5th GradersWelcome to Ms. Lampe's ClassEmail Update sent Friday, April 10th. Please email me at email@example.com if you have NOT received.It is now spring break time! Enjoy your time off! I have sent a class update via email to all parents. Hopefully, I have all updated email addresses. If not here it is:
I just wanted to touch base with you before spring break. I know the school closure has had a big impact on all of our lives. I hope that all of you are healthy and safe.
Many of you may have seen my notice on the class website about assignments posted on Google classroom. Several students have been asking about a daily schedule. I have posted assignments that are related or continuing with our studies prior to the school closing. I have also created a Khan Academy account that students can use for a variety of subjects. In addition, the students that take iPads home can use most of the apps though not all are active. iReady math and reading, Dreambox, and Achieve (on Clever) are excellent resources that hit skills specifically designed for your child’s level. Some of you may have also utilized the curriculum the district has put out. Since everyones’ access is not equal, these are recommended assignments and are not mandatory. We do want kids to keep their minds occupied but we realize not all students have all the necessary materials. No new materials will be added during spring break, but feel free to use anything already posted as needed. Additional information will be provided to all of you by the district as we get closer to the end of spring break and more specifics are available.
In the meantime, it is now spring break, and I want to wish you all a healthy break. I hope you can relax and enjoy some family time. Be safe and you will hear from all of us near the end of break.
Chet F. Harritt SchoolATTENTION PARENTS - Student work is being assigned via Google Classroom. I recommend setting aside time each day for learning. The district has put out assignments too for student access. I asked students to take materials home on Friday so they can work from home. Students will need their iPads or another device to access. Let me know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your student can't access because their iPads are still at school. I know there are 8-9 students in that situation. There is a code you will need to access from another device. Thank you for supporting your child in this difficult time. Stay healthy.
What are We Reading and Writing?30 Book Challenge - Students still have opportunities to read many book options to reach the goal of 30 books. Keep your child reading most nights (including at least one day on the weekend), so they continue developing their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.Trimester 1 - Narrative reading and writingDifferent types of narrative books may be included on their READING LIST for the 30 BOOK CHALLENGE (this means TEN or more books per trimester. Some of the genres include mystery, fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction, realistic fiction.Trimester 2 - Informational reading and writingGenres include biography, informational text -various science, history, art, etc. topicsINTRODUCTORY PROJECT BEGINS IN DECEMBER. LOOK FOR DETAILS ON THE HOMEWORK PAGE.Trimester 3 - Persuasive reading and writingGenres may include reviews, opinion, editorials.***Throughout the year projects that incorporate these genres as well as other subjects will be required. Please monitor homework page to stay in touch with student requirements.
Full STEAM Ahead!Physical Science (trimester 1)- includes Matter study using the new NGSS standards. During the year special projects will be completed. A list of needed items for these projects will be sent home periodically. The items are generally simple and in most cases inexpensive. Thank you for supporting our learning. Any donations are appreciated.
History/Social StudiesU.S. Early History, Government, and the ConstitutionTRIMESTER 1 - During the year, we will be STUDYING EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY INCLUDING NATIVE AMERICANS, EXPLORERS, AND COLONIES and the FIGHT for a new country. In the first trimester, we'll look at U.S. geography and Native American Life.
Math ExpressionsStudents will begin their math study with fractions. The students will observe the modeling of skills and then practice the skills in class. They will be challenged to solve real world problems using a variety of math practices to deepen their understanding. Their homework will begin with reviewing previous skills and then begin to add new skills and strategies as we progress through the fifth grade curriculum.
Please see the home page or your email for a class update for spring break. Stay healthy and safe.
ATTENTION PARENTS - Student work is being assigned via Google Classroom. I recommend setting aside time each day for learning. The district has put out assignments too for student access. I asked students to take materials home on Friday so they can work from home. Students will need their iPads or another device to access. Let me know via email (email@example.com) if your student can't access because their iPads are still at school. I know there are 8-9 students in that situation. There is a code you will need to access from another device. Thank you for supporting your child in this difficult time. Stay healthy.WELCOME BACK! I look forward to a terrific experience with this year's 5th graders. Please check-in with my website as well as the Principal's Weekly message to keep up-to-date with school and classroom activities.***SEE ANNOUNCEMENTS PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.*** Parent conferences the week of November 4-8.Packets of important forms were sent home today. Please return the Family Survey by Friday if possible. District and school forms should be in by next Wednesday the 28th. Please be on the look out for various forms in the first couple of weeks.Please Support Our P.T.A.- Please return the envelope that will be sent home the second week of school. All staff appreciate the invaluable support/benefits it provides our school.Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 11th. Mark your calendars and see you then. More details to follow as well as information on the Chet F. Harritt website.Thank you parents for the many donations brought in today. You are awesome!