Team Degn Updates

Friday, September 17, 2021

PIONEER TRAIL'S MISSION

Creating a community of learners where students' are actively engaged to reach their full potential and display positive character.

NOTES FROM THE TEACHER

  • Planners: Planners are filled out each morning by your student. The planners will be brought home each night for a parent/guardian to sign off stating that the fifth grader read for 20 minutes a night, or have worked towards their 100 minutes a week that is required to be read.
  • Homework: Reading 20 minutes a night is the only homework that will be sent home with your child. After your child has finished reading that night, please sign off in their planner.
  • Spelling Words: Spelling words will be sent home on Mondays, and the test will be on Fridays. Please ensure your child is practicing these words.
  • Corrected work for more points: You may help your child correct any work that has a grade on it for full credit. After making corrections please send it back to school.
  • Please continue to work on simple math facts at home; whether it is addition and subtraction, or multiplication.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me through calling the school, emailing me, or sending a note with your student.
  • Masks: Please help remind students that masks are to be warn in the hallways as they enter the school building. Sanitizing and ensuring classroom cleanliness will all contribute to our efforts to remain safe.
  • Book Talks: 5th grade is working on our comprehension and exploration of different books! Students are expected to finish at least one chapter book each month and give a book talk about the book.

SPECIALS SCHEDULE

*Please remember to bring back library books to school!

*On PE days, please remember to wear your tennis shoes!


  • Monday - PE
  • Tuesday - COUNSELING
  • Wednesday - ART
  • Thursday - MUSIC
  • Friday - PE

WHAT WE'RE LEARNING:

MATH:

Students will take their first Math Test on Tuesday! We will spend time reviewing with a study guide on Monday.

As we start Unit 2 for math, we will begin looking at division of whole numbers.


TEST DATE: Tuesday, September 21st

READING AND WRITING:

In Reading, students will be inquiring about fictional texts of all types! This will set the tone as we begin our first unit in Reading, discussing Fiction and Narratives!


In Writing, students will finish up their Olympic Prompts and prepare those for publication!


We will be publishing a book this year, with the topic of "If I were in the Olympics"! Keep a look out for more information about purchasing a book by yours truly, the students in Team Degn!

SCIENCE

This week, we will be starting our first unit for Science: MATTER! We will begin by reviewing what matter is, comparing objects in various ways such as mass, weight, volume, density and buoyancy!


ANTICIPATED TEST DATE: Friday, October 8th

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IMPORTANT DATES:

September

  • Monday, Sept 20 - Last day for Football forms to be turned in
  • Tuesday, Sept 21 - KidSight Screenings during school
  • Wednesday, Sept 22 - Midterms Sent Home
  • Thursday, Sept 23 - Instrument Checkout
  • Friday, Sept 24 - Assembly (no visitors at school)
  • Tuesday, Sept 28 - Library today!
  • Thursday, Sept 30 - Title One Family Night 5:30-7:30


October

  • Friday, Oct 1 - Outdoor Education Field Trip Day!
  • Tuesday, Oct 5 - PTO Meeting
  • Wednesday, Oct 6 - National Walk to School Day!
  • Friday, Oct 8 - Mouse Races
  • Monday, Oct 11 - NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, Oct 14 - Fall Pictures
  • Wednesday, Oct 20 - Early Release at 12:45
  • Friday, Oct 22 - End of First Quarter
  • Friday, Oct 22 - First Quarter Assembly (no visitors at school)
  • Monday, Oct 25 - Flu Clinic for Students
  • Thursday, Oct 28 - Monthly Assembly
  • Friday, Oct 29 - Fall Parties

CLASSROOM NEEDS:

Students have definitely been utilizing the snack cabinet this school year! If you would like to make a snack donation to our snack cabinet, it would be greatly appreciated by the fifth graders in Team Degn! Thank you so much!


Linked is also our class Amazon Book Wish List! Students have expressed to me different books that they'd like to see added to our classroom library! Some even feature the recent Mark Twain Nominees! Check out this list here!