Miss James's Class Journal

October Newsletter

Note from Miss James

Hello, everyone!

Can you believe we're almost 2 months into school?! Time flies when you're having fun, and we are certainly having fun. Last week we had Colonial Day in the fifth grade. Students made candles, bricks, bread, butter, soap, and also practiced writing calligraphy with feather pens and ink. They really enjoyed it and I hope they told you about it when they brought their items home.

I'd just like to remind you that students should be reading every night and filling out their reading log, as well as showing you their planner page. Each week they write a reflection on their planner page, please make sure they do this. Students also need a parent/guardian/someone older and responsible signature on both their reading log and planner page.

Halloween is coming up and we will be having a party! Plans are in the works, but if you'd like to help you can email me. I will also be sending a note home, so you can decide to volunteer then as well.

Also, if you haven't done so already, please sign up for Remind. You can download the app, sign up for text message alerts, or email.

I think that's all I have right now, but I'll let you know if any thing else comes up!!

Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. Thank you!


Miss James


We did a taxation activity to learn about how colonists felt during the Revolutionary War. We have been learning a lot about the Revolutionary War. We've also learned how to add and subtract decimal numbers.

Words of Wisdom:

"Don't worry. Be happy!" - Aspen

"Try hard and don't give up because it's too hard. You're good, so try." - Abby

Now for some class kudos:

"Kudos to Aspen for always making my day, all the time." - Abby

"Kudos to Cordy for bing so nice!"

"Kudos to Michelle for being a good friend." - Alyssa D.

"We have the best class eeevvverrrr!"- Ryan

"Kudos to Jordan for sharing recess snacks and for making me laugh." -Aspen

"Kudos to the class for being amazingly awesome, cool, and smart."

"Kudos to Scott and Gabriel for being friendly and funny and being nice." -Abby

This has been a great month so far!

By Alyssa V. and Dominic O.

Looking Ahead

Mark your calendar!

Wednesday, October 5: School Pictures

October 20-23: Fall Break

October 24-28: Red Ribbon Week

October 31: Halloween!