Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Science Updates

As we look to wrap up quarter #1, there are a couple of assessments in science/health that we have coming up that I want to be sure you have on your calendars.  (The students have already written them in their agendas).  Here are a couple of important dates/assessments coming up:

1.  THIS Friday, September 22 we will be having a quick nutrition vocabulary quiz.  The students will need to study the information they pasted into their science journals about nutrients, and the quiz will contain the following health/nutrition vocabulary words:  nutrients, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. 

2.  The end of the quarter is Friday, October 6.  On the 6th, we will be taking our End-of-Quarter Constructive/Destructive Touchstone Assessment.  The assessment will cover the standards from Q1, and a study guide will be sent home with the students.

3.  Our next unit of study will be on States of Matter and Physical/Chemical Changes!!  Lots of fun things headed our way in science!

October 5 Information!!

Picture Day will be on October 5, 2017.  Please be looking for information to be sent home regarding the purchase of individual pictures!

October 5 will also be our 5th grade performance and PTA meeting. The PTA meeting will be at 6:00 in the cafeteria, with the 5th grade performance immediately following.  (The 5th graders will also perform for the school during the day). We are very excited to see their show, and we hope to see each of you there to support our kiddos!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


This is just a reminder that payment #2 for Rock Eagle is due this Friday, September 22, 2017.  Please be sure to send the payment to school with your child and we will give them a school envelope to place it in.

In reading, the students' Study Guide is due to Mrs. Barkley tomorrow, September 20, and they will be having their Novel Study test on Thursday.

Science Update:

The students have started phase III of their Hurricane Research Project.  They are using their research from previous lessons to create a project to showcase what they have learned about hurricanes.  They were given a choice board and have selected the project that best suits their learning style.

Choice Board items include:

*  A PowerPoint Presentation
*  Create an Infographic to showcase hurricanes (students used a StoryWorks magazine as a model).
*  Design a brochure
*  Use to create a media presentation using images and information about hurricanes (this is for our "tech savvy" friends)
*  Write an information piece about hurricanes using Microsoft Word
*  Write a newspaper article from the perspective of a reporter at the time of the hurricane they researched.

This project will be done in class over the next few days, and will be due on Friday by the end of the day. We will be utilizing the following Learning Commons areas:  maker space, computer pods, ipads, etc) as we are working on our projects, and the students will have access to all the materials they need for the project here at school.

Tomorrow in the science lab the students will work in groups to conduct a STEM lab, where they will work through the Engineering Design Process to build a levee.

Next up?? After the break, our 5th graders will begin a PBL (Project-Based Learning) task about constructive and destructive processes, where we will yet again be utilizing space in the Learning Commons to gather research and build designs.

Our End-of-Quarter Touchstone on Constructive/Destructive Processes will be on Friday, October 6.  A study guide will be given to the students prior to the assessment.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Math Update

This week we begin our new unit- Order of Operations while we continue to practice Place Value and Long Division concepts. I will get a chance to meet with all students in small group to introduce the new topic. All students will practice their skills using Conceptua Math and the following links. 

Division Double digit division:  More Division Practice with Tutorial
Order of Operations: Step by Step Practice and Play
Order of Operations Quiz: Quiz
Homework For Block 2 and 3 (Due Wed)
  1. Group 3 and 4: Finish Order of Operations Packet
  2. Group 1 and 2: Finish 4 Division word problems and also work on Conceptua Math at home. 


Friday, September 15, 2017

Reminders and Updates

From Mrs. Westbrook:

4H Club will have it's first meeting of the year on Monday, September 18 from 2:30-3:45 in Mrs. Westbrook's classroom.  Please be sure you tell your child if they are ASP or car rider afterwards.

Reading Update from Mrs. Barkley:

Students were all given a study guide this past Wednesday for their upcoming novel study test. Study guides are due on Wednesday, September 20th. We will review these on Wednesday in order for students to have everything they need to study for their test. Novel study test will be on Thursday, September 21st. Your student brought home their purple folders and project folders on Wednesday to make sure they are complete. These are both due the day of our test, September 21st. Students can use their study guide, purple folder, project folder, and chapter recordings on the blog to study for their novel study test. 

