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    Hello 5th Grade Parents and Students!!! Here are the ANNOUNCEMENTS for this week-October 16-20, 2017

    Monday will be a DAY 1 on the Specials Schedule.

    BV Virtue of the Month: RESPONSIBILITY

    1. Penny Wars for United Way will be held October 16-20. Each pod will be competing for the highest total of coins in their bucket.

    Students will bring coins, separated into different bags of silver coins and pennies, to school on any day next week to put into their grade level’s bucket. Silver coins will add to the grade level’s total and pennies will deduct from the total.

    For example, a kindergartener will put silver coins in their own bucket and pennies in first grade’s bucket and vice versa. The grade level in each pod with the highest total will earn an extra recess!

    All coins will be donated to The United Way of Greater Kansas City. We can all make a huge difference one penny at a time!

    1. Dental screenings will take place on Friday, Oct 20th, 2017.

    The Johnson County Health and Environment sends trained hygienists to screen elementary students whose parents have given consent on the annual registration and enrollment forms.

    1. IMPACT Club will meet on Wednesday at 7:30am in the library.
    2. Reading is FUN Club will meet on Wednesday, after school at 3:45pm in the library.
    3. Fall Conferences are next week on October 23rd, 25th and 26th. I sent home a “reminder sheet” with your child on Friday last week of your scheduled day and time. I look forward meeting all of you and discussing your child’s progress thus far! They are an AMAZING class and I am excited to brag about them!!

    NO SCHOOL- Thursday, October 26th and Friday, October 27th

    1. FALL FESTIVAL is coming in just a few short weeks. When thinking about your child’s costume for school, please make sure that it is school appropriate, i.e. no blood, gore, facsimile weapons of any kind. If your child has a mask or piece that covers their head, they will be able to wear for the parade.

    Parade begins at 2:30pm on the soccer fields; weather permitting and then we will head to the classroom for the party.

    7. We are in need of CLOROX WIPES donations! We keep our room clean and germ-free by wiping down our desks and chairs each evening, but our stash is getting low. Students receive bonuses for any and all donations of suppliesJ Thank you in advance!

    Absences- If you know in advance that your child will be absent for an appointment or travel, please let the office know and shoot me an email, so that I can prepare their work ahead of time.

    Homework and any reminders should be written neatly in their assignment notebooks and it will also be placed on my teacher website at the end of each day. Here is a quick link: https://teachers.bluevalleyk12.org/Page/10848

    You can always access my weekly announcements, homework, and schedules from the OTE website or clicking the link below: https://teachers.bluevalleyk12.org/Page/10862





    That is all for this week! Any questions or concerns let me know. You can email me at [email protected] . Thanks and have FABULOUS week!!

    Classroom Wish List

    Books for our classroom bookshelf

    Clorox Wipes


    Hand Sanitizer


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    UNITS of Study

    Math- The Place Value module will allow students to use charts, number lines, and estimation to represent place value. Students will develop a foundation for understanding place value and representing large numbers. Topic One is focused around recognizing that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right. Students will also read, write, and compare decimals to the tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. They will read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Lastly, students will compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each placxe, using <,  >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

    Reading- UNIT 1 is called COMMON GROUND and it reflects on the students' shared experiences. They will be connecting reading to social studies and learning the concepts of togetherness, cultures, friendship, and diversity. By the end of the unit, they will be able to answer the Theme Question: How Do We Achieve Common Ground? Students will have many engaging reading opportunities during the unit. Each week of the unit covers a different Focus Question that will help your child answer the overarching Theme Question.

    Writer's Workshop- We just finished up a mini grammar unit on types of sentences, subjects adn predicates.

    This week, we will begin Unit 1 of writing, which we will focus on INFORMATIVE Writing that allows students to select a topic to inform their audience. We will create a five paragraph writing piece that will include text features, such as subtitles, graphics, and captions. Students will be required to use 3 sources: one book, and two online source. We will also be taking time to tlearn how to annotate notes, explore the Blue Valley databases for safe online sources to locate the necessary information for their topics. We will utilizing Google Drive to type our reports, so that I can be conferencing with your student as they are typing their reports at school AND at home.

    This Informative project will be due Friday, October 21st.

    Social Studies- Using our History Alive text and Social Studies Weekly Articles, we will be wrapping up with Ch. 5- Growing Tensions between the Colonies and Britain. Students will learn about the growing tensions between the colonists and Britain prior to the Revolutionary War and compare the situation to a strained relationship between parent and child.

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    Useful Content Websites

    EnVision- 5th Grade Math

    Search this site for Homework Help, Skills Practice, Video Review, and Interactive Math Games. Students have their log ins in their assignment notebooks.

    www.pearsonsuccessnet.com EnVision Math website



    LEAD 21- 5th Grade Reading

    Search this site to view and read the Theme Reader (mentor text) and the Differentiated Reader (leveled text) online. Students can also listen to the stories, play vocabulary and comprehension games, and post their inquiry questions to the “Theme Wall.”

    Each student has their own username and password and it is located in their bindersJ



    Social Studies Weekly

    Visit  https://www.studiesweekly.com/to access the Studies Weekly articles to listen to the wekly content, view video, pictures, and collect Rev points for answering comprehension questions. It's a great way to reinforce the material for the test! Students have their log ins in their assignment notebooks.


    Study Island

    Search this site for extra practice in math, reading, and writing skills. This is a wonderful sitefor students to utilize in their spare time to reinforce skills being taught in the classroom. Students have their log ins in their assignment notebooks.


    Username: first and last name @ote     Password: ote



    Extra Resource Sites



    http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/ Tumble Books

    Username: overland

    Password: books

    http://www.readinga-z.com/ Reading A-Z

    Log In: LearningAZOTE

    Password: A-Z123


    http://www.writinga-z.com/ Writing A-Z

    Log In: LearningAZOTE

    Password: A-Z123



    www.vocabulary.co.il/ Vocabulary/Word Work

    www.4kids.org/games/ All Subjects using technology


    www.sciencemonster.com Science

    www.gamequarium.com All Subjects

    www.spellingcity.com Spelling


    www.multiplication.com Math