Ms. Carter's 5th Grade

Monday, September 19, 2016

Hello Families!

I wanted to give you a head's up that Ms. Moore, the school counselor, will be coming this week to talk to our class about hygiene. This topic is part of the 5th Grade Utah State Core Curriculum and is taught separately from the Maturation Program. If you have older kids, you know that this is the time when certain odors start filling the classroom, especially following P.E. In a small classroom, with 30 kids, this can be a bit overwhelming. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Book Reports

The project is coming home this week. This is due October 3. Please do not have your child submit their review on Biblionasium as we will be doing so in class.


The Parent Window closed September 14 so if you did not sign up you will have to email me directly. SEP Conferences are scheduled for September 27 & 28 (half days for your students), 1:00-7:00 P.M. Due to large class sizes, we have 15 minutes per family for conferences. It is important that we do our best to stay on schedule so all families are given equal meeting time.

Hands-On Science

Using the link in the "Links" section, please sign up for time to help in Hands-On Science. This program is so valuable as an enhancement to our science curriculum. Any time you can spend helping is most appreciated. Room 208's times are 9:30-10:30 on the following dates:

SEPT. 28

OCT. 12

OCT. 26

NOV. 16

DEC. 7

JAN. 11

JAN. 25

FEB. 15

MAR. 1

MAR. 15


If you have old Legos or Lego sets lurking around your house and you're dying to get rid of them, please send them my way for our class.

Vocabulary Words This Week

Tip: Read, read, read! The more you read, the more you learn. You will pick up new words without even realizing it when you read. Reading lets you see how words are used in sentences, and lets you understand them through context clues.









Language Arts Essential Question

Essential Question: How does technology lead to creative ideas?

Wonders uses the Essential Question as a theme for the week's language arts lessons. Please feel free to discuss this with your child!

This Week's Homework


Monday 9/19 2-1

Tuesday 9/20 2-2

Wednesday 9/21 2-3

Thursday 9/24 2-4

Book Report Due October 3

**If your child is bringing other work home, this is not assigned homework but rather class work that was not finished during class time. I do not assign additional homework to math (other than projects such as book reports or Science Fair).


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