5th Grade Family News

October 19th- 23rd, 2015

5th Grade Family News

Dear 5th Grade Family,

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

Please be sure to check Edsby for missing assignments about missing work. Students should have all missing assignments, assessment, and projects turned in and completed in the next week to avoids penalties on their grade.

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?

A The student password portal is here. If you can't reset your password, email Mr. Bethune in the front office for help.


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?

A sdhc.edsby.com

Special Note From Ms. Coffey: iXL Practice

iXL is an excellent source of online practice for math. Students should be logging in for one hour per week every week. It is important for students to use this website to practice. Starting next week, I will be sending home weekly reports about iXL in Wednesday folder. Please be sure to get into the habit of logging in and practicing one hour per week. I really want students practicing as much as possible. If you need login information again, please let me know.

Personal Goals/ 94% Challenge in Math

Personal Goals: I have reviewed each child's test scores with them. I had them set a goal that they would like to obtain on this next test (5B) this week. Please review your child's goal with them. I have had them write out their goal as well as how they will achieve it. Please have them review 5A when it comes home this week.


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)

Book Parade: (8:35- 9:15) 5th grade will be dressing in costumes for the Book Parade. It is optional. Costumes should have a themed book that they will carry. Students who choose not to dress may be given the opportunity to carry instruments to keep the excitement of the parade going! Please feel free to come and take pictures!


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.

Important Dates

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

Be a volunteer for the Great American Teach In. Please email your homeroom teacher to volunteer. You never know who you can inspire.

Dates: November 16- 20th: Great American Teach In

Upcoming Discovery Education Dates

Discovery Education testing is upon us again! Students will be logging in and completing testing. Please be sure they have a healthy breakfast and they are well rested.


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

Take Home Batman Sign Up Genius


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!

Upcoming Events

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

5th Grade Team

Ms. Coffey: Math and Team Lead hcoffey@kidscc.org

Miss Anderson: Reading and Language Arts eanderson@kidscc.org

Mrs. Pennington: Science and Social Studies jpennington@kidscc.org