February 12-16

Please sign the accountability sheet in the blue folder indicating you have checked Parent Vue for information on your child’s progress for the 3rd nine weeks. Also, please check reading notebooks as well. Students should also have received stickers on their reading goal chart.  Reading at home (2.5 hours per week) is still required. Students are expected to record minutes read and the title of their book in the agenda. These are checked each Monday.

We will have a voluntary Valentine card exchange on Wednesday, February, 14th. We will also have a contest for creative Valentine boxes!

Lost Mountain Coffee Talk invite to 5th grade parents

 


Upcoming Content:

Reading – We will finish The Boy on the Wooden Box this week.  The students are greatly enjoying Leon Leyson’s memoir!  Please ask questions and have discussions at home to help improve comprehension. Students will work in discussion groups, complete blog posts , reading comprehension, and vocabulary activities throughout this book study. We will also continue with non-fiction text and informational literacy. 

Language Arts – summary writing, informational writing – homework will 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.

Math– characteristics of polygons, line plot practice, fraction word problems practice

Social Studies –  World War I and the Great Depression – check notebook for standards and content – begin studying for upcoming test – Wednesday, February 14th 

Science –  We will begin our next unit, electricity. Students will need this information for their nonfiction writing. We will begin another round of Hydroponics this week.  We will choose plants and begin prepping our system.


Upcoming Events:
2/12: Stevi B’s Spirit Night; 3:30-9:00 pm (3335 Cobb Pkwy)
2/19 – 2/23: Winter Break

February 5 – 9

Greetings!

We are approaching the 4 1/2 point of the 3rd nine weeks! Check Parent Vue Friday for information on your child’s progress. Please check reading notebooks as well. Students should also have received stickers on their reading goal chart.  Reading at home (2.5 hours per week) is still required. Students are expected to record minutes read and the title of their book in the agenda. These are checked each Monday. 

We will have a voluntary Valentine card exchange on Wednesday, February, 14th. I will send a class list home with students who would like to participate. We will also have a contest for creative Valentine boxes!

Friendly reminder about our BYOD policy at Ford Elementary. Students are not allowed to use their device during  the school day to send/receive phone calls or text messages. If you need to communicate with your child during the school day, please call the front office (678-594-8092). I know that many students received personal devices for Christmas so I thought that this would be a great time to review our policy. Thank you for your support!
Cell Phones
Per Cobb County policy regarding cell phone usage, “Students shall not use, display, or turn on communication beepers, cellular phones, video phones or electronic devices during instructional time, class change time, breakfast or lunch.  The Principal shall determine specified times on campus when electronic devices may be used for instructional purposes.  No such devices may be used at any time on school-operated vehicles, including buses.”

Upcoming Content:

Reading – We will continue, The Boy on the Wooden Box.  The students are greatly enjoying Leon Leyson’s memoir!  Please ask questions and have discussions at home to help improve comprehension. Students will work in discussion groups, complete blog posts , reading comprehension, and vocabulary activities throughout this book study. We will also continue with non-fiction text and informational literacy. vocabulary unit 9 – test Wednesday, February 7th

Language Arts – summary writing, informational writing – homework will 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.

Math– line plots, fraction word problems

Social Studies –  World War I and the Great Depression – check notebook for standards and content – begin studying for upcoming test – Tuesday, February 13th 

Science –  We will begin research on our next unit, electricity. Students will need this information for their nonfiction writing. We will begin another round of Hydroponics this week.  We will choose plants and begin prepping our system.


Upcoming Events:
2/6: Zaxby’s Spirit Night; 5:00 -10:00 pm (5230 Stillesboro Rd)
2/9: Jump Rope for Heart (wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing)
2/9: School Dance; 6:30 – 8:00 pm
2/12: Stevi B’s Spirit Night; 3:30-9:00 pm (3335 Cobb Pkwy)

January 29 – February 2

Greetings!! We have settled back into our routine after having a”snow break”.

