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.
List for Fifth Grade at North Schuylkill
üfour solid colored folders with two pockets
for Reading/Language Arts
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.)
ü3 wide ruled blue or black marble
notebooks (not spiral bound)
ümany many many number two pencils (Regular
pencils that can be sharpened are preferred.Lead pencils that can not be sharpened can be a distraction.)
ümany many many pencil top erasers
ücrayons (16 or 24)
üsoft pencil case
üA donation of a box of tissues would be
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
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
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.
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.
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.