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 It's hard to believe we have just 3 more weeks in the 2nd 9 weeks and we are almost halfway through our year!  I see most students motivated with their reading and working hard toward their goals!  If they are reading each night, they should be able to easily achieve the goal that is set.  Please make sure that your child is reading nightly and getting their Reading Log signed.   This is  a graded requirement and is also critical for students to meet their 9 weeks AR goal.  Some students need to be reading extra in order to meet their goal in the next 3 weeks.  Please, please encourage the extra reading!

Also, please make sure your student is completing their ELA or SS homework for me as assigned.  It is recorded in their agenda and is on the website weekly.  These assignments can affect their grade if not completed and are also needed for practice of skills.

Tropicana Speech

This year, 5th grade will be participating in the Tropicana Speech program in December.  The majority of the assignment is completed as homework and many increment due dates have been set to help the students complete the speech and become successful.  Please make sure that you are keeping up with the important due dates with your child and helping them to practice.  All of the due dates are on my calendar, as well as on the Homework sheet that students brought home, on the PDF on this website, and through email to parents.  Please keep this sheet nearby!  I have also attached a few PDF documents that have tips for helping your child with their speech.  Also, this website is a great resource as well.

http://florida4h.org/news/public_relations/tropicana.shtml

Here are videos of winning speeches as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2p5SOD1zA0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW7C0CbhPf4

 

 

Social Studies

Please make sure to have your child study their states every now and then, as we will have a States test each 9 weeks.  We want to ensure that students keep those states memorized!

We are now moving into Unit 2 in Social Studies, where we will focus on Early Native American Tribes.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Mrs. James

 

AR Resources

https://hosted220.renlearn.com/2352255/HomeConnect/   Check your child's points, comprehension average, and bookshelf of books read here.

www.arbookfind.com Find out if a book is AR and check its level and point value here.

 

Spelling City

 https://www.spellingcity.com/buffalo5/    Practice weekly spelling words by playing a variety of games and activities!

 

 

State Region Games/Practice

http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/maps/usaindex.htm

http://www.purposegames.com/game/southeastern-states-quiz

 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/USA_Geography/USA_G0_click_1024.html

 http://online.seterra.net/en/vgp/3003

 http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-states-capitals-regions.html?ne

 

 

 

Contact: Jennifer.James@tvcs.org

PDF documents
8 Steps to Speech Writing - Tropicana Resource
Chaperone Paperwork - For KSC Chaperones
Daily Schedule - Mrs. James' Class' Schedule
December Newsletter - Here is a look at our month!
Discipline Plan - Plan for Mr. Fischer and Mrs. James
Fingerprinting Information - For KSC Chaperones
Grading Policy - 5th Grade Grading Policy
Kennedy Space Center Powerpoint - Information presented at Sept. 13 meeting
Kennedy Space Center Trip Letter - Intro Letter
November Newsletter - Here is a look at our month!
Reading Log - Homework Nightly Log
Reading Log - AR Reading Log
Spelling - Unit 3
Tropicana Letter - Letter to parents
Tropicana Speech Homework Dates - Important Due Dates
Tropicana Speech Resources - Good Resources for preparing your speech
Volunteer Application - Pg. 1
Volunteer Application - Pg. 2
Yearbook Ordering Instructions - How to order your yearbook online

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Final KSC Payment Due
Tropicana Note Cards Due Today
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Practice Speech in front of mirror
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