What's happening in Mrs. Fleming's room?

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Welcome to 5th grade Class of 2026!
I am looking forward to a wonderful year in 5th grade!

Volunteer opportunities for the entire year have been posted to 
(Signup Genius link will be posted here.)
and this list will be added to throughout the school year.  If a red badge is required, it is noted. If the volunteer opportunity is a party planner, the date of the party is in parentheses. If the time says all day, it means come whenever you can.  I am looking forward to having you in my room this year and want to offer as many opportunities for you to be a part of the class as I possibly can.

Mrs. Fleming's- homeroom schedule
8:00-8:53- Interdisciplinary
Mon- art
Tues- STEM
Wed- PE
Thurs- media
Fri- music
8:58-9:53- CKLA with Mrs. Price (Mrs. Price's homeroom will be with me for math.)
9:53-10:48- Social Studies with Mrs. Price (Mrs. Price's homeroom will be with me for science.)
10:48-11:45- Science with Mrs. Fleming
11:45-12:15- Lunch
12:15-12:45- Healthy Active Child
12:45-1:40- Math
1:40-2:15- Small Group
2:15-3:00- Writing
3:00-3:05- Pack-up and Dismiss
Quizlet Folders!

This year we will use Ready Math as our math curriculum.  During unit 1, students will study the numbers and base ten standards. 
At any time if you do not understand the math strategy I have introduced to your child, feel free to contact me and I will send you links to familiarize yourself with the strategy or better yet, come visit and I will explain it to you.

Please use your child's www.reflexmath.com , and https://www.usatestprep.com logins to practice skills he/she may be struggling with or to enrich skills that he/she may have already mastered. A great website to use as a resource for math explanations is www.khanacademy.com. This is at home remediation and enrichment.  

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We use the Write Steps Writing program to teach writing.  The first writing unit will be narrative writing. 

Students are required to use  https://www.usatestprep.com to practice reading passages and comprehension question based on his/her individual Lexile score.  Students will be able to use computers at school but will also need to complete assessments at home to make sure they are completing a minimum of two per week.  At our first conference I will show you how to check your child's progress and discuss his or her progress with you. 

The class Scholastic book order code is N9M9B.

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Below are the general meeting dates for the upcoming school year.
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All meetings are held at 6 pm.

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Students will regularly use five different websites in my class.  Students use these websites to enrich, support, and differentiate instruction.  Using technology helps me teach your child based on his/her individual skills.  You are also able to click the progress button on each website and view your child's progress.  The progress is part of the data I analyze to differentiate instruction and assist you in preparing your child for sixth grade.

www.edmodo.com Edmodo is used sporadically as I post articles or links to other sites for your child to use.  This site is not used daily and is only used as needed.
www.discoveryeducation.com Discovery Education is part of your child's homework for the school year.  At the beginning of each quarter assignments will be assigned and must be completed by the end of that quarter as a homework grade.
www.writeabout.com Captivation Station is part of the Write Steps writing program we use.  Your child will be using this site to write and submit writing assignments to me and to share among our class only.  
www.reflexmath.com is practice multiplication and division fluency.
www.usatestprep.com is practice on individualized skills your child is struggling with.  The information is based on his/her benchmark testing. 

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Please make sure you are keeping up with your child's grades on Power School.  If you are having difficulty logging in please email Mrs. Deaton at adeaton@pinnacleclassicalacademy.com
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Mrs. Fleming's 5th grade supply list 2018-2019

