Summer work for incoming 5th graders:
Students will complete a book report about the book of their choice. The book should be around 4th-5th grade reading level. Here is a list of recommended books:
- Maniac Magee- Jerry Spinelli
- Eggs- Jerry Spinelli
- Bridge to Terabithia- Katherine Paterson
- Holes- Louis Sachar
- The Watsons Go To Birmingham- Christopher Paul Curtis
- Bud, Not Buddy- Christopher Paul Curtis
- Out of My Mind- Sharon M. Draper
- The Crossover- Kwame Alexander
- Booked- Kwame Alexander
- Tuck Everlasting- Natalie Babbitt
- Frindle- Andrew Clements
Book reports should be brought in on the first day of school
Class 5A: Miss Morris
Welcome back to school!
Hello new 5th graders! I’m really looking forward to working with all of you this school year. This year may look a little different than previous years, but we’re going to have a great time together!
5th Grade Facts:
***The links listed in 5th Grade Facts will only work once your student’s Schoology account has been activated.***
Homework will be posted daily on Schoology. Click HERE to access the homework folder on Schoology. Quizzes and tests will also be posted in the homework folder.
All 5th graders will need an independent reading book at school. Books can be borrowed from the class library, but due to COVID-19, I am encouraging students to bring books from home. Click HERE to learn about independent reading requirements for this school year.
Students will have a journal entry due every other week. These will be virtual journals, but they do not need to be shared or submitted. I have access to all of the journals, and I will be able to see when students complete them. Journal entries will be due on Fridays at 8am, every other week. Click HERE to learn more about journaling in 5th grade.
Students must complete twenty minutes of online IXL practice for math each week. Click HERE to learn more about IXL in 5th grade.
5th Grade Supply List:
#2 pencils/black pens/red pens
crayons and colored pencils
zippered pencil case
12 inch ruler
markers (thick and thin)
3×5 index cards
STORAGE BIN- This year we won’t be hanging up our backpacks and coats due to COVID-19. In order to help students stay organized, we are asking students to bring in a storage bin to put their backpack, lunch box, and eventually winter gear in each day. This bin will stay next to their desk in order to reduce movement throughout the classroom. Click HERE for an example of a storage bin that will work well in the classroom.
CLEANING PRODUCTS- Please send your student in with a personal roll of paper towels, sanitizing wipes, and tissues. If each student has their own cleaning products, his will help us to reduce contact and avoid the spread of COVID-19. You may send your student in with their own hand sanitizer as well.
HEADPHONES/EARBUDS- Please send your student in with a pair of headphones or earbuds. These will be used frequently, so they must be at school every day.
WATER BOTTLES- I recommend sending your student in with a water bottle each day. Water fountains will not be available. Please consider using reusable water bottles in order to help reduce waste!
Religion: Christ Our Life
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Spelling: Spelling City
Please join me on Remind App! You can contact me through Remind, in addition to email and through Schoology. Download from the App Store or Google Play to your phones or mobile devices. There is no limit to the number of devices that may join. Once you download the app, click “Join a Class“. Then, enter this class code: @e2ged6h. You’re in!
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