December 8-13

Parents and Students,

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the gift cards and sweet presents! I have never EVER celebrated my birthday during the school year (even as a child). You really blew me away with your kindness! Words cannot express how thankful I am!

We have two more weeks until Christmas Break! Please be aware that our class party is December 18th 8:45-9:30. All parents are invited, but please be aware of the times. We will be continuing with our regular schedule after the party. Have a great weekend!

Information on Spirit of Giving Bags has been communicated via our Room Moms.  MBES is thrilled to continue our community outreach Spirit of Giving Bags tradition again this year. Many families attending our sister schools rely heavily on school provided breakfast and lunch, and when schools break for holidays, these families lack the food and necessities needed on a daily basis. During the December 10 TPV, each classroom will prepare a Giving Bag, complete with such necessities.  Please be on the lookout for the approved list, and consider donating an item or two.  What a joy it is to give generously to those in need!

December 10- TPV from 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM Thank you Gracie’s mom and Kate’s dad for volunteering!

December 10–  Hahn ELA will take the RI during reading
December 12- Hahn Math will take the MI during math
December 18-  8:45- 9:30  5th Grade homeroom holiday party
December 19 –  Early Release Day!
December 20-Early Release Day!

ELA (Mrs. Hahn’s Class)- Next week, we will be reviewing inferencing/context clues and finishing drafts for our informational essay.

Math (Mrs. Hahn’s class)- We will begin multiplying decimals and continue on to division with decimals.

Science-We will continue our unit of animal classification. I am planning for our end of unit test next Friday. A study guide will be coming home on Monday.

Vocabulary-We will be reviewing all the words we have learned during the first semester. There will be a quiz Thursday.

Grammar-We are learning about conjunctions and their use this week. There will be a quiz on Friday.

December 2-6

Parents and Students,

I hope everyone had a relaxing and memorable Thanksgiving Break. We are back in full academic swing! These next three weeks will have a lot going on so please be sure to mark the dates on your calendars! Our class has begun our Safety Patrol duties for this year! Students are very excited and belts have been distributed. Please make sure the belts stay in the backpacks. Any lost belt will be replaced and a replacement belt is $5. Have a great week!

December 6- High Touch High Tech from 12:30- 2:00 PM
December 6- Last day of fall FACT club!
December 10- TPV from 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM Thank you Gracie’s mom and Kate’s mom for volunteering!

December 10–  Hahn ELA will take the RI today during reading
December 12- Hahn Math will take the MI during math
December 18-  8:45- 9:30  5th Grade homeroom holiday party
December 19 –  Early Release Day!
December 20-Early release day!

ELA (Mrs. Hahn’s Class)- We are going over the differences between dictionaries and glossaries and when you would use them. We also have been talking about main ideas and summaries.

Math (Mrs. Hahn’s class)- We have started subtraction with decimals this week and will begin multiplying and dividing decimals next week. We have a quiz on Thursday over adding and subtracting decimals.

Science-We have began our unit learning about how scientists classify animals. We are also learning about the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates.

Vocabulary-We are learning about counter- and contra- this week. There will be a quiz on Thursday.

Grammar-We are learning about academic vocabulary this week and we are applying that to reading and writing. Students will be working on a short narrative story including some of these words.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Parents and Students,

We had a FANTASTIC time simulating Ellis Island during our annual Immigration Day. Students took their roles very seriously and the clothing was amazing! A BIG THANK YOU to all our parent volunteers! We could not have pulled this off without you.

Stem Day was a big success as well! Students were challenged to create their own working Ski Ball game! Congrats to our class winners, Kelly P., Will H., Lila F., and Will W.

Please enjoy your break and make memories with each other. Happy Thanksgiving! See you December 2nd!

November 18-22

Parents and Students,

I am blown away by all the kindness and generosity from our families and students! We had a magical time seeing Wonder today! Tears were shed, laughs were had by all! A BIG THANK YOU to Mrs. Nagel and Mrs. Winfrey for helping our class wrap books on Tuesday! And a MAJOR THANK YOU to Mrs. Hopkins for being our chaperone today at the movies!

Just a reminder, Immigration Day is Friday 11/22! The study guide is due Tuesday 11/19 so that we can go over the answers. If you need an additional copy, you can find one under the Social Studies page on this blog.

***The Social Studies unit test is also Tuesday 11/19! I am attaching the study guide here. Students should be bringing home study materials this weekend!

As the weather gets colder, please make sure that students wear appropriate clothing and bring jackets.

ELA (Mrs. Hahn’s Class)-Students have been learning different note-taking methods (mind-mapping and outlining). We will be going over the Cornell Note-taking method and synthesizing and organizing our notes for our informational writing. We are also going over how to read higher level non-fiction texts. Next week we will be going over the meaning of vocabulary and the morphology of words.

Math (Mrs. Hahn’s class)-We will begin rounding and comparing decimals next week. There will be a formative quiz on Wednesday.

Social Studies-Our unit test will be Tuesday 11/19

Science-We will begin our next science unit on Classifying Organisms after Thanksgiving Break

Vocabulary-NO VOCAB THIS WEEK

 

November 22-Immigration Day

November 25-29-Thanksgiving Break

December 6th-Last day of Fall Fact Club

December 18- Class Parties 8:45-9:30

December 19th and 20th-Early Release

November 11-15

Hello!