IOWA Testing Continues:

The students will continue with the IOWA test on Monday and Tuesday of next week, so please be sure that your child is ready to do their personal best!  The mathematics test will be on Monday, and Science and Social Studies will be on Tuesday.  We will resume our regular schedule on Wednesday of next week. 

Fall Break will be the week of September 25-29 so there will be no school!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

4H Club

Congratulations to the following 5th grade students who have been selected to participate in 4H Club for the 2017-2018 school year! 

Aiden Lynch
Cat Nichols
Brian Perez
Syon Giri
Violet Hutchinson
Ryder Mallet
Mychael Mullins
Madison Mullins
Avin Zarekani
Annabella Avino

Our first 4H Club meeting will take place on Monday, September 18 from 2:30-3:45 in Mrs. Westbrook's classroom.  Please be sure that you know how you will be going home that afternoon (car rider or ASP)!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Teacher of the Year Parade!

5th Grade Parents,

Did you know that one of our very own 5th grade teachers is TEACHER OF THE YEAR?! Yes! Ms. Jagannathan is the current Teacher of the Year! Our cafeteria manager, Kimberly Edgett is our Classified Employee of the Year!

One way to celebrate this great achievement is by participating in the East Cobber Parade on Saturday, September 16th rain or shine. We would LOVE for you and your children to join us for this super fun event! We have a dad from Addison who will be chauffeuring both ladies in an open Jeep Wrangler while kids, parents, and teachers walk behind. We have 17.25 lbs of candy for the kids to toss to parade participates and signs for kids to hold as we walk! 

The parade is on Sept. 16, and we need to arrive to Row A, Space 31-32 at 8:30 a.m. as walkers at the Mount Beth Elementary School parking lot (1210 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068). Arrive on time as Johnson Ferry Road will be closed at 9:30. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. We cannot park our cars there (only the Jeep they are riding in can be parked there). You will need to park at a nearby shopping center and walk to the Mount Bethel Elem. parking lot. The parade starts at Mount Bethel Elementary School and ends at Olde Towne Parkway. In case you are interested, the East Cobber Festival is immediately following the parade at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church's south parking lot (955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you need additional information, please contact Kim Campbell (5th grade parent of Ella) via email or text/call 770.361.1420.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Math Update and IOWA Test Prep

Math Update
We have so far worked on Place Value concepts and whole number computation. Students should know fluently to add, subtract, multiply and divide multi-digit whole numbers. In the following weeks, we will move on to decimal computation.

We start with IOWA testings on Monday. If everything goes as per schedule, students will be administered Math IOWA on Wednesday (9/13). I will be going over some test taking strategies and expose students to concepts that have not been introduced to them as of yet. Please use the following power point to prepare for the test.

IOWA Test Prep 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Update for September 7

Progress Reports were sent home today with each 5th grade student.  Please be sure those get signed and are returned to your child's homeroom teacher tomorrow.  Also, please understand that this is simply to show you where your child is currently functioning across the curriculum, and there are still grades that will be entered into Synergy, as well as missing assignments for some students that will be turned in and graded. Be sure to check in Parent Vue to see your child's updated progress now through the end of the quarter.

Reading Update from Mrs. Barkley:

Novel study test has been MOVED to Tuesday, September 19th! ALP will be switched to Friday of that week so ALP students will still be able to review and take the test with everyone else. Study guides for the novel study test will be given out soon. They will be due on Monday, September 18th. Purple folders(completed this in class) and summary project(everything should be complete by Friday, 9/8, except the cover picture) are both due on Tuesday, September 19th. These are both great resources to use to study. ALL chapter recordings will stay on the blog until after the novel test, so students can listen to the whole book again if they would like. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Homework for August 31

