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Mrs. Stage 5th Grade


Phone: 303-387-6600

Class Routines / Schedule

Important Dates to Remember:
3/28  Spelling Test
3/29  Outdoor Ed meeting 6:00 pm
3/30  IXL Due, Craft Party
4/2 - 4/4 State Testing
                9:45-11:45 and 1:45 - 3:15
4/9-4/11  State Testing
4/30  April IXL Due
5/15  Human Growth and Development Lesson
5/24 Young Ameritowne Field Trip




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

6th Grade Outdoor Ed

Your student will take part in a wonderful Sand Creek 6th grade tradition by attending outdoor education in August. A representative from the outdoor ed facility will be at SCE on Thursday, March 29th at 6:00 p.m., in the library, to discuss this rich academic experience and answer any questions you may have. Please put this date on your calendar as it is the only time we will have a representative from camp coming to SCE.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marla Applegate, 6th grade teacher at

Craft Party

Our class has earned a party through good behavior, and we have chosen a Craft Party.  Students would like to make slime or oobleck.  If you child would like to participate, here are some ingredients they may need to bring in:  1 bottle of glue, 1 can shaving cream, food coloring color of their choice, glitter, or corn starch.  Our party will be on Friday, March 30, at 10 am.

State Testing

We will begin testing on 4/2, and complete it on 4/11. Testing is from 9:45-11:35, and 1:45 - 3:15.    Specials will be moved to the afternoon on testing days.  Please make sure your child is at school on time on these days, as we start testing right away.  Please make sure they have a healthy, protein rich breakfast, and get a good night's sleep.   Please see the Sand Creek school website if you are planning to opt your child out of testing.


There will be no IReady minutes due the week of April 2 or April 9 due to State Testing.  

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