for sign ups.

Social Studies-
We have been learning about the new world. Students have been given a studies weekly.  Week 1 will be due Tuesday.

Work that was due this week.

Math:

100 minutes of Moby or Zearn

Reading:

140 Minutes of RAZ

Language:

Sentence structure Worksheet

Biography Rough Draft

Wonder Poem

Spelling:

Unit 1 tic tac toe

Unit 1 extra practice

Social Studies:

Week 1

Science

Traits graph

I also found out that the salt lake county library has free tutoring. It is called BrainFuse. I have attached the link if you want to look into it for your child
http://main.saltlake.ut.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp?ss=1

Keep up the good work. Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes everyday and getting their planner signed.

Thanks
Ms. Brotherton

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Friday Flyer 9-1-17

Hello Ascent Families:

~No School September 4th Labor Day

~Our Whisper Phones are coming. These are great tools to help students hear themselves read.

~Please help our classroom. We are looking for donations for Robotics kits. I want to infuse my lessons with more STEM activities. www.donorschoose.org/brotherton

~Boxtop- We love box tops help us earn prizes by clipping box tops. If we bring in 500 we get a dress down day

~Please be signing planners. I will start entering reading minutes and Moby minutes next week. Students have 25 minutes of Moby Monday- Thursday and 30 minutes of RAZ reading Monday- Friday.

~Students should all have access to me google class room. I will be putting missing assignments, videos we watch in class, announcements ect.  Parents can also join. You have to have a google account. My join code is 6y2i2x

We are going to start benchmark testing this week. The students have been great. They come ready to work. We are going to be picking clusters soon. Clusters start September 15

Language-
We are reading as a class Wonder. The class really seems to like it. We are learning about predicate and subject in grammar and will be starting Utah compose to help with our writing. We are also going to start our reading groups and will be reading short stories to help with comprehension and inferences.

Spelling:

We will have our pre-test for unit 2 on Tuesday. Student will complete a spelling tic tac toe bored and we will have our spelling test on Friday.

All spelling work is due on Friday.

Math-
Ask your student who their math teacher is. We are all on the same lesson but home work might differ from class to class. We finished lesson 7 and 8 today. We started using Zearn in class. Students love Zearn.  Homework for Math will be 25 min of Moby.

Science-
We are learning about traits and heredity. We will be moving into adaptations. We are going to be learning about traits and be doing an adaptation project. We are going to have a genetics come do an in school field trip this month. We will need parent volunteers so be on the look out for sign ups.

Social Studies-
We have been learning about the new world. Students have been given a studies weekly.  Week 1 will be due Tuesday.

Work that was due this week.

Math:

100 minutes of Moby or Zearn

Reading:

140 Minutes of RAZ

Language:

Sentence structure Worksheet

Biography Rough Draft

Wonder Poem

Spelling:

Unit 1 tic tac toe

Unit 1 extra practice

Social Studies:

Week 1

Science

Traits graph

I also found out that the salt lake county library has free tutoring. It is called BrainFuse. I have attached the link if you want to look into it for your child
http://main.saltlake.ut.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp?ss=1

Keep up the good work. Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes everyday and getting their planner signed.

Thanks
Ms. Brotherton

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Friday Flyer 8-25-17

Hello Wonderful Families:

~No School September 4th Labor Day

~Please help our classroom. We are looking for donations for ore tablets for SEM projects and whisper phones to help with our reading skills.
https://www.donorschoose.org/brotherton

~Boxtop- We love box tops help us earn prizes by clipping box tops

~Please be signing planners. I will start entering reading minutes and Moby minutes next week. Students have 25 minutes of Moby Monday- Thursday and 30 minutes of reading Monday- Friday.

This week was great we are starting to get into the swing of things. I am really excited to start digging in. We are going to start benchmark testing this week. The students have been great. They come ready to work.

Language-
We are reading as a class Wonder. The class really seems to like it. We are learning about predicate and subject in grammar and will be starting Utah compose to help with our writing. We are also going to start our reading groups and will be reading short stories to help with comprehension and inferences. We will have our first spelling pre-test on Monday for spelling and I will send the words home with the kids on Monday. We are also working on a class biography of another student.

