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Mrs. Stage 5th Grade

    

Phone: 303-387-6600

Class Routines / Schedule

Important Dates to Remember:
9/18-9/21 Tech and PE all week
9/22 No School - Teacher Inservice
9/27 Spelling Test
9/29 September IXL Due
10/4 Spelling Test
Oct. 3/5 Parent Teacher Conferences
October 16-20 Tech and PE all week













      



Math


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 www.reflexmath.com,   This would be a great way to review facts before our tests in August.









Homework


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

9/21

Tech Party:  Our class has earned our first party with our clip ups.  On Wednesday afternoon, 9/27, we will have a Tech Party.  Students are allowed to bring their personally owned devices to play with from 3:30-3:45.  POD agreements must be signed.  Otherwise students will be using our school devices for Math games, SS pathway, etc.  If you have not returned the POD agreement, and would like to, please download it, fill it out and return it by Wednesday.

Supplies:  Due to not purchasing workbooks for students this year, kids are ending up having several loose papers to manage.  A few students have purchased the expanding folders with dividers to put their loose papers and spirals in. This seems to work pretty well.  If you are able to get one, this tool might be helpful to assist your child in organizing their school work.

Reading:  This week we started our book clubs.  Students are assigned a novel to read, and the pages are recorded in their planners.  They should be writing each night they read.  Frequently they receive a homework sheet from me that covers what should be included in their writing about their reading.

Math:  Each of the Math classes are giving the Mid-Module 1 assessment this week or next.  We will have those to discuss at PT conferences.

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Please sign up for one time slot per family.  Thank you.


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 https://app.seesaw.me/s/360-441-454 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.

Thanks!

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