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Announcements

Feb 19  

Announcements

  • Feb 1 - 28  Jump Rope for Heart

  • February 1- 21st - Box Tops Collections

  • March 23 - Class pictures

Miss Johnson – Math

  • We will begin dividing decimals (Topic 7) on Monday.

  • We also are going to begin volume. If you have any empty rectangular prism boxes, please send them in. (Examples: tissue boxes, pasta boxes, cereal boxes, shoe boxes and so on). Thank you so much!

  • This semester, the timed tests are division. Link to the timed tests:

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077


Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Reading  Unit 4 Week 4

Genre: Expository Text

Comprehension Strategy:  summarize

Comprehension Skill:  author's point of view

Vocabulary Strategy:  context clues

Grammar:  possessive pronoun

Vocabulary: absorb, affect, circulates, conserve, cycle, glaciers, necessity, seeps

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We desperately need more empty clear 2 liter soda bottles!! please send in more!

  • Our ecosystems unit is coming along nicely! please ask your children what they have learned this week.


Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds

- We will begin studying the 1st president this week. Encourage your children to research how George Washington became president

 


Week of Feb 12  

Announcements

  • Feb 1 - 28  Jump Rope for Heart

  • February 1- 21st - Box Tops Collections

  • Feb 12 Multicultural Night at 6 pm (Book Fair will be open)

  • February 14 - Spring individual 

  • February 14 - Students will exchange Valentines at the end of class. They will need to bring in a bag or box to have the Valentine's placed in.
  • February 16 - Half Day of School for Students. Dismissal at 11:00 am  I will send home a link for a Google Doc concerning sack lunch before dismissal and transportation home on Monday. Please fill this out before Friday am.

  • Feb 19th - President's Day Holiday (No school)

  • March 23 - Class pictures

Miss Johnson – Math

  • The Topic 5 Test will be on Thursday, February, 9. The practice test is on pages 140-141.  

  • This semester, the timed tests are division. Link to the timed tests:

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077


Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Reading  Unit 4 Week 3

Genre: Biography

Comprehension Strategy:  summarize

Comprehension Skill:  author's point of view

Vocabulary Strategy:  prefixes/suffixes

Grammar:  pronoun-verb agreement

Vocabulary: anticipation, defy, entitled, neutral, outspoken, reserved, sought, unequal

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

 

  • Science Fair!!! Remember if you are in the competition your project is due FEBRUARY 12th! This is so that we can ensure you have everything you need for judging on the 13th.

  • We desperately need more empty clear 2 liter soda bottles!! please send in more!

  • Our ecosystems unit is coming along nicely! please ask your children what they have learned this week.


Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds

- Study guides were sent home Wednesday February 7th 2018. There will be a social studies test over weeks 14 & 15 on Wednesday February 14th 2018. If students will spend 15 to 20 minutes reviewing the study guide every evening they will do extremely well on the test.

 


Week of Jan 29  

Announcements

  • Jan 31 Progress Reports go home

  • Feb 5  Camp McDowell meeting for parents in the Media Center  from 6-7. If your child is planning on going please come to this meeting if possible.

  • Feb 6 NO Homework

  • Feb 5-9 Book Fair

    • Class times for Book Fair on Thursday, Feb 8

      • Johnson 12:45 - 1:15

      • Humphrey 1:15 - 1:45

      • Reynolds  1:45 -2:15

  • Feb 12 Multicultural Night at 6 pm

Miss Johnson – Math

  • Topic 4 focus skills: dividing by multiples of 10, estimating quotients and dividing by  1-digit divisors

 

  • The Topic 4 test will be on Wednesday, January 31. The practice test in the math textbook on pages 114-115.

 

  • On Thursday, we will begin Topic 5.

 

  • This semester, the timed tests are division. Link to the timed tests:

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077


Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Reading  Unit 4 Week 1  

Genre: Tall Tale

Comprehension Strategy:  visualize

Comprehension Skill:  point of view

Vocabulary Strategy:  pronouns

Grammar:  synonyms/antonyms

Vocabulary: commenced, deeds, exaggeration, heroic, impress, posed, wring, sauntered

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

 

  • Students should be working 15 - 30 minutes daily every evening to complete and solidify their science projects. Please continue to pay close attention to due dates as we are nearing the final due date!

  • We will begin studying ecosystems this week. By now students should have 2 composition notebooks for this unit.


Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds

- This week we will begin studying the Declaration of Independence.  

 


Week of Jan 22  

Announcements

  • Jan 22  Breakfast with the Principal at 8 am

  • Jan 25  Field Trip to BJHS to kick off our Lady Liberty Unit for all 5th graders in Madison City Schools  

  • Jan 22-26  CES Annual Food Drive for Inside Out Ministries (flyer came home Friday)

  • Feb 5-9 Book Fair

    • Class times for Book Fair on Thursday, Feb 8

      • Johnson 12:45 - 1:15

      • Humphrey 1:15 - 1:45

      • Reynolds  1:45 -2:15

  • Feb 12 Multicultural Night at 6 pm

 

Miss Johnson – Math

  • Topic 4 focus skills: dividing by multiples of 10, estimating quotients and dividing by  1-digit divisors

 

  • IXL and classworks are math/reading programs we use at school that can also be accessed from home.

 

  • We will begin division timed tests this semester. Link to the timed tests:

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077



Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Reading  Unit 3 Week 5 and start the Unit 3 test at the end of the week.  

Genre: Persuasive Articles

Comprehension Strategy:  summarize

Comprehension Skill:  theme and point of view

Vocabulary Strategy:  simile and metaphors

Writing: transition words

Grammar:  pronouns, homophones, and irregular verbs

Vocabulary: archeologist, era, fragments, historian, intact, preserve, reconstruct, remnants

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will be working mostly on solidifying research for the science fair projects. Because of the minimum amount of chromebooks we have here, please allow students to bring their ipads, tablets, chromebooks, etc that i may assist them in their research process.  

  • There will be a 4 day extension given on the research paper.

  • We are beginning a new unit in science for this unit students are required to bring in 2 empty composition notebooks, and 1 clear, 1 empty gallon water bottle, and a clear empty 2 liter soda bottle. We still have a few students that need to bring in these materials.  

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds

- Students will complete their American Revolution Poster. This research should have been conducted at home. The theme this year is “Revolutionary War Events” Students  are to pick one event to create a poster about. Poster must reflect research done.  

 


Delay  

Madison City Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, January 18th. Car line will open at 9:10 am. Classes will begin at 9:40 am.

 


Weather days No School Tue or Wed of this week.  

Madison City Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 17th due to the threat of inclement weather.  Please be alert for a decision for Thursday at some point tomorrow.

 Donuts for Dad has been rescheduled for the 24th. 

 


Week of Jan 8  

 Announcements

  • Jan 10  Report cards go home

  • Jan 15  No School Martin Luther King, Jr Day

  • Jan 17  Donuts with Dads  (Information should have come home today)

  • Jan 22  Breakfast with the Principal at 8 am

  • Jan 25  Field Trip to BJHS to kick off our Lady Liberty Unit for all 5th graders in Madison City Schools  (More information to follow soon)

 

If you haven’t already, please click the link below and complete the interest survey for our 5th grade Camp McDowell trip. Thanks!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegOvpNhndg-r90cyd36uMXyxitf1fxts6rOHn-O_L-oeNOuQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Miss Johnson – Math

  • Topic 11 focus skills: multiplying mixed numbers and fractions, area of a rectangle and multiplication as scaling

 

  • IXL and classworks are math/reading programs we use at school that can also be accessed from home.

 

  • We will begin division timed tests this semester. Link to the timed tests:

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077


Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Reading  Unit 3 Week 3  We had several absent the week we started this lesson so we are revisiting this lesson this week.

Genre: Expository Text

Comprehension Strategy:  ask and answer questions

Comprehension Skill:  main idea/key details

Vocabulary Strategy:  greek roots

Writing: ideas-relevant evidence

Grammar:  main and helping verbs

 

Vocabulary: contact, erode, formation, moisture, particles, repetition, structure, visible

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds

- Students will begin working on their Arbor day Posters. This poster is due January 12, 2018. Students’ will be allowed to bring posters home on Monday January 8, 2018 but must have them completed and turned in no later than January 12, 2018. This will be considered a project grade.

- Students will begin research for their American Revolution Poster. This research is to be conducted at home. The theme this year is “Revolutionary War Events”

 


Jan 3, 2018  

Due to inclement weather, there will be a 2 hour delay on Thursday, January 4th. Car line begins at 9:10 am. Classes will begin at 9:40 am. 

