Friday, December 8, 2017

Congrats to the Spelling Bee participants & to our very own Sarah Toyli for taking 1st place!

Our days until break will be filled with learning activities that are themed each day. There is MUCH anticipation for next week! We are kicking the week off with Christmas Tree Day.

Our music program is at 1p.m. on Friday, December 15th. Band students were asked to dress sharp that day. You are all welcome to attend.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Wagner

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  • Thank you for attending conferences. It is wonderful that these students have such a great team of support in their lives!
  •  We have spent the month focusing on gratitude. I hope you are seeing more appreciation and thankfulness from your 5th grader.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

                                                               Mrs. Wagner

December learning Targets~

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Our December learning will include the following:

Math-  fractions and decimals with coordinate grids

Reader’s Workshop-
  • Learning new CAFE reading strategies to improve fluency & comprehension
  • Read 20-30 minutes a night to work towards 40 book genre goal
  • Other skills include author’s tone, root words, and use of reference materials

Writer’s Workshop- Write an opinion paper with reasons and evidence to support it, and holiday stories

10 Days of Christmas activities
Recommended Nightly Homework
  • Read 20-30 minutes
  • Practice spelling words for Friday Tests
  • IXL and/or multiplication fact cards 10 minutes

Important Dates:
  • December 22-January 1 - No School
  • January 22 - No School - Teacher Workshop

Saturday, October 28, 2017

End of the Month Tidbits~

  • Book Orders Due: Monday, Oct.30th We will not have another book order until February. Books make great gifts! If you'd like to order online and have me hold orders as gifts, just let me know. 

  • Fall Party Oct. 31st They can bring a beverage and a snack for the movie, Sing. It is rated PG. Please let me know if you do not want your child watching it. We have an author's celebration in the morning at 8:30. You are welcome to stop in and hear their stories.

  • Friday, Nov.3rd No School (end of the quarter)
  • Monday, Nov.6th No School for students (teacher workshop)
  • Nov.20-21 Conferences

Friday, October 13, 2017

Spelling: Week 5 was handed out today. Test will be Oct.27th
Reading: Continue to read 20-30 minutes a night to increase fluency.
Math: We are focused on multiplication of 2 digit by 2 digit numbers using the traditional method. Study those facts!
Writing: We are starting spooky stories
Social Studies: Projects are due on Monday. Next we rotate to art at the high school.

Have a fantastic weekend!
Mrs. Wagner

Friday, October 6, 2017

Homecoming Week~

We had a fun week of school spirit! Here are a few photos for you to enjoy.
                                           The whole school on color day

                                          Good times at lunch

                                          Spirit Day

Have a great weekend everyone!
Mrs. Wagner

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday, September 22nd

Making time for Art~

These artists worked with oil pastels today, making owls. 

Next week:
We start the writing process by choosing a seed idea & developing it.
We continue to build reading stamina, work on skills, and develop a list of reading interests.
In math, we'll finish unit 1 of area and volume with a test on Friday 9/29.  Practice your facts on ixl or flashcards.
Spelling week 2 test will be Friday 9/29
and much more...

I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know these kids! We had an awesome week learning!
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Wagner

Friday, September 15, 2017

We had a great week!

Our first spelling list was sent home today. Test Friday 9/22

Please continue to study multiplication facts with the cards you received. Knowing their multiplication facts is necessary to succeed in 5th grade math. 

Reading 20-30 minutes nightly will help us reach our goal of 40 books this year. That is just a chapter book per week. We can do it!

Book orders are due Sept.22nd. Feel free to order online or send a check to school.

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Wagner