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Mrs. Stage 5th Grade


Phone: 303-387-6600

Class Routines / Schedule

Important Dates to Remember:
12/22 No School - Teacher Work Day
          Elementary Progress Reports available 4 pm
3/14  Field Trip to Museum of Nature and Science




PTA has recently purchased access to the Reflex Math website for us to use last year.  It might be working during the summer.  Students have a name and password, it pretests them and gives them individualized practice problems to help them with their math facts.  Go to,   This would be a great way to review facts before our tests in August.


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.  They have tasks in IXL Language Arts they need to complete each month.  Sometimes they are able to get this work done in class.  If not, they need to finish it for homework.
•Spelling tests are on Wednesday, and their packets are also due Wednesday.  They will come home with a new list and packet on Wednesday.

Classroom News

Thank you all for being so generous with our gift to the "elves" who clean our room each night.  I know it will help them enjoy the holidays!  The students have chosen Target, so I will go get the gift cards this weekend.


Students are currently working on a writing piece that will be due in January.  If they don't complete their assigned writing in class, they will be working on it at home.  Please do not help them, as this will be graded and I need to know what it is they can and cannot do in their writing.

We have our Winter Party planned, which is 12/21, from 3-4.  We will have our Secret Santa exchange from 3-3:15, then go to the gym to play a few games.  Aftterwards, we will come back to the room for some snacks.  In the eyes of a 5th grader, it's not a party if there isn't food!  Kids have started signing up in the classroom for the snacks they want to bring.  Please ask them what they've signed up for. 

                                       Secret Santa

The students chose to do a Secret Santa gift exchange.  The limit is $5.  They will leave their person clues through the week to help them guess who they are; they can also leave little treats like a small candy cane, warm fuzzy, etc. The $5 gifts will be exchanged on Thursday.


We finished up our Plant unit and have started working on our Body Systems unit.  Please see the Science Page to know what we will be focusing on. Their Body System Pathways are due 12/20.

Life Skills
We are participating in a sponsored by the district called Life Skills.  It is designed especially for 5th graders.  The topics include:  



Being an Upstander (leadership)


These sessions will take place on  Oct 30thNov 13th, 27th, and Dec 11th,  from 12:00-12:45pm.

This week we will be taking our Mid-unit assessment.  Students can practice multi-digit multiplication to help get ready for it.

We are in the midst of reading mystery novels and practicing analyzing text development and authors' craft.

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