Week of Sept. 4 – 7:

This week we will be studying Standard 5.02 which will examine the appeal and challenges of settling the Great Plains from various cultural perspectives:  settlers, immigrants, Buffalo Soldiers, and American Indians.  As a part of this study, we will look at the Homestead Act, examine a photograph of a sod house, build a sod house, map the building of the Transcontinental Railroad by immigrants, read historical fiction about the Transcontinental Railroad,and  explore text evidence of the Great Plains jobs of Buffalo Soldiers AND so much more.  So….we have a lot to do next week!  No test next week — we will be practicing this standard as well as using Tribe time to review TN Standards 5.26-5.54.  We will also design a logo for the Coca-Cola bottling company in Chattanooga.

What’s going on in social studies class this week?

We have just finished up learning the differences in primary and secondary sources as well as learning how to learn from these sources.  We have moved into Standard 5.01 discussing how the South had a need to move toward industrialization after the Civil War.  In addition to this, we are doing some background work on the Industrial Revolution and Civil War so the students realize WHY the South needed to think about industrialization. During Tribe time, we are working on Tennessee Dailies in the Tennessee Journal (TN Standards 5.26-5.54) as well as reading biographies and historical fiction.   Stayed tuned….more learning coming!!!!

Be ready for tomorrow……

What to bring to class on Thursday:  pencil pouch, return folder, TN journal, binder

Reminder:  Be on 5th grade hallway no sooner than 7:45 in the morning

Morning Work:

1)  LC/cell phones

2)  Complete survey on your desk.

3)  On the back of your survey, tell me about YOU.

4)  Finish biography poster

5)  Log on to your computer.  Hopefully, it will remember you since it met you today.  Go to my edublog …. zero voice level for this activity so that I can answer questions and assist students with computers.

See you tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!

First Day

What a terrific first day!  My home room students are a great bunch of children.  I enjoyed spending this 1/2 day getting to know them and them getting to know me.  I look forward to another home room day tomorrow as we continue to discuss 5th grade rules and procedures in order to make our year a successful one.  Reminders for tomorrow:

1.  Stop by your locker ( backpack & lunchbox)

2.  Take cell phone to Mrs. Moncier

3.  Bring colored pencils, a pencil, and signed papers to homeroom

4.  Mark your lunch count on the door

5.  Be in your seat by 7:55

6.  Begin morning work

 

Important Dates/Info for Fifth Grade Students 2018-2019

Wow!!!  Locker Move-in Night was fantastic!  It was so great to see everyone, and we look forward to a new school year.  Please check out the following dates and reminders:

Monday, Aug. 13 –Safety first:   Remember  there are only 2 morning drop off  spots:  at the back of the school and Harmon Dr.  Teachers and administration will be greeting you at appropriate drop off areas.   Also, remember the new state law:  no handheld devices (phones) in the school zones.

***************Meet your teachers in the gym; do not go straight to 5th grade hallway on Monday.  If students bring a phone to school, they must turn give them to 5th grade teachers as soon as they enter 5th grade hallway.  Phones will be returned at the end of the school day.  

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Fall individual pictures

 

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Fifth Grade Class!

I hope you are enjoying your summer!  I have just posted the general supply list and the social studies supply list.  You can find the entire 5th grade supply list at WalMart.   You should have received an invitation to “Move into your Locker Night” – Thursday, 8/9 from 4:30-5:30 in the 5th grade hallway (if not, make certain that the school has your most updated address).  I don’t want you to miss out on a fun evening to decorate and move into your new locker).  See all of the details in the invite.  Enjoy the last weeks of your summer break.  I attended a social studies tent revival inservice in Knoxville last week to get new ideas and information for our classroom.  Suggestion:  You might want to read a book so you are ready to take a Reading Counts test as soon as the program opens for testing.  I would suggest reading biographies — Who was…..?  I give extra test grades for certain biographies.  You or your parents may email me for suggested biographies if you are interested in extra test grades (or look on my edublog for the biography page).  See you soon!

Biltmore Field Trip

We are excited about our upcoming field trip to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, on May 16. We’ll be touring the home as well as the gardens located on the estate. You may follow the payment schedule or pay in full prior to the 1st payment date. Payment schedule: Feb. 17, March 17, April 21.

4-H Seeds of Service

This month 4-H has chosen to collect Christmas items to send to children at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota Indian Reservation and for Hawkins County DCS.  What to bring to the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15:

*socks for boys and girls, hair brushes, combs, or hair accessories, puzzles, playing cards, pencils, stickers, coloring books, small stuffed animals, lotion, nail polish

 

American Museum of Science and Energy

Fifth grade will take a field trip to the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge on Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The purpose of this trip is to complement 5th grade science and social studies curricula.  Please return permission slips and $13 by Friday, Oct. 28.