5th Grade Family News

October 12th- 16th, 2015

5th Grade Family News

Dear 5th Grade Family,

Students have had a busy week. We started Write Brights program in writing, completed marble roller coasters outside for science, and worked in stations in Ms. Coffey's class. Students had a great week. Please be sure to check Wednesday folders for copies of the IDEP and updated Discovery scores. Students also have graded work that went home as well.


Have a great weekend.

Math Stations with Ms. Coffey

Marble Coasters with Ms. Pennington

Winners of the Marble Roller Coaster Are......

Hudson and Troy won the marble roller coaster challenge! Way to go boys!

Golden Ticket Lunch in Ms. Coffey's Class

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Reading with Miss Anderson

5th Grade Professor Corner

Miss Anderson's Language Arts Class

This week, we continue to discuss our theme of heritage and our new story focuses on a Yup’ik Eskimo family. We are practicing comparing and contrasting two viewpoints or recollections of a memory. Centers started this week rather smoothly (knock on wood!). Our new spelling unit will also begin on Monday. As always, please make sure your student is reading 20 minutes every day! Happy October!

Ms. Coffey's Math Class

Class News: We are moving into reviewing fractions. If your child struggles with fractions, now is the time to work with them on it! Please be sure your child is completing at least an hour per week of iXL!

Daily Lessons/ Homework:

Monday: Lesson 25: Writing Division Answers as Mixed Numbers/ Multiples/ Review 4A

Tuesday: Assessment 4B/ Performance Task 4

Wednesday: Lesson 26: Using Manipulatives to Reduce Fractions/ Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Thursday: Lesson 27: Measures of a Circle

Friday: Lesson 28: Angles

Mrs. Pennington's Science and Social Studies Class

Science: In science, we are working on electrical energy. This week we will learn about circuits and create a closed circuit. They will also learn about insulators and conductors and make an electromagnet. We will have an assessment on Friday.

Social Studies: In science, we will continue to work on the Native American cultural regions project. The students are in the process of creating posters and an artifact based on assigned region. They present their projects on Thursday.

STEM Fair: this week the students are working on their variables it will be due next Monday. 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 collecting data.

Door Decorating Volunteer Service Needed

Theme: KCC is Going to "Boo" Out Bullying

Volunteer Assistance: We have a door contest for the whole school for school. We need parental assistance to decorate the door with specific ideas in mind. Please communicate with each teacher as we want the door to be child- inspired. All doors have a chosen theme... we simply need the assistance of getting the doors DONE. If you are interested in assisting in one, two, or all doors for 5th grade please let us know. Great time for volunteer hours.

Special Thank you!

Special THANK YOU to Mr. and Mrs. Weston for going the extra mile on book fair. It was an exceptional year with lots of success! Great job to all the volunteers. Great job everyone. And thank you for supporting the book fair every year!

Special 5th Grade Family Announcement: Mr. Weston is answering the call of duty with the military. He will be in Kuwait for a year and he leaves this Saturday. The KCC 5th Grade Family says thank you and we hope that your trip is safe. We are thinking of the Weston Family during this time of service. Thoughts of support and kindness are being sent your way! Thank you so much.

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

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 12th- 16th: FTE Week (Attendance for Funding- please be at school)

October 12th: KCC Spirit Nite (You Say When Yogurt Shoppe) 3:00 - 7:00

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

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

Fun Week in Pictures