What's Going On in 423

Week of November 2, 2015


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  • Please log in to your student's Edmodo account to monitor their progress so you can see the amazing work that they are doing!!!
  • Please help your child stay organized by checking their binder at least once a week. Each tab should be labeled, and their assignments should be placed in the correct areas.
  • If you would like to speak with me regarding grades, conduct, etc. please email me or message me on DOJO.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is working great! However, we still need to connect many of you. Look out for our invite so you can jump in. Dojo is used to track and monitor positive behaviors. While we love to accentuate the positive, it is sometimes necessary for us to highlight the negative behaviors. We want you to be aware of your child's behavioral progress. The children are very familiar with the Dojo, and are versed enough to explain to you why they lost points in any given area. We thank you for checking the Dojo regularly, and we look forward to lots of positive days and reports!

If you have questions, please feel free to email me, send a message below or message me on Class Dojo or Remind 101.

Homework Policy

Homework is generally posted on Edmodo. For students who do not have technology access at home, we've made accommodations for them to get the assignments in another format. They are also allowed to work on the the assignment at school the next day. They will be held responsible for all assignments regardless of where they complete it (at home or at school). While homework is not graded, students do receive points for completion.

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Strong for Life Pep Rally

Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 1pm

7220 Oakley Terrace

Union City, GA


Friday, Nov. 6th, 9:30am

7220 Oakley Terrace

Union City, GA

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Social Studies

In this unit, your child will learn:

• why the colonists were unhappy with British rule and how the Revolutionary War began

• about the creation of the first U.S. government and how the nation expanded

Here are some ways that you can help your child learn:


Chapter 3: Creating a New Nation

The colonists believed that British tax policies were unfair. Talk with your child about some things he or she thinks are unfair. How could these things be made fair?

Chapter 4: A Growing Nation

In the California Gold Rush, large numbers of people moved to California, transforming it from a sparsely populated area to a state in only three years. Discuss with your child how your community would change if someone found gold there. How would it grow? In what ways could the new arrivals make the community better? Worse?


During the Industrial Revolution, many products and techniques were invented that changed the world forever. Working together with your child, create, design, and draw plans for a new invention. Come up with a new idea that can improve the way people work or play.

Need to brush up on your skills?

Check out the following lesson summaries to h!elp you, help your child grow

RELA Focus

This and week we will be focusing on Summarizing Informational Text. We will also be focusing on Homophones, Synonyms and Antonyms


Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.


How does identifying details help the reader to determine the main idea or main ideas the author is trying to convey?


Analyzing details helps the reader make connections in the text that allow them to determine the main idea or main ideas.


  • analyze
  • details
  • main idea
  • topic sentence
  • summary




In an effort to successfully facilitate the implementation of our flipped classroom model, it is necessary for your student to have frequent access to technology outside of school. This includes the use of a computer or tablet that has access to internet, word processing, and presentation software (PowerPoint and Prezi).

The goal of our instructional design is create an environment where students take ownership of their learning. In this environment, they do not become reliant on the teacher as the sole provider of knowledge.

For students who do not have technology access outside of school, all the resources necessary are available at school with time constraints. This is so because there are classwork requirements that have to be met during the school day. Please feel free to contact us about how we can help you get “tech ready” at home.

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ELA Resources

Social Studies Resources

Social Studies Textbook


USERNAME: grade5civilwar

PASSWORD: 123456

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These are the vocabulary words for the week...students should know how to spell, define and use each of these words.

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These are just a few items that we need in our classroom

Copier Paper (White and Color)

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers

Dry Erase Markers

Red Pens

Construction Paper


Hand Sanitizer

Paper Towels

Clorox Wipes

Zip Lock bags

Plug ins/ Lysol Air freshener

If you or anyone you know would like to help us fund our classroom technology needs, please visit the link below to access our Donor's Choose Project.

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Students R.A.P. to cite text evidence

Wanna Come In For A Visit?

Parents are welcomed to come in and observe our classroom instruction once a week for 30 minutes, however, the visit should not impede the learning process. Please sign up for a time using the form below so we can be sure to accommodate you because our schedule could change unexpectedly. On the day of your visit, please check in at the front desk and obtain a visitor sticker. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Daily Schedule

7:10 - 7:40 Homeroom

7:40 - 7:50 TNN News

7:55 - 8:25 RTI

8:30 - 9:15 Specials

9:20 - 11:20 Block 1 (McIntosh Homeroom)

11:20 - 11:25 Switch

11:25 - 2:10 Block 2 (Graham Homeroom)

11:50 - 12:20 Lunch

12:20 - 12: 35 Recess

2:15 Dismissal

*E.I.P students leave daily from 9:50 - 11:30

Specials Schedule

Monday - Art

Tuesday - Computer Lab

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - P.E.

Friday - P.E.

*PBL Lab - Fridays from 1:10pm - 2:00pm

* Cranium Club and T.A.G meet on Thursday

Ms. McIntosh's Class Smore

Meet Ms. Graham

Ms. Graham is an 8th year teacher originally from Miami, Florida. She earned her B.A. in Education from the University of Florida in 2008 and her M.S. in Instructional Design and Diversity Education in 2013. Ms. Graham has experience teaching at all grade levels, primarily ELA.