We are quickly approaching Thanksgiving Break and Immigration Day! Students were sent home with a study guide today that is due back 11/19. This can also be found on this blog under the social studies page. Next week is Acts of Kindness Week. Our class is in charge of collecting toothpaste for our hygiene kits. Please send in at least 5 full tubes of toothpaste. We are also collecting a gently used/new book to give to a 5th grader at Brumby Elementary. Below are the dates for when the items are needed. Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness!

Important Dates

  • November 11th-Veteran’s Day
  • November 11- 15th– 5th Grade Acts of Kindness week
    November 15th- Field trip to see the movie Wonder 
  • November 22ndImmigration Day! 
  • November 25th-29th-Thanksgiving Break

Mrs. Hahn’s ELA-We will continue to take notes about immigration in order to organize our thoughts for our writing. We will also dive deeper into non-fiction texts and examine the different features of different texts.

Grammar-We are continuing with commas setting off a phrase or direct address. There will be a quiz Thursday.

Vocabulary-We will be studying the prefixes “con” and “com”. There will be a quiz on Thursday.

Math-We will begin our units on decimals, beginning first with place value and comparing decimals.

Social Studies-We will be learning about the Spanish American War and the roles William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt played during the early 20th century. We will also discuss the Panama Canal.

 

November 4-8 Reminders and Updates

Parents and Students,

I was blown away the creativity of everyone’s Banana-Rama! I was seriously IMPRESSED! It was evident that hard work and thought were out into these projects! Congratulations to Carter for being chosen our class winner! Check out the class story on Class Dojo for some pictures! A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Foundation. We are so appreciative for all the opportunities and resources the Foundation provides! As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 5th!

Acts of Kindness Week

November 11th-15th is 5th Grade Acts of Kindness week. We have some awesome events scheduled! Acts of Kindness Week ends with a field trip to see the movie Wonder! Permission forms are due by November 6th! Below is our schedule for the week. Be on the lookout for more information from our room moms!

 

 

Upcoming Dates

  • November 5th- No school for students (Election day)
    November 11- 15th– 5th Grade Acts of Kindness week (more information to come)
    November 15th- Field trip to see the movie Wonder  (field trip slip due 11/6)
  • November 22ndImmigration Day! 
  • November 25th-29th-Thanksgiving Break

ELA (Mrs. Hahn’s group)-We will begin our informational reading and writing unit. Students will be introduced to features of non-fiction texts and will be writing and researching about immigration.

Grammar-We will be learning more about commas and their uses (setting off phrases).

Vocabulary-We will be studying the prefix “quad”.  There will be a quiz Thursday!

Math (Mrs. Hahn’s group)-We will be reviewing powers of 10. Students have a quiz on Monday on numerical expressions. On Thursday, we will be taking a unit test over place value, multi-digit multiplication, long division , interpreting remainders, numerical expressions, and order of operations. Our next unit will be operations with decimals!

Social Studies-We will begin our inventors research. Each student will research an inventor and make an “Inventor Trading Card”. After this, we will begin world affairs during the early 20th century, such as engineering feats like the Panama Canal.

Reminders and Updates

Parents and Students,

Please look through the following information and dates. We have some exciting events coming up and we want to make sure everyone is informed! This is THE LAST WEEK to donate the the Foundation Patron drive! Our goal is 100%! Better late than never! Please donate!

Important Dates

  • Banana-Rama– In efforts to carry on a 5th grade MBES tradition, we will be participating in a fun project. I can’t wait to see your creativity! This is due October 31st!  Bananarama info
  • Dunwoody Nature Center – We will go to the Dunwoody Nature Center on Wednesday, October 30th. We will eat lunch at the nature center that day, so if they bring lunch from home, it must be completely disposable and labeled with their name.
  • November 5th- No school for students (election day)
    November 11- 15th– 5th Grade Acts of Kindness week (more information to come)
    November 15th- Field trip to see the movie Wonder  (field trip slip coming home first week of November)
  • November 22ndImmigration Day! 

 

Curriculum Updates

Math (Mrs. Hahn’s group)-We are finishing up numerical expressions this week! We will be taking a quiz this Thursday!

ELA (Mrs. Hahn’s group)- Students will be finishing up book clubs this week and we will be comparing and contrasting characters! We will be finishing our narrative writing unit and moving into informational writing. We will also be covering idioms, parables, and

Social Studies-We will begin our study about immigration!

Grammar-We will be learning about punctuating commas in a series.

Weekly Reminders and Updates

Parents,

It was wonderful to meet with each of you to discuss your student! This class really is full of wonderful and unique children. They make coming into work a pleasure with their sense of humor and creativity!

If you have donated to the Foundation Patron Drive thank you so much! Our foundation does so much for our school! I have personally benefited from our Foundation through Kagan training, our wonderful Turf, and The Voyage. Please donate to our Foundation today! It really does make a difference!

