May 14-18

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WOW!!! I can not believe we have less than 2 weeks of school left for the year!! Time has absolutely flown by!

Victory Garden Harvest: A big thanks to parents who came out to help us Friday with our harvest. The students had a great time harvesting and eating their vegetables!!

25 book reading goal: Please check your child’s reading notebook for their progress. All book reviews are due Friday, May 18th. Students should meet requirements for all 4 nine week periods.
4th nine week 25 book requirements – students will need to earn 6 stickers. They are required to read 2 informational books on a new topic.

5th Grade Awards Ceremony and DVD viewing: Thursday, May 17th at 8:30
All 5th grade students will receive a completion certificate.

5th Grade Picnic: Tuesday, May 22nd

Students may need to bring home math and reading project assignments this week if they have not spent class time working diligently to complete these projects.

 

Upcoming Content:
Reading/ELA – 
vocabulary unit 14, test Wednesday, May 16. Continue reading project

Science – constructive and destructive forces

Math Project – Students will continue working on their math projects this week.  They will need some help from you gathering materials needed to complete the project. Due dates will be given as we work through the project. Projects should be finished by May 16th.

math board game instructions

Social Studies – 1950’s through 2001

Reading Project – All signatures have been received. Thank you for your support! The SSR project is under way. Due dates for the book chat presentations have changed to Friday, May 18th and Monday, May 21st.  Please check your child’s due date.

Reading responses and rubric

Sustained Silent Reading Book Chat


Upcoming Events:
5/17: 5th Grade Awards & DVD viewing
5/22: 5th Grade picnic, Early Release
5/23: Early Release, Last Day of School – Have a great summer!


May 7-11

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Hi parents and students!!

Junior Beta Club book drive
Are you doing a little spring cleaning? Ford’s Junior Beta Club is collecting gently used children’s books from May 7 through May 11. The books will be donated to local agencies that will distribute to kids who may not have books at home or access to books over the summer. Bins for the collection will be at the front of the school. We thank you for helping our community!

Upcoming Content:
Reading/ELA – 
Continue reading project

Science – constructive and destructive forces

Math Project – Students will continue working on their math projects this week.  They will need some help from you gathering materials needed to complete the project. Due dates will be given as we work through the project. Students should have materials to begin creating their game board on Tuesday, May 8.

Social Studies – 1950’s through 2001

Reading Project – Due dates for the book chat presentations have changed to Friday, May 18th and Monday, May 21st.  Please check your child’s due date.

Upcoming Events:
5/7: Field Day
5/17: 5th Grade Awards & DVD viewing
5/22: 5th Grade picnic, Early Release
5/23: Early Release, Last Day of School – Have a great summer!


April 30 – May 4

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Hi Parents and students, 

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

Upcoming Content:

Reading/ELA –  Continue reading project

Science – constructive and destructive forces- Test will be Friday, May 4. This will be an open note/open book test.

Math Project – Students will continue working on their math projects this week.  They will need some help from you gathering materials needed to complete the project. Due dates will be given as we work through the project.

Social Studies – 1950’s through 2001

Reading Project – All signatures have been received. Thank you for your support! The SSR project is under way.

Reading responses and rubric

Sustained Silent Reading Book Chat


April 23-27

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Hi parents and students!!

Woohoo!! Testing is over!! I am so proud of how hard your children worked during the testing period! THANK YOU to everyone who sent is snacks and treats during testing!! The students loved having them when they were finished each day!

The 5th grade field trip to Ruby Falls is this Friday, April 27th! A pink sheet with additional information was sent home in blue folders on Friday.  Please make sure you look over that!

Upcoming Content:
Reading/ELA – 

We will continue our reading project and work with informational pieces.

Science – constructive and destructive forces

Math Project – Please review and sign the instructions and rubric for your child’s in school math Board Game project.  They will need some help from you gathering materials needed to complete the project. Due dates will be given as we work through the project.

Social Studies – 1950’s through 2001

Reading Project – Please make sure you have signed the reading journal rubric and assignment sheet.

Reading responses and rubric

Sustained Silent Reading Book Chat

Upcoming Events:
4/27: 5th Grade Field trip to Tennessee
5/1: Evening in the Garden, 6:00-8:00 p.m., more information

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

 


April 9-13

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Hi parents and students,

Welcome back from Spring Break!  I 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…7 stickers are due at the end of this nine weeks, for a total of 25 by the end of the year

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!


March 19-23

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Hi parents and students!

THANK YOU so much for all of the sweet cards, lunches, supplies, treats, and gifts!  I am so blessed to be your child’s teacher!!

I cannot believe the third nine weeks is already over.  Report Cards will be sent home on Wednesday.  Please sign and return the envelope as soon as possible.

Upcoming Content: 

Reading:  In reading this week, we will continue with informational literacy and non-fiction texts.  Students will have a Unit 12 vocabulary quiz on Friday, March 23. 

Math: We will work on converting customary and metric measurement this week, as well as patterns.  We will complete another Bellringer this week and the students will have a quiz on Friday. Please review these problems with your child each week.

Language Arts:  Figurative language!

Social Studies:  We will continue our World War 2 unit.

Science: We will begin our constructive and destructive forces unit this week. We will also continue working in the Victory Garden and collecting data!

Upcoming Events:
3/20: Picture Day
3/21:  3rd Nine Week Report Card Distribution
3/26: Stevie B’s Spirit Night; 3:30 – 9:30 p.m.; 3335 Cobb Pkwy.
4/2 – 4/6: Spring Break


March 12-16

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Hi parents and students!