Reading:  Finish Chapters 1-6 summary cards.
Math:  Multiplication worksheet (#'s 2,4,6,8,9,10,11,12,13).
Science:  Be sure you have finished your Steps to Saving Fred section of your planning sheet.  We will finish tomorrow in class, we will finish our Solution Flow-Charts, and we will have students/teams share how they saved Fred!
Social Studies: Today students went home with a rubric and a slip of requirements for a mini-research on the Leaders of the Civil War. Students will be allowed to make a PowerPoint, a Sway presentation or use index cards to display their research. Because there was so much to go over today some classes did not have an opportunity to begin. Therefore, Tuesday and Wednesday next week will be research days in class.
Students may bring their B.Y.O.D. device only if they have a consent form with a serial number for both days. They are more than welcome to the laptops, desktops, and I-pads we have in order to conduct their research. All links, extra information, and PowerPoint explanation of the lesson is on the Social Studies Blog. I am extending the due date to September 8th since we could not begin it today. In total, there are 10 mandatory leaders and 3 extra credit people from prior to the Civil War.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Donation needed:

I am in need of 3x5 blank (on both sides) note cards. If you have a chance to grab a pack, please send them in to Mrs. Barkley! Thank you so much!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Wednesday, August 30 will be a county-wide Early Release day, therefore we will begin dismissal at 12:15.  Please make note of the early release and make arrangements for your child.

Also, please be reminded that there will be no school on Monday, September 4, 2017 due to the Labor Day holiday.

Rock Eagle

Please be sure that you are sending in Rock Eagle payments!  The first payment was due this past Friday ($70.00)!  We do appreciate those who are able to pay in full ($200.00), but if you need to make payments in installments we certainly understand.  We will give your child a school envelope when they get here and they will place the payment in the black box.

We are very excited about the trip, and it will be here before we know it, so we need to begin planning out how many cabins/chaperones we will need in November!

Spelling Contracts

This week we will begin Weekly Spelling Contracts with our 5th graders, but they will actually only be getting contracts and spelling words every OTHER week.  The students have pasted the contracts into their "extra" composition notebook that has now become their Spelling Journal.  They are to complete 3 of the spelling activities to make a Tic-Tac-Toe, and will complete these activities in their new Spelling Journal.  Once they have completed an activity, they will color that box on their Spelling Contract.

In addition to the 3 spelling activities, the students will need to complete one of the study activities at the bottom of the spelling contract!

These activities will be due by Friday, and they will be given some morning time to complete some of the activities here at school.  Each homeroom teacher will be giving a spelling test on Friday morning.  The students will have 11 spelling words + 4 content-related words this week.

Please see the Spelling Page/link for students to use to practice the pre-loaded spelling list on Spelling City!!

Happy Spelling!

Howework Assignments for 08.28.2017


Multiply whole numbers- Finish classwork assignments given today

Social Studies:

World's Apart Summary Page

STEM Supplies Needed!

Science Update:

This week, students will be introduced to STEM/STEAM in science.  The students will be learning the difference between STEM and STEAM, we will be focusing on the Engineering Design Process, and the students will be working in teams to conduct a STEM lab on Thursday where they will work together to Save Fred!!

In order for the students to complete the STEM lab there are some supplies that we will need.  If you can, please consider donating the following items for STEM lab on Thursday:

Gummy Worms
Gummy Life Savers
Clear Plastic Cups
Paper Clips

Thank you, in advance, for donating any of the above mentioned items.  Please have your students bring them to Mrs. Westbrook when they arrive to school in the morning. 

Reading Update:

We are moving right along with our novel study. Students are working hard on their summary cards. Please note, if I assign these for homework please make sure your student is completing them. I don’t want any student getting behind in their work. The summary project is due on Sept. 8th! Novel study test is Friday, Sept. 8th. Students will be bringing home their project folders as soon as we are finished reading the book. These will help them complete their study guide as well as study for their test which is why I have it due on the test day! Please make sure they are brought back the day of the test because this is when the project is due!