Upcoming Dates

October 22- STEM Fair 5:30- 7:00 PM
October 30-  Dunwoody Nature Center field trip and Walton Family Cluster Night (no homework! )
October 31- Bananarama due Foundation Patron Drive month ends (our goal is 100%)

Curriculum Updates

Math (Mrs. Hahn’s group)-Our Order of Operations quiz is Wednesday. We will be starting simple expressions this week!

ELA (Mrs. Hahn’s group)-Students are continuing with their book clubs and we will be learning about making inferences. Students will be writing RACE responses to their books.

Social Studies-We are leaning about cattle trails and inventors this week!

Weekly Reminders and Updates

Parents and Students,

Wow! That was a quick first quarter! I am looking forward to meeting with everyone next week during conference week. Click here for a link to the full conference schedule. If you need to reschedule your conference last minute, please contact the front office as soon as possible. Please remember, each day is an early release day!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to the Patron Drive! Our Foundation is so crucial to what we do here at Mt. Bethel! Please donate! If we get at least 80% participation, our class earns Fro-Yo and extra recess time! We also might get to name the street sign!


Upcoming Dates

October 14- 18 Conference Week (Early release at 12:30 PM every day)
October 22- STEM Fair 5:30- 7:00 PM
October 30-  Dunwoody Nature Center field trip and Walton Family Cluster Night (no homework! )
October 31- Bananarama due Foundation Patron Drive month ends (our goal is 100%)

Curriculum Updates

Math (Mrs. Hahn’s group)-We are moving on to Order of Operations and reviewing exponents.

ELA (Mrs. Hahn’s group)-Students are continuing with their book clubs and we have been discussing Theme. In writing, we are publishing our personal narratives. Those will be sent home after conference week.

Science-The science test was moved to this Tuesday (10/15) due to our field trip last week. We will begin our new Social Studies unit on Wednesday. We are going to be putting on our historian hat and discussing the Turn of the Century!

 

Patron Drive and Updates

Dear Families,

Please view the video linked here for ways that your Patron Drive donations directly impact ALL students and teachers at Mt. Bethel! Our class would love to have 100% participation in the Patron Drive and sincerely appreciate all of your support in this goal!

Our Foundation provides teachers and students with important training opportunities and classroom resources that impact all students and teachers at Mt. Bethel!

 

TPV-A BIG THANK YOU to Mrs. Cooke and Mrs. Nair for helping out and being our very first TPV volunteers!

Important Updates

  1. End of quarter-We are getting near the end of the first quarter (next Friday).  Don’t forget to check StudentVue or ParentVue so there aren’t any surprises. Below is your login information and please know that I enter in grades as I grade them and that there are still more grades this week and next week to potentially bring the grade up!
    StudentVue and ParentVue– Cobb County online gradebook
    User Name: firstname.lastname@students.cobbk12.org
    Password: CCSD Network Password (one you use to log into computer at school)
    ParentVue Handout for Parents
  2. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Field Trip – We will go to see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, October 8th. Students are expected to dress up that day. Also, we will eat lunch after we get back, so please have your child bring a big snack that they can eat before we leave.
  3. Banana-Rama– In efforts to carry on a 5th grade MBES tradition, we will be participating in a fun project. A flyer was sent home before break with all the details which you can also access here.  Bananarama info
  4. Dunwoody Nature Center – We will go to the Dunwoody Nature Center on Wednesday, October 30th. Permission slips went home before the break.  Also, we will eat lunch at the nature center that day, so if they bring a lunch from home, it must be a completely disposable and labeled with their name.
  5. Patron Drive–  Envelopes regarding the Patron Drive were sent home this week. Our Foundation does so much for our school, and they wouldn’t be able to do it without the help of our wonderful families. Each family is asked to donate $125 per student.  This money pays for instructor salaries, professional development for teachers, updated technology, and important STEM Lab and classroom instructional materials.  Please donate today as our classroom goal is 100%.

Important Dates:

October 10- Early Release 12:30 PM
October 14- 18 Conference Week (Early release at 12:30 PM every day)
October 22- STEM Fair 5:30- 7:00 PM
October 30- Dunwoody Nature Center field trip and Walton Family Cluster Night (no homework! )
October 31- Bananarama due and  Foundation Patron Drive month ends (our goal is 100%)

Curriculum Updates:

Math– (Mrs. Hahn’s class)-   We are moving onto Order of Operations this week.  After this, we will focus on simple equations.

Science– This week we will be finishing up constructive and destructive forces. We will be having our science test on Tuesday. Students have study materials through One Note and their social studies notebooks.

Writing– (Mrs. Hahn’s class)- We are continuing the unit on narrative writing.  We will be working through our writing process and publishing our piece of writing.

Grammar-We will continue to work on expanding and combining sentences.

Vocab-We will be reviewing the prefixes we have learned throughout throughout the first quarter.

Reading-  (Mrs.Hahn’s class) Book clubs

Session 9: I can find meaning when characters face problems (Theme).

Session 10: I can determine and explain how two main ideas are related to details

Class Read Aloud: Home of the Brave We will be starting the Global Read Aloud book (Front Desk)  once we finish Home of the Brave.

 

Have a great weekend!