5th Grade Family News

January 11th- 15th, 2015

5th Grade Family News

Dear 5th Grade Family,


We are getting ready to wrap up the end of the second nine weeks which means we are half way through the school year! Your child will soon be in middle school soon and we need to help them prepare as much as possible.

How can I help my child? Encourage independence. Ask them if they are using their agenda for planning. Ask them what assessments they have coming up. Please review graded work with them as they still need the at-home support. But, let them have the space to take initiative on their own. This is a critical period of learning and development.

How are things changing at school? We want our students to act like the middle schoolers they are becoming, so we treat them like it. We are no longer stamping agendas, but encourage them to use it everyday. We are increasing the rigor in fifth grade. Students will be required to complete two hours a week of iXL in addition to math homework. The work in the classes is going to increase to include weekly test prep for FSA.

What can we do to make sure they are prepared? Parents can help teachers by staying positive, encouraging early bed times, and helping get their homework in on time. Teachers will help by also staying positive and encouraging your child to do their best daily! We only want the best for your child. Your child's success is very important to us! Thank you for choosing KCC for your child's education.

Cool Cougar Cats for January

Congratulations to the Cool Cougar Cats for January:

Reagan McConomy - Professor Coffey

Brooklynn Rickman - Professor Anderson

Vianca Ramirez - Professor Pennington

Class News Update: Spanish

Feliz año nuevo!Dear Parents/ Guardians, Mrs Anderson class will get the experience an aspect of Mexican culture that is accepted and enjoyed in everyday American culture; students will make their own piñata. In order to do their piñata, they will need specific materials, depending on what they are deciding to do. Please, ask your child about it, they will be able to tell because this is what we decided to do for our last week in our Spanish class. Have a great weekend and thank you for all you do! Mrs. Roxy

Talent Show

KCC will be having a Spaghetti Dinner/ Talent Show! Friday, February 19th! 6:00- 8:30 pm. Auditions and ticket information will be coming soon!

Father/ Daughter Dance

Father/Daughter

"Mardi Gras Ball"

Major Fundraiser

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Discover the Arts Center Place

(619 Vonderburg Drive, Ste. B, Brandon, Fl 33511)

Tickets will go on sale in the front office on Friday, January 8th

Prices: $40.00 for Father/Daughter and $5.00 extra for each additional daughter.

JA Biztown Field Trip

Thank you for all who attended the JA Biztown field trip. The students had a great time and they were complimented several times about their excellent behavior. We hope your child had a great time. Thank you again to all chaperones!

Class News Update: Anderson

We have a new book study for the third nine weeks!

Please have the book Hatchet by Gary Paulson by January 21st.

Please email Miss Anderson if your child needs to borrow a copy. She will not be purchasing books this quarter.

5th Grade Wish List

We are in need of paper! Copy paper would be much appreciated. You can get volunteer time for donating copy paper to our classrooms! Thank you so much!


More items on our wish list:

  • Pencils
  • Copy paper
  • Composition notebooks
  • Child size scissors (Coffey)
  • Electric pencil sharpener (Anderson)

KCC Radio Club sponsored by Ms. Coffey

Is your child a performer? Do they love the sound of their own voice? Are they interested in sports, science, music, and other important thing happening at KCC? Then KCC Radio is the place for them! Students will have the opportunity to do hands-on journalism experience, reporting, editing, using broadcasting etiquette, and confidence in public speaking. Email Ms.Coffey and let me know your child is interested!

5th Grade Professor Corner

Miss Anderson's Language Arts Class

This week, Language Arts classes focused on finishing up our unit on energy. We will be taking our final assessment in the second quarter early next week. We will be diving into our next unit (Making a New Nation) in the near future! This unit will focus on the strong connections between language arts and social studies. Our recent writings have been focused on citing multiple sources to support our opinions. As always, please make sure your student is reading for 20 minutes every night! Happy January!

Ms. Coffey's Math Class

Class News: We have a math assessment on Thursday, January 14th!

Daily Lessons/ Homework:

1/11 Monday: Lesson 58: Probability and Chance

1/12 Tuesday: Lesson 59: Adding Mixed Numbers/ Review 11A

1/13 Wednesday: Lesson 60: Polygons

1/14 Thursday: Math Assessment 11B

1/15 Friday: Early Release/ Half Day! (Review Day)

Please be sure your child is completing at least two hours per week of iXL!

Mrs. Pennington's Science and Social Studies Class

In science, this week we will continue learning about the weather. Our focus will be learning about the different types of clouds and the weather associated with them. We will also study the different climate zones. In social studies, we will begin a new unit on early English settlements. They will learn about Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth.

Upcoming Dates

January 15th: 1/2 Day (Early release 12:00)/ End of the Nine Weeks

January 18th: No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 19th: Non- Student Day

January 29th: Father/ Daughter Dance



February 1st: Report Cards go home today!

February 8th: DE Math (5th Grade)

February 12th: DE Reading (5th Grade)

February 17th: DE Science (5th Grade)

February 19th: KCC's Got Talent! Spaghetti Dinner/ Talent Show

February 26th: Early Release (12:00 Elementary)


Helpful Links and Reminders

Take Home Batman the Hedgehog for the Weekend

Take Home Batman Sign Up Genius


Batman is looking to go on vacation with your child! I have some very interested children who would love to take him home.

If you do take him home, I ask that he not be left with other large pets or small children. A shelf is fine where he is out of harms way. He eats cat food and needs to have his bedding cleaned out daily. Your child would receive a Mini Batman Training Course before they take him home. He is easy to take care of. He will have so much fun in your home! Sign up today!

Helpful Edsby Login Information

Q How can I view my student's grades?

A All grades and class websites are maintained at Edsby. Visit sdhc.edsby.com


Q What is my Edsby login information?

A User name: student number, Password: DOB in the format MMDDYYYY


Q How can I update my student Edsby password?

A The student password portal is here. If you can't reset your password, email Mr. Bethune in the front office for help.


Q How can I create or update my parent Edsby account?

A All parent passwords are maintained at MySpot. Visit myspot.sdhc.k12.fl.us


Q What is the server name for the Edsby mobile app?

A sdhc.edsby.com

5th Grade Team

Ms. Coffey: Math and Team Lead hcoffey@kidscc.org

Miss Anderson: Reading and Language Arts eanderson@kidscc.org

Mrs. Pennington: Science and Social Studies jpennington@kidscc.org