Twedt Times

September 16th

A Great Year Ahead!

We've officially completed 10 days of school! I'm very excited about the year ahead and what I've seen so far from this group of great kids. Fifth grade is always a wonderful year of growth in preparation for the transition to middle school. I look forward to helping your child achieve their individual goals and be successful this year and beyond. I want to thank you in advance for all of your support at home and all the time it takes to help your child be prepared for their day at school. I hope this edition, and future newsletters help you connect with what is going on in the classroom so that we can be on the same page between home and school. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Again, I'm very excited to continue learning more your child and being their teacher this year. It's a great privilege.

-Mr. Twedt

FAHS Homecoming Spirit Week- Starts Monday!

Starting this week students can show their Fort pride by participating in the "Wizard of Oz" theme for homecoming. Please help spread the word as I did not see this posted before the kids left on Friday. Sorry for the last minute notice on this!

Monday – Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my!

(Dress like an animal.)

Tuesday – Twister Tuesday –

(Twister/Wacky Dress – crazy hat, socks, hair)

Wednesday – Which Witch is Which? (Twin Day)

Thursday – Class Color Day

Kindergarten – Yellow

First Grade – Blue

Second Grade – Orange

Third Grade – Red

Fourth Grade – White

Fifth Grade – Green

Staff – Purple

Friday – FAHS Spiritwear or Red and Black

Book Orders- Due September 23rd

Last week I sent home book orders for September, including a letter for how to order online. Parent orders help add books to my classroom library. Ordering is optional, but I've been able to add great titles due to student orders. My code is GXPNB. Thanks!

Beginning of the Year PBIS Review

Safety Patrol Training and Swearing In

Math- Unit 1 Assessment Thursday

Students are wrapping up their first unit in math, covering everything from place value, factors, and divisibility rules to prime and composite numbers. Students will also need to know how to tell time and calculate elapsed time. I will be sending home a study guide on Tuesday that has problems similar to what they will need to answer on the test on Thursday. I know starting into a homework routine can be difficult and at times frustrating for some students. Let me know via email or a note in their planner if you are having trouble on certain problems or a concept. I'm more than happy to go over with the students at school.

Helping Zorg

As a review to the writing process during the launch of Writer's Workshop, I gave the class a letter from Zorg, an alien, who vacationed on Earth and discovered he loved buttered toast. In the letter, he asked the students to write a recipe on how to make buttered toast. It's been a fun to see their creativity in action. I built a toaster simulator to try out some of the recipes to see how they actually worked. This let us quickly revise any directions that would be unclear for Zorg. On Monday we'll make real buttered toast to see how well their directions hold up and celebrate their hard work.
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Play Factor Captor at Home

You can play factor captor online at Just have students using their logins and they can play a one or two player version of the game.