Math Update:

Students took the Place Value unit test on Friday. They received their graded papers along with feedback today. Many students did well in the tests. To encourage them to use strategies and check their work, I had promised them bonus points if they show me evidence of their answers. Many students took advantage of it and realized how it helped them avoid careless mistakes. Students who did not do well in the tests will be pulled for a reteach session. They will get an opportunity to retake the test and their scores will be averaged.  They will also be expected to do some extra practice at home to help them master the skill.

We will be moving on to our second unit which is multiplying and dividing whole numbers. Please ensure that students practice their multiplication facts at home. We will be focusing this week on traditional method of multiplication and then move on to division.

I have updated all of the math grades in synergy. As and when I am grading their math binder, I will add those grades as well. Please encourage your children to check synergy with you frequently to learn to take responsibility of the grades they earn and set a goal for themselves for upcoming assignments.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017

Parents, please be reminded that the first Rock Eagle payment, in the amount of $70.00 is due tomorrow, August 25.  Please send the cash or check in a white school envelope and your child will place it in the black box tomorrow.  Of course, if you are able to pay for the trip in FULL ($200), we highly encourage you to do so!

Today's Homework Assignments:

Reading:  Finish chapter 4 summary cards
Math-Finish the math packet and study for the math test tomorrow.
Science-Quiz tomorrow!! See blog for what to study!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Today's Homework

Reading:  Finish Chapter 2 summary cards if you did not finish in class.

Math:  Dividing decimals by the power of 10 (Finish packet).

Science:  Begin studying for quiz on Friday

Social Studies:  Complete Text Features worksheet using non fiction books at home (Due tomorrow)

Content Area Updates

It is hard to believe that we are already in our 4th week of school!!  So much has been going on in our classrooms, and we love what we see from our students!  Teachers will begin entering grades into Synergy, so please be sure you have confirmed your ParentVue account so that you can see how your child is doing in each class.

Here is what is going on this week across the curriculum: 


This week we will be continuing the reading of The Kid in the Red Jacket. Students are working hard on their summary project. If they have homework for reading class the next 2 weeks (not including independent reading), it will be to finish a particular chapter’s summary card. If a summary card if assigned for homework, please make sure your student is finishing it. I have had several students from each class not complete their homework from last week. It is imperative homework is complete in order for students to not fall behind in class. If you have not signed your student’s summary project sheet, please do so as this was homework last week as well.

Social Studies:

This week students will be learning about the Causes of the Civil War. We will be using many different types of mediums, maps, primary, and secondary sources to be able to explain and describe the tensions between the North and the South during this era of our nation's history. Students will be working in centers to achieve this goal, once we do that  we can move on to Civil War as a whole. 


We began our week with a Solar Eclipse WebQuest!  The students navigated through a website to read and record information about solar eclipses!  We saw the Path of Totality, we determined which phase the moon has to be in for a solar eclipse to take place, and we can compare lunar eclipses and solar eclipses!  We LOVED wrapping up our experience outside by viewing the solar eclipse with our solar glasses provided to us by Addison's Foundation!  WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THEM!

This week, we are focusing on plate tectonics and various types of movements within the Earth's crust.  We will be going to science lab this Wednesday where the students will use cookies, icing, and graham crackers to model each of the movements in the Earth's surface that we are learning about. 

News Flash!!  We will be having a science quiz on Friday, August 25!  Information on the quiz includes:  

1.  Key Vocabulary: ( weathering, erosion, deposition, constructive/destructive processes, hypothesis, delta, inference, conclusion, question). 
2.  The steps to the Scientific Method.
3.  Rivers and Sand Lab reflection.


This week we have been working on the last concept of the place value unit- Multiplying and Dividing decimals by powers of 10. Students have been asked to take their math binder home everyday this week to study and prepare for the unit test on Friday. 

Students are being given time in the class to finish the notes and classwork pages in the binder and ask for any clarifications if needed. Please encourage them to study using the binder and also the resources found in math blog. 

