5th Grade Family News
September 7th- 11th, 2015
5th Grade Classroom Economy FUN!
This week we started our classroom economy behavior system. Students applied for jobs, received a paycheck, and had to pay rent on their desk in each classroom. Students earn bonuses for high grades on assessments, excellent behavior, and showing kindness to their fifth grade family. Students also receive fines for things like not completing homework, being disrespectful, or not following instructions.
The fifth grade professors want you to know that we are using this system to teach your child responsibility. Students learn to balance a check book and to pay rent on time. Please look over your child's "CE Folder" (Classroom Economy Folder) from time to time. We are not requiring parents to sign it or even be involved in daily bonuses or fines. If we have any concerns we will let you know. But, students take responsibility for their learning and earning. Way to go FIFTH GRADE!
Special Note: Please be sure to ask your child what jobs they have in each classroom. They are very proud of their accomplishments!
5th Grade Family's Professor Corner
Miss Anderson's Language Arts Class
This week, Language Arts classes began our unit about heritage. Our first story was about Vietnamese culture, though we did discuss our own cultures and traditions. Next week we will continue our heritage unit and begin preparing for our novel study on Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. I’m looking forward to beginning our writing lessons very soon!
Special Note From Miss Anderson Regarding Novel Study
Parents: Please make sure that your student has his or her copy of Bud Not Buddy for Language Arts class by Tuesday September 8th. Email Miss Anderson if you are not able to purchase this book prior to September 8th. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Coffey's Math Class
Special Note From Ms. Coffey: I will be out Tuesday and Wednesday. I am traveling out of town. Ms. Scharns will be their sub both days! I will see you all on Thursday!
Mrs. Pennington's Science and Social Studies Class
Next week in science we will learn about the science process skills of measuring and communicating. We will then start a new unit on The Forms of Energy; we will cover light and sound energy. In Social Studies, we will continue focusing on geography skills. The students will learn about the different landforms and complete a map project.
Dates for Discovery Education for 5th Grade:
Discovery Education (Math): Taken this week with Ms. Coffey
Discovery Education (Reading): September 15th (Miss Anderson)
Discovery Education (Science): September 18th (Mrs. Pennington)
This week's Wednesday folder contained Emergency cards and iXL (online math program). Please be sure to return the Emergency card signed to your child's homeroom teacher signed with any address or phone number corrections. iXL was sent home by Ms. Coffey and should be used on nights your child does not have written homework. Ms. Coffey is still adding a few students to the system. They will receive their iXL login next week by Friday.
September 14th- 18th: Jeans Week