Ms. Zunguze's

Fifth-Grade News

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Important Dates to Remember:



  • Thursday, Dec. 10: Storytelling Festival


  • Friday, Dec. 11: Winter Holiday Meal


  • Tuesday, Dec. 15th - Thursday, Dec. 17th: Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe (Volunteers needed! See below.)


  • Wednesday, Dec. 16: 11:45-12:10 Ms. Zunguze's class visits the Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe


  • Wednesday, Dec. 16: Winter Dance 3:30-4:45 (Help needed! See below.)


  • Thursday, Dec. 17: Winter Concert 6:00-8:00 P.M.


  • A message from Mr. Edwards about the last ten days of school: "All of Asheville City Schools will conduct EOG testing in the last 10 academic days of school. Currently, that means beginning on the 24th of May and concluding on the last day of school, June 7th. This certainly is contingent on snow days, so fully expect for these days to shift later into June. We want to be proactive in letting everyone know now, so that there are no surprises at the end of the year".
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Volunteer Appreciation and Opportunities

  • A big, warm thank you to Eli's mom, Ms. Berry; Sophie's grandma, Ms. Cherry; and Silas's dad, Mr. Accles for braving a very cold morning to chaperone our Muddy Sneakers expedition to Weaver Park on Thursday! They each deserve endless gratitude and a hot cup of their beverage of choice!



  • We also owe our gratitude to Juvae's family for their generous support! Juvae came in first thing Monday with many school supplies from our classroom wish list, including spiral notebooks, erasers, pencils, pencil grips, glue sticks, and more! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! If anyone else would like to contribute, the wish list is below.




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Math Support

  • Check out this website that provides sample math problems and answers as well as videos for homework help: <http://www.oakdale.k12.ca.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1402228893267>!
  • I have also set up a free class account with Kahn Academy. Your child can join Ms. Zunguze's Kahn Academy class, which provides standards-based math missions that are individualized based on your student's progress within the program. I will offer extra credit for each online session that your child completes. Here's how to join:
  1. Sign up at <khanacademy.org>.
  2. Visit <khanacademy.org/coaches> (the "Coaches" tab in your profile).
  3. In the "Add a coach" field, enter the class code, which is APAP8A.
  4. You're set. Now click Home to start learning!
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Wish List

As we approach the end of the calendar year, we are also seeing our stock of school supplies dwindle. If you would like to contribute to restocking our supplies, these are some items that we could use:


  • 20+ spiral notebooks with lined pages (the thicker the better)
  • 20+ glue sticks
  • infinite pencils

Muddy Sneakers Photos