Feb. 1st – Ident-A-Kid

**Please remember to turn in your permission slip and donation for the KSU field trip ASAP.**

Upcoming Content:

Reading – We will continue, The Boy on the Wooden Box.  The students are greatly enjoying Leon Leyson’s memoir!  Please ask questions and have discussions at home to help improve comprehension. Students will work in discussion groups, complete blog posts , reading comprehension, and vocabulary activities throughout this book study. We will also continue with non-fiction text and informational literacy. vocabulary unit 9 – test Wednesday, February 7th

Language Arts – informational writing, summary writing, informational writing

Math– divide fractions   – multiply and divide fractions test – Friday, February 2nd

Social Studies –  World War I and the Great Depression – check notebook for standards and content – begin studying for upcoming test


Upcoming Events:

1/30: Moe’s Spirit Night, 2:00 am – 9:00 pm (3348 Cobb Pkwy)
2/1: Ident-A-Kid; 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
2/6: Zaxby’s Spirit Night; 5:00 -10:00 pm (5230 Stillesboro Rd)
2/9: School Dance; 6:30 – 8:00 pm
2/12: Stevi B’s Spirit Night; 3:30-9:00 pm (3335 Cobb Pkwy)

January 15-19

Please return field trip permission forms our visit to the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University with lunch at the Varsity.

 

Upcoming Content:

Reading – We will begin our next novel study, The Boy on the Wooden Box. Students will work in discussion groups, complete blog posts , reading comprehension, and vocabulary activities throughout this book study. We will also continue with non-fiction text and informational literacy. vocabulary unit 8 – test Wednesday, January 17th

Language Arts – informational writing, summary writing, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections, informational writing

Math– multiply fractions  – relating fractions to decimals

Science –   Matter – check notebook for standards and content

Social Studies –  World War I and the Great Depression – check notebook for standards and content


Upcoming Events:
1/20: Sparkles Spirit Event, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
1/30: Moe’s Spirit Night, 2:00 am – 9:00 pm

January 8-12

Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable winter break! The 3rd nine weeks has gotten underway! We are continuing to learn 5th grade skills and concepts. This nine week session will be very content heavy. Please ensure that your child brings all notebooks home to study on a weekly basis. Students will also receive their 25 book requirements this week.

Report cards went home on Friday. Please be sure to sign the envelope and return it as soon as possible.  Please do not seal the envelope.

*Outdoor weather – Please be sure to send your child to school with a coat/jacket when temperatures drop below 40 degrees.  They can not go outside in only a sweatshirt.  They also need to wear long pants/leggings.

Hope to see you at Publix Math Night on Thursday, January 11th!

 


Upcoming Content:

Reading – We will begin our next novel study, The Boy on the Wooden Box. Students will work in discussion groups, complete blog posts , reading comprehension, and vocabulary activities throughout this book study. We will also continue with non-fiction text and informational literacy. vocabulary unit 8 – test Wednesday, January 17th

Language Arts – informational writing, summary writing, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections, informational writing

Math– multiply fractions  – relating fractions to decimals

Science –   Matter – check notebook for standards and content

Social Studies –  World War I and the Great Depression – check notebook for standards and content

 


Upcoming Events:

1/11: Publix Math Night, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
1/15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday No School
1/20: Sparkles Spirit Event, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
1/30: Moe’s Spirit Night, 2:00 am – 9:00 pm

Season’s Greetings!!

The close of the 2nd nine weeks is quickly approaching. Please check Synergy for grade updates.  Please encourage students to turn in all missing assignments. Missing assignments can effect grade averages. The 25 book reading goal deadline is Thursday, January 4th.   Students should have seven stickers for the 2nd nine weeks.

Hope to see you at our Holiday Party, Wednesday, December 20th at 8:30! Please refer to the email from Mrs. Peterson regarding party details. Please start sending gifts for our $5 gift exchange on Tuesday.

The talent show is Tuesday, December 19th at 8:15.

Next week, Dec. 19th and 20th are early release days.

