What’s Coming Up – Week of October 26-30, 2020

Miscellaneous

  • Early Release: Friday, October 23rd
  • No school on Monday, October 26th

Fall Parties:

  • Thank you to those of you who signed up to donate items to our Fall Party. Please send in those items by Wednesday October 28th.  🙂
  • Party Day Reminders:
    • This year for our Fall Party we are looking forward to having parties in our classrooms, however; this year will be different than in the past.
      • Parents and volunteers will not be able to attend.  (We will miss you!)
      •  Snacks will need to be store-bought and individually packaged and respectful of allergies (no peanuts please).

      Like previous years, we will be welcoming your children to wear costumes, if they wish.  One change this year is that children will be able to wear their costumes to school and wear them the whole day.  The intent behind this is to limit children gathering in the restrooms to change, and limit the number of children needing assistance from teachers and staff to get into their costumes.  We invite you to send your children in a costume that includes no weapons or gore, and easily allows your child to participate in regular school routines and procedures.  There will not be any masks other than COVID-19-related face masks allowed. There will not be time given to dress or apply makeup as in years past.

      Please consider the questions below when deciding on a costume:

      • Can they take it off themselves to use the bathroom?
      • Can they fit in their seat at their desk?
      • Can they go down the slide or sit in the swings?

      We ask that you save bulky, inflatable, or extravagant costumes for home use, and dress in a fun and simple costume for the school day.  Fall or pumpkin t-shirts are a great alternative as well.

      We are thrilled at the opportunity to celebrate with your children and look forward to creating another fun and memorable school event for them.

Math

  • We are continuing our work on Unit 2: Adding & Subtracting whole numbers & decimals.  
  • We will continue to focus on mastering our multiplication and division math facts. Please practice these at home and utilize your child’s online access to Moby Max Fact Fluency homework.

ELA

  • We are beginning our writing unit to create a narrative craft.  This entails creating personal narratives and or memoirs).
  • At home reading logs are due every Monday morning.

Social Studies

  • We are continuing our unit called Three Worlds Meet which examines the interaction between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in North America.

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 19-23, 2020

Miscellaneous:

  • Fall Party:
    • We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Fall PartyHere’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

      1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/PAkoXJF
      2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
      3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

    • Party Day Reminders:
      • This year for our Fall Party we are looking forward to having parties in our classrooms, however; this year will be different than in the past.
        • Parents and volunteers will not be able to attend.  (We will miss you!)
        •  Snacks will need to be store-bought and individually packaged and respectful of allergies (no peanuts please).

        Like previous years, we will be welcoming your children to wear costumes, if they wish.  One change this year is that children will be able to wear their costumes to school and wear them the whole day.  The intent behind this is to limit children gathering in the restrooms to change, and limit the number of children needing assistance from teachers and staff to get into their costumes.  We invite you to send your children in a costume that includes no weapons or gore, and easily allows your child to participate in regular school routines and procedures.  There will not be any masks other than COVID-19-related face masks allowed. There will not be time given to dress or apply makeup as in years past.

        Please consider the questions below when deciding on a costume:

        • Can they take it off themselves to use the bathroom?
        • Can they fit in their seat at their desk?
        • Can they go down the slide or sit in the swings?

        We ask that you save bulky, inflatable, or extravagant costumes for home use, and dress in a fun and simple costume for the school day.  Fall or pumpkin t-shirts are a great alternative as well.

        We are thrilled at the opportunity to celebrate with your children and look forward to creating another fun and memorable school event for them.

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 12-16, 2020

Math

  • We took our math test this past week on Unit 1: Addition & Subtraction with Fractions.
  • We’ll begin our next unit on adding & subtracting whole numbers & decimals.  
  • We will continue to focus on mastering our multiplication and division math facts. Please practice these at home and utilize your child’s online access to Moby Max Fact Fluency homework.

ELA

  • We’re working on building our foundation of establishing strong independent reading habits and diving deeper into our stories. 

 

Social Studies

  • With Columbus Day on Monday, we are beginning our unit called Three Worlds Meet which examines the interaction between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in North America. 

 

Miscellaneous

Fall Party:

This year for our Fall Party we are looking forward to having parties in our classrooms, however; this year will be different than in the past.

  • Parents and volunteers will not be able to attend.  (We will miss you!)
  • I will send out an email next Friday, October 16th, asking for snack donations for our party.  Snacks will need to be store-bought and individually packaged and respectful of allergies (no peanuts please).

 

 Like previous years, we will be welcoming your children to wear costumes, if they wish.  One change this year is that children will be able to wear their costumes to school and wear them the whole day.  The intent behind this is to limit children gathering in the restrooms to change, and limit the number of children needing assistance from teachers and staff to get into their costumes.  We invite you to send your children in a costume that includes no weapons or gore, and easily allows your child to participate in regular school routines and procedures.  There will not be any masks other than COVID-19-related face masks allowed. There will not be time given to dress or apply makeup as in years past. 

Please consider the questions below when deciding on a costume:

  • Can they take it off themselves to use the bathroom?  
  • Can they fit in their seat at their desk? 
  • Can they go down the slide or sit in the swings?  

We ask that you save bulky, inflatable, or extravagant costumes for home use, and dress in a fun and simple costume for the school day.  Fall or pumpkin t-shirts are a great alternative as well. 

We are thrilled at the opportunity to celebrate with your children and look forward to creating another fun and memorable school event for them.  

 

Week of October 5-9, 2020

Miscellaneous

  • Walkathon- Thank you for your support and generosity in donating to our school! The results will be tallied and communicated next week! 🙂
  • Jet’s Pizza Night – Thursday, Oct. 8!
  • Book It Announcement: Our classroom is participating in the Pizza Hut Book It program again this year.  This program will run from October through March.  Each month your student will bring home a calendar with a reading goal on it.  Every time they reach their goal they can mark it on their calendar.  Return the calendar back to school at the end of the month to receive a coupon for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut.  Happy Reading!!
  • Turkey Trot IMPORTANT Info!

