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Mrs. Stage 5th Grade


Phone: 303-387-6600

Class Routines / Schedule

Important Dates to Remember:
3/12, 3/14  Parent Teacher Conferences
3/18-3/22 - Spring Break
3/29  Geography Theme Parks Due
4/8-4/18  CMAS Testing
4/19  No school
5/10  Best of Talent Day
5/15  Young Ameritowne Field Trip




Fact Practice


Students will write in their planners what homework they have each night.  Please initial nightly that you see the planner, and know they completed their homework.  If students habitually do not complete their assignments, we will set up a more specific process for them.

•Students are required to complete 40 minutes of Iready Reading and IReady Math each week.   Sometimes they are able to get this work done in class.  If not, they need to finish it for homework.

•Students will have math and literacy homework if they do not complete their assignments in class.

•Students are required to read 15 pages each day and record it on their log.  They may have time in class to get this done.

Classroom News

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Please use these links to sign up for conferences.

CMAS Testing:
   Monday, April 8 - Wednesday, April 9:45 - 11:45 am and 1:45-3:15 pm
   Monday, April 15 - Wednesday, April 17  9:45-11:35 am

Please make sure students are on time to school on these dates.  A good night sleep and a healthy breakfast will help children perform better, and will lower their stress and anxiety.  

6th Grade Outdoor Ed Fundraiser

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

My name is Marla Applegate and for those who don't know me, I'm a 6th grade teacher at SCE. We begin the 6th grade school year by attending Douglas County's outdoor ed camp. This is a two night science and team building camp. It kicks off our life science study while promoting independence and collaboration skills for students. The dates for camp are August 14-16. This is the second week of school so we need to begin preparations soon.

There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m., in the SCE library. This is the only time a representative from the camp will be here to explain what outdoor ed is all about and answer any questions you may have. SAVE THE DATE!

In additional to this meeting, there will be a cookie dough fundraiser to help off set the cost of attending camp. The fundraiser will kick off on April 5th. Many of our students have made enough from the fundraiser to pay the entire fee for camp. 

Be looking for more information soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Marla Applegate


•Literacy:  Our class will spend the afternoons with Ms. Bound learning about American history, writing opinion essays and reading historical fiction until Spring Break.  They will continue to need to complete their Reading Log (min. 15 pages per day) daily, and 45 minutes of IReady Reading weekly. 

Students in my current Literacy class are have finished their mystery novels, and are reading their self selected fantasy books.  On Friday, 2/22 we will take our test that goes with the Mystery unit.We have finished  writing our first stories.  Their graded rubrics are uploaded to SeeSaw and you will see their published copies at conferences.  If you'd like to see them earlier, your child can share them with you through their google accounts.

Our Science class is studying plant structures and functions.  We are creating a Scratch animation showing photosynthesis, cellular respiration and transpiration.  These are due on Wednesday,  March 6.

•Math:  My Math class is working on Unit 4;  the focus
of this module is multiplying and dividing fractions.  Our test will be approximately 3/8.

See Saw

This year we're going to use a new tool to share what we're learning in class called Seesaw. Your child will have his or her own learning journal, and you can get notified when your child adds new items. It's completely private -- only you can see your child's journal outside of class.

Click on to sign up -- it takes just 30 seconds.

Once you sign up, you can download the Seesaw Family app for iPhone or Android, or access your child's journal on the web.


P.S. If you have more than one child using Seesaw, or want to add a new class/school year for your child, follow the link in this email, then click 'Sign in' tab at the top. You do not need to create a new account

Items to Collect for our Engineering Center
We are collecting these items for our engineering center:
gum drops                                               pennies
toothpicks                                                string
wide straws                                              toilet paper/paper towel tubes
regular, nonbending straws                      mini- marshmallows
scotch tape                                               large marshmallows
notecards                                                  spagetti noodles
wooden paint sticks                                   old CDs
rubber bands                                            balloons
bottle tops from water/sports drink bottles   pipettes
plastic wrap                                               duct tape
pipe cleaners                                             pompoms
popsicle sticks                                            tongue depressors
corks                                                            bamboo skewers
life savers candy                                        packing peanuts
paper cups