o   These items are the student’s responsibility to keep replenished in his/her belongings. These items will not be turned into the community supplies and must be labeled with student’s name. There will not be a class supply of these items. The items your child will need to keep with them at all times are:
o   Backpack and lunch box- Please refer to the dress code when selecting these items.
o   Zippered pencil pouch- Pencil boxes get in the way, get knocked into the floor, and do not fit into the student seat sacks.
o   Highlighter
o   glue stick
o   3 pencil top erasers (Please keep the others at home to replenish as you run low.)
o   3 pencils Please keep the others at home to replenish as you run low.
o   scissors
o   3-ring binder large enough to hold the 5 folders and 2 one subject composition books
o   6 folders- Preferably those with hole punches ready for a 3 ring binder and without metal prongs labeled math, science, social studies, CKLA, writing / vocabulary, and EOG materials to be used during the school year to collect materials.
o   6 one subject composition books to use throughout the year for math and writing. Only two are needed in your child’s possession at a time, one for each math and writing. Packets are given for science and social studies.  CKLA (language arts) has a workbook for each unit.
o   Dictionary / thesaurus- Preferably one that is combined to save space. This will be used often throughout the school year. Please label with your child’s name.
o   Sticky notes- Students will use these personally during reading and science for chunking what they read.
o   Pencil sharpener with collector attached
o   Earbuds labeled with your child’s name.
o   A clear protractor will come in handy when we study geometry later this school year but does not need to be kept in their belongings at all times. It is usually around the holidays that we begin geometry.
o   Crayons- An 8 or 16 crayons pack will suffice to have the basic colors.
o   *Please place the 5 labeled folders and 2 labeled one-subject notebooks in the 3-ring binder before the first day of class. Please place in your pencil pouch pencils, pencil sharpener, erasers, highlighter, sticky notes, scissors, glue stick, and earbuds. 
o   These items will be turned in to the community supplies for classroom use.
o   2 boxes of tissues
o   2 tubs disinfecting wipes
o   2 packs copy paper
o   2 roll paper towels
o   Girls: 1 box of Band-aids (any brand, assorted sizes please)
o   Boys: 1 box gallon Zip-Loc bags
o   Please turn into the art room1 package of colored Sharpies.

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My #1 wish is for every parent to have a background check! Stop by the front office and Ms. Self will assist you with the paperwork.  The background check is valid for as long as you are at PCA!

digital camera (Used is fine.  I would like to have one for the students to use during class to take pictures for the yearbook.)

I do have an Amazon wish list. The items do not have to be exact or brand new.  I am grateful for all you do. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3NIQBIQAMBM18/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_4?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist 

Amazon gift cards

Teacher Pay Teachers gift cards

Aquatic plants for ecosystem (We can never have too many.)

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During the school year I will update the calendar and delete dates as they pass. 

Sept 3- No School, Labor Day
Sept 6- Washington, DC meeting in the upstairs media center 6:00pm.
Sept 25- Progress Reports
Sept 28- No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences
Oct 23- Renaissance Festival field trip
Oct 25- End of Q1
Oct 26- No School, Teacher Workday
Nov 12- No School, Veterans Day
Nov 21-Nov 23- No School, Thanksgiving
Dec 4- Progress Reports
Dec 7- No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences
Dec 18- Early Release
Dec 19-Jan 1- No School, Winter Break
Jan 18- End of Q2
Jan 21- No School, MLK Day
Jan 22- No School, Professional Development
Feb 19- Progress Reports
Feb 22- No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 22- End of Q3
Mar 29, No School, Kindergarten Orientation
April 15-April 22- No School, Spring Break
April 3- May 3- Washington, DC (tentative date)
May 7- Progress Reports
May 27- No School, Memorial Day
May 31- Last Day of School, Early Release

  • If you have not already done so, please stop by the office and have a background check completed.  Volunteers are very much appreciated in the classroom.  The background checks are good as long as your child attends PCA!
  • Don't forget to send in Box Tops, Campbell's Labels for Education and don't forget about Ten for the Top.
  • To order a lunch from TGMH Caters go to https://tgmhcaters.orderlunchexpress.com  First time users will use the password PCA1 and then you will set up your own username and password.

Please help keep your child on track to meet his/her goal for the year.   You may assist your child by partner reading books on his or her level.  Pinterest is loaded with free games to make and activities to do with your child for the different math and science units we progress through. One of the easiest ways to help keep your child on track to meeting his/her goal is to regularly check his/her progress on Discovery Education and Moby Max.  If you are unsure of how to do this or what the numbers mean please come in to see me and I will gladly show you how to do this and what the scores mean. 

During the 2018-2019 school year, we will be using the 10 point grading scale. Please read what each grade means.