Important Dates for January:

Jan 10  Report cards go home

Jan 15  No School Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Jan 17  Donuts with Dads  (More information coming home soon)

Jan 22  Breakfast with the Principal at 9am

Jan 25  Field Trip to BJHS to kick off our Lady Liberty Unit for all 5th graders in Madison City Schools  (More information to follow soon)

 

Welcome back and I hope all of you had a great break. I can't wait to hear from your child tomorrow, have some fun setting goals, review procedures and routines and kick this semester off with a bang.

This semester we will have art starting next week at the same time we had music first semester. 

We will also have a student teacher who will start on Friday and be with us through March 9. Her name is Lauren Provenzani. She is a BJHS graduate and attending UAH. 

 

Any concerns or questions please feel free to email me at:  mhumphrey@madisoncity.k12.al.us. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week of Dec 18  

I just wanted to send a few reminders for the upcoming week. We will not begin any new material next week. We will finish up missing/unfinished work and wrap up the semester. Also, parents are welcome to attend our class party on the 19th at 1:00 pm. Students are welcome to bring their devices this week.

 

Announcements

  • Dec 19 - holiday class parties from 1:00-2:30    If you have not sent in your $3 to help pay for the craft please do so Monday. If you would like to bring something to the party there is still space open on the Sign Up Genius I sent out a while back.

  • Dec 20 - ½ day Please fill out the google doc that will be emailed out.

  • Jan 4 - students go back to school

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Week of Dec 11  

Announcements

  • Dec 11  PTA 6pm

  • Dec 19 holiday class parties - see sign up genius in email I sent out

  • Dec 20  ½ day - Please fill out the google doc that will be emailed this week on transportation and sack lunches for this day.

  • Jan 4 - students go back to school

 

Miss Johnson – Math

  • The 9 weeks test will be on Thursday, December 8th. We will review in class next week. The final timed test of the semester will be on Tuesday. We will STAR math test this upcoming Tuesday and Wednesday. Please encourage your child to take these tests seriously and do his or her best. Thanks so much for your support!

  • IXL and classworks are math/reading programs we use at school that can also be accessed from home.

  • Link to the timed tests:

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077


Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Reading  Unit 3 Week 3

Genre: Expository Text

Comprehension Strategy:  ask and answer questions

Comprehension Skill:  main idea/key details

Vocabulary Strategy:  greek roots

Writing: ideas-relevant evidence

Grammar:  main and helping verbs

 

Vocabulary: contact, erode, formation, moisture, particles, repetition, structure, visible

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • This week students will begin researching for their science projects. This week they will turn in their question, hypothesis, materials, and procedures. These are to be typed and submitted on google docs on December 14, 2017.

  • We are preparing for a big unit and will be conducting some really cool experiments, please send a Two liter Coke and a pack of mentos, and a toothbrush with your student to school.

  • Students will have a scientific method quiz on Friday December 15,2017

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds

- This week students will take a closer look at the Early English Colonies. Students will complete their 13 colonies PowerPoint. They will present Wednesday December 13, 2017. This will be their final Social Studies grade.

 


Week of Dec. 4  

Announcements

  • Dec 6 No Homework

  • Dec 11  PTA

  • Dec 20  ½ day

 

Miss Johnson – Math

  • We will finish Topic 3 on Tuesday and test on Wednesday. The practice test can be found on Envison textbook pages 86-87.

  • IXL and classworks are math/reading programs we use at school that can also be accessed from home.

  • Link to the timed tests:

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077


Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Reading  Unit 3 Week 2

Genre: Realistic Fantasy

Comprehension Strategy:  summarize

Comprehension Skill:  theme

Vocabulary Strategy:  context clues

Writing: connotation/denotation

Grammar:  verb tenses

Vocabulary: civilization, complex, cultivate, devise, fashioned, resourceful, shortage, tormentors

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons. This week we will begin exploring “Mixtures”

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • Students should begin finding topics for their science projects. Details about the science projects have been emailed. Due dates can also be found on those attachments. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. snreynolds@madisoncity.k12.al.us.

  • This week students will begin researching for their science projects. This week they will turn in their hypothesis and their procedures.

  • We are preparing for a big unit and will be conducting some really cool experiments, please send a One liter Coke and a pack of mentos, and a toothbrush with your student to school.

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds

- This week students will take a closer look at the Early English Colonies.

