Students with numbers 1-10 have their first Vlog on SeeSaw due Friday, October 4. Students with numbers 11-21 have their first reading response due on Google Classroom on Friday, October 4.
Fugleflick forms were sent home in today’s Friday folder. Space is limited, so interested students should turn their forms in first thing Monday morning.
Conference letters should have come home in today’s Friday folder, as well. Please review your assigned conference time and let me know as soon as possible if this time will not work for your family. 5th grade students are encouraged, but not required, to attend conferences with their parents.
Robert Crown permission slips also were sent home in today’s Friday folder. Please return the permission slip no later than November 22, being sure to indicate which programs you’d like your child to attend. Robert Crown staff comes to us, so there are no bus fees. The school district covers the program costs. The district will be offering an informational night on November 12 at 7:00pm at the Dunton Administrative Building for parents interested in learning more about the Robert Crown programming.
My math class now has XtraMath accounts to help with multiplication math fact fluency. Students taped their login information into their assignment notebooks today. Students are able to access their account at home by going to xtramath.org. To log in, they will type in my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, their first name, and a four-digit pin number that is the same four digits from their Google username. We will be using this website in class, but please also encourage your child to review their math facts at home, as most 5th grade math concepts that we will cover require strong math fluency skills.
Now that we’ve wrapped up our Earth in Space unit of study in science, we’ll be transitioning to social studies. We have brand new textbooks this year, so please encourage your child to treat his/her book with care. We’ll be starting with Chapter 10, which focuses on growing tensions between the American colonies and Great Britain.