Staying In-the-Know

with Ms. Cloyd & Mrs. Drayton

VIP Folder

You can expect to see VIP Folders coming home next Thursday with progress reports & grades.

Literacy & SS w/Mrs. Drayton


Last week, we started our 40 Book Challenge! I am challenging your fifth grader to read 40 books by the end of the school year. I know they can do it! Here are the rules:

*Each book must be read by your fifth grader.

*No audio books or read aloud books will count towards their goal. Books they read in class count in their 40 book total.

*For each book read, the students must write it down in their reading log at school AND complete an index card that includes

*Your child should be working towards this goal everyday. I will make he/she reads a "just-right book" 30 minutes everyday in class, and you need to make sure your child reads a "just-right book" everyday at home for 30 minutes.

The purpose of this challenge is to get your child to increase their love of reading and to give them time to practice the reading strategies they learn at school. There is no grade assigned to this challenge, but I encourage all students to try and reach the 40 book goal. Thanks and Happy Reading!

Social Studies

Have you seen your child studying his/her social studies notes lately? Have they shared what they've been learning about Reconstruction with you? If so, your child is off to a great start in social studies for the year. Your child's nightly HW is to study and share what they've learned in social studies. Please help them accomplish this goal. Thanks!

Math & Science w/Ms. Cloyd


We have had another good week. In our new series you can login into a great Once you have registered your child, you will find in the upper right hand corner the place to key in your “Quick Code” number. These “Quick Codes”, once keyed in, will offer a review on what we have covered in class. From this your child will be able to practice the chapter we are currently working on.

The Quick Codes for Chapter 1 are: LZ422, LZ423, LZ424, LZ425, and LZ426. These will help with understanding the place value system. Let me know if you have any problem with your login. I will call and we will talk through it.

We are reviewing the chapter: comparing whole numbers, fractions to decimals, ordering numbers, and writing numbers in standard word and expanded form.


We completed our first Investigation in our Landforms Unit on Friday. We set up Stream tables with earth material (clay and sand) and a water source. They ran a liter of water through the system and observed the process of erosion.

Last Chance to Purchase 5th Grade Shirts

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Fifth grade t-shirts can be purchased for $13. We will wear them for Spirit Fridays, pep rallies, field trips, and Field Day. Please consider purchasing this cool, tie dyed shirt for your child!