Team Degn Updates

Friday, October 15, 2021

PIONEER TRAIL'S MISSION

Creating a community of learners where students' are actively engaged to reach their full potential and display positive character.

NOTES FROM THE TEACHER

  • Planners: Planners are filled out each morning by your student. The planners will be brought home each night for a parent/guardian to sign off stating that the fifth grader read for 20 minutes a night, or have worked towards their 100 minutes a week that is required to be read.
  • Homework: Reading 20 minutes a night is the only homework that will be sent home with your child. After your child has finished reading that night, please sign off in their planner.
  • Spelling Words: Spelling words will be sent home on Mondays, and the test will be on Fridays. Please ensure your child is practicing these words.
  • Corrected work for more points: You may help your child correct any work that has a grade on it for full credit. After making corrections please send it back to school.
  • Please continue to work on simple math facts at home; whether it is addition and subtraction, or multiplication.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me through calling the school, emailing me, or sending a note with your student.
  • Masks: Please help remind students that masks are to be warn in the hallways as they enter the school building. Sanitizing and ensuring classroom cleanliness will all contribute to our efforts to remain safe.
  • Book Talks: 5th grade is working on our comprehension and exploration of different books! Students are expected to finish at least one chapter book each month and give a book talk about the book.
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SPECIALS SCHEDULE

*Please remember to bring back library books to school!

*On PE days, please remember to wear your tennis shoes!


  • Monday - MUSIC
  • Tuesday - PE
  • Wednesday - COUNSELING
  • Thursday - ART
  • Friday - MUSIC

WHAT WE'RE LEARNING:

MATH:

Students will continue working with decimals. Students will order, compare and round decimals in preparation of adding and subtracting decimals.


TEST DATE: Friday, November 12th

READING AND WRITING:

In Reading, students will examine fairytales in literature as well as begin looking at themes throughout literature in order to best draw a conclusion on a text.


In Writing, students will begin constructing their narrative/memoir. Students will first be looking at the introductory paragraph this week. We will also begin highlighting one part of speech each week.


Order forms have been sent home for the book we are publishing this year, with the topic of "If I were in the Olympics"! Please send back order forms by Friday, October 22nd. That is NEXT Friday!

SOCIAL STUDIES

This week, will start a quick unit on Native Americans. Students will become an expert of a Native American Region of the United States before the Europeans came to settle.


TEST DATE: Friday, October 22nd

IMPORTANT DATES:

October

  • Wednesday, Oct 20 - Early Release at 12:45
  • Wednesday, Oct 20 - Major Savor Collection Date
  • Thursday, Oct 21 - Major Savor Collection Date
  • Friday, Oct 22 - Major Savor Collection Date
  • Friday, Oct 22 - End of First Quarter
  • Friday, Oct 22 - First Quarter Assembly (no visitors at school)
  • Friday, Oct 22 - Olympic Writing Book Order Forms due!
  • Monday, Oct 25 - Flu Clinic for Students
  • Monday, Oct 25 - Major Savor Collection Date
  • Monday, Oct 25 - Friday, Oct 29 - Red Ribbon Week
  • Tuesday, Oct 26 - Major Savor Collection Date
  • Wednesday, Oct 27 - LAST DAY Major Savor Collection Date
  • Thursday, Oct 28 - Monthly Assembly
  • Friday, Oct 29 - Red Ribbon Parade in the Morning, Fall Party at 1:30


November


  • Monday, Nov 1 - NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, Nov 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Monday, Nov 8 - Dental Clinic for Kids
  • Tuesday, Nov 9 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Wednesday, Nov 10 - Early Release
  • Thursday, Nov 11 - Veteran's Day
  • Friday, Nov 19 - Assembly
  • Tuesday, Nov 23 - Midterms
  • Wednesday, Nov 24 - Friday, Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Break

CLASSROOM NEEDS:

Students have definitely been utilizing the snack cabinet this school year! If you would like to make a snack donation to our snack cabinet, it would be greatly appreciated by the fifth graders in Team Degn! Thank you so much!


Linked is also our class Amazon Book Wish List! Students have expressed to me different books that they'd like to see added to our classroom library! Some even feature the recent Mark Twain Nominees! Check out this list here!