 


Week of Nov 27  

Announcements

  • Nov 29  Progress Reports

  • Dec 6 No Homework

  • Dec 11  PTA

  • Dec 20  ½ day

 

Miss Johnson – Math

  • We will continue with Topic 3.

    • Focus skills- multiplying multi-digit whole numbers, exponents and the multiplication properties

 

  • If you are looking for more ways to practice math at home IXL and classworks all can be accessed from home.

 

  • The homework for the week is to practice for the timed tests.

Link to the timed tests:

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077



Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Reading  Unit 3 Week 1

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Comprehension Strategy:  summarize

Comprehension Skill:  theme

Vocabulary Strategy:  context clues

Writing: formal and informal voice

Grammar:  action verbs

 

Vocabulary: appreciation, blurted, complementing, congratulate, contradicted, critical, cultural, misunderstanding

 

We are finishing activities associated with our Wonder book study

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons. This week we will begin exploring “Mixtures”

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • Students should begin finding topics for their science projects. Details about the science projects have been emailed. Due dates can also be found on those attachments. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. snreynolds@madisoncity.k12.al.us.

  • ALL science fair proposals for both individual and group projects are due on Wednesday 11/29/17

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds

- This week students will take a closer look at the Old and New World.

 


Nov 20 -21  

Announcements

  • 11/21 Pajama Day (No gowns or slippers)

  • 11/22-11/24 - Thanksgiving Break

  • 12/6 - NO Homework Wed

 

Miss Johnson – Math

  • We will continue with Topic 3.

    • Focus skills- multiplying multi-digit whole numbers

 

  • If you are looking for more ways to practice math at home IXL and classworks all can be accessed from home.

 

  • The homework for the week is to practice for the timed tests.

Link to the timed tests:

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077



Mrs. Humphrey - Reading  

Write opinion and persuasive  papers

 

We are finishing activities associated with our Wonder book study

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

No language IXL this week.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons. This week we will begin exploring “Mixtures”

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • Students should begin finding topics for their science projects. Details about the science projects have been emailed. Due dates can also be found on those attachments. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. snreynolds@madisoncity.k12.al.us.

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds

- This week students will take a closer look at the Old and New World.

 


Week of Nov 13  

Announcements

  • 11/10/2017 - Veterans Day (NO School)

  • 11/13/2017 - 5th Graders sing at PTA meeting honoring Veterans (please wear your class shirt tonight)

  • 11/14/2017 - Fire Safety

  • 11/22-11/24 - Thanksgiving Break



Miss Johnson – Math

  • The Topic 10 Test will be on Tuesday, November 14th. The practice test is Math Envison pages 270-271.

 

  • The homework for the week is to practice for the timed tests and study for the Topic 10 test.

 

Link to the timed tests:

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077

 

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 2 test

                            Review reading and grammar skills for this unit

                            Write opinion and persuasive  papers

We are finishing activities associated with our Wonder book study

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

No language IXL this week.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons. This week we will explore the properties of Matter

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • All students have been added to their classes on STEMscopes and have received their usernames and passwords. Homework will be assigned from time to time using STEMscopes. This is also a great time for parents to see what their students are learning in the classroom.

  • STEMSCOPES: all students usernames are in the same format mcs(first name,middle initial, last initial) for example mcssydneynr all password for all is welcome1

  • A few have had trouble logging on to STEMscopes. Try this link http://www.stemscopes.com/

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds

- This week students will be studying the early explorers

 


Week of Nov 6  

Announcements

  • 11/9/2017 - 1/2 Day

  • 11/10/2017 - Veterans Day (NO School)

  • 11/13/2017 - 5th Graders sing at PTA meeting honoring Veterans

  • 11/14/2017 - Fire Safety

  • 11/22-11/24 - Thanksgiving Break

Miss Johnson – Math

  • We will continue with Topic 10 this upcoming week. (Last week’s newsletter said Topic 3 but this was a mistake).

    • Focus skills: adding and subtracting mixed numbers.


The homework for the week is to practice for the timed tests. 11 and 12 facts are on the timed tests this semester.The timed tests given each week can be printed from my CES website.

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077

 

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 2 Week 5

Genre: Narrative and Free Verse

Comprehension Strategy: repetition and rhyme

Comprehension Skill: theme

Vocabulary Strategy: homographs

Writing: word choice

Grammar: prepositional phrases

Vocabulary Words: ambitious, memorized, satisfaction, shuddered, free verse, narrative, repetition, rhyme

 

We are finishing the book Wonders this week.

