Welcome to School Greeting 2018-19
Phone: 951-894-5085 ext. 2927
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Welcome to 5th Grade!
I am glad you are going to be in my class this year! There are some nice kids in our class and I know you will have a fun time this year. I like to do a lot of arts and crafts projects mixed in with our class work. We work really hard, but we also have a lot of fun times too. Our class is going to have a few parties, so parents will need to fill out the Parent Permission Form for Parties and return it to me. If you would like to celebrate your birthday in class with your friends you can bring in treats or party favors during the last 20 minutes of the school day. I'll even "bake" you a cake.
5th Grade is a lot of fun! We get to be on ASB (Associated Student Body), possibly be our Monte Vista Class Ambassador, dress up for our Monte Fest and play games and eat yummy food, and we go on a field trip that is a recreation of the Revolutionary War period (which we will study this year). 5th Graders get to join Band on Wednesdays and Fridays, participate in Horizon's rotations on Friday, enjoy P.E. several times a week, have two recesses, and go to End-of-the-Year activities such as Mulligan's, Roller Skating, 5th Grade Field Day, and a Drive Inn Movie in a car you build yourself incorporating math and science concepts. You will also have an opportunity to go to Astro Camp in the fall, (but that is run through parent volunteers, not our school, and costs money to go.)
We have a new language arts curriculum that is very interesting. I have a lot of hands-on manipulatives to work with during math and in centers. We also have more than a dozen new laptops for you to use when you do research, independent reading, and our class work. You may use your own ear buds or headphones from home, but you are responsible for it so it doesn't get lost or damaged. You can keep it in class in your own private storage space, or in your back pack.
I know you will try your hardest to always do a good job, and I will work just as hard to make sure you are ready for middle school and have fun learning!
My email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Parents and Students,
Please make your 3-Ring Binder of 3 Prong 2 Pocket Folder the first week of school. You will need your 8 Big Tab Two Page Organizers.
1st Tab = Grades & Goals
2nd Tab = Homework & Classwork
3rd Tab = Writing
4th Tab = Complex Text
5th Tab = Leveled Reading
6th Tab = Math
7th Tab = Social Studies
8th Tab = Science