School’s Out!

Thank you parents and students for another great year!  Can you believe another school year is over?!

The pampering gift was so sweet!  We thank you for the many flowers, gift cards, and other tokens of appreciation.  We wish you much success next year in middle school and beyond.  Please come back to visit!

A fantastic year has come and gone

you’re ready now to move along.

 

Though I’m sad to see you go,

I really loved to watch you grow.

 

You’ve lost your teeth,

you’ve grown so tall,

so many changes since the fall!

 

Lots of laughter,

a couple of tears,

but most of all,

we’ve tamed our fears.

 

We can read and we can write,

we can even explain day and night!

 

We learned so much, we worked so hard,

we are each a shinning star!

 

All of us,

unique inside,

with special gifts we just can’t hide!

 

So here’s my list,

I’ll share a few,

of the brightest things I see in you!

We have seen so much growth in each and every student!  Please take this time to relax, rejuvenate, enjoy family and friends…but never stop learning!

With love,

Mrs. Hunt and Mrs. Pendley

 

Poem from: Sammi’s Reading and Writing Workshop

 

 

 

May 7-11, 2018

Events going on this week:

Monday, May 7th is Field Day.  Remember to bring your water bottle, towel, and wear sunscreen.  Thanks to all that have volunteered!

Friday, May 11- Victory Garden Harvest Day @ 8:15- All are welcome to come!

 

Academics this week:

Reading/Language Arts:  We will continue working on our reading project.  This week reading response #3 will be due.  Please continue to be mindful of the due dates.  Check your calendar.  Now is a great time to begin working on the final parts of the reading project.  This includes the passage, visual, honest reaction, and perfect dish.  Do NOT wait until the last minute to get all of this done.  The pages are linked here   Reading Project Pages    and are in your child’s binder/reading notebook.  Remember this counts for 2 grades in reading and language arts.

Spelling- Sort 12, test May 16th

Math- Continue to work on math project.  The due date has passed for the math problems.  Now, students are working on directions and the game board.  This will be due this Friday, May 11th.  We can’t wait for students to share these…they are looking pretty awesome!

We will continue with our weekly bellringer.  I will preview 6th grade math concepts with students this week.  Keep a lookout for notes in the math notebook.

Science- AC Option is due May 10th.  Students have been working on these in class.  They are allowed to put final touches on their project at home if needed.  Our final science test covering constructive and destructive forces will be May 15th.  Use the notebook, textbook, and resources on Edmodo to study.  We will provide an in class review this week.

Social Studies- We will wrap up Chapter 14 with in class activities

Thanks parents for your ongoing support.

April 30- May 4, 2018

Greetings!

We had a wonderful 5th grade field trip!! The kids had an amazing time! Thank you so much to our parent chaperones for the day!!!

5th Grade Class Picture – Wednesday, May 2nd. Students will need to wear their 5th grade Tshirt. Purchase information was sent home a few weeks ago.

4/30 – 5/4: Ford’s Relay for Life “Penny War” – This is a great way for all students to get involved! Students can bring pennies or even silver coins to help their class win.  Please send in coins with your students this week to help support a great cause.

Evening in the Garden – Tuesday, May 1 6:00-8:00 (Rain date May 3)

Performance Schedule

6:30 – Knd/1st grade performs
7:00 – 2nd/3rd grade performs
7:30 – 4th/5th grade performs
7:40 – Finale for ALL grades
Please plan to park at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church one hour before your performance time.  For the best seating BRING A BLANKET

http://eveninginthegarden.wikispaces.com/Evening+in+the+Garden+Information

Academics for the week

Reading/Language Arts- We will continue with our book project.  Reading response #1 was due last week.  Check the schedule for when your next reading response is due. Remember reading responses count for a reading and language arts grade.   Students are allowed to post their responses on One Note.  They can also turn it in handwritten in their notebook if preferred.

Math- Game cards with the 15 word problems and 35 math problems were due last week.  This was for a grade.  This week students are allowed to bring in pieces to create their game boards.  Partners will work together to complete directions and the game board this week.

Science- We will continue working on our AC option for constructive and destructive forces  (due May 10th).  We will give out a study guide this week for our final science test.

Social Studies- We are wrapping up Chp. 13 which includes history through 9/11 and technology.  There will be no final test, only classwork.

 

April 16-20, 2018

Hi parents and students!  TWO more days of testing…we can do this!

Important Reminders:

Our 5th grade field trip is coming up soon.  We will be sending home more details, but wanted to remind you to make sure your child has a sack, disposable lunch for that day.

This Saturday is our Community Service Day from 8:30-noon.  Come out and help spruce up our gardens!