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

No language IXL this week.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons. This week we will explore the properties of Matter

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • All students have been added to their classes on STEMscopes and have received their usernames and passwords. Homework will be assigned from time to time using STEMscopes. This is also a great time for parents to see what their students are learning in the classroom.

  • STEMSCOPES: all students usernames are in the same format mcs(first name,middle initial, last initial) for example mcssydneynr all password for all is welcome1

  • A few have had trouble logging on to STEMscopes. Try this link http://www.stemscopes.com/

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds

- This week students will be studying the early explorers

 


Week of Oct 30  

Announcements

  • 10/28/2017 - Fall Festival 10-4 pm Due to rain the festival will be inside the school.

  • 10/31/2017 - Students can wear costume, but NO masks or violent themes

  • 11/9/2017 - 1/2 Day

  • 11/10/2017 - Veterans Day (NO School)

  • 11/14/2017 - Fire Safety

  • 11/22-11/24 - Thanksgiving Break

Miss Johnson – Math

  • We will begin Topic 3 on Monday (Multiplying whole numbers).

  • The homework for the week is to practice for the timed tests. 11 and 12 facts are on the timed tests this semester.

  • The timed tests given each week can be printed from my CES website. For now we will continue with multiplication questions

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077

 

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 2 Week 4

     We are covering these skills for another week.

Genre: Folktale

Comprehension Strategy: make predictions

Comprehension Skill: theme

Vocabulary Strategy: personification

Writing: sequence

Grammar: possessive nouns

Vocabulary Words: assuring, detected, emerging, gratitude, guidance, outcome, previous, pursuit

 

We are reading the book Wonders and will continue this week.

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

No language IXL this week.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons as we move onto Matter and Mass.

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • All students have been added to their classes on STEMscopes and have received their usernames and passwords. Homework will be assigned from time to time using STEMscopes. This is also a great time for parents to see what their students are learning in the classroom.

  • STEMSCOPES: all students usernames are in the same format mcs(first name,middle initial, last initial) for example mcssydneynr all password for all is welcome1

  • A few have had trouble logging on to STEMscopes. Try this link http://www.stemscopes.com/

  • I have moved the test dates Friday 10/27/17 is due on Tuesday 10/31/17 this gives them 4 days to complete the test. It will still be a test they can complete at home.

  • We will be conducting a few investigations this week students are asked to bring in the following materials.

    • 1 bag of gummy candy

    • 1 plain chocolate bar

    • 1 personal bottle of sweet ice tea

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds  

-We have ordered the Studies Weekly Newspapers they should be here after the fall break.

- Students have done an awesome job on their final presentations! Grades for both the presentation and the Diorama will be posted no later than Tuesday 10/31/17.

 


Week of Oct 23  

Announcements

  • 10/23/2017 - PTA meeting with Trail of Treats and K-6 costume contest 5:30-7:00 pm

  • 10/24/2017 - celebrate Red Ribbon & being drug free - Wear red

  • 10/25/2017 - My future is too bright for drugs - Wear neon (bright colors); Also Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Day (wear Teal)

  • 10/26/2017 - Sock it to drugs - Wear crazy/silly socks

  • 10/28/2017 - Fall Festival 10-4 pm in rear of school

  • 10/31/2017 - Students can wear costume, but NO masks or violent themes

  • 11/9/2017 - 1/2 Day

  • 11/10/2017 - Veterans Day (NO School)


Miss Johnson – Math

  • The Topic 9 test will be on Thursday or Friday, depending on when students are ready. The practice test can be found on pages 246-247.

 

  • The homework for the week is to practice for the timed tests. 11 and 12 facts are on the timed tests this semester.

 

  • The timed tests given each week can be printed from my CES website. For now we will continue with multiplication questions

 

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077

 

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 2 Week 4 (We will cover this week for two weeks)

 

Genre: Folktale

Comprehension Strategy: make predictions

Comprehension Skill: theme

Vocabulary Strategy: personification

Writing: sequence

Grammar: possessive nouns

Vocabulary Words: assuring, detected, emerging, gratitude, guidance, outcome, previous, pursuit

 

We are reading the book Wonders and will continue this week.

