Friday, January 12, 2018

January 22-26

This week is review week of Making Inferences.
  • Homework goes home on Monday, January 22 and is not due until Friday, January 26. I will be grading ALL of it, so make sure your child works hard on their answers.
  • This week's grammar skill is perfect verb tense.
  • There will be a reading test on Friday, January 26th. It will consist of a cold read passage and question set.
  • There will be a grammar test on Friday, January 26th also.
  • Last week's tests go home on Tuesday, January 23rd.
  • If your child makes a D (60-69) or an F (59 and below), please sign the test and return it by Friday the 26th. 
  • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc. I will continue to sign conduct folders for failure to bring materials to class, leaving belongings in my class, behavior, etc!
There is LOTS of sickness going around. If your child is absent and you would like to come to the school and pick up their textbooks, let me know and I will get everything together for you.

Congrats to ALL of the students who received certificates at Award's Day.


Coming Up Soon:
 
  • DARE graduation is Tuesday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m.
     
  • Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse when they return.
    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 tammy.short@sccboe.org   (science)
                 laura.allen@sccboe.org  (social studies)

    Our websites are available through the school's website.

    Any questions, please ask. Looking forward to another GREAT week of learning.

    Monday, January 8, 2018

    January 8-12

  • This week's story is Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street.
  • This week's vocabulary words are extravagant, unimaginable, gourmet, throng, embarked, precarious, and hiatus.
  • This week's focus skill is making inferences.
  • Homework goes home on Monday, January 8th and is due on Friday, January 12th. I will be grading some of the homework this week, so please make sure it is correct.
  • This week's grammar skill is synonyms and antonyms.
  • There will be a reading test on Friday, January 12. It will consist of comprehension questions from this week's story, vocabulary sentences, and a cold read passage about making inferences and question set.

    • Last week's tests go home on Tuesday, January 9.
    • If your child makes a D (60-69) or an F (59 and below), please sign the test and return it by Friday the 12th. 
    • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc. I will continue to sign conduct folders for failure to bring materials to class, leaving belongings in my class, behavior, etc!
    • Let me know if you need me in any way!

    Coming Up Soon:
     
    • Report cards went home on Friday, January 5th. Please review, sign, and return by Tuesday, January 9th.
    • Award's Day is Friday, January 12th at 10:30 for 5th grade.
    • No School: Monday, January 15th.
    • DARE graduation is Tuesday, January 30th at 6:00.
     
    Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse when they return.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 tammy.short@sccboe.org   (science)
                 laura.allen@sccboe.org  (social studies)

    Our websites are available through the school's website.

    Any questions, please ask. Looking forward to another GREAT week of learning.

    Sunday, December 10, 2017

    December 11-15

     This week is review week. We will be reviewing the reading standard of text structure and the grammar standard of identifying prepositions, prepositional phrases, and the object of the preposition.
    • There will be NO HOMEWORK this week. Merry Christmas!
    • We will be making up last Friday's reading test on Monday, December 11th. It will consist of 10 short passages and the student will identify the correct text structure. There will also be another reading quiz on Thursday identifying text structure and a grammar test.
    • Last week's tests will still go home on Tuesday, December 12.
    • If your child makes a D (60-69) or an F (59 and below), please sign the test and return it by Friday the 15th. 
    • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc. I will continue to sign conduct folders for failure to bring materials to class, failure to return signed papers, leaving belongings in my class, behavior, etc!
    • Not signing D/F test papers (violation 1.13) is getting the students in the most trouble. Please ask your student daily if they need anything signed.
    • Let me know if you need me in any way!

    Coming Up Soon:

     A note went home on Friday, December 1st about the up coming events in December; including class Christmas party details.
     
    • Santa pictures TBA
    • Friday, December 15th Christmas Party. Must have the $ by Tuesday, December 12th by 8:00.
    • Monday, December 18th Polar Express Day (pajama day)
    • Tuesday, December 19th Last Day for students (half day)
    • School resumes on Thursday, January 4th.
     


    Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse when they return.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 tammy.short@sccboe.org   (science)
                 laura.allen@sccboe.org  (social studies)

    Our websites are available through the school's website.

    Any questions, please ask. Looking forward to another GREAT week of learning.

    Sunday, December 3, 2017

    December 4-8



    • This week's reading standard is Text Structure. This week's grammar standard is Prepositions.
    • Homework goes home on Monday, December 4th and is due on Friday, December 8th. I will be grading ALL of the homework this week, so please make sure it is correct.
    • There will be a reading test on Friday, December 8th. It will consist of identifying the correct text structure.
    • Last week's tests go home on Tuesday, December 5th.
    • If your child makes a D (60-69) or an F (59 and below), please sign the test and return it by Friday the 8th. 
    • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc. I will continue to sign conduct folders for failure to bring materials to class, failure to return signed papers, leaving belongings in my class, behavior, etc!
    • Not signing D/F test papers (violation 1.13) is getting the students in the most trouble. Please ask your student daily if they need anything signed.
    • Let me know if you need me in any way!

    Coming Up Soon:

     A note went home on Friday, December 1st about the up coming events in December; including class Christmas party details.
     
    • Santa Shop is this week. Monday-Friday, December 4-8. Everything is $2.
    • Tuesday, December 5th Odenville Christmas Parade @ 7 p.m.
    • Friday, December 8th Santa Pictures.
    • Friday, December 15th Christmas Party.
    • Monday, December 18th Polar Express Day (pajama day)
    • Tuesday, December 19th Last Day for students (half day)
    • School resumes on Thursday, January 4th.


