Monday, June 3, 2019

Information for Incoming Fifth Graders

We are looking forward to a great year!

June 4, 2019

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Incoming Fifth Graders,

          As we come to the end of the school year, the fifth grade teaching team has information it would like to share with you for the next school year.  We believe a key part of your child’s success in fifth grade depends upon organization.  Students in fifth grade are required to follow a color coded folder system in which papers and notebooks for each class are stored in specific folders.  With the support of the fifth grade parents in the past, we have had great success with this system. 
Below you will find a list of items that you may purchase over the summer for the next school year.  In addition to folders and notebooks, we have included the basic items that your child will need as he or she starts fifth grade.  From our experiences as teachers and parents, we have found that students sometimes tend to want to purchase a great deal of unnecessary items for school—extra folders and notebooks for example.  We have found that these items hinder rather than help with organization.  

School Supply List for Fifth Grade at North Schuylkill Elementary
ü  four solid colored folders with two pockets
*RED for Reading/Language Arts
*BLUE for Math
*GREEN for Social Studies
*ORANGE for Science
 (You may want to purchase several of each colored folder as they often need to be replaced during the year.)
ü  3 wide ruled blue or black marble notebooks (not spiral bound)
ü  many many many number two pencils (Regular pencils that can be sharpened are preferred.  Lead pencils that can not be sharpened can be a distraction.)
ü  many many many pencil top erasers
ü  crayons (16 or 24)
ü  colored pencils
ü  highlighters
ü  glue stick
ü  soft pencil case
ü  A donation of a box of tissues would be greatly appreciated!

Please do not purchase binders as they take up a lot of space in your child’s backpack and locker.  Also please do not purchase backpacks with wheels.  We have found that these can be tripping hazards when changing classes.

During the summer, please encourage your child to read.  If your child is reluctant to read, consider reading a book with him or her.   This will have positive effects on your child’s reading and writing skills when we return to school.  In addition, practice math facts.  It is expected that incoming fifth graders are proficient with their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.  Flashcards and computer games are often helpful with memorizing these facts.  Students should also be able to recite the first 12 multiples of the numbers 2 to 12.  For example, the first 12 multiples of 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, and 36.  We also expect all fifth graders to make choices that will keep them and their classmates safe and show respect towards the students and adults they encounter during the day.  Finally, we expect fifth graders to follow the school rules, practice good manners, and have a positive attitude.

We look forward to meeting you and your child in August, and we are looking forward to a fantastic year!  Thank you in advance for your interest and support!

Sincerely,

The Fifth Grade Teaching Team


Monday, June 3, 2019

Math--Periods 1, 2, and 3--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminders--Tomorrow is Day 9--Phys. Ed.  Students will receive their report cards tomorrow, and it will be an 11:45 dismissal.  Lunch will be served tomorrow as well.  
Enjoy your summer vacation!
Stay safe and have fun!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31, 2019

Math--Periods 1, 2, and 3--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminders--Friday is our carnival.  Thank you, PTO, for organizing carnival activities for us!  Wear your Phys. Ed. clothes.  Weather permitting, we will be outside for part of the day.  On Friday, Spartan communication folders will be sent home.  On Monday, it will be Day 8--Music class.
Have a great evening!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Math--Periods 1, 2, and 3--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminders--If you did not do this yesterday, talk to an adult at home about his/her work experiences.  Record your answers on page two of your packet.  We will discuss your responses in class tomorrow.  Tomorrow is our grade level PBIS reward, students may bring in a drink and a snack.  Tomorrow will  also be Day 7--Art class.
Have a nice evening!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Math--Periods 1, 2, and 3--Complete textbook pages 278 and 279.  Do this work in your notebook following the examples we completed in class today.
Homeroom Reminders--Talk to an adult at home about his/her work experiences.  Record your answers on page two of your packet.  We will discuss your responses in class tomorrow.  Tomorrow will be Day 6--Computer class.
Have a great evening!