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

No language IXL this week.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons as we move onto Matter and Mass.

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • All students have been added to their classes on STEMscopes and have received their usernames and passwords. Homework will be assigned from time to time using STEMscopes. This is also a great time for parents to see what their students are learning in the classroom.

  • STEMSCOPES: all students usernames are in the same format mcs(first name,middle initial, last initial) for example mcssydneynr all password for all is welcome1

  • I have moved the test dates Friday 10/27/17 is due on Tuesday 10/31/17 this gives them 4 days to complete the test. It will still be a test they can complete at home.

  • We will be conducting a few investigations this week students are asked to bring in the following materials.

    • 1 bag of gummy candy

    • 1 plain chocolate bar

    • 1 personal bottle of sweet ice tea

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds  

-We have ordered the Studies Weekly Newspapers they should be here after the fall break.

- Students will spend the next week working on their native American oral project,  these projects will be done in class and are due this Friday 10/27/17. Studies Weekly’s are in so you will start to see grades for those as well.

 


Week of Oct 16  

Announcements

  • Oct 23 - PTA meeting and Trail of Treats

 

Red Ribbon Week

  • Tues, Oct.24th - celebrate Red Ribbon & being drug free - Wear red

  • Wed, Oct.25th - My future is too bright for drugs - Wear neon (bright colors); Also Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Day (wear Teal)

  • Thurs, Oct.26th - Sock it to drugs - Wear crazy/silly socks

 

  • Oct 28 - Fall Festival

Miss Johnson – Math

  • We will continue with Topic 9.

    • Focus skills: least common multiples, and adding/subtracting fractions with unlike denominators

 

  • The timed tests given each week can be printed from my CES website. For now we will continue with multiplication questions

 

http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077

 

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 2 Week 3

Genre: Biography

Comprehension Strategy: reread

Comprehension Skill: sequence

Vocabulary Strategy: Greek/Latin Prefixes

Writing: supporting details

Grammar: plural nouns

Vocabulary Words: behaviors, disappearance, energetic, flurry, migrate, observation, theory, transformed

 

We are reading the book Wonders and will continue this week.

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

No language IXL this week.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons as we move onto Matter and Mass.

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • All students have been added to their classes on STEMscopes and have received their usernames and passwords. Homework will be assigned from time to time using STEMscopes. This is also a great time for parents to see what their students are learning in the classroom.

  • STEMSCOPES: all students usernames are in the same format mcs(first name,middle initial, last initial) for example mcssydneynr all password for all is welcome1

  • Students will be assigned a take home test through STEMscopes this test on Friday 10/20/17 is due on Tuesday 10/24/17 this gives them 4 days to complete the test.

  • We will be conducting a few investigations this week students are asked to bring in the following materials.

    • 1 bag of gummy candy

    • 1 plain chocolate bar

    • 1 personal bottle of sweet ice tea

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds  

-We have ordered the Studies Weekly Newspapers they should be here after the fall break.

- Students will spend the next two weeks working on their native American diorama projects,  these projects will be done in class and are due this Friday 10/20/17. Studies Weekly’s are in so you will start to see grades for those as well.

 


Week of Oct 2  

Announcements

  • Down Syndrome Day is Oct 1, 2017, Mr. Parker has approved our system to celebrate the day on Monday October 2, 2017.  Please have your child wear BLUE and YELLOW.

  • Oct 9-13 - Fall Break

  • Oct 23 - PTA meeting and Trail of Treats

  • Oct 28 - Fall Festival

 

 Miss Johnson – Math

  • The IXL skills are A7 and G12. These skills will help review for the 1st 9 weeks test.

 

  • The 1st 9 Weeks Test will be on Wednesday, October 4th. We will begin reviewing in class on Monday. There will not be any new material this week.

 

 

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 2 Week 2

Genre: Fairy Tale

Comprehension Strategy: make predictions

Comprehension Skill: compare and contrast

Vocabulary Strategy: similes and metaphors

Writing: strong openings

Grammar: singular and plural nouns

Vocabulary Words: circumstances, considerations, consults, destiny, expectations, presence, reveal, unsure

 

We started reading the book Wonders and will continue this week.

 *Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

IXL Language Arts for this week due Oct 6 is P1 and P2. If they are missing assignments please look in their planner on Sept. 29. The strands missing will be listed.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons as we move onto Matter and Mass.

