Fifth GradeMrs. Fowler and Ms. Fletcher’s
Welcome Back To School
Welcome back to the studentsand families of Samuel F.B. Morse. The2013-2014 school year is in full swing and believe it or not we have alreadymade it smoothly through the first month of school.
We would like to give ashout out to all the families that made sure they sent their students to schoolwith supplies and other things necessary for a successful school year.Please make sure that yourstudents are completing their homework each night.
InEach newsletter we will be celebrating our student’s accomplishments. In thisissue we will be celebrating our students who have been completing theirhomework each night.
The followingstudents have completed all homework from August 26-September 30.
LanguageArts: Makyi Milan, Mary Cooper,Dae’Quan Easter, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Kaya Peterson, Destiny Green, DemorrisPoke, Daniera Young
Math: Jaigotti Amos, Anthony Kirkpatrick,Daniera Young, Mary Cooper, Kaya Peterson, Janiya Bishop, Robert Clark
Language ArtsWe will be reading andworking with many exciting books this year in Mrs. Fowler’s Language Artsclass. Please be sure to ask yourstudent about what they are reading and the many new things that they arelearning in fifth grade.
Doomedto—or blessed with—eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuckfamily wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as theycan. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks takeher home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that itmight seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wantsto market the spring water for a fortune. The Tuck family is confronted with anagonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a maliciousstranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one fromever growing older.
In Ms. Fletcher’s Math classwe will be reviewing many concepts we have encountered before, along with manynew and exciting ones.
Wehave completed our first Unit in Math. We learned about Decimals, Place Value, and Expanded Form. We have already completed our Unit OneAssessment and are now moving on to Unit Two where we will be Multiplying Multi-Digit Whole Numbers and DecimalFractions.
Pleasereview addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts at home withyour student.
Science and Health
In Ms. Fletcher’s Science class,your student has been learning about animals and their habitats, along withplant and animal adaptations.
In the upcoming weeks wewill begin our Unit on Cells. Your student will be learning many new andexciting things about cells, what they do, and what they are made of.In Health we have beenlearning about positive behavior in school, or P.B.I.S., as our students callit. Please ask your student whatR.O.A.R. stands for and if they have been displaying this behavior throughoutthe school building.
Your child will need the following supplies this year:
1. 4Folders with pockets
2. 5composition books
3. 1box of pencils
Special Thanks to all whohave sent in these supplies with their students.
We can ALWAYS use tissuesand hand sanitizer.
· Make sure thatyour student comes to school each day, attendance is very important to how yourchild does academically.
· Our school is auniform school. Our students should bewearing a uniform each day. There willbe special incentives throughout the year for students who do wear theiruniforms consistently. Also if there is a field trip, where our students leavethe building, they are required to be in uniform or they will not be permittedto go.
This Months HighlightsCurrently we are reading theChapter Book Tuck Everlasting writtenby Natalie Babbitt.
Monday September 30,2013
Progress reports were senthome with your student on this day. Please look for the progress reports and talk with your student aboutthem. If you have concerns feel free toset up a conference with your student’s teacher.
Wednesday October 2,2013
Perfect Attendance SkatingTrip to Hot Skates on Whitehead Road for students with perfect attendance fromAugust 26th- September 30th.
Thursday October 17and Friday October 18, 2013
Schools will be closed for allstudents. Teachers will be attendingProfessional Development Meetings.
Thursday October 31,2013End of First Quarter reportcards will go home sometime during the week of November 4-8. Please check yourstudent’s backpack or folders.
Jokes, Quotes, and other Quirky Things
Students try figuring out the answersto the jokes. Come see Mrs. Fowler withthe correct answers for each and get a prize.
Joke 1: In what season do you have to write about allthat happened in the current book you are reading?
Joke 2: What do you call a fat jack-o-lantern?
Joke 3:What is a ghost’s favorite dessert?
Joke 4:Whom do monsters buy their cookies from?
Quoteof the month: “It’s kind of fun to dothe impossible. We don’t look backwardsfor very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors, and doing newthings…” -Walt Disney
The jokes forthis issue were submitted by Aiden Fowler. Next issue we are asking ourstudents to try and come up with a joke they would like to see in thenewsletter. Make sure you do your bestwork because; we can only select four to be published in the next issue. .