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Updates & Resources

 

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Dear Students and Families,
 
I hope that you are prepared for a fantastic 5th grade school year! Be sure to check back to this page often, as I will be continuing to add many exciting features. This will be our primary class page and I will post updates and resources to support your learning. Remember to read and write daily, practice opportunities for real world math, and engage in problem solving activities that challenge you. I look forward to learning with you and sharing our collective knowledge in a safe environment. I welcome all students, especially, creative thinkers, different opinions, and driven leaders. Be prepared to explain your ideas, make observations, give informed reports, and deliver thorough conclusions. Below, you will find a brief list of 5th and 6th grade recommended reading, links to National Geographic, Go Math, Newsela, and other technology resource challenges. Please use these links to continue your practice throughout this school year.
 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Carolyn Ferrero
5th Grade Teacher, Room 5
 
Reading Resources
MyNGConnect - https://www.myngconnect.com - Online Access to ELA Student Anthology, Practice Workbook, Visual Learning Resources and more!
Recommended Reading 5th Grade - American Library Association list of recommended reading.
Newsela Summer Reading Challenge - Access to current event articles, comprehension, and writing activities.
Freerice.com - continue to build your subject area skills, while donating rice to The World Food Programme.
Duolingo.com - learn a new language, be prepared to say hello on your first day of class!
 
Math Resources
Go Math Login Page - You may continue to access your Go Math Resources over the summer by using your AR username and password to login.
Xtramath.org - basic math facts practice
Buildwithchrome.com - practice creative problem solving and design with legos using Google's Build With Chrome.
 
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss
 
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss
 

Recent Posts

School Spirit - Wear GREEN on Friday!

Greetings Families!

The PTC is happy to share that this year we have a parent volunteer who has committed herself to passing out gummy bears on Friday mornings to reward students for wearing the school color, green to signify our school pride.  Our hope is to encourage the kids to wear green every Friday and take pride in their school community. Thank you for your time and support. Go CUBS!

Parents - Please sign-up for REMIND

 Want to get important reminders and updates sent directly to your phone or computer? Bypass the handouts and sign-up for Remind using your cellphone or email today. 
 
Using your smartphone:
If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/9e7h2c Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.
 
Using your cellphone:

Text @9e7h2c to the number 81010

You’ll receive a welcome text from Remind.
If anyone has trouble with 81010, they can try texting @9e7h2c to 
(612) 999-2063.
 
Using your computer:
 
Thanks for your time and participation!
 

Upcoming Events and Reminders

Coming Up:

8/18            SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY - WEAR GREEN EVERY FRIDAY!

8/22            8:20-8:50            Grades 4-5 Intro to Band Assembly @ MPR

8/24            6:30-7:30            Band Parent Info Night @ Magnolia

8/25            4:00 pm              Magnolia Helper application deadline

                                              First Spelling Test - Week 1, Unit 1

                                              First Map Test - continents, oceans, compass

8/28            2:30-4:30            Instrument Fittings @ Magnolia Music Room

8/29            2:30-4:30            Instrument Fittings @ Magnolia Music Room

8/30            2:30-4:30            Instrument Fittings @ Magnolia Music Room

8/31            10:15-11:00        3-5 Character Counts Assembly
                   2:30-4:30            Instrument Fittings @ Magnolia Music Room

Thursday, August 31 - BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - Schedule of Events

            6:30-7:00            BTSN TK, Kindergarten, First Grade

            7:10-7:40            BTSN Second Grade, Third Grade

            7:50-8:20            BTSN Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade (Room 5 - Ferrero)

 

September 2017

9/4                                   LABOR DAY HOLIDAY – NO SCHOOL           

9/6                                   PPP Parenting Class @ Library

9/12    12:40-1:40            Advanced Studies Program Testing, Grades 4-5

            5:30pm                Board Meeting @ DO

9/15                                 5th Grade Law Day @ Courthouse - Field Trip

9/18                                 No School - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

9/22                                 JOG-A-THON @ CH Field - (attire for jogging, water)

9/29                                 END MID TRI 1

 

October 2017

10/2            12:00             MINIMUM DAY FOR PARENT CONFERENCES

10/3            12:00             MINIMUM DAY FOR PARENT CONFERENCES

10/4            12:00             MINIMUM DAY FOR PARENT CONFERENCES

10/5            12:00             MINIMUM DAY FOR PARENT CONFERENCES

10/6            12:00             MINIMUM DAY FOR PARENT CONFERENCES

10/10            5:30pm        Board Mtg. @ Do

10/12                                PICTURE DAY @ DO (Staff & Students)

                     6:30pm        Kindergarten Performance

10/13            9:10-9:40            3-5 CC Assembly (Kindness) Wear RED

10/16-10/20                       FALL BREAK - No School

10/23                                 BOOK FAIR @ LIBRARY (ALL WEEK) - Bring $

10/27            6:30-8:30      Fall Family Fun Night 

Get a head start on this week's Spelling Words, create flashcards for in class review. Please bring flashcards to class in a sealed ziplock bag. You can now practice your spelling words online at www.spellingcity.com (enter the words to access free games and spelling practice tests). Your spelling test will be in class on Friday - 100% Club Winners earn Time Ticket and $5 in Ferrero Funds!

Enrichment Activity Schedule

Computer Lab: Tuesday, 8:15-9:30
Library: Thursday, 11:30-12:00
PE: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-2pm
Math Intervention Rotations: Wednesday & Thursday, 10:05-10:35
ART/PE/STEAM Enrichment: Wednesday & Thursday, 12:50-1:50
Fun Friday: Friday, 12:40-1:05pm
 

Audri’s Rube Goldberg Monster Trap - 4:06

Audri wants to be a theoretical physicist when he grows up and has big plans to study robotics at MIT.

Video Intro #1 - Jellybeans

In a poignant new video, online performance artist Ze Frank physically illustrates how most people spend the majority of their life using jellybeans.

Think Central Student/Parent Access for Go Math Digital Products

Learn how to access support videos for our GoMath Curriculum, complete homework online, receive instant feedback, and participate in additional challenge activities. To access our online curriculum edition please visit: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do (students will need their AR username and password to login). Thank you for your participation!
 

Think Central Student/Parent access to digital products. http://www.screenr.com/IsAH