5th Grade Family News

November 16th- 20th, 2015

5th Grade Family News

Dear 5th Grade Family,

This Week: Students took DE for reading this week and worked very hard! We are very proud of them! Students also enjoyed an ice cream party for the 94% Challenge in math! Way to go! All three blocks got to enjoy!

Next Week: Next week, we are getting ready for Thanksgiving break. Students will have an academic Monday through Thursday. Then, Friday we will have a dessert party with games and crafts! We are ready for fun!

This Week at a Glance

  • All This Week: Great American Teach In
  • Monday, November 16th: Science DE Testing
  • Tuesday, November 17th: Cougar Writes/ Science DE
  • Friday, November 13th: Fun Thanksgiving Dessert Party! (a separate communication went out about this!)


We have decided on a STEM Fair night, for elementary it is going to be December 8, from 6-7. All the students are going to display their boards in the cafeteria. In addition, each class will pick a couple of students to be class winners and their boards will be displayed on the stage.

5th Grade Professor Corner

Miss Anderson's Language Arts Class

This week, Language Arts classes began our second quarter novel study on Tale of Despereaux. In Writing, we are focusing on planning and understanding how a good plan can make writing easier. All students have also each set an individual reading goal for the 2nd quarter in order us to challenge ourselves to read more frequently and with more variety! Ask your student what he or she set as a reading goal. As always, please make sure your student is reading 20 minutes every day!

Ms. Coffey's Math Class

Class News: We are getting ready for the holidays!

Daily Lessons/ Homework:

11/16 Monday: Lesson 41: Finding a Percent of a Number

11/17 Tuesday: Lesson 42: Renaming Fractions by Multiplying By 1

11/18 Wednesday: Lesson 43: Equivalent Division Problems/ Finding Unknown in Fraction & Decimal Problems

11/19 Thursday: Lesson 44: Simplifying Decimal Numbers/ Comparing Decimal Numbers

11/20 Friday: Turkey Glyph/ Fall Activities

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 will be mostly dedicated to making their STEM Boards. We will have our science DE testing on the 17th. If the students finish their board before the week is out; I have a dissolving science lab scheduled. In social studies we will complete our unit on early exploration and take our chapter assessment. We will also spend some time on our character trait of the month – service.

STEM Fair – The students should have their conclusions completed. We will complete the boards in class the week of the 16th. They have the option of typing their information or writing it on their board. I suggest if they plan on typing it that they have it typed be the 16th. They are allowed to bring

STEM Fair Update from Mrs. Pennington

By now all students should have completed their experiment and finished their data table:

  • On Monday the 16 they will begin completing the projects in class.
  • They may bring in any materials they need and can either type or print their information for the board. If they are typing it please do not have them type the research as it is not a component of the board.

KCC Upcoming Events and News

Great American Teach In

Be a volunteer for the Great American Teach In. Please email your homeroom teacher to volunteer. You never know who you can inspire.

Dates: November 16- 20th: Great American Teach In

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

Upcoming Discovery Education Dates

Discovery Education testing is upon us again! Students will be logging in and completing testing. Please be sure they have a healthy breakfast and they are well rested.

November 17th: DE Testing (Science)

FYI: FAIR Testing is scheduled for December 9th for 5th grade!

Upcoming Events

November 16- 20th: Great American Teach In

November 23rd- 27th: No School/ Thanksgiving Break

December 2nd: Sonic Spirit Nute 5-8 PM

December 8th: ELEMENTARY Stem Fair Night

December 9- 12th: Holiday Store

December 15th- 19th: Parent/ Professor Conferences

December 19th: Half Day Release

December 22nd- January 2nd: Winter Break- No School

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