  • Mask Reminder – With increased concern and awareness of COVID-19 in our district and the impact it could have on our school and classroom, we ask that you please review and reinforce proper mask-wearing with your child. I remind students throughout the day multiple times of proper mask usage. It is and remains to be our highest priority to follow guidelines to avoid having students, or myself, needing to quarantine and be away from the classroom.

Please help me and emphasize washing your hands, wearing masks properly, and being careful with others during this time. Thank you!

 

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 28 – October 2, 2020

Math

  • We are continuing to work through Unit 1: Addition & Subtraction with Fractions. 
  • As this unit unfolds, a focus will be to master our multiplication and division math facts. Please practice these at home.

 

ELA

  • We’re working on establishing strong independent reading habits.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Picture day – Thursday, October 1
    • Personalized picture order forms were sent home with students earlier this week.
  • Walk-a-Thon
    • Today’s walk-a-thon was a success. The kids had fun getting outside and moving!  It’s not too late to pledge and support our school! 🙂
    • We Need All Parents to Complete 3 Easy Steps!
      1.     Register your Child by visiting http://www.getmovinfundhub.com It’s free, easy, and fast to register!  For School Identifier use 5f3d669d605c9
      2.   Consider sending an Email and/ or Text of your child’s student fundraising webpage with 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
      3.   Consider Posting on Facebook or Twitter It’s two clicks of a button to post. You’ll be surprised when donations come in from distant relatives/friends from HS/co-workers.  Post and see what happens!

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 21-25, 2020

Miscellaneous

  • Safety program has started this week and will continue through the remainder of the school year.  Please visit mattcooley.edublogs.org/safety-schedule/ to learn more about safety teams and schedule. 

 

  • Spirit Week – September 21-25
    • PJ Day (no pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals)
    • Silly Sock Day
    • Crazy Hair Day
    • Hat Day
    • Maize & Blue Day

 

  • Walkathon!

We are holding our annual WALKATHON next week which is our primary fundraiser for the year.  One of our objectives in the Parent Club is to raise money to help cover costs such as classroom supplies, technology upgrades, storage solutions, books, field trips, parent/child events and other needed items for each class.

We want to promote a healthy lifestyle to our students and the community.  Please help us reach our fundraising goal by supporting our Walkathon. We have teamed up with Get Movin’© to make this event fun and profitable with online mobile friendly technology! 

We Need All Parents to Complete 3 Easy Steps!

  1.     Register your Child by visiting http://www.getmovinfundhub.com It’s free, easy, and fast to register!  For School Identifier use 5f3d669d605c9
  2.   Consider sending an Email and/ or Text of your child’s student fundraising webpage with 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
  3.   Consider Posting on Facebook or Twitter It’s two clicks of a button to post. You’ll be surprised when donations come in from distant relatives/friends from HS/co-workers.  Post and see what happens!

 

Student Goals!

o   We need 100% student registration please visit http://www.getmovinfundhub.com today!

o   Each student is encouraged to raise at least $30.

o   Be an Overachiever Superstar by raising at least $150.

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 14-18, 2020

We are starting to build many classroom routines! What a respectful group of 5th graders in room 305! 🙂 They have been very supportive and respectful of each other in spite of the unique start to our school year!

Math

  • We are working on our first math unit, Addition & Subtraction with Fractions. 
  • As this unit unfolds, our focus will be to master our multiplication and division math facts. Please practice these at home. They can use the Moby Max Math site to practice their fact fluency at home.
  • ELA
    • We’re working on establishing strong independent reading.

Miscellaneous

  • Safety program will be starting on September 14. Mr. Cooley met with safeties on Friday to go over the schedule and expectations. 
  • Early release on Friday, September 18
  • Look for information being sent home  about this year’s  Walk-a-thon! 🙂

A Note From the STEAM Studio-

Please note that the STEAM teachers have always used Google Classroom as a learning tool in the STEAM studio.  All assignments that are posted while we are doing face to face learning will always be completed in class and should not be worked on at home.  I tend to post assignments ahead of time to work out any issues and students can ignore the email that a new assignment has been posted.  We use Google Classroom differently than the classroom teachers and it was causing a bit of confusion.  Please reach out to Mrs. Totten (atotten@hpseagles.net) if you have any questions!

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 7-11, 2020

We’re wrapping up another great week at GES! These fuller days have us stretching ourselves into a little bit more of a routine.  That said, please make sure your child is getting enough sleep at night as some of us are dragging a little during the day.  Check a couple updates below.

Enjoy a safe and fun LONG weekend! See you Tuesday!

Miscellaneous

  • No school Friday, September 4 or Monday, September 7.
  • Students watched a video about the opportunity to serve as a safety at the end of the day. Safety applications due Wednesday, September 9.

Week of August 31- Sept 3

Parents, welcome to our first weekly update.

We are off to an awesome start in fifth grade! In a week filled with new routines and hot days, your kids have demonstrated flexibility and positivity. They’re doing a great job following the health and safety protocols implemented by the district. Please give them an extra hug or high five and tell them that you’re proud of them.

Miscellaneous

  • Early release – Thursday, September 3
  • No school Friday, September 4 or Monday, September 7.

Math:

  • Multiplication and division review
  • Introduce fraction concepts

ELA:

  • We are establishing routines for reader’s and writer’s workshop

Welcome

I am so excited to finally welcome you to fifth grade! We are going to have such an amazing year together. I am so excited to meet you and come together as a class.

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Love,

Mrs. Walenta

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