- Homework: 50 minutes a night should be expected in 5th grade. If your child is frustrated with the math homework, please write me a note or email, and I will help your child the next day. That goes for any homework that gets to the frustrating point for your child. By the time they are at that point, continuing to work on that subject will not result in learning that night. Homework is meant to be a review of what has been learned, not to become a frustrating time for all parties involved. Thank you for your help in this!
Any and all classroom expectations, homework policies, and so on can be found on my blog under Policies and Procedures.
We've also written our Class Mission. When I get to school tomorrow, I'll post it on the blog.
This week is Digital Citizenship Spirit Week. A flyer came home on Wednesday outlining Spirit Week. Here is a quick recap:
- Monday: Wear your favorite sports team shirt or jersy
- Tuesday: Wear crazy socks and/or shoes
- Wednesday: Twin day!
- Thursday: Dress as your favorite Super Hero (please leave masks and weapons at home)
- Friday: GRE spirit wear
I will be updating our curriculum corner in a couple of weeks so that you can support what we are doing in school, at home. In the meantime, continue to work on math facts. Your child will be bringing home their Reading and Math Log on Monday. I will model for them how to fill it in so that they will know what to do. It will be due on Friday. Please note, 100 minutes can be spread over the entire seven day week if you so choose. However, I will only be sending home the log on Mondays.
Tomorrow will be an exciting day at GRE and around the world. Students will have the opportunity to view the eclipse using protective eye wear provided by Mrs. Brown (thank you!!). We will be talking in depth about the eclipse before and after it occurs. Students will be reading articles and watching videos to prepare them and then we will have a discussion about it when we come back inside. I am thrilled we are getting this opportunity to watch and learn about the eclipse!
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me via email or call the school.