5th Grade Family News

December 14th- 18th, 2015


KCC Elementary and Middle School have a letter grade of "A" based upon the "2014- 2015 School Grade Simulation!!" Go Cougars!

JA Field Trip Forms

Field trip forms will be going home today! Please return them by Friday, December 18th if your child will be attending. If your child will not be attending the field trip, your child will stay home as an excused absence. We will be attending JA Biztown when we return after the break on Wednesday, January 6th.

NOTE: If you pay with cash, please pay the exact amount or Claire will credit the extra money on your account for later use or towards outstanding balances owed. (lunch, ICFL, etc.)

5th Grade Family News

Dear 5th Grade Family,

WOW! This week was amazing! We had a team-wide conference night and Science Night this week! They stood by their boards and got to see the hard work of all the other students through out the school. Students were engaged and focused for FAIR testing. They took a math test this week as well. There is a sense of hustle and bustle in this hall way! What a wonderful way to focus momentum before the holiday break. In the next week, we will be celebrating the Winter Holiday with a Winter Program and Holidays Around the World. So much excitement!

This Month at a Glance

Upcoming Dates:

  • December 14th- 18th: Jeans Week ($1 per day)/ Conference Week
  • Tuesday, December 15th: Cougar Writes
  • Thursday, December 17th: Elementary Winter Program (3rd- 5th)
  • Thursday, December 17th: Holidays Around the World
  • Thursday, December 18th: KCC Radio-Thon
  • Friday, December 18th: Half Day/ Cookies and Bookies (Ms. Anderson's class)/ Last Day Before Winter Break
  • December 21st- January 1st: Winter Break


Thank you to all attended Science Night! What a great turn out! Congratulations to:

Individual Winners: Hudson S./ Makenzie E.

Group Winners: Vianca R. and Aaliyah O.

Way to go 5th Grade! Thank you to Mrs. Pennington for organizing a great event. Thank you to our judges Ms. Seder and Mr. Malone.

Congratulations to November Cool Cougar Cats for SERVICE!

Ms. Coffey: Austin Cyhaniuk

Miss Anderson: Akash Chooyick

Mrs. Pennington: Samariah Youssouf

Way to go! These Cougar Cool Cats got to enjoy an ice cream party and a special certificate.

Holidays Around the World

Students will be traveling around the world to various countries in each teacher's classroom. They will learn about traditions, customs, and make a craft. Students will enjoy a Hot Chocolate bar at the end of the day where they get to make their own custom hot chocolate. We need donations for our Hot Chocolate bar. Please see the sign up genius below.

Cookies and Bookies

Miss Anderson's Language Arts classes are hosting Cookies and Bookies for 5th grade on Friday December 18th. During this special day, students will enjoy cookies (or other small holiday treats) while listening and sharing review of their favorite books. Families are welcome to sign up to bring in utensils, paper plates, and cookies! Please use the sign up link below to participate! Thank you in advance for your help!

KCC Radio Club sponsored by Ms. Coffey

Is your child a performer? Do they love the sound of their own voice? Are they interested in sports, science, music, and other important thing happening at KCC? Then KCC Radio is the place for them! Students will have the opportunity to do hands-on journalism experience, reporting, editing, using broadcasting etiquette, and confidence in public speaking. Email Ms.Coffey and let me know your child is interested!

5th Grade Professor Corner

Miss Anderson's Language Arts Class

This week, Language Arts classes focused on pronouns, specifically personal pronouns and possessive pronouns. We are working on creating our book reviews and have finished FAIR testing. We will be enjoying a Cookies & Bookies event in Language Arts classes on Dec. 18th, which will allow students to share their reviews of the best books they’ve read! Please look for a sign up genius if you are interested in making some cookies for this event! Happy December!

Ms. Coffey's Math Class

Class News: We will be having a math test on Tuesday, December 8th!

Daily Lessons/ Homework:

12/14 Monday: Lesson 53: Decimal Charts and Simplifying Fractions/ Review 10A

12/15 Tuesday: Lesson 54: Reducing by Grouping Factors Equal to 1/ Dividing Fractions

12/16 Wednesday: Lesson 55: Common Denominators, Part 1/ Math Assessment 10B

12/17 Thursday: Holidays Around the World

12/18 Friday: Review Day

Please be sure your child is completing at least an hour per week of iXL!

Mrs. Pennington's Science and Social Studies Class

In science, this week we will continue working on Earth Systems. We will start by learning about the weather; air masses and fronts. In social studies, we will continue to prepare for JA Biz town. We will focus on customer service and business costs.

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