5th Grade Family News

February 8th - February 13th, 2016

5th Grade Family News

Dear 5th Grade Family,

Hope you had a great weekend! We are looking forward to a great week. We have Discovery Education for math tomorrow and reading is on Friday (February 12th)! We will exchange Valentine's Day cards on Friday in homeroom only. A list will be provided of each child's first name in each homeroom. It will be sent home this week. Have a great night!

Famous Scientist Project for Ms. Pennington

Famous Scientist Project due February 22. This is an independent project where students will pick a scientist of their choice to research. The scientist may be an inventor, someone who improved on an inventions, discovered something new or contributed an enormous idea.

Cupcake Orders

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. You may want to put your New Year's resolutions on hold once you see what's in store. KCC South will sponsor a Cupcake Valentine fundraiser with Gigi's Cupcakes. Proceeds will support safety patrol for its annual end of year service trip to Universal Studios.

Valentine order forms will go home with students. For your convenience we have included the order form on the link listed below. Cash and credit/debit card accepted.


One dozen cupcake minis will be half chocolate cake and half vanilla cake with the decorative frosting. The full size assortment will include a champagne, a red velvet and a chocolate cake. Orders are due by Monday, February 8th


Order forms went home in your child's backpack. They are also available in the front office or online via the Friday Focus!

Talent Show

KCC will be having a Spaghetti Dinner/ Talent Show! Friday, February 19th! 6:00- 8:30 pm.


Congratulations to the following fifth graders!


  • Vianca Ramirez
  • Sarah Coffey
  • Aleah Applin
  • Zoe Jane Demorest

5th Grade Wish List

We are in need of paper! Copy paper would be much appreciated. You can get volunteer time for donating copy paper to our classrooms! Thank you so much!


More items on our wish list:

  • Pencils
  • Copy paper

Order Yearbook

Parents it's time to celebrate friendships, activities and achievements for the 2015-16 school year. Yes, it's time to submit your dedications and ads for this year annual. Don't forget to advertise your business too! It's easy to create and purchase online:

  1. Visit Balfour.com and find our school
  2. Select ad size
  3. Create an account (name, email & password)
  4. Enter each student's first & last name, click CREATE NEW AD
  5. Choose an ad design
  6. Upload photos and design ad
  7. Click ADD TO CART and checkout (your ad will be delivered to your school's yearbook staff)

KCC Radio Club sponsored by Ms. Coffey

KCC Radio Update: Radio Club was fun! You can go week to week if you would like. $15 per week! I am looking forward to seeing your child every Thursday!

5th Grade Professor Corner

Miss Anderson's Language Arts Class

This week, Language Arts classes continued to learn about “Making a New Nation” this week! Our cross curricular language arts and social studies unit had us reading and writing about how individuals make changes. Hatchet is also here! We began reading our novel this week and will use it as a way to practice the reading and writing skills we need for the FCAT. As always, please make sure your student is reading for 20 minutes every night! Happy February!

Ms. Coffey's Math Class

Class News: Math test this Thursday!/ DE Monday!

Daily Lessons/ Homework:

2/8 Monday: 5th Grade Math Discovery Education TODAY!

2/9 Tuesday: L70: Reducing Fractions Before Multiplying/ Review 13A

2/10 Wednesday: L71: Parallelograms

2/11 Thursday: Math Test 13B Today!

2/12 Friday: L72: Fraction Chart/ Multiplying 3 Fractions


Please be sure your child is completing at least two hours per week of iXL!

Mrs. Pennington's Science and Social Studies Class

In science, this week we will continue learning about the solar system. Our focus will be on learning about the different objects in outer space such as asteroids, comets, and meteors. In social studies, we will begin a new chapter on slavery. They will learn about some of the dilemmas the West Africans faced when being forced into slavery.

Upcoming Dates

February 8th: DE Math (5th Grade)

February 12th: DE Reading (5th Grade)

February 17th: DE Science (5th Grade)

February 19th: KCC's Got Talent! Spaghetti Dinner/ Talent Show

February 22nd: Famous Scientist Project DUE!

February 26th: Early Release (12:00 Elementary)

Helpful Links and Reminders

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!

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

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