Welcome to 5th Grade
Fifth grade is sure to be an exciting year! Throughout the year, students will be working towards achieving their own goals, as well as meeting the Common Core Learning Standards. The year will provide hands-on learning experiences, technology-incorporated lessons, and exciting projects to increase student engagement. I have high expectations for my students and students will be asked to work hard and give their best effort 100% of the time. I encourage parents to be involved in their child's educational experience and with your support, we can provide a positive learning experience for your child!
Week of 11/19
Monday: Spelling; cut, sort, write
Wednesday: Spelling; 3 activities
Friday: Optional homework
Reader Response Questions
Elementary Grading Policy
Please visit NYS's website for more information:
The Common Core Learning Standards for ELA identify 6 shifts in learning for students. These shifts are supported in the classroom and can also be supported at home by working with your child in the following areas:
1. Read as much non-fiction as fiction
2. Learn about the world by reading
3. Read more challenging material closely
4. Discuss reading using evidence
5. Write non-fiction using evidence
6. Increase academic vocabulary
Tips for Reading at Home
Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Ready to Learn
*Please follow these rules to be invited to the Tanager Pride Parties throughout the school year!
Congratulations to our Citizens!
September (Respect): Nathan B.
October (Responsibility): Madalyn B.
March (Self Control):
11/21-11/23: No school; Happy Thanksgiving!
11/30: Citizens' Assembly and Tanager Pride Day
12/5: Last day of Trimester #1
12/7: Parent/Teacher conferences; 11:30 dismissal
12/10: Parent/Teacher conferences (until 6:00); 11:30 dismissal
12/14: Parent/Teacher conferences; 11:30 dismissal
12/18: Tanager Pride Party #1 for grades 3-5
12/20: Citizens' Assembly
12/21-1/1: No school; Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!*We always collect Box Tops for Education!___________________________________________________
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or
at 518-632-5222 ext. 266
*Please note that my classroom phone will not ring during school hours. If there is a change in bus/pick up information, please contact our school secretary, Mrs. Nims at 518-632-5222 ext. 101. Thank you!
We use Class Dojo for communicating with families and for encouraging positive behavior. If you would like to sign up, please let me know!