From Mrs. Liss, Mrs. Jenkins, and Ms. Vaughn
Date: August 31-September 4
What are we doing?
Math: Prime Factorization, Powers and Exponents
Writing: Small moments
Reading: Introduction to reading workshop & STAR
English: CRISP sentences
Science: Solved our fingerprint crime and took quiz
Social Studies: -Learning about the Aztec and Inca
-Look for pictures/video soon on our blog of students building Incan bridges.
Health- Learning about social health.
Aug. 31: Open House 5:30-6:30pm
Sep. 7: No School (Labor Day)
Sep 18: 12:45pm dismissal
Oct. 8: 12:45pm dismissal
Oct. 8: End of 1st Quarter
Tips from the Teachers
*REMINDER- Open House at Lewis School is Monday, Aug. 31 from 5:30-6:30. Stop by and meet your child’s fifth grade teaching team!
*Parent Portal is up! Sign up to view your child’s grades online by calling the front office at 457-2632.
We will begin our formal spelling unit after reading screening is finished, around the end of September. Stay tuned for more updates!
CRISP Sentences-This year, you will hear your child talking about CRISP sentences and see it written in your child’s graded work. Here’s what CRISP means:
Capitalized first letter
Restate the question
Information is correct
Sentence is complete
Punctuation at the end
Some ways we keep you informed:
*Daily planners- Assignments should be written daily in planners.
*Newsletter- Every Friday, this newsletter will come home with a behavior/homework report from the week and info about what’s going on in your child’s class.
*Notes- Please watch for notes about important happenings at Lewis School. Most will come home in Friday folders; however, sometimes notes come home throughout the week. These can be found in your child’s homework folder.
*Blog- Assignments, announcements, pictures and more can be found at our class blog. www.lewis5.blogspot.com
*Parent Portal- You can check your child’s grades on the parent portal. These should be updated weekly.
Our Class Blog:
Our blog is up and running! Stop by our class website and check it out. The blog can be accessed at www.lewis5.blogspot.com. On it, you will find class updates, important information, pictures, and more.
How to contact us:
Lewis School: 457-2632
Mrs. Jenkins: ext. 2257
Mrs. Liss: ext. 2256
Ms. Vaughn: ext. 2253
How can I help my child succeed in Fifth Grade?
*Multiplication skills are vital for your child’s success in 5th grade math. Practice times tables regularly with your child to help him or her start the year off right! There are flashcards available at the Dollar Tree and Dollar General, and www.multiplication.com is a great website for extra practice.
*ST math is also available for practice at home. Students should all be familiar with this site and have a username and password. web.stmath.com
*Continue to encourage your child to read for 30 minutes per day. Daily practice is important for success in reading.