The test will involve all of the following concepts:

  • Ability to represent decimal numbers in word form, standard form and expanded form.
  • Ability to identify the value and place value of a digit in a number.
  • Ability to compare and round decimal numbers.
  • Ability to multiply and divide whole numbers and decimal numbers by powers of 10. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Power Point for Parents

Hello Parents!! We realized that the PowerPoint we presented for Open House was not put on the blog. SOOOO... Here it is! If you have any questions please email us. Have a great weekend.

Open House PowerPoint

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday's Homework

August 17, 2017

Reading:  Finish Chapter 1 Notecard

Math:  Problem Solving OR Exponents and Patterns (some groups are working on exponents and patterns in class).

Baby Picture Alert!!

If you have not had a chance to send in your child's baby picture, please do so ASAP, so that we can get it scanned in for the yearbook.  If you would rather, you may email your child's baby picture to Mrs. Barkley directly.  Her email address is

We have only received about 8 or so baby pictures, so please get them in!!

We can't wait to see how cute they were (well, they are still cute, but... you know) ;)

Do you recognize any of THESE cute babies????

Solar Eclipse Webquest Link

With the Total Solar Eclipse just around the corner, we are very excited to have the opportunity to perform some tasks in our classroom that will give us information about the moon, the phases of the moon, solar eclipses, and the path of totality for the Total Eclipse that we will watch on Monday!!

In Science tomorrow with Mrs. Westbrook, the students will complete a WebQuest about Solar Eclipses.  They will use information on the website to read and locate information about eclipses, which will give them background information prior to viewing the eclipse on Monday.

Students will use the following link to access their Solar Eclipse WebQuest:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Homework and Reminders

Today's homework assignments are as follows:

*  Social Studies-Study for your quiz on Thursday using your study guide.
*  Reading-Get your project sheet signed (ALP students will have this for homework tomorrow night, since you were not in class today).
*  Math-Complete math pages 53-54 in your Volume 1 math text (even numbers ONLY).


*  Please remember to send in any forms you may have that have not been given to your child's homeroom teacher yet.  The Total Solar Eclipse permission slip is very important if your child will be viewing it outside on Monday, and we need all of the Rock Eagle permission packets in ASAP, so that we can plan for cabins and chaperones.

*  Your Summary Project and your Novel Study Test will be on September 8.  Please mark these due dates on your calendars.

*  If you have not sent in your child's headphones or earbuds, please do so as soon as you can.  We are beginning to use these in our classes, and we have noticed that not all students have them.

*  In Science on Friday we will be using the steps of The Scientific Method to complete a lab in class.  The students will be conducting an experiment using chewing gum.  If you can, please donate unopened packs of the following flavors that we can use for our experiment:  

Big Red
Wrigley's Spearmint
Juicy Fruit

** If your child, for whatever reason, cannot/does not want to chew gum, they will be paired up with a friend and will use that friend's data to complete the lab sheet.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Homework Assignment Update

Math Homework:

Today, all 5th grade students were given both math textbooks to keep AT HOME (both Volume I and Volume II).  Homework assignments will be assigned from those textbooks throughout the school year, so please be sure they are in a safe place and do not get lost. When students are assigned a math page for homework, they will tear out and bring in THAT PAGE ONLY to turn in to Mrs. Jagannathan!

For August 8, 2017:

Volume I: pages 33 & 34, as well as the Contract for Math Text.  These contracts should be signed by the child's parent and returned to school tomorrow.

Science/Total Solar Eclipse Update:

For those of you who are granting permission for your 5th grader to view the Total Solar Eclipse outside on Monday, August 21, please be sure you have reviewed, signed, and returned the GREEN permission slip that was given to you at Open House.  If you did not attend Open House, the green permission slip should have gone home with your child.

Those students who do not return their permission slip will be watching the Eclipse via live stream in the classroom.

