Reading Resource Book

We have worked the past few weeks to create a beautiful resource book in reading. Your child brought home his/her Reading Resource Book yesterday (see photo for an example). This will be homework up until STAAR. Please help your child practice the vocabulary and terms that are inside the book. This will be very beneficial. Thanks for your help.

Our second Passion Project presentations will begin on April 4. Please make sure your child is working on the visual and speech and sounding like an expert.  We will still have 2 more Genius Hour sessions in class after STAAR.

School pictures are this Wednesday.

Mark your calendars for VERY important dates. Make EVERY effort to be here on these days because the state is allowing only ONE make-up day.

3/28- Math STAAR
3/39 – Reading STAAR


February Book It Superstars

photo credit: www.raininghotcoupons.com

photo credit: www.raininghotcoupons.com

We had a lot of reading going on in the month of February. I’m so proud of the students listed, and pictured, below for achieving their goal of 320 minutes! Wow, that’s an enormous group! You earned a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut (these coupons were sent home before Spring Break). YUMMY! Enjoy!

Congratulations to the RED group for winning the FOURTH TIME in a row! Wow!

Book It for MARCH has started. New tracking sheets came home before Spring Break. Read, read, read! Your goal is 320 minutes. You can do it!

Congratulations:

  1. Kynlee B.
  2. Kinsey W.
  3. Katie A.
  4. Nate B.
  5. Ethan W.
  6. Seth A.
  7. Baylee W.
  8. Gary D.
  9. Blake M.
  10. Ryley K.
  11. Jessica L.
  12. Chris L.
  13. Emily W.
  14. Charity C.
  15. David W.
  16. Matthew W.
  17. Shawn S.
  18. Katie H.
  19. Larkin D.
  20. Kayleigh W.
  21. Kaleb S.
  22. Kanaan M.
  23. Justin K.
  24. Barrett W.
  25. Sydney T.
  26. Will Y.
  27. Chasten S.
  28. Rebekah H.
  29. Gavin S.
  30. Caleb T.
  31. Raylee G.
  32. Aubrey S.
  33. Hunter S.
  34. Jonathan F.
  35. Masen R.

 

Earn Classcraft Points for Practicing Vocabulary

Parents,
I’m so proud of ALL the students who’ve gone onto Quizizz and practiced their reading vocabulary at home. We’ve had quite a few superstars!  Since those first 2 practices are about to expire, I told them I’d create some more quizzes to practice over the break.

The reports show me students who’ve gone on and their results. Each student who practices over the break will earn points in Classcraft. Please have your child use his/her real name (not a nickname) so I can give Classcraft points for working at home. I’m proud of you!

Here are THREE quizzes they can complete. All they need is a device to log into https://quizizz.com/join/ and enter the 6-digit codes below:

004002 (Fifth Grade STAAR Reading Vocabulary)
904077 (Fifth Grade STAAR Vocabulary)
505703 (5th Grade Context Clues Practice)

Have fun! These particular practices will be good thru March 25th.

Thanks for encouraging your child to go above and beyond to be the BEST they can be.

Vocabulary Practice 2

Parents,

As stated in my last post, students have learned the academic reading vocabulary necessary for next year and for the upcoming STAAR test. Therefore, new vocabulary words won’t be coming home. However, it’s crucial that your child continues to practice and review the words. They can do that by clicking on the Vocabulary Practice tab on my blog. Once there, they can play games on Quizlet or practice the words using ready-made flashcards.

Here is the 2nd Quizizz practice for students. Quizizz is a fun way for students to practice their words. All they need is a device to log into join.quizizz.com and enter the 6-digit code below (381364). Have fun! This particular practice will be good thru March 14.

Please have your child use his/her real name (not a nickname) so I can give Classcraft points for working at home. Bravo to all the students who are already taking advantage of this extra practice. I’m proud of you!

Helpful Vocabulary Practice

Parents,

Students have learned the academic reading vocabulary necessary for next year and for the upcoming STAAR test. Therefore, new vocabulary words won’t be coming home. However, it’s crucial that your child continues to practice and review the words. They can do that by clicking on the Vocabulary Practice tab on my blog. Here (on Quizlet), they can play games or practice the words on flashcards.

In addition, I’ll be posting some practice on my blog. Quizizz is a fun way for students to practice their words. All they need is a device to log into join.quizizz.com and enter the 6-digit code below. Have fun! This particular practice will be good thru March 11.

photo credit: quizizz.com

Valentine’s Day Fun

We had a great time on Valentine’s Day. During reading, we discussed character traits (negative and positive ones) and how we can also possess those same traits. Today was all about lifting our classmates up with writing a positive character trait on one another’s paper hearts. We scooted around the room (to great music of course) and encouraged one another.

At the end of the day, our fifth graders joined one another in the hallway for their favorite drink, a cookie provided by teachers, and got to enjoy reading Valentine’s Day cards from one another. What a memorable day!

Wednesday 2/22 – Early Release

MAKE A NOTE: Wednesday, February 22nd, is an early release day for teacher training.  Intermediate students will release at 12:00 noon. Buses will run their usual routes at this time.

***We are asking that parents not eat lunch at school with their child on the 22nd due to a different and shortened lunch schedule.***

Monday – School Holiday

We will have a school holiday on Monday, February 20th, to celebrate Presidents’ Day. While you are sitting around the house bored and wishing you were back at school, you could test your knowledge of United States Presidents. Here is a Symbaloo webmix that contains several interactive tasks. How many facts do you know?

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Congratulations, January Book It Superstars!

photo credit: www.raininghotcoupons.com

photo credit: www.raininghotcoupons.com

We had a lot of reading going on in the month of January. I’m so proud of the following students for achieving their goal of 320 minutes! You earned a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut (these coupons were sent home yesterday). YUMMY! Enjoy!

Congratulations to the RED group for winning the THIRD TIME in a row! Wow!

Book It for FEBRUARY has started. New tracking sheets came home Wednesday. Read, read, read! Your goal is 320 minutes. You can do it!

Congratulations:

  1. Mylia W.
  2. Kylie D.
  3. Masen R.
  4. Kinsey W.
  5. Kynlee B.
  6. Kendall S.
  7. Seth A.
  8. Trent P.
  9. Nate B.
  10. Katie A.
  11. Gabriel D.
  12. Chris L.
  13. Ryley K.
  14. Valerie D.
  15. Gary D.
  16. Jessica L.
  17. Rilee B.
  18. Shawn S.
  19. David W.
  20. Katie H.
  21. Matthew W.
  22. Charity C.
  23. Addie Y.
  24. Will Y.
  25. Kanaan M.
  26. Kayci S.
  27. Caleb M.
  28. Kaleb S.
  29. Alexa M.
  30. Sydney T.
  31. Jonathan F.
  32. Justin K.
  33. Larkin D.
  34. Ashton B.
  35. Aubrey S.
  36. Aleighna T.
  37. Savana W.
  38. Gavin S.
  39. Kooper B.
  40. Davis T.
  41. Raylee G.
  42. Gage D.
  43. Hunter S.