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Mrs. Stage 5th Grade

    

Phone: 303-387-6600

Class Routines / Schedule

Important Dates to Remember:

August 9 - First Day of School
August 23 - Back to School Night for Parents
August 28 - Fall Assessment Day
August 29 - School Pictures
September 3 - No School - Labor Day
September 14 - Fun Run
September 21 - No School - Staff Training Day
October 2, October 4 - Parent /Teacher Conferences
Octobor 8-12 FALL BREAK






           













      



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; they will come home with a new list  each Wednesday.



Classroom News


Welcome to Fifth Grade!  I am so excited to get to be your teacher this year!  If you're new to Sand Creek, you are going to love it!  Sand Creek is a great school.  I believe our year together will be filled with new learnings, some challenges, good times and lots of laughs.  You will learn some things that might be difficult for you, might be amazing to you, and might intrigue you and spur you to learn more about a topic that you've never thought about before. 

This year, we will have a Supply Drop-Off/Meet-the-Teacher day on Tuesday, August 7, between 4:00-6:00 pm. This will provide you the opportunity to meet me, find your cubbies, and drop off supplies. Back to School Night for your parents will be in August, but we don't have a date for that yet. Keep an eye on the school calendar for this event.

This year we are going to start the year off by learning about World Explorers.  Later, we will travel around our country with States and Regions unit.  In Science class, we will learn about life processes by exploring plants and animals and the human body.  During our Earth Science unit, you will be learning about renewable and nonrenewable energy.  You will learn to read nonfiction text and write a nonfiction report.  In American History you will travel through time from the colonization of our country through the Revolutionary War.   You will go to Mrs. Bound for History and Civics classes, to read a historical fiction novel and write an opinion essay.That makes 5th Grade fun; lots of variety!  

We give an important Math test the first week of school to help us place you in the best Math Class.  Based on your results, and other test data, you will be with either Ms. Bound, or myself for Math. Take some time this summer to continue to review your math skills so you will be ready for this test.  Here are some resources to help you:

Our classroom is upstairs.  You will line up on the ramp in the back of the building.  The bell rings at 9:05 and that is the time you come in and hang up your backpack and coat.  The second bell rings at 9:10; this is when we take attendance and lunch count and we start the day.  Our daily schedule looks something like this:

Our daily schedule:

9:05- 9:20  Check in and Morning Meeting

9:20- 10:00  Small Units

10:00 - 11:20  Specials

11:25- 12:45  Math

12:50 - 1:30 Lunch and Recess

1:35 - 1:35 - 3:45  Literacy and Science/SS Integration  (we will have an afternoon recess; we don't know the time for that yet).

4:00 Dismissal

You will be dismissed through the same doors you came in.  You will exit down the outside ramp to get to your bus, to walk home or to walk around outside to the car loop.  Nobody is allowed to exit through the front doors of the school.  If you meet friends, siblings or parents, please make your plans before you get to school.  Parents need to check your planners every night to see what your homework is and make sure it is getting done.  

Following is our supply list.  Having adequate supplies will make your days less stressful and help you to be more successful.  Pleas have everything labeled with your name in permanent marker before you arrive on the first day.  Thank you.

FIFTH GRADE 

COLORED PRESHARPENED PENCILS 12CT
CLASSIC FINE MARKERS
HEADPHONES 
2 GLUE STICK
 3 EXPO BLACK FINE TIP DRY ERASE MARKER
 1 BOX OF RECLOSABLE QUART BAGS 
 HIGHLIGHTERS
  2  TISSUE BOXES
 2  RED PENS
 48  PRESHARPENED PENCIL 
1   SCISSORS
 1  SOCK
  YELLOW POST IT NOTES
 4 WIDE RULED SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS
 1 RULER STANDARD & METRIC 
1 SHARPIE BLACK ULTRA FINE MARKER 
2  PLASTIC POCKET FOLDER
 2 LOW ODOR CHISEL TIP DRY ERASE MARKER 
 10 8.5X11 TOP LOAD CLEAR SHEET PROTECTORS
 1 CALCULATOR
 1 PLASTIC SCHOOL BOX 
1 PROTRACTOR 
1 1.5" WHITE VIEW VINYL BINDER
 1 SET POLY INSERT DIVIDERS 5TABS 10 POCKETS


To get ready for the first day of 5th grade,  be sure you remember those multiplication facts you learned in 4th Grade.  To review them, go tohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ4qjYOixAg to watch the Schoolhouse Rock videos on multiplication.

 

See you soon,

Mrs. Stage

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