Be sure to thank a Foundation board member when you see them because they have purchased certified Eclipse glasses for ALL of our students at Addison, even those who will not be going out to watch it! :)

Reading Homework:

There is no reading homework from Mrs. Barkley directly, but please be sure you are reading for at least 20 minutes tonight!  Build that reading STAMINA!

Social Studies:

Use the study guide you were given in class today to study for your quiz on Thursday!  Know your Bill of Rights!!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Homework for August 9th

Math HW: Place Value Relationships Worksheet due tomorrow. 

Remember that OPEN HOUSE is tomorrow night! 5th grade will be presenting in the cafeteria after the PTA/ Foundation meeting, where we will also include information about Rock Eagle. If you are unable to attend, please send questions to your child's homeroom teacher.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

Image result for open house

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Homework for August 8, 2017

EMOJIN' the chances!!  There are currently no additional homework assignments today, but students need to be sure they have finished everything they have been working on in each of their classes, and that they are reading for at least 20 minutes tonight.  Vocabulary maps and Scientific Method questions for science, Amendment flipbooks for social studies, and any other in-class assignments should be completed by tomorrow morning.

Please be reminded that Thursday is our Open House, and that 5th grade Open House will take place in the cafeteria immediately following the PTA/Foundation meeting and introduction of teachers. We are excited to see everyone and we look forward to meeting those of you who we have not had the change to meet yet!

~ 5th Grade Teachers

Attention, Parents and Students!

The link/username/password for the online science textbook access is currently not working.  I have sent an email to look into what is going on, so I will update that information as soon as I get it.  In the meantime, if the students were not able to finish their homework last night, since they need the textbook to complete their vocabulary map, I will give them some time in class today to finish.

Thank you for your understanding!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Important Dates!

This Thursday, August 10 is Open House at Addison!  We hope that each of you are able to attend, as we will be going over important information about 5th grade and each of our classes!  Here is a breakdown of the Open House schedule for Thursday:

5:00-6:00  (ALP, 2nd-5th grades)
6:00-6:30  PTA/Foundation Meeting
6:30-7:30  2nd-5th grades, (ALP, 1st grade).

Homework Assignments for Monday, August 7, 2017

It is very important that our 5th graders learn the importance of writing down their homework assignments in each of our classes each day.  Many days, homework for some classes may simply be to finish something they started in class, whereas for other classes there may be a separate homework assignment.  For the first quarter, we will be posting daily homework assignments on our 5th grade blog, but starting with quarter 2 it will be up to each student to make sure their assignments get into their agendas!

Here are homework assignments for Monday, August 7:

Science:  Finish Vocabulary Map and paste into Science Journal (see the access for our science text online in the Online Assessments tab on our blog, or please see me in the morning when you get here for a science textbook).

Social Studies:  Finish Amendments #1-5 in SS journal

Math:  Complete the "More from 10's to Tenths" worksheet

Reading:  All students need to be reading for AT LEAST 20 minutes each night!  One of our 5th grade standards is to increase our reading stamina, and we do that best by reading more often.

Homework for PARENTS!!:  :)

Yes, YOU have homework each night TOO!!  Please be sure that you are reading and signing your child's agenda EACH night.  Be sure they are reading and recording their reading, and please sign your full name, not just your initials.  We are looking for reading logs and parent signatures in their agendas as we distribute their $1,000 paycheck each week.

Week of August 7

WOW!  It is hard to believe that we are already entering in to our 2nd week of 5th grade!!  We have been working hard in homeroom getting to know each other, establish and review policies and procedures, and we are excited to have started our content area rotations last Thursday!

Here is a look ahead to what we are doing in each of our classes this week:

This week in Social Studies with Mrs. Rivas:

Students will be learning about the Bill of Rights and the amendments that protect our freedoms and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. We are using a mixed collection of mediums such as music, videos, books and writing to memorize these inalienable rights as prescribed to us by our Constitution. For extra reading please use the online textbook link or the resources that are given on the Social Studies blog.

Science with Mrs. Westbrook:

Last week we introduced and unpacked our first standard: (we used synonyms to put some of the language of the standards into "kid-friendly" language, so that the kids can gain a better understanding of what the standard is asking them to do).

