• Name: Laurie Rhodes
    Subject: 5th grade AG/ 2nd grade PRT
    Contact info: 727-2860  lrhodes@wsfcs.k12.nc.us                  
     
                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
     
           Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  I am very excited to be working with both the fourth
            and fifth grade AIG classes this year.  Fifth grade AIG will be in the morning and fourth grade
             meets in the afternoon.
     
     
             I am eager to hear how many of you met the Bookmarks Challenge this summer.  Did you get your forms turned
             in by August 10th and what exciting books did you read this summer?
     
     
            Another challenge will be to see if you can find me this year.  We have a wonderful new room for our classes!  We
             have much more space to spread out and do group work and activities!  It is going to be the best year ever.
     
     
     
        
     
                                                                      
                                   
     
                  
     
                                                Read at least 5 books this summer.  
     
    Classroom
    Overview and Expectations

    HOMEWORK - Homework assignments are to be completed outside the regular class period. It is used to reinforce what has been taught that day. Students need a quiet place to work and a regular schedule for doing homework (30-75 minutes daily). Students are responsible for keeping a daily written record for all assignments in the Student Planner. Each student has been issued a Student Planner. If this planner is lost, it must be replaced. A good student is organized and we will be working throughout the year on organizational skills. Please check over your child’s homework daily. It is a good way to know what your child is studying in school.

    READING - Students need to read at home everyday. They have a choice of reading books from our Media Center, the Public Library or personal books. The books must be at or above the student’s reading level. Students will be required to participate in the Accelerated Reader program. This means that they must pass the computerized tests with a score of at least 80%. This will be included as a part of the reading grade. Students who make their goal each month will be rewarded.

    WRITING – Students will be writing several research-based papers in 5th grade.

    MATH – Fifth grade students need to become proficient in multiplication and division early in the year. Weekly fact and measurement tests will be given. Reviewing these skills nightly will help them reach this goal. Students are expected to take their Math textbook and Math notebook home each night. Students may also access the textbook online.

    HONOR ROLL – Students who receives all A’s and B’s on their report card will be recognized on the 5th grade Honor Board. Students meeting their AR goal as well as those making 100% on math facts are also recognized quarterly.

    TAKE HOME ENVELOPE – FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO RETURN ALL STUDENT WORK ALONG WITH THEIR SIGNED TUESDAY TAKE HOME ENVELOPE. The consequence for students who do not follow the above by Thursday morning is that they will have the opportunity to dine alone in the cafeteria each day until the envelope & all papers are returned. If you are unable to return the envelope by Thursday morning, a parent or guardian must write a note explaining the reason.

    ALL STUDENT PAPERS ARE KEPT ON FILE AND WILL BE RETURNED AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.


    Fourth and Fifth Grade Expectations

    *Follow directions the first time they are given.
    *Be in your seat & ready to work when the bell rings.
    *Raise your hand to speak and wait to be called on.
    *Hand in all assignments on time.
    *Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

    Consequences:

    *Warning – verbal from teacher
    *PBIS discipline written warning (parent notification after 3 warnings)
    *5 PBIS written warnings within same week constitutes a D1 – office referral
    Conferences may be scheduled as needed. Please call or email to make an appointment. We want to be well prepared to discuss your child’s progress.
    We work hard to give full support to your child always. Together, with your help, we can have a very successful school year. For more information, please visit the Moore School website and your child’s teacher web page.
     
     
     
     

     

    Daily Schedule
    Fifth Grade

    8:50- 10:05    Math   

    10:05- 11:45  Language Arts

    11:45             Return to checkpoints

     
     Fourth Grade
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
                          The summer is a great time to visit your local library.  The theme for this summer's reading is "Fizz, Boom,Read"
                         The more books you read, the more prizes you can earn. And our libraries have more to offer this summer. Each of the
                         10 Forsyth County branches features activities and classes for all sorts of ages and interests. In Kernersville there
                          is an event where kids can learn how to make paper airplanes and test them out.  The Reynolda Manor branch will
                          have a "Lego Club" where you can create and explore your own Lego world.  Many locations will even have science
                          labs where you can learn the science behind bubbles or how to make neon slime.  To view the full list of activities
                          and preview the Summer Reading Program, check out forsyth.cc/library. SO VISIT THE LIBRARY AND READ,
                          READ, READ THIS SUMMER!
     
                          http://www.education-world.com/summer_reading/    
     
                          Ian, Ashlyn, Dylan, Sarah, and Sydney- I can't wait to hear how much math you practiced on IXL this summer.
     
                          John, Becket, Kadin, and Jonisha- Let me know what great books you read and enjoyed.
     
