I want to welcome Kyndall Nakken to our classroom. She is a student teacher and will be with us for the next five weeks. She comes from Arizona (Phoenix area), and is married with two cute young children. Already, I can see that she will be a valuable asset in our classroom. WELCOME!
I really enjoyed meeting with you all at SEP conferences. I am always reminded at those times how much you love your children and want them to be safe and happy.
They are lucky young people to have the privilege of growing up in your homes.
Remember, you can find math assignments on the GOMATH site listed below, and you watch the ON THE SPOT videos (below) and learn how to do the math at home. If students forget their math or are absent, they can find their assignment online.
The following letter has important info concerning the 5th grades as a whole. Please read and sign the slip that was sent home today.
Thanks, Mrs. Payne
FIFTH GRADE NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 7, 2015
First quarter is dwindling fast. We have two weeks left in this first quarter. With this quarter quickly coming to a close, we ask that you view your child’s grades online, as well as his/her missing assignments. If your child has assignments missing, please have them get their work into their teacher as soon as they can, so they can better their overall percent for first quarter, and also qualify themselves for Worker’s Holiday.
The end of first quarter is on Friday, October 16th. Students will receive their final printout on October 16th, but will have until Friday, October 23rd to get all of their missing work into their teacher. We want to remind you, that the 16th is on a Friday and students will be out for the Harvest Holiday Monday, October 19th through Wednesday, October 21st. Worker’s Holiday will be on Monday, October 26th, from 2:00-3:15 PM. We will send more information about the Worker’s Holiday activity in the October 16th newsletter.
We want to remind parents that picture retakes will be on Friday, October 23rd. Be sure to mark your calendar if your child needs his/her picture retaken.
Don’t forget about the Maturation Program! This will be on Friday, October 30th, at 2:00 PM. The boys will have their meeting in the gym and the girls will have their meeting in the library. Students may go home with their parents after the program.
Our Volcano Day is also coming up soon. Please read the letter that will be coming home with your child today on how you can help them in making their volcano. We will be setting off our volcanoes on November 3rd from 2:30 to 3:30, and hope that you will be able to come and join us; it will be a real BLAST! In order to not get in the way of the buses that day, please park to the south side of the school on 500 south.
We have really enjoyed your children so far this year, and really look forward to the rest of the year with them. Thanks for all of the help and support you give us, we appreciate it.
Mrs. Little, Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Williams
**The next update will be posted on Friday, October 16.
Helpful Website for GOMATH help
Log in with your child’s student number (students should know this number)
Password: gomath (no caps, no spaces)
Go Math-On The Spot Videos
GoMath videos for the State of California—pretty closely tied to our math program.
Choose: grade 5
Watch: Video correlated to desired lesson. (There is one example for each lesson.)
The following are also helpful math sites:
Videos that explain all elementary math procedures.
Click on: Learnzillion
In upper right corner click on: “Teacher Login”
Click on: Common Core Navigator
Click on: Grade band of interest.
Click on: Gray-folder icon of lesson you choose.
Choose: Video from menu.
Teaches and practices everything from adding 2 plus 2 to Differential Calculus. Also has practice exercises where your child can earn points for fun.
Videos with clear, simple, entertaining (sort of…) explanations of math procedures.