Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Winter testing for 5th Graders begins this week. The students will be tested in Reading Language Arts, Math, and Science.
MAP testing is important because it is an indicator of students' progress and what level they are at comparing to 5th grade skills. Therefore, it is important for students not to be absent during MAP testing. Please schedule appointments after the school day if possible.
Please encourage your child to do the best they can on these tests and make sure the students get plenty of sleep every night along with a good breakfast each morning. Thank you for your support.
November Character Awards Assembly will be on November 29 at 9:15 am to recognize Good Citizens as well as Six Pillars Character of Respect. Announcements will be sent home with those receiving the honor on Monday.
CLASSROOM DEBATE EVENT
We are starting our Debate Project this week. Each team will be given a topic to research and find evidence to support their point of view. Teams will then go against each other and present their case. The rest of the class will vote for the team with the best argument. It’s going to fun arguing with each other.
MONTHLY CLASSROOM NEWSLETTER
Do you know that our class has a newsletter every month? The “Class Times” is the class newsletter for parents and students. At the end of each month, we have a newsletter writing period when students will brainstorm, discuss, and write events that happened during the month in our classroom and Rio Calaveras. Please read our newsletter for information regarding our class activities and what’s coming up for the next month. You can also view past newsletters on our class website. Please support you child in this fun and rewarding activity by asking for and read the newsletter every month.
Report cards will go home on Wednesday. Grades are given in rubric format in relation to the 5th grade standards. Here is the percentage range for each of the rubric score:
I will also include a grade book copy which shows the grade percentages your child receives for each subject.
A detailed final 1st Trimester grades are posted on our class website.
As always, please let me know if you have questions or concerns. Thank you!
1st TRIMESTER AWARDS
1st Trimester Awards Assembly will be on Friday, November 16, at 9:15 to recognize students who have achieved AR goals and Honor Roll. We invite parents to share in this special occasion with your child.
There are many students in our class, although did not receive a certificate, have worked hard to improve academically as well as citizenship in the classroom. Congratulations! Keep up the good work.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to ALL STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Have a warm and happy Thanksgiving! There is no school from November 19 to 23
We will be back on Monday, Nov. 26
Trimester 2 begins this week. It is a time for students to renew their efforts. Please encourage your child to continue to do well or give more effort in these things:
- Use the student planner to be organized. Know what to do and when it’s due. Write them down!
- Be responsible for their own education. Focus in class, turn in all assignments, and do them well.
- Follow directions. Improve and be successful everyday.
- Do homework well. Practice math and language skills.
- Read at least 30 minutes every day.
- Practice Khan Academy and Lexia at home.
- Have fun and enjoy the 5th grade year!
I’m sure with these renewed commitments, your child will improve in this 2nd Trimester.
POETRY OUT LOUD! PRESENTATIONS
The 3rd annual classroom “Poetry Out Loud!” is happening on Wednesday in our classroom! Students have been working hard writing their quatrain poems for the last week and are ready to present. Quatrain poems consist of 4 lines in each stanza with distinct rhyming patterns. The emphasis is on writing and performance, not competition. Students can use props, pictures, or movements to enhance their reciting of the poem. Videos of the performances will be posted on our class website and the poems will go on their own student-created websites.
It’s going to be a fun and rewarding learning activity for the students in Room C7.
To inform parents of what's going on in the classroom, curriculum, news, progress, and activities. Please ask for the Learning Schedule that goes home every Monday.