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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Music Performance

5th/6th grade and Band will be combined at a performance on Tuesday, May 23rd that will be from 10:00 AM-10:45 (at the latest)

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Fantastic Friday 5-5-17

Hello;

~Short Day May 12th

~ Class Party May 12th. Please sign up to bring a treat for the class.

https://docs.google.com/a/ascentutah.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKNe3fJEbDoxcfd1uDLlCUlfu8zcVS5af6Yf8z9w5SMUA2Ww/viewform

~ Field Trip May 15th Clark Planet

Please visit my donor site if you are looking for a chance to help your student out. We really want to get some more computers so please donate anything. Google is matching all donations so if everyone donated 5 dollars we would hit our goal and get our tablets.

www.donorschoose.com/brotherton

Language-

Students will be presenting and working on our personal choice book SEM this week and Presenting throughout the week. They will be Due by Friday the 12th

We will be doing Unit 32 this week. We will be doing spelling Bingo

We are going to be finishing Wonder this week. Wonder as a class is going great. The kids really like it. It is about being different and bullies and a bunch of other themes our students can relate to.

SAGE is done!!!

Math-

We are on Module 6. We are learning about Coordinate planes. The students seem to be understanding this better. Please let me know if you have any concerns. I have attached the lessons below.

If your student is struggling please have them go to tutoring or talk to me. It is so easy to fall behind.

We should finish up this week and have a test the 16th.

Zearn.org Is a really awesome site that goes right along with our lessons. please have students log on and catch up if they fall behind. They seem to really like it.

We have free math tutoring for anyone who needs extra help. Mr. Barnet can also help you correct your test. Please have your student let me know if they are going. I have added the PowerPoints for this week. So if you need any help. I also added a parent tip sheet to help you log in and get tips also you can get all my lessons and tests to help your students.

math-parent_fact_sheet_revaug2016

Science-

Mrs. Beltz, will be getting me the grades and I will be putting them in this week. They are now back with me as we review the topics we learned this year

Social Studies-
We will be doing a WW2 SEM. This should be a lot of fun and students will be working in groups or alone whatever they choose

Classwork~

This is the lessons and homework that we will work on this week

Math-

100 Minutes of Moby/ Zearn

Lessons

G5-M6-C-Lesson 15

G5-M6-C-Lesson 16

G5-M6-C-Lesson 17

G5-M6-D-Lesson 18

G5-M6-D-Lesson 19

G5-M6-D-Lesson 20

G5-M6-E-Lesson 21

G5-M6-E-Lesson 22

 

Tutoring is after school from 3-4. If you would like your student to attend please let me know and I will direct them where to go.

Language-

Guided Reading groups

Informational Text

Gum Lesson 20

Reading groups- Packet

Science –

Mrs. Beltz- vbeltz@ascentutah.org

Social Studies-

Studiesweekly.com Week 28 (Username: Firstname. last initial Password: student

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

I have several students who are not turning in work. Please check Aspire and ask them about missing work. If there is a M that means they didn’t turn it in.

Thanks
Ms. Brotherton

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May 15th Field Trip

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ryGdwdU_rq_SXH07Ct-DMDMaDUROeclHlO-KvBH1w5s/edit

 

The Clark Planetarium Field Trip

Permission Slip

Due: 05/05/2017

 

The fifth grade classes of Ascent Academy West Jordan will be going on a field trip to the The Clark Planetarium in West Jordan on May 15, 2017. Our busses will be leaving Ascent at 8:30 AM and will be returning by 2 PM. If possible, please make a donation of $4 to help cover the bus fees. We will need several parent chaperones. Some parent chaperones will need to drive themselves and their own student. We will be eating lunch at Veteran’s Memorial Park.

 

By signing this permission slip I am agreeing to allow my child to ride the bus to and from the The Clark Planetarium on May 15, 2017 and to attend the field trip in its entirety.

 

Chaperones will be on a  first come basis. Teacher will let approved chaperones know.

Siblings are not allowed.

 

____ My child will be bringing a home lunch.

____ My child will be purchasing a school lunch.

____ I would like to chaperone.   ___ I will be driving myself and my student.

 

___________________________ ________________________

Student Name (First, Last) Teacher

 

___________________________      ________________________         __________________

Parent Printed Name Parent Signature Parent Cell Phone

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Fantastic Friday 4-28-17

Hello;

~Regular Day May 5th

~ Happy Birthday Ethan 5/6

~Field Trip May 2nd Conservation Park

~ Field Trip May 15th Clark Planet

Please visit my donor site if you are looking for a chance to help your student out. We really want to get some more computers so please donate anything. Google is matching all donations so if everyone donated 5 dollars we would hit our goal and get our computers

www.donorschoose.com/brotherton

Language-

Students will be selecting a book for a book SEM this week. They must have a book selected by Tuesday 4-4.

We will be doing Unit 26 this week. We will be doing spelling Bingo

Wonder as a class is going great. The kids really like it. It is about being different and bullies and a bunch of other themes our students can relate to.

SAGE reading is this week. Please try to make sure your kids are here for SAGE testing

Math-

We are on Module 6. We are learning about Coordinate planes. The students seem to be understanding this better. Please let me know if you have any concerns. I have attached the lessons below.

If your student is struggling please have them go to tutoring or talk to me. It is so easy to fall behind.

We should finish up this wee and have a test the week after

Zearn.org Is a really awesome site that goes right along with our lessons. please have students log on and catch up if they fall behind. They seem to really like it.

