April 26

Setting Goals and Earning Points!

As we come to the close of a wonderful fifth grade year we have some exciting events planned! Each of these events are a privilege that students have the ability to earn. In order to track their progress towards these incentives we have implemented “Class Dojo”, a point system some of you are already familiar with.
Students will be awarded points for working hard, being on task, participating, teamwork, helping others and persistence. Conversely points can also be deducted for disrespect, being off task, not having homework, talking out of turn or being unprepared. Points can be tracked online in real time. You will be able to see exactly why your child is gaining points and discuss their progress towards each activity goal! A letter will go home in today’s Tuesday folder with your login information.
Point goals will grow with each event and previously earned points will be applied to or deducted from the next goal.
Event Goals:
STEM DAY, MAY 6: 10 points
FIELD DAY, MAY 13: 20 points
STUDENTS vs. TEACHERS BASKETBALL GAME date TBD: 30 points
FIFTH GRADE PICNIC, MAY 23: 40 points

Please feel free to contact your child’s homeroom teacher if you have any questions.

Thanks!

April 20

Get out your calendar!

Greetings Fifth Grade Families!

A sincere thank you all for your support during testing. We had fun treats and encouraging notes each day that made for a wonderful week of testing and the kids really seemed to enjoy coming in to different motivational quotes and treats each morning. Also, “big ups” to you all for making sure your child was here, on time, every day, our class has only one student who will need to take a makeup test! The kids worked very hard in every subject area, and we hope to receive the results within the next two to three weeks. As a reminder, all fifth grade students are required to successfully pass both reading/language arts and math to be promoted to middle school. In the unfortunate event that they did not meet grade level expectations, then retesting will take place on May 17th, 18th and 19th.

Below you will find a list of upcoming events and reminders to make note of, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Again thanks for all of your support and I look forward to finishing this year strong!

Upcoming Events:

• Progress Reports ……………………………….April 29th
• Middle School Field Trip……………………May 4th (permission slips were in Tuesday folders)
• 3rd – 5th Grade Field Day ………………….May 13th
• Georgia Milestones Retake ………………May 17th, 18th & 19th
• Fifth Grade Picnic …………………..……………May 23rd
• Half Days (early dismissal)………………… May 24th & 25th
• Last day of school and 5th Grade Walk of Honor (begins at noon)May 25th

April 1

Spring Break and we are STILL learning!

Hello Families!

I am sure you have all been expecting some work to come home this afternoon with your kiddos but we are switching it up a bit for Spring Break and going digital! We felt that this would be much more convenient for families who may be traveling as they wont have to keep up with any papers. All of our practice work over the break will be online. Students will have four MyOn reading and writing projects (two for science topics and two for social studies topics) as well as the online math practice that Mrs. Curley has assigned. Students can log into Education Galaxy with their individual IDs (assigned by Mrs. Curley and written in their agendas) and the password “learn”. Students are required to earn 26 “stars” in the math section by the end of Spring Break.

Georgia Milestone Testing begins WEDNESDAY, April 13th with reading. The testing day is rather long for our students, keeping this in mind please be sure that your child gets a full nights rest and eats a healthy breakfast each morning.

The morning of test:
• Be on time! (students will NOT be admitted late.)
• Get up a few minutes early to avoid having to rush and ensure that your child arrives on time.
• Have your child eat a nutritious breakfast
• Have your child dress comfortably.
• Be positive and communicate that this is their chance to show what he/she knows.

Testing Schedule:
• Wednesday, April 13th Reading/English Language Arts
• Thursday, April 14th Writing
• Friday, April 15th Math
• Monday , April 18th Science
• Tuesday, April 19th Social Studies

Georgia Milestone Scoring:
Level 4: Distinguished Learner Score Range 574—775:
Level 3: Proficient Learner Score Range 525-573

Below Grade Level Expectations:
Level 2: Developing Learner Score Range 475-524
Level 1: Beginning Learner Score Range 210-474

Our students are all well prepared for testing and with our support are going to
KNOCK IT OUT OF THE PARK!

I’d like to give a shout out to our wonderful room mom Tracey Reed who has personally planned and created testing treats and encouraging notes for each child EVERY morning of testing! Thank you Mrs. Reed!

I hope you all have a restful, fun and safe Spring Break. See you in a week!