Our class will hold our first “Flea Market Friday” in the classroom on September 13. The purpose is to use our Class Money to buy (and/or sell) little trinkets and other knick-knacks. During the process of buying and selling, students are required to calculate prices, add, subtract, divide, multiply, give correct change, and wisely use their money to make more money or to bargain and buy things they’d like to have. This is a great way to learn how to run a business and the “art” of selling. It is also a part of applying Common Core State Standards to real-life activities in the classroom.
Students are NOT ALLOWED to bring anything of value, instead, they can bring old toys, playing cards, games, books, and other used “stuff” that they have and want to sell. Students can also sell special skills like coloring, drawings, paintings, making balloon animals, or other creations and even do demonstrations.
We will have a fun learning experience in our first Flea Market.
THANK YOU for your support.
Begins this week until Dec. 20 to promote the “Season of Giving” in December, and to celebrate the winter festivities. It’s also a lot of fun. The “Secret Santa” activity is a great way to be kind to each other in the classroom.
Please support our class in this meaningful and fun activity. Thank you.
1st Trimester Awards Assembly will be on Thursday, November 21, at 2:00pm to recognize students for character and academic achievements. 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.
ROOM B1 CLASS SOCIAL
Bring a mug (or one will be “provided” for you) to our 1st Class Social this Friday. It’s a chance to connect with friends and classmates with a steamy cup of hot chocolate!!!
This Friday, our class will have a class RoAch (Recognition of Achievement) to celebrate our 5th grade Thanksgiving. We are thankful to our parents who have supported us every day. We are also thankful tor our friends in the classroom. Happy Thanksgiving!
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:
A detailed final 1st Trimester grades are posted on our class website grade book. As always, please let me know if you have questions or concerns. Thank you!
i-Ready Winter testing for 5th Graders begins this week. The students will be tested in Reading Language Arts, and Math. i-Ready Diagnostic is important because it is an indicator of your child’s progress and what level he/she is at comparing to 5th grade skills. Therefore, it is important for your child not to be absent during i-Ready 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.
IMPORTANCE OF ATTENDANCE
There are many good and important things to learn each week. Please make every effort to ensure that your child is not absent, tardy, or leaving early on any school day. Assignments and homework can be made up, but your child will miss the instructions and other building activities that go along with those assignments that help achieve understanding and mastery.
Some kinds of absences are unavoidable but taking students out of school unnecessarily is disruptive for learning. If possible, please schedule medical and other appointments after school.
Thank you for your support.
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 it 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.
- i-Ready/Lexia/Reading Plus. Practice math and Reading/Language skills.
- Read at least 30 minutes every day
- Have fun and enjoy the 5th grade year!
I’m sure with these renewed commitments, your child will improve in this 2nd Trimester.
i-Ready Winter testing for 5th Graders begins next week. The students will be tested in Reading Language Arts, and Math. i-Ready Diagnostic is important because it is an indicator of your child’s progress and what level he/she is at comparing to 5th grade skills. Therefore, it is important for your child not to be absent during i-Ready 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.
There will be no school next Monday, November 11, in honor of all United States Military Veterans. We thank all our Veterans for your service in defending the freedom that we enjoy in this country.