September 10-September 14

Hello parents. We had a great week of testing. We have two more days remaining and we will be back on schedule.

This week:

Math: Division using partial quotient

Reading: Determine the meaning of unknown words

Writing: Narratives

Social Studies: Government/Civics/Bill of Rights/Turn of Century



Your child should have brought home a Believe Kid’s fundraiser packet Fri., Sept. 7th.  Please support PTA by asking friends, co-workers, and family members to purchase any of the items in the catalog.  The top seller will win the DRONE WITH CAMERA and 2nd place seller will receive $150 CASH.  ALL MONEY IS DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, in order to receive orders before Christmas break.


Pay $1 and wear a hat!  


Enjoy your break! I will not be assigning packets of work over break. As stated at the beginning of the year, I expect students to log onto studyladder, splashmath, learningfarm, and readworks to work on skills. Thank you and let me know if you have any questions.

As always, thank you all for what you do to support your child and I.








September 3-September 7

Hello parents! We are thankful for another successful week in the learning zone.

  • Iowa Testing September 13, 2018 to September 18, 2018
  • Progress reports were sent home on September 5, 2018. Please make sure you sign and return. (Papers must be returned as well).

Next week:

Math- Multiplying using the standard algorithm

Reading- Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g. how characters interact).

Writing-Publishing our narratives

Science-Review constructive/destructive

SS-Rights of citizens/turn of century

  • Reminder: It is your child’s responsibility to study for test/quizzes. They have notebooks that they are able to take home if needed.

I also want to shout out all of my students who turned in a science project. I was so impressed and excited to see all of their hard work. They did a wonderful job with their creations, arguments, and presentations. Thank you parents for all that you do to support your child and I. You are appreciated!

August is over! WOW!

Thank you to all the parents who came to open house. I appreciate you! If you were unable to attend, information papers will be sent home with progress reports on Wednesday.


Monday September 3, 2018 Labor Day No School

Progress Reports September 5, 2018- attached will be all work completed since August 1

Science Projects Due September 6, 2018

Checkpoint health 2 Due September 12, 2018

IOWA testing begins September 13, 2018

Next Week

Math-NBT.3 Read, Write, and compare decimals to thousandths

Reading-RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g. how characters interact).

Writing-Transitioning into the revise and edit stage of narratives

Social Studies-Turn of century/cattle trails.

As always, please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Week of 8/20/18-8/24/18

Hello parents! We have completed another successful week in the learning zone.


Early Release August 29, 2018 12:30 pm

Open house August 30,2018 6pm-7:30 pm

Monday September 3, 2018 Labor Day No School

Progress Reports September 5, 2018

Also, parents students are given limited amount of homework with the expectation that they should complete because it is used for the purpose of reviewing skills. Also, students have full access to many different educational websites. Please encourage them to use them.


FYI: Students were given three health assignments, as well as a science project. They have ample amount of time to complete all four. Please make sure they are working on them. They are worth 100 points each.

Next Week:

Math: Power of Ten/Place Value

Reading: Theme Rotations

Writing: Narratives

Science: Finish up Constructive/Destructive forces

Social Studies: We will be starting off Social Studies with Government and Civics

Thank you parents for all that you do. Please , do not hesitate to contact me if needed.

[email protected]

2nd week_8/17/18

Parents, we have now completed our second week of school.

In math, we worked on written expressions and will move onto place value next week. We will still be reviewing order of operations and written expressions.

In reading, we finished up inferences. We will be moving onto theme next week.

Writing this quarter will be all personal narratives.

Science-Constructive/Destructive….We will dig into a scavenger hunt next week and I will assign a project.

  • FYI: Blood drive at Hendricks September 5th 3pm-7pm.
  • Interested in information about Gifted Eligibility August 23,2018 at 7:30 A.M. Room 215.
  • As soon as I receive the approval from school personnel, I will be entering grades for all parents to view on Synergy Parentvue.


I dont give a lot of homework, so please make sure your child is doing the few problems assigned. Also, all students should be reading and studying on a daily basis. They have interactive notebooks for each subject that they should be looking over on a daily basis.

Thank you parents for all that you do! Have a wonderful weekend.

First full week complete 8/10/18


Math -order of operations


Writing-Working on Narratives

Science-Constructive/destructive forces

Videos below and quizzes

Science will be done for the first four in a half weeks and Social studies will be the next 4 in a half weeks.

Thank you parents for all that you do. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Next week,we will be reviewing order of operations and working on written expressions in math. We will continue with inferences, writing narratives, and constructive and destructive forces.

August 1, 2018

Parents and students welcome back to a wonderful school year. I am truly excited to get to know each one of you and hoping for a successful school year. Please sign and return forms as soon as possible.

Next week Monday, we will be diving into content material! I am ready and I know the students are as well!

Parents, please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Happy first week:)

Summer is here

The year is over.  I want to thank each one of my parents for all the support they have shown this school year. You all are greatly appreciated. I hope you all have a wonderful summer and all my upcoming 6th graders please have a safe summer, along with a great 6th grade year.

Thank you all for the hard work that you have done.  Good luck and best wishes. Love Ms. Aiken.

Last full week of school.

Parents,  we have just completed our last full week of school.  We have two more full success learning days and the year will officially be over. I want to say that I appreciate each and everyone of you for all the support you have given me.

Fifth grade ceremony  will be Wednesday at 8:30.

  • Also,  don’t forget that  the last two days of school May 22 and May  23 are early release days.  If you haven’t sent in report card envelopes with the three stamps, please do so as soon as possible.  Thank you for all that you do.