May 21-23

I am looking forward to a great last week of school! Your children have worked so diligently this school year and it is time to celebrate them! Thank you so much for joining us at the 5th grade award ceremony. I am so very proud of my 5th grade class of 2018!! Thank you for allowing me the pleasure of being their teacher!

Please continue to check your email for any updates regarding 5th grade events. Hope to see you all this week!

5th Grade Picnic: Tuesday, May 22nd 8:30-11:45

5th Grade Walk: Wednesday, May 23rd 12:00 (you will want to arrive early)


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

 

 

 

May 14-18

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

Wow!!! Thank you so much for the birthday gifts, well wishes, and treats! I feel so incredibly blessed because of  you and your dear, sweet children!!

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 – 
vocabulary unit 13, test Wednesday, May 9. 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 – 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:
5/7: 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

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


Upcoming Content:
Reading/ELA – 
vocabulary unit 12, test Wednesday, May 2. 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.

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


Upcoming Events:
5/1: Evening in the Garden, 6:00-8:00 p.m., more information
5/3: Spirit Night at Yogli Mogli, 2:30 to 8:00 p.m.
5/4: Foundation Friday, Crazy Hair/Hat Day
5:22: Early Release
5:23: Early Release, Last Day of School – Have a great summer!

April 23-27

Milestones end of Grade testing is over!! I am so proud of your children. They gave their best effort and worked diligently throughout the testing window. Thanks  to everyone who provided snacks for the class. They were very much appreciated!

Ruby Falls Field Trip – additional information was sent home Friday on pink paper. Please ensure that you have read the expectations and information needed for our 5th grade field tip on Friday.

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 – 
vocabulary unit 11, test Tuesday, April 24
Continue reading project

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 – 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


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

April 16-20

Greetings!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break!!

Milestones End of Grade testing is under way! Students have already taken all the sections for English Language Arts and Math. We only have 2 more days of testing left!! Please encourage your children to continue to work diligently and give their best effort for our last 2 days of testing. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to provide snacks during testing.


Reading Project – Check your child’s reading notebook for information on the Sustained Silent Reading project. Students will need to choose a book for their SSR project by Tuesday, April 17th.  Please assist your child in choosing a book appropriate for their age/reading level. Also, please review and sign the guidelines for this project.  Parent signatures are due Tuesday, April 17th.

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

March 26-30

Thank you for returning signed report card envelopes along with a self-addressed stamped envelope with 2 stamps.

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.


Upcoming Content:
Reading – We will continue with non-fiction text and informational literacy. 

Language Arts –   informational writing from text, figurative language, opinion writing

Math– We will begin number patterns and coordinate planes and continue 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.

Social Studies –  Important Events of the 1950’s – 2001 – World War II and the Cold War review– check notebook for standards and content

Science –  We will begin our next unit – Constructive and Destructive Forces.  We harvested our hydroponics crop this week. Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Cole! We will continue working in the Victory Garden and collecting data!


Upcoming Events:
4/2 – 4/6: Spring Break

March 19-23

Thank you so very much for all the teacher appreciation classroom supplies, gifts, and well wishes!!! I love your children so very dearly and am so blessed to be their 5th grade teacher!

Report cards will be sent home Wednesday, March 21st. Please sign the envelope and return to school as soon as possible.


Upcoming Content:
Reading – We will continue with non-fiction text and informational literacy. Students will receive 4th nine week book review requirements by the end of the week.

Language Arts –   informational writing from paired text, figurative language

Math– 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.

Social Studies –  World War II and the Cold War– check notebook for standards and content – test Tuesday, March 20th. We will begin our next unit Important Developments in America from 1950-2001.

Science –  We will begin our next unit – Constructive and Destructive Forces.  Our hydroponics system is up and running. We will continue collecting data this week. We will 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

WOW!!! The 3rd nine week marking period ends on Wednesday, March 14th!! Report cards will be sent home one March 21st. Thank you so much for partnering with me to make your child’s 5th grade year so successful!! Please continue to check for grades on Parent Vue and book reviews in the reading notebook. 

Lost Mountain Visit: On Tuesday, counselors from Lost Mountain will have a presentation for all 5th graders who will attend Lost Mountain for 6th grade.

The Victory Garden PBL: The students will complete a planting guide on Tuesday for their square foot garden project. We will be working in the gardens on Tuesday and again on Friday. Please have your child dress appropriately on these days. Generally, a light jacket and tennis shoes work fine. Feel free to send gardening gloves for them to use.


Upcoming Content:
Reading – We will continue with non-fiction text and informational literacy. Book reviews are due Wednesday, March 14th

Language Arts –   informational writing from paired text, figurative language

Math– volume of 3 dimensional figures and volume of composite figures, review characteristics of polygons, line plot practice, fraction word problems practice – volume test, Friday, March 16We 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.

Social Studies –  World War II and the Cold War– check notebook for standards and content – we will continue the Hidden Alarm PBL – due date Tuesday, March 13 

Science –  We will begin our next unit – Constructive and Destructive Forces.  Our hydroponics system is up and running. We will continue collecting data this week. We will begin working in the Victory Garden this week!


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
3/20: Picture Day
3/21:  3rd Nine Week Report Card Distribution

March 5-9

WOW!!! The 3rd nine weeks is quickly coming to an end!! Thank you so much for partnering with me to make your child’s 5th grade year so successful!! Please continue to check for grades on Parent Vue and book reviews in the reading notebook.

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 – We will continue with non-fiction text and informational literacy. Vocabulary unit 10 test – Tuesday, March 6

Language Arts –   informational writing from paired text, Great Wars final draft (home assignment)

Math– volume of 3 dimensional figures and volume of composite figures, review characteristics of polygons, line plot practice, fraction word problems practice – classification of 2-D polygons, Wednesday, March 7 

Social Studies –  World War II – check notebook for standards and content – we will continue the Hidden Alarm PBL – due date Monday, March 12 

Science –  We will continue our Electricity and Magnets unit – test Friday, March, 9.  Our hydroponics system is up and running. We will continue collecting data this week. We will also begin working in the Victory Garden soon!


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. RSVP and Survey
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.  More Information
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