Sunday, December 8, 2019

December 9-13

*****We had the BEST day on Friday at the field trip. Missed those of you who chose not to attend.*****

A Christmas Information Letter went home last week.


Upcoming Dates:
  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Day: Wednesday, December 11
  • Team Santa (wear RED) or Team Grinch (wear GREEN): Friday, December 13
  • Chick Fil A Breakfast: Friday, December 13

There will not be a reading or grammar skill this week. Or reading homework. We will be working on DARE essays all week.

DARE graduation is Friday, January 10th at 9:00. ALL parents are invited to attend.
 
  • Last week's tests go home on Monday the 9th.
  • If your child makes a D (60-69) or an F (59 and below), please sign the test and return it by Friday.  
  • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc.
  • Let me know if you need me in any way!


  • Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse within 3 days of them returning. Each student is only allowed 10 parent excuses for the WHOLE school year. After that they will need a doctor's excuse for their absences.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 allison.chambers@sccboe.org   (science)
                 christina.bruce@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 30, 2019

    December 2-6


    *****Money and Permission Slips are due on Monday the 2nd by 9:00.*****
     
    A Christmas Information Letter will be going home this week.

    Upcoming Dates:
    • Progress Reports when home on Friday, November 22nd. Please sign and return by Thursday the 5th.
    • Santa Shop this week! December 2-6
    • Santa Pics and Fall Remakes Wednesday, December 4th
    • 4th and 5th Grade Field Trip is Friday, December 6th 
  • This week's focus skill is author's point of view. 1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person limited, and 3rd person omniscient point of view.

  • This week's grammar skill is review of  Greek and Latin word parts.
  • There will be a spelling test on Thursday, December 5. STUDY! STUDY! STUDY!

  • The spelling words are astronomy, astronaut, chronic, chronological, chronicle, cyclical, cyclone, hydrant, hydrate, optical, optician, tractor, attract, rupture, interrupt, erupt, audible, audio, dictate, and verdict.
  • Reading homework goes home on Monday the 2nd. It is not required but I will grade this homework for bonus points; so please make sure it is answered correctly.
  • There will be a reading test on Thursday. It will consist of 10 passages where the student must identify point of view.
  • There will be a grammar test on Greek and Latin word parts also on Thursday. They will get to use the chart just like the bellringer assignment.
  • Last week's tests go home on Tuesday the 3rd.
  • If your child makes a D (60-69) or an F (59 and below), please sign the test and return it by Friday.  
  • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc.
  • Let me know if you need me in any way!


  • Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse within 3 days of them returning. Each student is only allowed 10 parent excuses for the WHOLE school year.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 allison.chambers@sccboe.org   (science)
                 christina.bruce@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.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    November 18-22


    *****4th and 5th Grade Field Trip is Friday, December 6th. Permission slips and information letter went home last week.
  • This week's story is Interrupted Journey.
  • This week's vocabulary words are
  • vital: necessary for life
    sleek: smooth
    basking: animals exposed to the sun's warmth
    analyzing: studying
    detect: noticed or discovered 
    damage: harmed or injured
  • This week's focus skill is author's purpose, 1st and 3rd point of view, and perspective.
  • This week's grammar skill is Greek and Latin word parts. There will be a spelling test on Thursday, December 5.
  • The spelling words are astronomy, astronaut, chronic, chronological, chronicle, cyclical, cyclone, hydrant, hydrate, optical, optician, tractor, attract, rupture, interrupt, erupt, audible, audio, dictate, and verdict.
  • Reading homework goes home on Monday. It is not required but I grade a portion of this homework for bonus points; so please make sure it is answered correctly and your child uses their reading story to find those answers.
  • There will be a reading test on Friday. It will consist of a cold read passage and question set including author's purpose and perspective and comprehension questions about this week's story, and vocabulary sentences.
  • There will be a grammar test on Greek and Latin word parts also on Friday. They will get to use the chart just like the bellringer assignment.
  • Last week's tests go home on Tuesday.
  • If your child makes a D (60-69) or an F (59 and below), please sign the test and return it by Friday.  
  • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc.
  • Let me know if you need me in any way!


  • Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse within 3 days of them returning. Each student is only allowed 10 parent excuses for the WHOLE school year.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 allison.chambers@sccboe.org   (science)
                 christina.bruce@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, November 11, 2019

    November 11-15

     
  • This week's story is Any Small Goodness.
  • This week's vocabulary words are
  • gouges: a deep cut or dent into something
    desolate: a lonely and sad person

    bustles: moving about in a busy, energetic way
    fervor: speaking with great emotion and strong belief
    immaculate: extremely clean and tidy
    assuage: to make guilt less painful and troubling
  • This week's reading standard is review of imagery.
  • This week's grammar skill is review of personification, similes, and metaphors.

