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

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I am looking forward to a wonderful year in 5th grade!

Volunteer opportunities for the entire year have been posted to 
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- schedule
7:30-8:00- Unpack and write homework assignments in your planner.
8:00-8:10- Class meeting
8:10-8:55- Interdisciplinary
Q1- M- Art, T-Music, W-STEM, Th- PE, Fri- Art
Q2- M- Music, T- STEM, W- PE, Th- Art, Fri- Music
Q3- M- STEM, T- Art, W- Music, Th- STEM, Fri- PE
Q4- M- PE, T- Art, W- Music, Th- STEM, Fri- PE
8:55-9:40- Science
9:40-10:30- Reading
10:30-10:40-CKLA independent work and restroom break
10:40-11:45- Math
11:45-12:15- Lunch
12:15-12:45- Healthy child
12:45-12:55- Restroom break and writing prompt
12:55-1:30- Writing
1:30-2:15- Social studies
2:15- 2:55- Small group
2:55- Prepare for dismissal
Quizlet EOG Study Vocabulary!
Here are the Quizlet links to help your child study the EOG vocabulary in reading, math, and science!

We are currently moving into book B and studying everything decimals.  This will include ordering, rounding, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals.

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.

An excellent site for you and your child to use to assist on math when I am not able to be reached is https://singaporemathsource.com/resources/singapore-math-web-sites/--

Please use your child's  www.mobymax.com login to practice skills he/she may be struggling with or to enrich skills that he/she may have already mastered. Your child received his or her login information at open house.  This is at home remediation and enrichment.  

Students are currently in unit 5 in CKLA. During unit 5 students are studying Don Quixote.  Please keep in mind that we do not complete the writing portion of the CKLA workbooks.  We do however complete the grammar portions.  We use the Write Steps Writing program to teach writing.

Students are required to use www.mobymax.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 assessm/nts 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.

It is unbelievable that we are already in unit 5 of science.  Students are studying the water cycle, weather, and climate during this unit.

Your child is expected to use his or her www.discoveryeducation.com login to explore this concept more. Students will complete Discovery Education videos, reading passages, and activities as part of his or her grade.

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Below are the general meeting dates for the upcoming school year.
12/5 upper campus
1/9 lower campus
2/6 upper campus
3/6 lower campus
4/10 upper campus

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.mobymax.com Moby Max is used for math and reading differentiation based on your child's individual needs.  This will be counted each quarter as part of his/her 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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We are human and bound to forget a book at school at some point.  You are still responsible for your work.  If you go to workbook copies on the left side you will find copies of your workbook there.  

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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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.)

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

December 12- Spirit Night- Jammin J's
December 20 Early Release
December 21-Jan 2 Winter Break, No School
January 12- NASCAR field trip
January 15 MLK, Jr. Day, No School
January 16 Teacher Work Day, No School
January 18 End of 2nd Quarter
February 2 Parent/Teacher Conferences, No School
February 16 Teacher PD, No School
February 20 Progress Reports
March 22 End of 3rd Quarter
March 23 Kindergarten Orientation, No School 
March 26-29- Washington, D.C. trip (tentative dates)
March 30-Apr 6 Spring Break, No School
April 13 Parent/Teacher Conferences, No School
May 1 Progress Reports
May 28 Memorial Day, No School
June 1- Oconaluftee Field Trip
June 5 Last Day of School/Early Release; Make sure to pick up medications from the office before noon on June 7. 

  • 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 MAP 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 2017-2018 school year, we will be using the 10 point grading scale. Please read what each grade means.