5th Grade Family News

January 4th- 8th, 2015

5th Grade Family News

Dear 5th Grade Family,

Happy New Year! A lot happening this week!

Note from before the holiday: Holidays Around the World was a huge success! Our 5th grade service project of selling goodies during the Winter Program was a huge success! AND the students performed wonderful for the Winter Program. Thank you for all the donations, volunteering, and helping! The fifth grade team says a huge "THANK YOU!" for all that you did to make this week a success! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday break! Stay safe in your travels and enjoy your time off!

Special Thank you!

All three of the teachers in 5th grade wish to send out a special thank you for all the gifts, kind thoughts, well wishes, hugs, cards, sentiments, baked goods, and holiday cheer that has been shared with us through your children. Your children are the reason we are here. We adore each and every one of them! Thank you so much for sharing your blessing with us every day. The kindness from our 5th Grade Family makes fifth grade the place to be!

JA Biztown Field Trip (Wednesday, January 6th)

Departure: Please have your child here on time. We are leaving at 8:30 promptly. Please have your child here on TIME if they are attending. We will be returning around 2:00 or so.

Attire: CORRECTION! Students should wear "business casual" attire for the field trip.

Ladies: Professional, dressy outfits that reflect business. Shoes should be comfortable as students will be on their feet all day.

Gentlemen: Professional, dressy outfit (button down shirt, slacks, or anything that is professional looking) Shoes should be comfortable as students will be on their feet all day.

Lunch: Please plan on sending a bagged lunch or snack if you think a Happy Meal sized meal will not be enough food. KCC lunch will not be provided. Please send it in a disposable bag (brown paper bag, gallon sized zip-loc labeled with their name)

Child Not Attending: If your child is not attending, please plan on keeping them home. It is considered an excused absence. Please communicate with your child's homeroom teacher so we know if they are not attending the field trip.

Chaperones for Field Trip (Wednesday, January 6th)

In order to volunteer you must commit to being at JA Biztown at 8:15 on January 6, 2016 to attend training before the students arrive. We will be finished for the day around 1:30. Volunteers will not be placed in the same business their student is working. You will have the opportunity to purchase a McDonalds lunch of chicken nuggets or plain burger for $3 the morning of the visit. Refrigeration is provided if you choose to bring your own lunch. The facility is located at 13707 N 22nd Street, Tampa, FL.

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

Daily Lessons/ Homework:

1/4 Monday: JA Biztown Math

1/5 Tuesday: JA Biztown Math

1/6 Wednesday:JA Biztown Field Trip!

1/7 Thursday: Lesson 56: Common Denominators Part 2

1/8 Friday: Lesson 57: Adding and Subtracting Fractions: 3 Steps

Please be sure your child is completing at least an hour 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 weather patterns and the different tools associated with the weather. In social studies, we will prepare for JA Biz town at the beginning of the week and attend on Wednesday.

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