5th Grade Family News

February 15th- 19th, 2016

5th Grade Family News

Dear 5th Grade Family,

Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day! We appreciate all of the cards and flowers from Valentine's Day! We are a Fifth Grade Family! We are looking forward to a great week! This Wednesday fifth grade has Science DE. Also, the writing component for FSA is right around the corner (scheduled for February 29th- March 11th- more information to come!) Be sure your child is well rested and focused! Thank you so much for all the supplies that were donated! Thank you to the Beck Family for the Staples order for supplies! That was very kind.

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.

Talent Show

KCC will be having a Spaghetti Dinner/ Talent Show! Friday, February 19th here at KCC! 6:00- 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 (preorder) or $15 (at the door).

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 rocked it on the DE Reading Assessments! Our cross curricular language arts and social studies unit has us continuing to write about how individuals make changes. We continue to read Hatchet and are using our novel study as a way to practice the reading and writing skills we need for the FCAT and FSA assessments. As always, please make sure your student is reading for 20 minutes every night! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ms. Coffey's Math Class

Class News: We will have an assessment on Thursday.

Daily Lessons/ Homework:

2/15 Monday: L73: Exponents/ Writing Decimal Numbers as Fractions, Part 2

2/16 Tuesday:L74 Writing Fractions as Decimal Numbers/ Writing Ratios as Decimal Numbers/ Review 14A

2/17 Wednesday: L75: Writing Fractions and Decimals as Percents, Part 1

2/18 Thursday: Math Assessment 14B

2/19 Friday: L76: Comparing Fractions by Converting to Decimal Form

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 are starting our new unit on organization and development of living organisms. Our focus will be on learning what an organ is, the skeleton/bones, muscles, and skin. In social studies, we will finish the chapter on slavery and start a new unit on tension between the colonies and Great Britain. They will learn about the French Indian War, the Proclamation of 1763 and the Quartering Act.

Upcoming Dates

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)

February 29th- March 11th (FSA Writing Component Scheduled) More information to come!

March 1st: Chick Fil A Spirit Nite

March 3rd: Character Color Day: Light Blue

March 7th- 11th: Book Fair

March 14th- 18th: Spring Break

March 24th: Spring Pictures

March 25th: No School

March 26th: Fishing Tournament

Week of April 11th: Scheduled FSA Week Reading and Math (Computer Based)/ Science (Paper Based)

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