5th Grade Family News
October 19th- 23rd, 2015
5th Grade Family News
We have been working hard in 5th grade. Students are working on science and social studies projects. In math, students are getting stronger in fractions. In reading, Bud Not Buddy is an exciting part of their day! Fifth grade is alive with excitement in the fall!
Last Day of the Nine Weeks: October 23rd
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?
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?
Special Note From Ms. Coffey: iXL Practice
Personal Goals/ 94% Challenge in Math
94% Challenge: If an ENTIRE block gets a 94% or above, they will earn an ice cream party for their class.
Book Parade October 30th (Dressing Optional)
Costumes: Should not be scary, violent, and school dress code appropriate. Please wear over uniform if possible. Please plan on sending in uniform to change out of costume. It is not appropriate to wear costume the whole day! Book must be carried. Happy Costuming!
5th Grade Professor Corner
Miss Anderson's Language Arts Class
This week, Language Arts classes focused mostly on writing and finishing up our novel study. Next week will mark the conclusion of Bud, Not Buddy, and we will begin our new novel, Tale of Desperaux beginning on October 27th. Please send in your child’s book as soon as you have it. Let me know if you are unable to secure a copy; I will have a few extras for $8.00. As always, please make sure your student is reading 20 minutes every day!
Ms. Coffey's Math Class
Class News: We will be having a math test on Wednesday, October 21st. Please be sure to review 5A this week with them!
Daily Lessons/ Homework:
10/19 Monday: Lesson 29: Multiplying Fractions/ Reducing Fractions by Dividing by Common Factors (Review 5A)
10/20 Tuesday: Lesson 30: Least Common Multiple (LCM)/ Reciprocals
10/21 Wednesday: Test 5B/ Performance Task 5
10/22 Thursday: Investigation 3: Measuring and Drawing Angles with a Protractor
10/23 Friday: Review Day (1/2 Day) (End of the Grading Period)
Please be sure your child is completing at least an hour per week of iXL!
Mrs. Pennington's Science and Social Studies Class
Science/Social Studies – In science, we are starting Forces and the Laws of Motion. We will learn about push and pull forces and describe motion. They will learn how to use a spring scale to measure the size of a force. In addition, we will learn about Isaac Newton and his Laws of Motion.
Social Studies- We will take the Native American cultural regions assessment and will begin our next unit which covers exploring the New World. The students will also learn about this month’s character trait – individuality.
STEM Fair – this week the students are working on listing their step-by-step directions. It is due next Tuesday. If your son/daughter is growing a plant for their experiment, they need to start growing them now. Make sure they are writing down every time they water them and are collecting data.
STEM Fair Variables – Monday October 19
Social Studies Chapter 3 Assessment October 20
Science Vocabulary Quiz – October 23
2015 Glow Run 5K Raffle Basket
Date: November 14th, 2015 (Saturday)Baskets: We are assembling baskets for raffle for the Glow Run. We are looking for donations for our basket. 5th grade is looking for Dinner/ Good Eats gift cards to a variety of restaurants like Subway, Chipotle, McDonalds, etc... Please turn them in to the front office labeled with you child's name and homeroom.
T-shirts: Register by October 23rd to receive a free t-shirt!
Design the Shirt: KCC students can submit personal sketches for the official GLOW RUN 2015 shirts!
Sponsorship: Please see the communication from the front office for information for sponsors including T-shirts, inflatables, Awards Sponsors, Games, Raffles, and Race Sponsors. Lots of information can be found in the Wednesday Write Up and the Friday Focus.
Great American Teach In
Dates: November 16- 20th: Great American Teach In
Upcoming Discovery Education Dates
November 5th: DE Testing (Math)
November 12th: DE Testing (Reading)
November 17th: DE Testing (Science)
FYI: FAIR Testing is scheduled for December 9th for 5th grade!
Take Home Batman the Hedgehog for the Weekend
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!
October 22nd: Kona Ice Day (Celebrate the end of the 9 weeks)
October 23rd: Early Release- End of 1st Nine Weeks
October 26th: Professional Planning Day/ Non- Student Day
October 30th: Book Parade
November 2nd: PDQ Spirit Nite
November 4th: Yearbook Retakes/ Class Pictures
November 5th: CPA Meeting (6:30)
November 11th: Veteran's Day (No school)
November 13th: Chick Fil A Breakfast
November 14th: Glow Run 2015
November 16- 20th: Great American Teach In