Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
During the summer, Study Island Math will be available to my Math students from this year.  You can access Study Island under the Elementary heading of the North Schuylkill website in Student Resources.
Have a safe and fun summer!

Below you will find a copy of the supply letter sent home to incoming fifth graders.  I am looking forward to meeting everyone in August!

June 5, 2018

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 look forward to meeting you and your child in August.  Thank you
in advance for your interest and support!

Sincerely,

The Fifth Grade Teaching Team

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018
Math--Periods 1, 2, and 3--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminders--Tomorrow will be Day 2--Art class.  Tomorrow is also a free Spartan dress down day with dismissal at 12 noon.
Have a great night!
One half day to go!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018
Math--Periods 1, 2, and 3--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminder--When we return to school on Monday, it will be Day 1--Computer class.
Have a safe and fun weekend!
One and one half days to go!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Math--Periods 1, 2, and 3--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminder--Tomorrow will be Day 10--Health class.
Have a nice evening!
Two and one half days to go!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Math--Periods 1, 2, and 3--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminder--Tomorrow will be Day 9--Phys. Ed. class.
Have a fantastic night!
Three and one half days to go!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Math--Periods 1 and 2--There is no homework.
Math--Period 3--Review lessons 12-1, 12-4, 12-5, and 12-6.
Homeroom Reminder--Tomorrow will be Day 8--Music class.
Have a great evening!
Four and one half days to go!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018
Math--Periods 1, 2, and 3--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminders--Spartan communication folders were sent home today.  When we return to school on Tuesday, it will be Day 7--Art class.
Thank you, PTO, for a fun Carnival Day!  It was great!
Have a safe and fun long weekend!