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Snack Policy

The children are required to bring and eat a healthy snack. Examples of okay snacks are: Pretzels, cheese and crackers, Goldfish, fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc. Juice is okay during snack time but the children must finish it during snack.

Snacks such as Go Gurt and Fruit Snacks are not encouraged because they have a lot of sugar in them. Soda is not permitted. Donations of healthy, non-perishable snacks are always welcome! Kids often forget their snacks. The children are allowed to bring a fresh bottle of water to keep on their desk during the day.

Online Curriculum Resources

Fifth Grade Book Talk Blog

Study Island: Study Island is a great way to extend student's learning into the home.  All that's needed is a computer and internet connection.  To use Study Island, log on to www.studyisland.com, and have your child enter their username and password.  Make sure that your child uses pencil and paper when necessary. 

Is My Child Prepared for School Today?
Complete the following checklist to determine if your child is prepared for school.  My child...

- has several sharpened pencils.
- has working headphones (for computer use).
- has their snack and lunch (or money to sign-up for lunch).
- has their completed homework.
- has all of their books necessary for school.
- is dressed appropriately for the day's weather.
- had a healthy/energizing breakfast.
- is feeling well and rested.
- is clean (hair, body, nails, and clothes).
- knows how they're getting home.

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*Get agendas signed by a parent or guardian each night




Word Study:


Reading: Read 20 minutes each night

Family Bingo: Due October 31st - have it signed by a parent or guardian

Social Studies:

Science:  "Comic" strip due Monday; Skeletal System quiz on Thursday, 11/2


*Scholastic book order due 10/30 (optional)


Word Study Schedule (click here for the words):
Monday: Pretest and Make Corrections (Class); Write all your words in Cursive (HW)
Tuesday: Write the definitions (Class); Choose 5 of your words and use each in a sentence or paragraph form showing the definition of the word (HW)
Wednesday: Choose ONE of the following to complete: Synonym Search or Word Hunt (HW)
Thursday: Study for Post-test (HW)
Friday: Take Post-test (Class), Get Post-test signed (HW)

Note: Students are assigned homework five days a week.  Due to differentiated instruction, students may receive a different homework assignment than another student in our class.