Mrs. James' Class News

January 4th Edition

Welcome Back!

It is hard to believe that winter break has come and gone. I hope that everyone enjoyed their break. From the stories that I heard this morning from your sweet kiddos it sounds like lots of fun stuff was happening!

I would like to take a minute to thank all of you for the Christmas gifts. You all were beyond generous. I am so thankful. I have used the Kohl's gift card already on a new blender/smoothie maker that I had been looking at for awhile. The target gift card is still waiting to be used, but I haven't decided what it will be used for just yet. :-) Also, thanks for all of the other goodies as well.

Upcoming Events

Lots of things are happening within the next few weeks. Please let me know if you have questions.

Friday, January 8th - Reading mid-year test (Please see information below)

Tuesday, January 12th - Math mid-year test (Please see information below)

Wednesday, January 13th - Henley Parent Night - 6:30 at HENLEY

Wednesday, January 13th - HI-Tops show at Henley - 5th grade will travel to Henley to see

the show at 9:45

Thursday, January 14th - Henley will visit the fifth grade

Friday, January 15th - End of second quarter

Wednesday, February 3rd - Parent Portal Opens for report card viewing

Mid Year Tests

We will be giving our mid-year assessment for reading on Friday, January 8th. The math mid year assessment will be given on Tuesday, January 12th. These assessments are for instructional purposes only and will provide data on students’ strengths and challenges as I plan instruction in the new year. These assessments will not reflect on students’ quarterly or year end grades. The reading assessment is given by the county and covers all 5th grade material. The math mid year is created by all 5th grade BES teachers and will only cover topics that have been taught. Students will be told how they’ve done on these assessments in order to facilitate goal setting as we approach the third quarter. If I have any concerns about student progress, I will be the first to contact you. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.