                          Ilana-How was your summer camp?
     
                          Justin, Grace, Anam, and Adesuwa-Did you go on any exciting trips?
     
                          Isaiah, Sadie, Nickolas, and Andrea- Be ready to tell me your favorite thing you did over the summer.
                       
                          I will be looking forward to seeing you all on Monday, August 25th!
     
                          Exciting Events in June:
     
                                                     27th- Kernersville Movie in the Park-  "Frozen"  7pm
     
                                                27-29th- "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" at the Arts Council Theater, Coliseum Dr.
     
                                                     28th-Ocean Commotion Day at Sciworks-dive into the wonders and mysteries of the sea
     
                                                     29th-Bethabara Independence Celebration-1:30-5:30 themed activities, ice cream, music
                                                                                                                        hayrides, and more 
                       
     
                      Favorite Websites:     www.coolmath.com
                                                                 www.yourchildlearns.com
                                                                  www.IXL.com
                                                                  www.mathisfun.com
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

     

    Welcome to the second half of the school year!  We are excited about getting your child ready for middle school and doing the best we can for your child.

     

    There are several expectations we have for our grade level and would like to hear any suggestions you may have to help us have a productive school year.

     

    As we tackle academics, the first 2 or 3 weeks of school, we’ll work towards making your child feel comfortable in the grade level and teaching acceptable behaviors.  Listed below are our expectations and we would appreciate it if you would reinforce this with your child at home.  This year your child will take a Reading, Math, and Science EOG test. 

     

    HOMEWORK - Homework assignments are to be completed outside the regular class period.  It is used to reinforce what has been taught that day.  Students need a quiet place to work and a regular schedule for doing homework (30-75 minutes daily).  Students are responsible for keeping a daily written record for all assignments in the Student Planner.  Each student has been issued a Student Planner.  If this planner is lost, it must be replaced.  A good student is organized and we will be working throughout the year on organizational skills.  Please check over your child’s homework daily.  It is a good way to know what your child is studying in school.

     This will be included as a part of the reading grade. Students who make their goal each month will be rewarded.

     

    WRITING – Students will be writing several research-based papers in 5th grade.

     

    READING - Students need to read at home everyday. They have a choice of reading books from our Media Center, the Public Library or personal books.  The books must be at or above the student’s reading level.  Students will be required to participate in the Accelerated Reader program.  This means that they must pass the computerized tests with a score of at least 80%.

    MATH – Fifth grade students need to become proficient in multiplication and division early in the year. Weekly fact and measurement tests will be given.  Reviewing these skills nightly will help them reach this goal.  Students are expected to take their Math textbook and Math notebook home each night. Students may also access the textbook online.

     

    SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES – Projects and written assignments are given as needed in conjunction with the unit being studied.  All students are required to participate in the Moore School Science Fair. More details will follow. 

     

    HONOR ROLL – Students who receives all A’s and B’s on their report card will be recognized on the 5th grade Honor Board.  Students meeting their AR goal as well as those making 100% on math facts are also recognized quarterly.

     

    FIELD TRIPS – You will soon receive information regarding field trips.

     

    TAKE HOME ENVELOPE – FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO RETURN ALL STUDENT WORK  ALONG WITH THEIR SIGNED TUESDAY TAKE HOME ENVELOPE.  The consequence for students who do not follow the above by Thursday morning is that they will have the opportunity to dine alone in the cafeteria each day until the envelope & all papers are returned.  If you are unable to return the envelope by Thursday morning, a parent or guardian must write a note explaining the reason. 

    ALL STUDENT PAPERS ARE KEPT ON FILE AND WILL BE RETURNED AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

     

     

     

     

    5TH GRADE EXPECATIONS:

     

                *Follow directions the first time they are given.

     

                *Be in your seat & ready to work when the bell rings.

     

                *Raise your hand to speak and wait to be called on.

     

                *Hand in all assignments on time.

     

                *Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

     

    CONSEQUENCES:

     

                *Warning – verbal from teacher

     

                *PBIS discipline written warning (parent notification after 3 warnings)

     

                *5 PBIS written warnings within same week constitutes a D1 – office referral

     

     

    Conferences may be scheduled as needed.  Please call or email to make an appointment. We want to be well prepared to discuss your child’s progress.

     

    We work hard to give full support to your child always.  Together, with your help, we can have a very successful school year.  For more information, please visit the Moore School website and your child’s teacher web page.

     

    Thanks!!!

     

    The Fifth Grade Team

    twise@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

    dbass@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

    lrhodes@wsfcs.k12.nc.us