Math-
We will rotate for math. We will start that Monday. We are learning about the powers of 10. Students will probably not have homework. If they do it might be 1 or 2 problems. Homework for Math will be 25 min of Moby

Science-
We are learning about traits and heredity. We will be moving into adaptations. We are going to be learning about traits and be doing a project

Social Studies-
We have been learning about our families and where they come from. We are going to start on Christopher Columbus and the Mayflower Compact this week. We are going to start learning about how our country was founded. We will be working on studies weekly week 1.

I also found out that the salt lake county library has free tutoring. It is called BrainFuse. I have attached the link if you want to look into it for your child
http://main.saltlake.ut.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp?ss=1

Keep up the good work. Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes everyday and getting their planner signed.

Thanks
Ms. Brotherton

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Welcome Back 5th Graders!

Hello New Families!

~Back to School Aug 21st

~First Day of School Aug 22nd

~$2 Dress Down Aug 30th

~Please help our classroom. We are looking for donations https://www.donorschoose.org/brotherton

These are a couple surveys if you can complete so I can get to know your students better.

Parent Questions

Student Questions

Parent Volunteer

Hi, I am Erika Brotherton. I am super excited to be teaching 5th grade at Ascent Academy this year. This is my 3rd year teaching 5th grade at Ascent. II graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah in 2012, making the Dean’s List. I am currently working toward a Master’s Degree at the U in Teaching Leadership. I am so excited to be a part of Ascent and their educational philosophy!

I am a huge University of Utah fan. (A Utah Man am I! Ki-Yi!!) I love going to all of the football, basketball, and gymnastics events at the U. My husband and I never miss going to a game together. I also play the cello. I have played since I was in 5th grade. I love animals, Disney and history. I am also a history buff, which is why I am so excited to teach 5th grade. I cannot wait to share my love of history with my students this year.

I am originally from Salt Lake City, born and raised, but I love to travel with my family. We have gone all over the world together. I have been to Italy, England, Ireland, Taiwan, and Brazil. I love coxhinas. It’s a Brazilian food. My favorite experience traveling was seeing all of the history and culture in Rome and at Vatican City. Something interesting about me is that I have dual citizenship. If you want to know what other country I am a citizen of, come and ask me! I also have a little girl named Samantha. She is so much fun to have around. She is always on the go and is trying to learn everything.

I can’t wait to meet and get to know everyone at Ascent this year. I know that we are going to have a great time learning together! If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to come and talk to me. My door is always open to my students and their parents. I believe it takes a village to raise a child, and together we can educate tomorrow’s leaders.

Here is a list of materials needed for this year. I think you already got this list but here it is again. 

Materials Needed Individual Student Suppliesg

  • Copy paper at least 2 reams
  • Kleenex
  • Box of Band-aids
  • Pack of pencils
  • One pack sticky notes
  • 6-10 manila folders
  • Comp notebook: 2-3
  • Spiral nb: 2–3
  • Soft pencil pouch
  • something for coloring (crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Red pens
  • College-ruled lined paper 3-5 pas
  • Headphones/ear buds (cheap for personal student use)
  • Glue sticks
  • White glue
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Low-odor dry erase expo markers
Optional/donations
  • Posterboard
  • Colored cardstock/copy ppr
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Low-odor dry erase expo markers
  • Sheet protectors
  • Graph paper
  • Misc crafting supplies
  • Misc art supplies
  • Clay
  • Additional items from the list

For the Class

♦      Box of tissues

♦      Clorox Wipes

♦      Construction paper

♦      Hand sanitizer

♦      Box of copy paper

♦      Tape

I look forward to see you and getting to know all of you!

Thanks

Mrs. Brotherton

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May 22nd to May 31st

Hello;

Its hard to believe that its already the end of school.
May 22nd to May 24th- Buy one get one Book Fair
May 23rd ~Music Concert 10 am 5th grade
May 25th~ FIELD DAY 5th grade wears pink. Please see e-mail from the school for more details.
May 30th~ Class Party. Food sign up and permission coming soon.
All work is DUE Friday May 26th
If you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks
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