Academics for this week:

Reading- We will begin our Reading Project this week.  Students picked out their books Friday in the Learning Commons or our class library.  I sent out an email with details, so please refer to that.  I am attaching all of the reading project pages your child should have (*see below).  We will not give out extra copies, so please hold on to them.  The pink papers are in their notebooks and the green papers are in their binders.  They will also have a blue paper with a calendar to keep them on track for how many pages they need to read each day.  This is a HUGE part of their final grade for reading/language arts.  Please be sure your child is keeping up with their reading responses and works on the final components in a timely manner.  It is a super fun project that the kids love to share at the end.  🙂

Click here for the Reading Project Pages

Unit 12 Vocab Test will be Wednesday, April 18th— open book

Language Arts- Work on components to our scholastic weekly reader (issue from 2.26 about Rhinos)

Math- Review Customary Unit; Bellringer quiz Friday

Science-Milestones on Monday; Later in the week we will go back to constructive and destructive forces

Social Studies- Milestones on Tuesday

Thanks for all that you do!  Please reach out with any questions!

 

April 9-13

Welcome back from Spring Break!  We hope you all had a great time.

This Tuesday, we will begin Milestone Testing.  Please be mindful to get your child to school on time each day.  Please do your best to schedule any appointments in the afternoon.

Thanks to all that volunteered to bring in snacks this week.

Academics this week:

Reading- Scholastic Weekly Reader, make sure you are keeping up with your reading…6 stickers are due at the end of this nine weeks, for a total of 25 by the end of the year

Language Arts- Vocabulary Workshop Unit 12

Math- Continue to review all concepts this year; review notebook pages each night

Science- Continue to review constructive and destructive forces; each night we will assign notes to review from earlier in the year

Social Studies- Economics; All week students need to study the map of important locations (located inside the social studies notebook)

Make sure to get a good night’s rest each day this week!

 

 

Spring Break!

Hi parents!

I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful spring break!  A few kids asked about work over the break…I am not assigning any written work over the break.  I believe students need time to relax…we have had to cover a lot of work in a short amount of time. 

 

If you would like your child to do something, I suggested the following to students:

·        Read daily, Relax, Have meaningful conversations with your family and friends!

·        Go back to  math, science, and social studies notebooks and review from the beginning

·        Make notecards/flash cards on concepts that have been forgotten

·        Major math concepts to review- order of operations, add/subtract/multiply/divide fractions and decimals, converting metric and customary units of measurement, geometry (classify figures, perimeter, volume, area)

·       Major social studies concepts- Civil War, turn of the century/changing nations, geography, world war I- world war II, cold war, decades/civil rights unit (on One Note)

·       Major science concepts- Microorganisms and bacteria, classifying plants and animals, electricity, matter (chemical, physical changes), magnetism, constructive/destructive forces

·       Review folders/notes on Edmodo (most of the games won’t be active, I’ll reactive them over the break and email codes out to you…codes only last for 14 days, which is why they may not work sometimes)

I appreciate your hard work and dedication into ensuring the success of your child.  Enjoy this time off!  It is MUCH needed!  See you all after the break! 

March 26- March 30, 2018

Hi parents!

Events this week

3/26 Stevie B’s night 3:30-9:00 pm

3/27 Parent/student night @ Durham 6:30-8:30 pm

3/29- 5th grade visit to Lost Mountain 9:15-11:00

3/30- Autism Awareness Day (wear blue)

SPRING BREAK April 2-6

This Friday we will have our 3rd Quarter reward…I’ll send out an email soon!

 

Academics this week
Reading- Review paired texts/evidence based reading and writing

Language Arts- Spelling Sort 10 Test Friday

Math- Review conversions; Bellringer Quiz Friday; We will begin coordinate planes this week

Science- Constructive and destructive forces; review notes every day this week; We will have a quiz on Friday

Social Studies- Assassinations of important leaders, new technologies, Collapse of the Soviet Union, 9/11– Make sure your child is keeping up with their assignments on ONE NOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19-23, 2018

Hi parents and students!

Can you believe this third nine weeks is over?!  Thank you all so much for the sweet cards, decorated door, lunch, supplies, and our sweet Love Street gift!  We appreciate you all thinking of us!

Important Dates

Tuesday, March 20th- Spring pictures.  Don’t forget your money and order form if you are ordering.

Make sure you turn in your self-addressed envelopes for our guidance lesson.