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • All students have been added to their classes on STEMscopes and have received their usernames and passwords. Homework will be assigned from time to time using STEMscopes. This is also a great time for parents to see what their students are learning in the classroom.

  • STEMSCOPES: all students usernames are in the same format mcs(first name,middle initial, last initial) for example mcssydneynr all password for all is welcome1

  • Students will be assigned a take home test through STEMscopes this test is due on Wednesday October 4th this gives them a little less than a week to complete the test.

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds  

-We have ordered the Studies Weekly Newspapers they should be here after the fall break.

- Students will spend the next two weeks working on their final projects, rubrics will be sent through email so that parents know what to expect. Students are allowed to bring in anything they feel will make their projects better Native American projects better.  

 

 

 


Week of Sept 25  

 

Announcements

  • Oct 9-13 Fall Break

 

Miss Johnson – Math

  • The IXL skills are K7 and L11.

https://www.ixl.com/

  • Focus skills: adding and subtracting fractions (Topic 9)

 

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 2 Week 1/Wonders Book Study

Genre: Expository Text

Comprehension Strategy: reread

Comprehension Skill: problem and solution

Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues

Writing: ideas

Grammar: kinds of nouns

Vocabulary Words: resolve, committees, conventions, debate, proposal, situation, union

 

We will begin our book study on Wonders starting Wed. (I will not be here Monday and Tuesday due to a workshop in BHM)

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

IXL Language Arts is assigned each Monday and your student should have it written in their planner. They should be able to complete it in class but if they do not it becomes homework. The strands that were assigned and due the 22 has been moved to the 27 due to lack of computers because of Scantron testing.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons as we move onto Matter and Mass.

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • All students have been added to their classes on STEMscopes and have received their usernames and passwords. Homework will be assigned from time to time using STEMscopes. This is also a great time for parents to see what their students are learning in the classroom.

  • Please send 1 full water bottle with student on Monday the 25th for science experiment that will be conducted in class.

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds  

-We will be using Studies Weekly to align our projects with standards. Please send in $7 for your child’s subscription. Make checks payable to Studies Weekly.

-We will begin Studies Weekly week 3. In this lesson we will discuss the American Indians. This week students will be creating their own tribes, and creating models of their civilizations. Students should bring in the following materials.

 

  • old shoe box

  • popsicle sticks

  • tacky glue or hot glue sticks for a glue gun

Students can also bring any old fabric or things they would like to use to build their civilizations.

 

-Students will take 50 states makeup test on Monday September 25th. They should be able to label each state. The Abbreviations will be provided for them during the test.

 


Week of Sept 18  

 

Announcements

  • Sept 18  PTA 6pm

  • Sept 18  Book Fair begins

  • Sept 20  Progress Reports go home

  • Oct 9-13 Fall Break

 

 Miss Johnson – Math

  • The IXL skills are  H3 and H7 again this week due to a short week.

https://www.ixl.com/

 

  • With the delays this week, we did not take the test. The Topic 2 test will be on Wednesday, September 20th. The practice test is in the math textbook on pages 58-59. This is an excellent way to prepare for the test.

 

  • On Thursday, we will begin adding and subtracting fractions.

 

 

***Our classroom is in need of hand sanitizer and Kleenex. Thank you!!

 

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 1 Week 5

 

Genre: Persuasive Article

Comprehension Strategy: reread

Comprehension Skill: author’s point of view

Vocabulary Strategy: Greek/Latin Root Words

Writing: sentence fluency

Grammar: run-on sentence

Vocabulary Words: access, advance, analysis, cite, counterpoint, data, drawbacks, reasoning

 

Scantron testing for Reading is Monday. Scantron for Math and Science will be given on Tuesday. We will also be taking our Unit test Wed and Thur.

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

IXL Language Arts is assigned each Monday and your student should have it written in their planner. They should be able to complete it in class but if they do not it becomes homework. The strands that have been assigned have been S3, T3, A1, and A3. This week the assignment is N1, N2, and N3 that will be due Sept 22.

 

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons as we move onto Matter and Mass.

  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • All students have been added to their classes on STEMscopes and have received their usernames and passwords. Homework will be assigned from time to time using STEMscopes. This is also a great time for parents to see what their students are learning in the classroom.

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds  

-We will be using Studies Weekly to align our projects with standards. Please send in $7 for your child’s subscription. Make checks payable to Studies Weekly. The order WILL be placed on September 18,2017.

