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Mrs. Stage 5th Grade


Phone: 303-387-6600

Class Routines / Schedule

Important Dates to Remember:
1/10 9: 30 am  Sand Creek Spelling Bee
1/18  No School - Staff Inservice
1/21  No School  - MLK Day
Friday 2/1 Reading Log Due




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

 Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Winter Break!    Thank you to everyone for your contributions to our gift bags for the homeless.  We were able to make over 40 bags!  The students made fleece scarves and wrote kind notes to put in the bags.  We packed bottled water, mittens, socks, hand warmers, vitamin C packets and of course candy!  My dentist,  Southbridge Dentistry, donated toothbrushes, paste floss and chapstick for each bag.  It touched my heart to see how excited the kids were for this project, and how nice they wanted the bags to be.  We believe that when children participate in community service activities, they expand their worldview, develop empathy and leadership skills, and realize how their actions can have a positive impact on the world around them.  Trudy and Izzy took them to Civic Center Park on Christmas morning, where Trudy goes every week to feed the homeless through a program called After Hours.  They feed over 100 people ever week.  Thank you again for your generosity and helping us make this community service project a success.

•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. 

•Unit 3 in Math, focuses on equivalent fractions, and adding and subtracting fractions.  Our mid unit assessment will be on Monday in my Math class.

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