Hello, fifth graders!

I am excited to have you in my social studies classes this year!  We are going to do and learn so many new things.  As another teacher once said, “Each lesson is a stepping stone on the journey that leads to success.  Enjoy each moment of your education.

Yearbook information/other end of year info

RCS still doesn’t a shipment date for yearbooks. Please note the following information about yearbooks:

  • Because of the previous closure, they are far behind in their printing schedule and are unable to give us a shipment date.
  • There will be a few extras that will be sold on a “first come, first serve” basis.
  • Information about yearbook pick-up and purchase will be communicated after their arrival.

May 20, 2020:  1-5 p.m. — Pickup of personal belongings, yearbook, pictures, report cards

Drop off of library books, uniforms, band instruments, etc.

**ALL PARENTS/GUARDIAN:  PLEASE FOLLOW THE CAR-RIDER LINE AROUND THE BACK OF NEW GYM. YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP ITEMS WHILE YOU REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE AFTER PROVIDING:

YOUR CHILD’S NAME AND HOMEROOM TEACHER

May 11-15, 2020

We have some exciting things coming up this week!  First, we are finishing our virtual tour of Tennessee – Middle and West.  Then we are jumping into the Tennessee battles of the Civil War.  We have some exciting guest speakers this week — Mrs. Brooks (retired RCS teacher) discussing her family’s Century Farm as well as Mr. McKinney (RCS technology assistant) discussing the Battle of Big Creek and his metal detecting finds from this battle.  I look forward to seeing you online this week.

End of Year Information

Grades will be turned in to the office on May 8.  Any work to be counted toward the last nine weeks must be completed online by May 6 or packets must be placed in the school drop off box by May 6.  I will continue to post local and state history activities through May 22; I hope you will join in on these fun activities.  We will continue to have Zoom meetings (one with an author of TN history).

May 20, 2020:  1-5 p.m. — Pickup of personal belongings, yearbook, pictures, report cards

Drop off of library books, uniforms, band instruments, etc.

**ALL PARENTS/GUARDIAN:  PLEASE FOLLOW THE CAR-RIDER LINE AROUND THE BACK OF NEW GYM. YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP ITEMS WHILE YOU REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE AFTER PROVIDING:

YOUR CHILD’S NAME AND HOMEROOM TEACHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of April 27-May 1, 2020

Welcome to a new week of exciting activities!  I really enjoyed your Demo Days presentations on Zoom last week.  It is amazing how many new skills you have either learned or improved upon since our school closure….cooking/baking, art. Legos, fishing, home construction, football/baseball techniques, inventing, piano, books, hiking, farming, landscaping, crafts, and so much more!  You should be VERY proud of all of your accomplishments during your time at home; your fifth grade teachers are proud of you. We look forward to our time on Zoom with you each week.  This Tuesday at 1:00, we will have a Pet Show on zoom; show off your pet — give his/her name, age, any special trick the pet may do, or whatever you want to share about the pet.  It you do not have a pet, you may share a photo of a previous pet or share a favorite childhood stuffed animal.  Also, this week we will wrap up the Civil Rights Movement in TN and begin our special study of TN and of our local history.

Week of April 20-24, 2020

Join us for “Demo Days” next week…..no I’m not talking about Joanna Gaines’ husband Chip tearing houses apart!  “Demonstration Days” will be part of our Zoom meetings next week – Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 p.m.  We are going to have 2 days of demonstrations (1-2 minutes each) to show off the things that you have been doing and creating at home (as part of a class project or as part of a family project).  This is how it works:  Students with the last name beginning with A-L will demo on Tuesday and the others will watch, and those with the last name beginning with M-Z will demo on Thursday while the others watch.  Examples of demos could include the following ideas:  demo your cooking, your victory garden, your lego creations, your tooth fairy kits, your baby chicks, the books that you are reading (we might want to read from your suggestions), demo your fishing techniques, your Easter eggs techniques, your canoeing techniques and places that you canoe and the things that you see, science, math, ELA, social studies projects,…..These are just a few ideas from the photos and conversions that you have shared with me…Be creative!  

Week of April 13-17, 2020

Welcome back after a long weekend!  I’ve received many photos of the fifth graders —- some students used the fingernail polish technique to paint Easter eggs; one of our fifth graders sent a photo canoeing; another send an updated victory garden photo —– plants are breaking through the soil’s surface; AND several of you have been watching the eagle eggs on the Dollywood link.  The first egg hatched on Easter!  Have a terrific week!

Week of April 6-9, 2020 – Lessons

What a beautiful weekend we had in Rogersville!….tulips bursting into various colors, dogwood trees and azalea bushes blooming, new green leaves on trees….WOW!

This will be a short lesson week because the RCS calendar already had this scheduled as a short week — Monday through Thursday.  I will have some extra fun activities posted again for Friday just in case you are looking for an activity or craft.  Otherwise, have a wonderful long weekend with your family!!!!!

Week of March 30 – April 3 – New Lessons

I hope you all had a great creative stay-at-home spring break!  I’ve enjoyed hearing about your activities; thank you to those who sent photos of your activities.  Several students have been cooking for their families — whole meals and banana bread that looked particularly yummy in the photo; some have played basketball in the local park (stay 6 feet away from each other and small groups please) or in their own driveways; some have been running, gearing up for next year’s cross country team; another classmate started her own Victory Garden, planting a variety of vegetables for her family as well as for her neighbors, and  I particularly liked the rock that she painted for the garden that says “Victory”.  Another classmate sent a photo of her hanging out in her yard with her sisters and her dog.  If you are still looking for creative activities to keep yourself occupied, I still have the spring break activity list posted.  Now it is time to think about the second week of social studies lessons.  I am currently posting the lessons for March 30 – April 3.  If you have not completed the previous lessons, they are still posted for you to complete.

  • Rogersville City School’s virtual or home-based learning does not count toward attendance or instructional time due to the waiver of instructional days.

Thank you and keep in touch….

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the students who are contacting me when they need help with their assignments or to the students who are contacting me with technology tips as I post assignments.  Thank you to all of the parents who are regularly contacting me through email.  I have posted and will continue to post some fun activities for spring break so keep checking back.  Please email me pictures of creative “stay-at-home” spring break activities.  Let’s keep in touch!