Wednesday, March 21st- Report cards come home.  Please do NOT seal the envelope.  You are to keep the report card.  Simply, sign the outside envelope and return.  We will have instructions at a later date for the final report cards.  Grades are posted frequently on Synergy.  All graded papers are sent home weekly in the blue folder.  If at any point during the nine weeks you have concerns, please reach out to us.

Academics for the week:

Reading- Review comprehension skills; students need 6 stickers for the 4th nine weeks goal- 25 total for the year

3rd quarter 25 book celebration will be Wednesday, March 28th- Details will come home this week to those who made it…congratulations for making reading a priority!

Language Arts- Evidence based writing prompts; Intro to sort 11 words

Math- Customary and Metric Conversions; Bellringer and conversions Quiz Friday

Science- Begin constructive/destructive forces; Unit vocabulary due Wednesday

Social Studies- World War II- Cold War Test March 21st; Begin working on 1950s-Present day unit

Hang in there….Spring Break is near!

 

March 12-16, 2018

Hi parents and students!

Important Reminders:

This week the Book Fair is going on in the Learning Commons.  Students may go in the morning if they have money.

Tuesday- Lost Mountain visit in the Learning Commons

BOOK REVIEWS ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY!  Students need 6 stickers to make the goal for this nine weeks.  This deadline will NOT be extended.  Please help your child with managing their time to get this done.  They have had all nine weeks to work on there book reviews.  By this time, they should have at least 19 stickers.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Academics for this week:

Reading- We will continue Number the Stars- quizzes will be given throughout the reading…We encourage students to take the books home to re-read what we have read in class.  Vocabulary Workshop Unit 10 test will be this Wednesday, March 14th.

Language Arts- We will review perfect tense verbs this week.  We will glue resources in the writing notebook for students to review.  We will begin sort 10 spelling later this week.  The test for Sort 10 will be Wednesday, March 21st.

Math- Polygons test came home in the blue folder on Friday.  Please take a look at it and make corrections as needed.  We want students to understand their mistakes.  We will review volume of composite figures this week.  Please continue to use the resources on Edmodo to help review and practice.  Their is a Volume snapshot that students need to complete on Edmodo.  We will have our bellringer to review previous taught skills.  We will begin customary and metric units of conversions this week.  It is a lot of info going on in math, so we will make sure students take home their notebooks daily to review.  We will have a test ONLY covering volume on Friday.

Science- The Hidden Place projects are coming along well.  We will wrap those up on Monday and present on Tuesday.  We will post the final products to Class Dojo so you can see them.  Please remember the study guide is due Monday.  Here it is just in case anyone needs an extra copy.  Study Guide-2aj86bnWe will check it in class on Monday… the test will be Friday, March 16th.  We will begin our final unit on constructive and destructive forces this week in science.

Social Studies- This week we will wrap up with the Cold War.  We will review World War II- Cold War this week.  We will give out a study guide on Tuesday and it will be due Friday.  (I am posting it here if anyone wants to get started early.)  WWII- Cold War Study Guide-1ly3zf7  The test will be on March 21st.  I will post a Quizizz review for students later this week.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Have a great week!

 

March 5-9, 2018

Important Info and Reminders…

Thank you to our amazing parents that came to chaperone at KSU and the Varsity.  We could not have done this with out you.  🙂

Thursday, March 8th- Chick Fil A Night

Friday, March 9th- Book Fair Opens

 

Academics for the week

Reading- We will continue the novel Number the Stars.  We will begin Unit 10 vocabulary this week.  The test will be March 14th.  On Friday we sent home the Figurative Language quizzes.  Students were allowed to use notes to take the quiz.  Please take a look and review those as needed.  Continue to review the notes in the notebook, as we will review in class.  We will wrap up or Figurative Language with a test this Friday, March 9th.

Language Arts- We will revisit opinion writing this week.  Spelling this week is Sort 10.  The test is Wednesday, March 7th.

Math- Students have been learning about classifying polygons.  Work came home Friday in the blue folder.  Continue to review the notes and pages we have sent home.  No bellringer this week.  Prepare for the test on Friday by reviewing notes in the notebook.

Science- We began working on the Hidden Place today in class.  Students are allowed to bring in boxes and decorations for their homes.  We have extra lights to supply if needed.  We are giving the students one hour each day to work on it.  The final product will be due this Friday.

Social Studies- We will begin wrapping our WWII unit.  We will move right in to the Cold War.  Check the agenda for what to read each night.  Unit vocabulary was due today.  The workbook pages will be due Thursday.  (We gave those out today).  Remember to study the unit vocabulary (test Friday).

We know it is a lot of work…hang in there.  March is full of work as we continue to prepare students for end of the year assessments.  We appreciate all of their hard work and your continued dedication.

Thanks!