  • Homework goes home on Tuesday, November 12th and is due on Friday, November 15th. Remember homework is optional, but if correct, bonus points will be rewarded.
    • There will be a reading test on Friday, November 15th. It will consist of comprehension questions and vocabulary sentences from this week's story. It will also contain a poem and 4 imagery questions. The students will also complete an imagery chart that will be provided for them on Tuesday the 12th. Please make sure your child is studying this information. 
    • There will be grammar quiz on similes, metaphors, and personification on Friday, November 15th also.
    • Last week's tests go home on Tuesday, November 12th.
    • 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. 
    • Most all 5th graders are doing a great job writing in their Dear Mrs. Williams notebooks about their library books. Please ask your child about their notebooks.
    • I will be checking them again next Friday the 22nd for November.
    • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc.
    • Let me know if you need me in any way!

      Coming Up Soon:
       


      Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse within 3 days of them returning. Each student is only allowed 10 parent excuses for the WHOLE school year.

      Email for your child's teachers are:
                   andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                   tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                   allison.chambers@sccboe.org   (science)
                   christina.bruce@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, November 3, 2019

    November 4-8



    This week's reading standard is Imagery. This week's grammar standard is Personification.
  • Homework goes home on Monday, November 4th and is due on Thursday, November 7th. Homework is optional, but if correct bonus points will be added to the reading test grade.
  • There will be a reading test on Thursday, November 7th because of the Fall Festival on the 8th. It will consist of a passage and identifying the correct sense. There will be a personification with review of similes and metaphors grammar quiz on Thursday also.
  • Last week's tests go home on Tuesday, November 5th.
  • If your child makes a D (60-69) or an F (59 and below), please sign the test and return it by Thursday the 7th. 
  • Dear Mrs. Williams notebooks have been checked for October. Most all 5th graders did a great job writing in their notebooks about their library books. Please ask your child about their notebooks.
  • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, quizzes/tests, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc.
  • Let me know if you need me in any way!


  • Coming Up Soon:
     
    Fall Festival is Friday, November 8th. Armbands are $12 and 5th grade booth is $3
    No School on Monday, November 11th


    Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse within 3 days of them returning. Each student is only allowed 10 parent excuses for the WHOLE school year.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 allison.chambers@sccboe.org   (science)
                 christina.bruce@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, October 27, 2019

    October 28-November 1



    This week's reading standard is Review of Text Structure. This week's grammar standard is Review of Commas.
  • Homework goes home on Monday, October 28th and is due on Friday, November 1st. Homework is optional, but if correct bonus points will be added to the reading test grade.
  • There will be a reading test on Friday, November 1st. It will consist of text structure passages and questions. There will be a commas grammar quiz on Friday also.
  • Last week's tests go home on Tuesday, October 29th.
  • 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, quizzes/tests, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc.
  • Let me know if you need me in any way!


  • Coming Up Soon:
     
    Halloween Dance during P.E. Students can wear their costumes. $2.00 to attend
    Candy Crash: Tuesday, October 29th from 5:30-6:30. Please send in individually wrapped candy.  

    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. The supply kits provided them.

     
    Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse within 3 days of them returning. Each student is only allowed 10 parent excuses for the whole school year.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 allison.chambers@sccboe.org   (science)
                 christina.bruce@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, October 21, 2019

    October 21-25

    Hope everyone had a nice Monday off.

    This week's reading standard is Text Structure. This week's grammar standard is Commas.
  • Homework goes home on Tuesday, October 22nd and is due on Friday, October 25th. Homework is optional, but if correct bonus points will be added to the reading test grade.
  • There will be a reading test on Friday, October 25th. It will consist of identifying the correct text structure. There will be a commas grammar quiz on Friday also.
  • Last week's tests go home on Wednesday, October 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 25th. 
  • Please continue to talk with your child about their school work, quizzes/tests, homework, conduct, notes from the school/teachers, etc.
  • Let me know if you need me in any way!

  • Coming Up Soon:
    • Special Snack/Report Cards Go Home/Wear Pink: Wednesday, October 23rd.
    • Candy Crash: Tuesday, October 29. Please send in individually wrapped candy.  

    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. The supply kits provided them.

    Remember if your child is absent, I need a parent's or doctor's excuse within 3 days of them returning. Each student is only allowed 10 parent excuses for the whole school year.

    Email for your child's teachers are:
                 andrea.lovell@sccboe.org    (reading)
                 tara.tillman@sccboe.org  (math)
                 allison.chambers@sccboe.org   (science)
                 christina.bruce@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.