5th Grade – Roth

September Newsletter

Welcome back!!!
I am very excited to start working with you and your family. We are going to learn many exciting things this school year. Please feel free to stop in at any time. We are always looking for volunteers to help during math and reading.

This month we will be learning:

Math:   Multiplication / Division
ELA:   Sentence structure
Science:   Life Science~ Cells
Social Studies  First Explorers

Our Daily Schedule:

  • School doors open at 8:00 a.m. (not before)
  • Students go to their classrooms at 8:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast is served at 8:20 a.m. (students are marked tardy after 8:20 and absent after 9:30 a.m.)
  • Busy Bee ~ 8:50-9:20 a.m.
  • Math ~ 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • ELA Block ~ 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. (This includes writing, language arts, and reading time)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 (students will have lunch and recess)
  • Science ~ 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
  • Social Studies ~ 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
  • Students with kindergarten siblings will head over to the K-2 building at 3:25 p.m.
  • Students will head outside at 3:25 for parent pick up. Our class will be standing directly under the awning. All students should be picked up No Later than 3:45 p.m.

*Specials ~ 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. on the days we have them*

Our first RAL (Read – A – Loud) will be The Indian in the Cupboard By Lynne Reid Banks, illustrated by Brock Cole. We will read this book and then watch the movie and compare the two. Please let me know if you have any concerns regarding this book.

Summary:
On his birthday, Omri (Hal Scardino) is given several simple gifts, including an old wooden cupboard and a small plastic figurine of a Native American man. When he locks the toy inside the cabinet it magically comes to life as a tiny, cagey warrior named Little Bear (Litefoot). The boy then places other toys in the cupboard and they too come to life, even engaging in entertaining battles. But after Little Bear is wounded, Omri begins to understand that his animate toys are not mere playthings.