Welcome to Room 23 Mrs. Bernardi


Dear 5th Grade Parents and Guardians of the 2017-18 Class.

    We have returned from Spring Break and we are ready to head for the finish line! State testing for 5th grade will take place in May. We have science the first week, ELA the 2nd, and Math the last week. Please have your child well rested and ready to do their best on the tests ; ) 

    I hope everyone had a nice break and got some rest. There were so many deadlines before we went on break that some of us are exhausted!

    The PFA testing deadline was one deadline we met and I'm proud of Room 23 meeting the goal of 85% of our students passing! This does not mean we quit doing PE on Tuesday and Thursday, so please have your student bring shoes that are appropriate for running. If your child has been sick or injured, send a Dr. note or a note from you will work for one day. 

    There have been 2 new math websites that our class is using and if you go down to the bottom of the page, you will see them. Speaking of Math! The class was treated to a pizza party today (4/20) because of the great scores they've had on the math chapter test.

    I am keeping this part of the voluntary donations list below-  

    We use highlighters and lots of sticky notes when reading. Vocabulary cards are made by the students and we use index cards that are ruled on one side. Some students keep them some kind of container or we can punch a hole and put them on a ring. We have pencils in the classroom, but a smaller pencil box is handy in their desk. In math we use white boards (I have one for every student) everyday for feedback and dry erase markers and erasers that we never have enough of. Science is one of my favorite subjects, so we again do a lot of note taking and I like the 3 subject 120 sheets, wide ruled notebook. We draw pictures and a good set of colored pencils are very handy to have. Organization is very important. As a former 6th grade teacher, I want to prepare your student for middle school, so a good binder with folders for homework going home and coming back is essential. Of course your child will have a cool backpack that they pick out, but a refillable water bottle to go with it would be nice. We do not use gel pens or pens for work in class.Please do not worry if you don't have these items, we share and I am one of those teachers who always gets supplies for every student. I haven't taken to standing on the corner with a sign yet, but I get what that teacher was doing!

     I look forward to meeting all of you and I am so excited for the coming year.

    

    Patty Bernardi

Added information:
REMIND
This is an App that you can use from your cell phone that allows me to send out reminders (get it ; ) to parents.
Some parents are having difficulties signing on.
Our tech guy told me that he downloads the app first, then types in the code and has no problem.
Enter: 81010
Text: pbernardi



Important dates:
Please check the school website also.
    

Math Websites-
prodigygame.com/play
tenmarks.com/login


Science websites-
    http://tinyurl.com/cells4321                               https://sway.com/oCMukFYHvOOPJO2S
    http://tinyurl.com/electric2015                            https://sway.com/aKnCCweEJG9rTVxK
    http://tinyurl.com/magnet2015                            https://sway.com/13XsspTPVECNng0p
    http://tinyurl.com/erosion1234                            

    https://sway.com/y_LwPkj2_qKM2CZf 




















Science websites-
    http://tinyurl.com/cells4321                               https://sway.com/oCMukFYHvOOPJO2S
    http://tinyurl.com/electric2015                            https://sway.com/aKnCCweEJG9rTVxK
    http://tinyurl.com/magnet2015                            https://sway.com/13XsspTPVECNng0p
    http://tinyurl.com/erosion1234                            

    https://sway.com/y_LwPkj2_qKM2CZf