February 12

Picture Day Tomorrow! 2/13/20

Tomorrow is PICTURE DAY. This is the time we get our class picture taken. Students are bringing home a reminder of how you can pay for the pictures today in their homework folder. I hope we have everyone here!! I love this class and want everyone in the picture ūüėć

February 11

Symphony Field Trip February 12

Tomorrow, February 12, is our Performing Arts Field Trip to the Symphony!  Dr. Bernard has set this up with the county and has been preparing our kids.  Students are to dress in nice attire to attend.  I will post pictures of how handsome they look.  All permission slips have been signed from the beginning of the year.  We will have lunch in the classroom when we return to school.  We will leave at 9:00 and return around 12:30.  Let me know if you have any questions!

February 9

Valentine’s Exchange 2020

Next Friday, February 14, our class will exchange Valentines.¬† We will have a Valentine box challenge IF your child would like to participate.¬† This is to be done at home.¬† All they need to do is bring in a small box or shoebox decorated for Valentines and they will be in the contest.¬† We will choose a winner based on creativity and neatness.¬† There will be a prize!¬† If your child DOES NOT want to participate, just have them bring in their Valentines and we will provide them with a lunch bag to decorate and use.¬† If they bring in Valentines they must bring one for everyone in the class.¬† We don’t want anyone to have hurt feelings at this time of love ūüôā

Here are the names of all 26 students in the class:

Julio      Khary     Walker     Brooke     Andrea     Carter      Maria     Lucas     Joya     Leo     Jordan     Sri     Johana     Jose     Matthew     Theron     Emily     Yasi     Hayden     Lindon     Alan     McWhirter     Eduarda     Madison     Nate     Siyona

January 29

Great Depression Test Tomorrow

FYI: Tomorrow we will have a Social Studies test on the Great Depression.  Your child has a study guide and a Quizizz code to study tonight.  We have reviewed today in class and I believe the children know this material.  quizizz.com РJoin a Game РCode: 601874

January 28

Loaded Tuesday Tracker

Can you believe we are in the last week of January?!!¬† Please look closely at today’s Tuesday Tracker.¬† It is loaded with information that needs your attention:

  1. Amy Eduards, from Kennesaw, will be joining our class as a student teacher a few hours a week.  She has a project to complete.  There is a permission slip to sign if she can video, use data and work samples from your child.  This will not be shared publicly, and will only be seen by her professor.  The kids are excited about having her in our class.
  2. Today started Pennies for Patients.  it is a service/caring project.   Information is provided in the folder.
  3. Picture Day is February 13.
  4. Valentine Candy Gram forms are in the folder.  This money goes to help fund our 5th Grade activities.
  5. Rising 6th Grade Information Night is February 11, at East Cobb Middle School.¬† Mark your calendar, as this is a night you don’t want to miss!

As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

January 22

Kids Need Coats and Chick Fila


Please make sure your kids wear coats on these cold mornings.¬† We go to recess at 10:30 and it is still cold outside.¬† A sweatshirt isn’t enough.¬† Thank you!

Also please join us at Chick Fil A this Thursday night (1/28) from 5-8 for Eastvalley’s Spirit Night!¬† I hope to see you there!!

January 11

Happy New Year!

We had a great 1st week back to school!  I have several items I want to share with you:

  1. This Wednesday, Science Fair projects are due.  I know students have been working hard and are excited to share them.
  2. Report Cards came home Friday (if you didn’t see it, check your child’s book bag!) Take out everything in the envelope and keep, sign the envelope, and return it to school.
  3. In an effort to encourage reading, I would like your help!¬† Much like Mystery Readers of younger grades, I would like parents, relatives +/or friends, come in on Fridays for First Chapter Friday and share their favorite novel in 5th Grade that developed their love of reading or maybe a new book you know of.¬† I know the kids would love this and I hope you will too.¬† I would like Friday at 9:30 to be the time, but if that doesn’t work for you, let me know and we can work something out.¬† Sign up for a date on this link:¬†https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0948A4AC2DA20-mystery
  4. Time to start thinking about Middle School!  Does your child want to play an instrument in band or orchestra?  ECMS has 3 dates to come try out an instrument to see which one they like.  Click here for more information. ECMS Music Recruitment_FINAL 2
  5. Finally, our Jekyll Island trip will be here before you know it!¬† The dates are March 16-18.¬† As of now, you should have $200 in your account.¬† 2 more $50 payments are due in early Feb and again in early March. I will send home an update of your payments in this week’s Tuesday Tracker.¬† There will be a parent meeting in early March (more info to come) where you will get an overview of the trip, packing lists, sign permission slips and a Q&A session.

Thank you for reading through all this information!¬† I can’t believe how fast 5th Grade is flying by. As always, please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or comments!

December 11

Activity Needs and Reading the ITBS Scores

Hello Again!

5th Grade has an activity coming up next week that we could use your help with.¬† Please click this link to sign up to send in materials.¬† Thank you in advance!¬† Y’all are the best!¬† https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084dabad2ba13-holidays


ITBS scores came home in this week’s Tuesday Tracker.¬† If you need guidance on reading the scores please refer to the information here: Iowa Parent Brochure Fall 2019-2020


December 10

Science Fair and ITBS Scores

ITBS Scores will be in this week’s Tuesday Tracker ūüôā

A note about the Science Fair Project from Mrs. Swafford:


TWO MORE WEEKS until break!  We can do this!  There have been a few questions about the Science Fair and I wanted to make sure you are aware of the guidelines. 

A Science Fair packet came home two weeks ago with ALL the information.  If you have not seen this, please ask your child for it.  (There is also a link to the packet in an earlier post) It has all the rules and expectations clearly written out.

THE SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT IS MANDATORY!  It is not optional.  They MUST do it.  They can do one with a partner from our class or by themselves but they must turn one in on January 15.  If they do one with a partner, they only need one display board but they each must turn in a packet (located in the packet your child has).

Let me know if you have any questions!

Jennifer Swafford