We have free math tutoring for anyone who needs extra help. Mr. Barnet can also help you correct your test. Please have your student let me know if they are going. I have added the PowerPoints for this week. So if you need any help. I also added a parent tip sheet to help you log in and get tips also you can get all my lessons and tests to help your students.

math-parent_fact_sheet_revaug2016

Science-

We will now be rotating to Mrs. Beltz class we are learning about earth surfaces

If you have any questions about Science grades starting 4th term Mrs. Beltz will be the science teacher. her e-mail is vbeltz@ascentutah.org

I do Science tutoring after school. If your student is having trouble, they can stay after and get extra help from me.If they would like to review for the test I am a great after school resource. It is also really fun.

Social Studies-
We are doing week 23.

Classwork~

This is the lessons and homework that we will work on this week

Math-

100 Minutes of Moby

Lessons

 

G5-M6-B-Lesson 8

G5-M6-B-Lesson 9

G5-M6-B-Lesson 10

G5-M6-B-Lesson 11

G5-M6-B-Lesson 12

G5-M6-C-Lesson 13

G5-M6-C-Lesson 14

Power Points

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10 and Review

Lesson 11 Lesson 12

Lesson 13

Lesson 14

Tutoring is after school from 3-4. If you would like your student to attend please let me know and I will direct them where to go.

Language-

Guided Reading groups

Informational Text

Gum Lesson 18

Reading groups- Packet

Science –

Mrs. Beltz- vbeltz@ascentutah.org

Social Studies-

Studiesweekly.com Week 20 (Username: Firstname. last initial Password: student

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

I have several students who are not turning in work. Please check Aspire and ask them about missing work. If there is a M that means they didn’t turn it in.

Thanks
Ms. Brotherton

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SEM Book Scoring

Book Report Rubric

Here is the book report scoring guide

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Born in China Movie

Born in China Movie Field Trip

Permission Slip

 

The fifth grade classes of Ascent Academy West Jordan will be going on a field trip to the Cinemark at Farmington Station on April 21, 2017. Our busses will be leaving Ascent at 8:50 AM and will be returning by 12 PM. Please make a donation of $4 to help cover the bus fees and movie charges.. We will need several parent chaperones. All parents chaperones will need to drive themselves and their own student. It is a $6 fee for parents for the movie.

 

By signing this permission slip I am agreeing to allow my child to ride the bus to and from the Farmington Station on April 21st and to attend the field trip in its entirety and watch the movie “Born in China.”. The movie also comes with a kid’s meal which includes popcorn, drink and a candy.

 

____ My child is allowed to eat the kid’s meal at the movie

____ My child will be bringing a home lunch.

____ My child will be purchasing a school lunch.

____ I would like to chaperone.   ___ I will be driving myself and my student.

 

___________________________ ________________________

Student Name (First, Last) Teacher

 

___________________________      ________________________         __________________

Parent Printed Name Parent Signature Parent Cell Phone

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Book SEM form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1z5vvkhQqJB1GZnN9eE2aGPWnn9BR2FRDP7ibHl7WZ8E

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Fantastic Friday 3-31-17

Hello and Happy Last Day of March;

~Spring Break 4-8 to 4-17 No School

~ Term 4 just started. Keep an eye on your students grades to help make sure we end this year strong.

~SAGE testing this Tuesday

~ Teacher Appreciation Next Week (You could donate to my donor choose page)

Please visit my donor site if you are looking for a chance to help your student out. We really want to get some more computers so please donate anything. Google is matching all donations so if everyone donated 5 dollars we would hit our goal and get our computers

www.donorschoose.com/brotherton

Language-

Students will be selecting a book for a book SEM this week. They must have a book selected by Tuesday 4-4.

We will be doing Unit 26 this week. We will be doing spelling Bingo

Wonder as a class is going great. The kids really like it. It is about being different and bullies and a bunch of other themes our students can relate to.

SAGE reading is this week. Please try to make sure your kids are here for SAGE testing

Math-

We are on Module 6. We are learning about Coordinate planes. The students seem to be understanding this better. Please let me know if you have any concerns. I have attached the lessons below.

If your student is struggling please have them go to tutoring or talk to me. It is so easy to fall behind.

We should finish up this wee and have a test the week after

Zearn.org Is a really awesome site that goes right along with our lessons. please have students log on and catch up if they fall behind. They seem to really like it.

We have free math tutoring for anyone who needs extra help. Mr. Barnet can also help you correct your test. Please have your student let me know if they are going. I have added the PowerPoints for this week. So if you need any help. I also added a parent tip sheet to help you log in and get tips also you can get all my lessons and tests to help your students.

math-parent_fact_sheet_revaug2016

Science-

We will now be rotating to Mrs. Beltz class we are learning about earth surfaces

If you have any questions about Science grades starting 4th term Mrs. Beltz will be the science teacher. her e-mail is vbeltz@ascentutah.org

I do Science tutoring after school. If your student is having trouble, they can stay after and get extra help from me.If they would like to review for the test I am a great after school resource. It is also really fun.

Social Studies-
We are doing week 23.

Classwork~

This is the lessons and homework that we will work on this week

Math-

100 Minutes of Moby

Lessons

 

G5-M6-B-Lesson 8

G5-M6-B-Lesson 9

G5-M6-B-Lesson 10

G5-M6-B-Lesson 11

G5-M6-B-Lesson 12

G5-M6-C-Lesson 13

G5-M6-C-Lesson 14

Power Points

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10 and Review

Lesson 11 Lesson 12

Lesson 13

Lesson 14

Tutoring is after school from 3-4. If you would like your student to attend please let me know and I will direct them where to go.

Language-

Guided Reading groups

Informational Text

Gum Lesson 18

Reading groups- Packet

Science –

Mrs. Beltz- vbeltz@ascentutah.org

Social Studies-

Studiesweekly.com Week 20 (Username: Firstname. last initial Password: student

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

I have several students who are not turning in work. Please check Aspire and ask them about missing work. If there is a M that means they didn’t turn it in.

Thanks
Ms. Brotherton

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