WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF 5TH GRADE!!!!!! I am excited about the new school year and hope that you are too. It is my hope that this will be an awesome and fantastic year for you, your child, and me. I have looked forward all summer to working with your child and I am ready for the task of preparing them for the STAAR test and sixth grade. This year concludes your child’s journey through elementary school, and although we all may face challenges throughout the year, I am here to make it as successful as possible! Below are a few things that I would like to share with you:
** Parent/ Teacher Relationships are necessary!!! It is absolutely necessary for us to have a respectful and working relationship. I need you to assist your child with homework, encourage them to do their best, ensure they are studying each and every week, and remind them about the proper behavior that should be displayed at school each school day. Please feel free to contact me about student progress, or any problem or challenge that may come up, and update any contact information as it may change throughout the year. I must have a working phone number or way to get in contact with you at all times. Always check for teacher letters and reports.
** HOMEWORK!!!!! Math Homework will be given on Monday and is due Friday. Science Homework consists of vocabulary study and completing any work not finished in class. Please ask your child to share and show their homework to you. I ask that you make sure that your child is completing their homework every night. This is an important part of learning and should be taken seriously. Reading is done every night for 20 minutes.
** STAAR TESTING!!!!! The STAAR Test is very important this year. Each 5th Grader must pass or meet state requirements on READING and MATHEMATICS. These subjects are very crucial this year. If you know that your child struggles in one or both of these areas please help support them by working with them on the materials sent home, and keep in constant contact with me to ensure success throughout the year and on the test.
** BEHAVIOR!!! I use CLASS DOJO to award points for behavior. Students can receive incentives for reaching point markers. I will send home a news letter with information on the consequences and rewards system for following as well as not following the rules. Please review the rules, consequences, and rewards with your child to ensure that there is a clear understanding of what is expected at all times within our school.
I look forward to meeting each and every one of you over the course of the school year. Please do not hesitate to call me or visit our classroom. Again, I hope that this year will be a great experience for you and your child. If there are any questions or concerns, I can be reached via the school at (936)856-1241.
Thank you for your time and cooperation.