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to identify surface features on the Earth caused by constructive &/or destructive processes.

This week we will be working on the following tasks:

1.  A PowerPoint Presentation to preview Constructive and Destructive processes.
2.  Vocabulary Mapping to develop prior/background knowledge and to visualize concepts
3.  Introduction to The Scientific Method with a sort using a Parachute Experiment
4. Wednesday we will be going to the Science Lab with Mrs. Knobbe to do a "Rivers and Sand" lab.

Reading Update from Mrs. Barkley:

This week we will be learning how to use the UNRAAVEL strategy correctly when completing a reading comprehension. Students will be completing a reading comprehension each Monday. They will also be graphing their score and the types of questions they might be missing. We do this to hopefully establish a pattern so the teacher and student can determine a reading skill that needs to be worked on. These weekly reading comprehensions won’t come home but you will be able to see what they look like at conference time.
The rest of the week, we will be working on our inferencing skills and main idea. Students will be trying to answer questions without the passage telling them the answer. This is typically a weaker area for fifth graders. Next week, we will start our first novel study. We will be reading The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park. If you would like to purchase a copy of this book for your student, you can. There is also a Kindle version available if you would prefer that. I only have a class set of this book so students are not allowed to take my books home. I will record each chapter and place it on my reading blog for students use at home.

Math with Mrs. Jagannathan:

Students spent time setting up their Math Binder in class last week and are expected to show their binder to parents to get a signature on the syllabus page. Students will be given notes/study guides for each unit which should be filed in their math binder. They will also be expected to file their graded quizzes and tests for future reference.

We have started applying their knowledge of place value with decimals and fractions. Students will get homework on a daily basis and are expected to bring their questions and doubts to class the next day after completing it. They will have opportunities to fix their mistakes in class.

I am looking forward to see all students grow this year in math. Parents and students can reach me anytime through email with concerns or questions. Please check out the math blog-  (tab can be found the right of the page).

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Homework for 8/3/17

Math: Get parent signature on the 1st quarter standards page (Math Binder)
           Get familiarized with the math blog and show it to you parents.

Reading: Finish the Survey.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Meet Your Teachers!

We had such an amazing time meeting you and your families at Meet-n-Greet this morning!  We are looking forward to an amazing school year together! Can you "Emojin'" the possibilities that this year will bring?!

Your 5th grader teachers: (from left to right):

Mr. Crumpton, 5th Grade Student Teacher
Mrs. Barkley, Reading
Mrs. Jagannathan, Math
Mrs. Westbrook, Science
Mrs. Rivas, Social Studies
Ms. Miller, Special Education/Interrelated Resource Teacher

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Welcome Fifth Graders!

Welcome to our newest Fifth Graders!
We are so excited to see our newest fifth graders in just a few days!  There are few things to note before school starts!

Meet and Greet is on July 28th from 7:30-9:30 AM.  Make plans to stop by your homeroom teacher first so that you can pick up all the important parent information and then stop in and introduce yourself to all of our fifth grade teachers---you will have all of us!! You are welcome to leave student supplies in the room when you come in for Meet and Greet.
Please make sure that you have the supply list. This can be downloaded from the Addison webpage or see here:
Fifth Grade Supply List (2017-18)
 Item                                                                              Quantity
Pencils #2                                                                     6 Dozen
Erasers (pencil cap)                                                    1 pack
Crayola Colored Pencils                                             1 pack
Glue Sticks                                                                   4 each
Fabric Pencil case (3 Hole w/Grommets)               1
Flash drive                                                                   1
Headphone/earbuds                                                 1
Colored Copy Paper (NO WHITE PLEASE)              1 Ream
Marble composition book                                        4
1” 3 ring Binder (Math)                                             1 
2” 3 ring Binder                                                          1  
Dividers                                                                        1 pack of 5
Folder, 2 Pocket with brads                                      3 (Green, purple and yellow)