 


Upcoming Content:

Reading – We will be working in reading groups with non-fiction text and informational literacy

Language Arts – prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections, informational writing

Math– fractions  – relating fractions to decimals, comparing fractions, multiplying fractions

Science –  Thank you Mr. Cole and Mrs. Wiltshire for helping us harvest our 2nd set of vegetables!  Our salad was delicious!   We will continue our next science unit – Matter.

December 4 – 8

Greetings!

Scholastic Book Club orders are due Monday, December 4th. Thank you so much for helping to build our classroom library.

Our class will visit the Ford Holiday Shop on December 4th.

 December 6th – Atlanta Symphony trip to Lassiter High School – students will need to dress nicely. No yoga or sweatpants, please.


Upcoming Content:

Reading – We will be working in reading groups with non-fiction text.  We are beginning our reading responses on our blogs. Ask your child about his or her blog. Also, check for information from me in a few weeks regarding student blogs. Vocabulary test – Tuesday, December 5th

Language Arts – prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections, informational writing

Math– fractions  – relating fractions to decimals, adding and subtracting unlike fractions and mixed fractions – test Thursday, December 7th

Social Studies – A Changing Nation – test Friday, December 8th – look for standards and vocabulary in the social studies notebook.

Science –  We have planted another set of vegetables in our hydroponics system.  We will continue to collect data. We will begin our next science unit – Matter.

 


Upcoming Events:

12/4: Holiday Shop

12/6: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra field trip (Lassiter High School)

November 27 – December 1

Welcome Back!!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break!  We have 3 1/2 weeks left in the 2nd quarter marking period! Please continue to check blue folders and grade updates in ParentVue.

Please check your child’s progress for their 25 book reading goal. Requirement forms can be found in your child’s reading notebook.

 


Upcoming Content:

Reading – We will be working in reading groups with non-fiction text.  We are beginning our reading responses on our blogs. Ask your child about his or her blog. Also, check for information from me in a few weeks regarding student blogs.

Language Arts – opinion writing – writing body paragraphs, creating a strong conclusion

Math– fractions  – relating fractions to decimals, adding and subtracting unlike fractions 

Social Studies – A Changing Nation – look for standards and vocabulary in the social studies notebook.

Science –  We have planted another set of vegetables in our hydroponics system.  We will continue to collect data.


Upcoming Events:

12/2: 7th Annual Jingle Jog, 5K and 1K Family Run,
 Registration, Shirt Order, and Waiver

12/6: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra field trip

 

November 13-17

      Thank you to all our veterans!!  Thank you so much for your service to our country!!

This is the 4 1/2 week mark for the second grading period. When you sign the accountability sheet on Friday (in the blue folder), you are stating that you are aware of your child’s current averages.

We will be holding a class spelling bee this week. The top two spellers will represent our class in the Ford Spelling Bee on December 18th. Good luck to all students!

Our Thanksgiving Feast will be Wednesday, November 14th 12:05-12:50. Hope to see you there!

Don’t forget about our Thanks 4 Giving food drive!  Let’s continue to do a great job of helping those in need in our community.

 


Upcoming Content:

Reading– vocabulary unit 6 – test Tuesday, November 14th. We will be working in reading groups with non-fiction text.  We are beginning our reading responses on our blogs. Ask your child about his or her blog. Also, check for information from me in a few weeks regarding student blogs. Please make sure students are reviewing vocabulary words each night. You may want to check your child’s reading goal progress for this nine weeks.

Language Arts – opinion writing – writing body paragraphs, creating a strong conclusion

Math– fractions  – We will continue to practice division and multiplication of decimals. Multiply and divide decimals test (algorithm and models) –  Wednesday, November 14th 

Social Studies – A Changing Nation – look for standards and vocabulary in the social studies notebook.

Science –  We have planted another set of vegetables in our hydroponics system.  We will continue to collect data.


Upcoming Events:

11/15: Thanksgiving Feast- 5th Grade Students
11/20 – 11/24: Thanksgiving Holidays