Important Reminders for this week:

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

On Tuesday, students who will attend Lost Mountain next year will meet with the one of the 6th grade counselors in the Ford Learning Commons from 1-2.

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 18 stickers.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Upcoming Content: 

Reading:  In reading this week, we will continue with informational literacy and non-fiction texts.  Students will have a Unit 11 vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, March 13. 

Math: We will continue learning about volume.  We will also review fraction word problems and line plots. The Volume test will be on Wednesday, March 14. We will begin customary and metric units of conversions this week.  We will complete another Bellringer this week and the students will have a quiz on Friday. Please review these problems with your child each week.

Language Arts:  We continue working on informational writing of paired texts and begin learning figurative language.

Social Studies:  We will continue our World War 2 unit.

Science: The Hidden Place projects are coming along well. These projects will be due on Wednesday and students will present them on Friday.

Upcoming Events:
3/12 – 3/15: Book Fair; 7:15 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
3/14:  End of 3rd Nine Week Grading Period
3/14:  Early Release, 12:30: Local School Professional Learning Day
3/21:  3rd Nine Week Report Card Distribution

 


March 5-9

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Hi parents and students!

Hidden Alarm PBL – Thank you for helping your child to gather materials for their project. Students have selected their partners and are beginning their designs for their hidden alarm. They will begin constructing their projects on Wednesday. STEM Hidden Alarm – WWII

Math Bellringers are review activities used with our students to ensure they receive math practice on concepts all year long. We usually begin a Bellringer on Monday and practice throughout the week. Students then have a quiz on Friday. I will begin having students bring these home on Wednesday nights to prepare for the Bellringer quiz assignment on Fridays. Please help your child prepare for the quiz on Friday by reviewing work and creating additional problems.

Upcoming Content: 

Reading:  In reading this week, we will continue with informational literacy and non-fiction texts.  Students will have a Unit 11 vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, March 13. 

Math: We will continue learning about volume.  We will also review fraction word problems and line plots. Students will have a test on Wednesday, March 7th. 

Language Arts:  We continue working on informational writing of paired texts.

Social Studies:  We will continue our World War 2 unit.

Science: Electricity test Friday, March 9th. 

Upcoming Events:

3/8: Cyber Safety Session; 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; A parent-only session; RSVP and survey participation are not required, but appreciated.
3/8
: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night; 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
3/9: Bingo Night; 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
3/9: Book Fair; 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
3/12 – 3/15: Book Fair; 7:15 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
3/14:  End of 3rd Nine Week Grading Period
3/14:  Early Release, 12:30: Local School Professional Learning Day
3/21:  3rd Nine Week Report Card Distribution


February 26-March 2

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Hi parents and students!  I hope you had a wonderful break!  I cannot believe it is almost March!!  We had such a great time celebrating Valentine’s Day prior to the break.  Thank you to Mrs. Roberts for sending in heart shaped doughnuts, and thanks to all of you for the sweet cards, candy, and gifts!

We will have our field trip to KSU’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education on Tuesday, February 27th.  Chaperones, please meet us at the KSU Museum (3333 Busbee Dr. NW Kennesaw, GA 30144) at 9:45.  You will help out with group rotations.  From there, you will drive and meet us at The Varsity.  We will have slips for you to help us order lunch.  We couldn’t do this without you…so THANK YOU!

Don’t forget to send in photos for the 5th Grade DVD. Check your email for more information.

KidTalk student contest information – KidTalk Flyer

Elementary MathFest Spring Flyer – a great opportunity for 4th and 5th grade students!

Upcoming Content: 

Reading:  In reading this week, students will finish their book reviews on The Boy on the Wooden Box.  Towards the end of the week, we will read non-fiction pieces.

Math: We will continue working on classifying quadrilaterals.  Students will have a test on Wednesday, March 7th. We will also begin learning about volume.

Language Arts:  We will wrap up our informational writing piece.  Homework will continue to come home this week. Please help your child brainstorm ideas and develop their writing. They will especially need help in the revision and editing process. A parent signature will be required on their final draft. Your signature indicates your help with student homework. The final draft of the “Great Wars” informational piece will be due on Friday, March 2. 

Social Studies:  We will begin the WWII unit this week.  A contract will be sent home on Wednesday.

Science: We will conclude our electricity unit this week.  We will test next Friday, March 9th. 

Upcoming Events:

2/27:  KSU field trip
3/14:  End of 3rd Nine Week Grading Period
3/14:  Early Release: Local School Professional Learning Day
3/21:  3rd Nine Week Report Card Distribution


February 12-16

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Hi parents and students!

We have approached the 4 1/2 point of the 3rd nine weeks! Check Parent Vue for information on your child’s progress.

We will have a Valentine card exchange on Wednesday, February, 14th.  Students can decorate a box or use a white paper bag.

Upcoming Content: 

Reading:  In reading this week, we will conclude our novel study on The Boy on the Wooden Box. We will discuss the theme of the story, and students will complete a book review project with partners.

Math: We will begin geometry this week.  Students will be working on identifying and classifying quadrilaterals.

Language Arts:  We will continue working on informational writing. Homework will continue to come home this week. Please help your child brainstorm ideas and develop their writing. They will especially need help in the revision and editing process. A parent signature will be required on their final draft. Your signature indicates your help with student homework.

Social Studies:  We will wrap up our Unit on World War 1 and The Great Depression. A study guide will be given to the students on Monday. Students should begin studying for upcoming test – Friday, February 16th

Science: We will begin our next unit on electricity.

Upcoming Events:
2/12: Stevi B’s Spirit Night; 3:30-9:00 pm (3335 Cobb Pkwy)

2/15-1/19: Fall Break