• Common 5th Grade Vocabulary

    Priority Folder: A 3-Ring Binder that the students will use as their main source of organization.  It will hold their agenda, homework, studyguides, notebook paper and pencil pouch. 
    Agenda:  Also known as student planner.  This is where students will keep track of home work, upcoming tests, and projects.  I will initial their agendas every day.  This is my way of saying, "Yes, what your child wrote in here is correct."  PLEASE, review this every night and sign it as well.  This is my way of knowing, "Yes, my child shared this with me and has completed his/her homework."  This is our #1 way of communicating.  Of course, you are always welcome to call or e-mail me, too.
    Switching:  Yes, our 5th graders DO switch classes every day.  They will have me for Reading AND Math.  Mrs. Coyle for Science and Ms. Jandreau for Social Studies and Writing.  Students have a copy of our schedule in the front of their agendas.
    Weekly Progress Reports:  Each Friday I will send home graded assignments attached to a progress report.  This is my way of letting you know how your child's week was.  My hope is that there are never any "negative" surprises and my number one goal is that each child is successful, confident, and motivated to learn.  PLEASE, review it with your child.  Give praise for their accomplishments, sign the bottom and give that portion to your child to return the following Monday.  You can keep the rest.
    Spelling Activities:  In your child's Priority Folder, you will find a sheet titled "Spelling Activities" in a sheet protector.  Each day, I will post a spelling homework assignment by listing a number.  Refer to this sheet for a definition of the assignment.  #20 will ALWAYS be assigned on Thursdays.  It is also important to know that you will not see a weekly spelling grade added to eSembler.  In stead, we will take a spelling test average at the end of each 9 weeks and add that to their Language Arts grades.
    ESembler:  This is a program that allows you to check your students grades/averages from home whenever you want!  You set the preferences and updates can be sent directly to you via e-mail.  I highly encourage you to sign-up for this.  The Lake County Web site has a link to this site.  All you need is an e-mail address and your child's student number.  This can be found on an old report card.

Last Modified on August 17, 2012