5th Grade Updates

September 15, 2016

Don't forget to sign the blue sheet every Friday in your child's green folder! We check every Monday.

Dear Parents,

We need your help with our morning procedures. In the morning, the tardy bell for class rings at 7:45. Once your child arrives, they are expected to unpack in the hallway, get settled in their classroom, complete a warm-up, and watch the morning announcements before 7:55 when our "specials" classes (art, music, PE, and fitness) begin. As you can imagine, it is hard for many of our students to complete all of those items within ten minutes. Please consider your child and their personality in the morning. If your child is slow-moving in the morning or a needs extra time to complete assignments at school, they may need to start arriving earlier. Students are allowed to start entering the classrooms at 7:30, and those 25 minutes may be necessary for some of our students to start their day well.

:::Camp Information:::

October 3rd is approaching quickly! Please remember to turn in your camp forms and payment in by that date. I have attached a form on how to pay for camp.

I have also attached information on what to pack for camp, as well as, the camp menu.

If you have questions or concerns about camp, please email your child's homeroom teacher with those questions as soon as possible.

Email Attachments: Please take the time to read

  1. Peanut Butter Drive: We are having a peanut butter drive here at Skaggs to help stock the North Texas Food bank. Please see the attachment to get more information.
  2. Note about medications at camp: Nurse Cheri has sent a letter with more information about medications at camp. Please take the time to read it.
  3. Fire Prevention Poster Contest: It's that time of year again! Have your child read the instructions for the Fire Prevention Poster Contest and consider entering.
  4. Spirit wear order form: Order spirit wear.

Testing Dates:

Friday: Math Test and Unit 1 Science Test

September 30th: We will be having a states test, where the students fill in a blank map of the United States from memory. Please be studying a little bit each night. There are several practice activities in the google classroom.

Reading Log

This year we will be doing a reading log based on monthly reading minutes. We are requiring the 5th graders to read 30 minutes each night/150 minutes a week/600 minutes a month. We know that some nights are busier than others, so we will be checking to see how many minutes have been read every Monday for the previous week.

Their ultimate goal is 600 minutes each month because they will earn a charm for their new award necklaces (ask your child to explain how we are using these this year). Please only sign their agenda with the actual amount of minutes they read each night.