Weekly Update

Grade 5 - October 16

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Check out our "alternate" Class Photo! It's become a tradition in fifth grade.

Calendar of Upcoming Events, Due Dates, and Reminders

*** CONFERENCE SLIPS ARE INSIDE TODAY'S FRIDAY FOLDER!!! Please return acceptance as soon as possible. (With the class size, there is very little opportunity for different times.)

Thursday, October 22 -

Parent Presentation on New Report Card Format

7 PM Media Center

Friday, October 23 -

Spelling Test Lesson 3

Monday, October 26 -

Parent Presentation on New Report Card Format

Tuesday, October 27

FAMILY FUN NIGHT - Hotel Transylvania 2 @ Cinemark 6:30 PM

Forms are online and were sent home with students in today's folder!

Thursday, October 29 -

Science Quiz - Investigation #2 Erosion and Deposition

Vocabulary words were given to students on 10/15

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Crystal Caves

I'd like to give a big THANK YOU to all the parents who joined us on this fun outing. We had a beautiful day, the kids were great, and a good time was had by all. If anyone has pictures they would be willing to share, please send them to me: bmorrow@haddontwpschools.com

Check out your child's SEESAW account for photos. If you haven't joined, I would highly recommend it. Get a glimpse at what's happening at school. Your child is sharing some of the activities, lessons, tests, and pictures of his or her day at school.

Click here to sign up: https://app.seesaw.me/s/867-438-256


  • PLEASE check your child's photo of the homework or planner each night and make sure that they have completed or complete ALL the assignments.
  • Check over it for neatness and spot check for accuracy. If you think it's sloppy or incorrect, have them redo it. I'd appreciate it.
  • Homework is given EVERY night, except Friday. It should not take your child more than an hour to complete the assignments. Reading should be part of that time!
  • Each child should have a Math Home Link book @ home or in his or her backpack. Home Links are usually assigned each night except Friday for math.
  • Reminders are given each day before we leave to go home as to what supplies are needed.
  • Also, many students are not reading their independent books regularly. I have set a goal for about 10- 20 pages a day, depending on your child's reading speed. Independent reading is so important to help develop vocabulary, comprehension, and stamina. Studies show students who consistently read perform better in school!
  • PLEASE ask your child about the book he or she is reading. Have them tell you about the story. Read some of it with them. If they can't read it, encourage them to find another title. I have plenty of books in my library that they can read. The public library and the school library are also great resources. I also allow kids to read books they have downloaded to their Nook, Kindles or iPads.