    Please send to school with your child an inexpensive pair of head phones or ear buds for computer lab. Thanks to everyone who has already sent them in.


    Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse when they return.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 tammy.short@sccboe.org   (science)
                 laura.allen@sccboe.org  (social studies)

    Our websites are available through the school's website.

    Any questions, please ask. Looking forward to another GREAT week of learning.

    Saturday, November 25, 2017

    November 27-December 1

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We all have SO much to be thankful for!

     This week is review week. We will be reviewing the reading standard of main idea and details and the grammar standard of punctuating titles of works correctly.
    • Homework goes home on Monday, November 27th and is due on Friday, December 1st. I will be grading ALL of the homework this week, so please make sure it is correct.
    • There will be a reading test on Friday, December 1st. It will consist of a cold read passage and question set. There will also be a grammar test on Friday.
    • Last week's tests go home on Tuesday, November 28th.
    • If your child makes a D (60-69) or an F (59 and below), please sign the test and return it by Friday the 1st. 
    • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc. I will continue to sign conduct folders for failure to bring materials to class, failure to return signed papers, leaving belongings in my class, behavior, etc!
    • Not signing D/F test papers (violation 1.13) is getting the students in the most trouble. Please ask your student daily if they need anything signed.
    • Let me know if you need me in any way!

    Coming Up Soon:
     
    • Field Trip is Wednesday, November 29th. Please be to school on time and bring a sack lunch and drink.


    Please send to school with your child an inexpensive pair of head phones or ear buds for computer lab. Thanks to everyone who has already sent them in.


    Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse when they return.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 tammy.short@sccboe.org   (science)
                 laura.allen@sccboe.org  (social studies)

    Our websites are available through the school's website.

    Any questions, please ask. Looking forward to another GREAT week of learning.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017

    November 13-17

  • This week's story is Project Mulberry.
  • This week's genre is realistic fiction.
  • This week's focus skill is main idea and details.
  • This week's vocabulary words are compartments, swayed, phobia, invasion, vetoed, and wispy.
  • This week's grammar skill is titles of works.

  • Homework goes home on Monday, November 13th and is due on Friday, November 17th. I will be grading some of the homework this week, so please make sure it is correct.
  • There will be a reading test on Friday, November 17th. It will consist of a cold read passage and question set, comprehension questions about this week's reading story, and vocabulary sentences.
  • Last week's tests go home on Tuesday, November 14th.
  • If your child makes a D (60-69) or an F (59 and below), please sign the test and return it by Friday the 17th. 
  • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc. I will continue to sign conduct folders for failure to bring materials to class, failure to return signed papers, leaving belongings in my class, behavior, etc!
  • Not signing D/F test papers (violation 1.13) is getting the students in the most trouble. Please ask your student daily if they need anything signed.
  • Let me know if you need me in any way!


  • Coming Up Soon: 
    • Progress reports go home on Monday, November 13th. Please review, sign, and return those progress reports by Wednesday, November 15th. Let me know which teacher, if any, you would like to conference with.
    • The lunchroom is preparing our annual Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 16th. The cost is $5.00 per person.
    • Thanksgiving Break is November 20-24.
    • Our field trip to American Village is Wednesday, November 29th.


    Please send to school with your child an inexpensive pair of head phones or ear buds for computer lab. Thanks to everyone who has already sent them in.


    Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse when they return.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 tammy.short@sccboe.org   (science)
                 laura.allen@sccboe.org  (social studies)

    Our websites are available through the school's website.

    Any questions, please ask. Looking forward to another GREAT week of learning.

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    November 6-10

    THANKS to everyone that sent in money for our 5th grade Face Painting booth for the Fall Festival!

     This week is review week. We will be reviewing the reading standard of theme and the grammar standard of using commas correctly.
    • Homework goes home on Monday, November 6th and is due on Thursday, November 9th. I will be grading ALL of the homework this week, so please make sure it is correct.
    • There will be a reading test on Thursday, November 9th this week because of NO SCHOOL on Friday. It will consist of a cold read passage and question set.
    • Last week's tests go home on Tuesday, November 7th.
    • If your child makes a D (60-69) or an F (59 and below), please sign the test and return it by Thursday the 9th. 
    • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc. I will continue to sign conduct folders for failure to bring materials to class, failure to return signed papers, leaving belongings in my class, behavior, etc!
    • Not signing D/F test papers (violation 1.13) is getting the students in the most trouble. Please ask your student daily if they need anything signed.
    • Let me know if you need me in any way!

    Coming Up Soon:

    Field trip information went home on Monday, October 16th. Our field trip to American Village is Wednesday, November 29th. Money and permissions slip are due by Wednesday, November 8th.
    • No School on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day.
    • Progress reports go home on Monday, November 13th. Please review, sign, and return those progress reports by Wednesday, November 15th. Let me know which teacher, if any, you would like to conference with.


    Please send to school with your child an inexpensive pair of head phones or ear buds for computer lab. Thanks to everyone who has already sent them in.


    Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse when they return.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 tammy.short@sccboe.org   (science)
                 laura.allen@sccboe.org  (social studies)

    Our websites are available through the school's website.

    Any questions, please ask. Looking forward to another GREAT week of learning.