IOWA and CogAT testing will be administered September 6-14. Fifth graders WILL be taking the IOWA test September 11-14.
ALL schedules will be altered during testing week. 5th Grade Specials: 11:15-11:55 Our Lunch: 12:15-12:45 Visitors will NOT be allowed in the building during testing times. The test will begin around 8 am.
Here are some suggestions that you can do to help your child succeed:
Make sure your child comes to school each day for testing. There is a very short make-up window so it is very important they are here each day.
Make sure your child arrives at school on time. Testing is started early each day.
Make sure your child gets a good night’s rest.
Have your child eats a healthy breakfast at home.
Please avoid breakfasts with high sugar that could make them hyper and avoid heavy foods that could make them groggy. Students will need to remain in their seats during the testing session (about 1 ½ hours).
If you are anxious about your child’s test, its okay but try to keep cool around your child, you don’t want them to get anxious about their tests too.
Gently encourage your child to do their best.
Keep a positive attitude towards testing.
Talking about the test with your child can relieve stress about test taking.
Please let me know if there is a planned absence during our testing time. Let me know if you have any questions.
Dear Friends, The Foundation is going to utilize two different vendors for the Foundation Friday breakfast for our students and staff. They will rotate between Burger King (pancakes – no syrup) and Taco Bell (egg & cheese wrap, and bacon, egg & cheese wrap). The cost will remain at $3.00. The Foundation Friday breakfast will begin next Friday, 8/11 with Burger King pancakes and then the following Friday will be Taco Bell wraps. It will continue alternating between the two for the remainder of the year. We will also have it placed on our new marquee. The breakfast will be available for students in the Cafeteria on Fridays from 7:20 – 7:50.
8/11 – Burger King Pancakes 8/18 – Taco Bell wraps 8/25 – Burger King Pancakes 9/1 – Taco Bell wraps
Math - Students are learning how to solve math problems that include multiple operations, following the order of operations. Please refer to the Math Resources tab for videos that can help you with homework/practice! ALL students should be bringing their math journal home each night for homework assistance.
Social Studies - Today we introduced the Civil War by discussing the differences between the North and South in the mid 1800's. We will learn much more about those differences and the reasons for the tension between the North & South this week. Students will have a quiz over the causes of the Civil War on Friday of this week, and we will begin learning about the actual Civil War next week. This is a 2 week unit, and students should be reading/reviewing nightly to ensure they are developing a full understanding of what is covered in class.
Reading & Writing: We will take this week to instill routines and procedures as readers and writers and get student's notebooks set up in order to get the year started effectively and efficiently. In writing, the first genre we will focus on is Narrative writing.
Spelling: Students received their first spelling packet last week, and it is due this Thursday. Week 1 spelling test will also be this Thursday. Spelling Tests are not illegible for 'request to retest', so it is important that students are taking the time throughout the week to complete their weekly spelling packet requirements, study, and be prepared for weekly assessments. Students should know how to spell AND apply (understand the meaning of/context of) their spelling, vocabulary, and content words.
Math: Standard Measurement Capacity- cups, pints, quarts, gallons (Land of Gallon) Length- inches, feet, yards, miles Weight- ounces, pounds, tons Language Arts: Context Clues & Reference Materials (dictionary, thesaurus) Writing: Writing to a Prompt Opinion Essays using examples from the text Paired Passages Reading: Paired Passages- fiction to fiction, nonfiction to fiction, nonfiction to poetry, fiction to poetry, poetry to poetry, nonfiction to nonfiction Science: Ecosystems producers, decomposers, consumers herbivores, carnivores, omnivores food chain and food web effects on the ecosystem
Wednesday: Walk to School Day Thursday: Braves Day Dance with Dad/ Move with Mom