-We will begin Studies Weekly week 3. In this lesson we will discuss the American Indians. This week students will be creating their own tribes, and creating models of their civilizations. Students should bring in the following materials.

 

  • old shoe box

  • popsicle sticks

  • tacky glue or hot glue sticks for a glue gun

Students can also bring any old fabric or things they would like to use to build their civilizations.

 


No School Sept 11  

MCS will close Monday, September 11th due to being under a state of emergency because of the impending tropical storm. - Superintendent Robby Parker


Week of Sept 11  

Announcements

  • Sept 13  Spirit Night Panera Bread 4-8pm
  • Sept 18  PTA 6pm
  • Sept 18  Book Fair begins
  • Sept 20  Progress Reports go home

        

Miss Johnson – Math

  • The homework for this week will be IXL skills H3 and H7.

https://www.ixl.com/

  • The Topic 2 test will be on Thursday, September 14th. The practice test is in the math textbook on pages 58-59. This is an excellent way to prepare for the test.
  • *Focus skills- adding/subtracting decimals
  • The timed tests will count as a grade this week.

The timed tests can be printed from my CES website:                http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077

 

***Our classroom is in need of hand sanitizer and Kleenex. Thank you!!

 

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 1 Week 4

Genre: Persuasive Article

Comprehension Strategy: reread

Comprehension Skill: author’s point of view

Vocabulary Strategy: Greek/Latin Root Words

Writing: sentence fluency

Grammar: run-on sentence

Vocabulary Words: access, advance, analysis, cite, counterpoint, data, drawbacks, reasoning

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We will continue implementing the scientific method into our lessons as we move onto Matter and Mass.
  • Students will continue using the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.
  • Students should commit to memory the steps in the scientific method. This list will be sent home on Monday, every night students should review the steps and their purposes.

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds  

-We will be using Studies Weekly to align our projects with standards. Please send in $7 for your child’s subscription. Make checks payable to Studies Weekly. The order WILL be placed on September 15,2017.

-There will be a test over the “Central, Western, & Pacific” states on Thursday September 14th. Students should have a map that they have labeled and should be studying accordingly.

 

Central

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Ohio

Wisconsin

 

Western

Colorado

Idaho

Kansas

Montana

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Dakota

Oklahoma

South Dakota

Texas

Wyoming

 

Pacific

Alaska

Arizona

California

Hawaii

Nevada

Oregon

Utah

Washington

 

 


week of Sept 4  

Announcements

  • Aug 25- Sept 8 - The Leader In Me Fundraiser  

  • Sept 4 - No school (Labor Day)

  • Sept 6 - Grandparents Day at CES (grandparents each lunch at CES)

  • Sept 13  Spirit Night Panera Bread 4-8pm

  • Sept 18  PTA 6pm

  • Sept 18  Book Fair begins

  • Sept 20  Progress Reports go home

 Miss Johnson – Math

  • The homework for this week will be IXL skills https://www.ixl.com/ . Student logins are the same as last year and were given out in class. The IXL skills due Friday, September 8, are

  • We will begin Topic 2 on Tuesday. *Focus skills- adding/subtracting decimals H4 and H8.

  • The timed tests will be 100 multiplication questions in 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

The timed tests can be printed from my CES website: http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 1 Week 4

They should have their Wonder's log in glued to the first page of their planner as well as IXL log in information.

Genre: Narrative Nonfiction

Comprehension Strategy: ask and answer questions

Comprehension Skill: key details using photos

Vocabulary Strategy: root words

Writing: Narrative - organization

Grammar: predicates, -ed, -ing, commas with sequence words

Vocabulary Words: allowed, care, excited, needs, roam, wandered, wild, safe

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

  • We are studying the scientific method.

  • Students will be able to use the steps of the scientific method in a science experiment.

  • We will conduct our first experiment in Science. We are requesting that each student bring one bag of Skittles preferably the original (red) pack. This will be specifically for our science experiment not as a treat for the students. The experiment will be done on Tuesday September 5th.

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds  

-We will be using Studies Weekly to align our projects with standards. Please send in $7 for your child’s subscription. Make checks payable to Studies Weekly.

-There will be a test over the “Northern” and “Southern” states on Wednesday September 6th. Students should have a map that they have labeled and should be studying accordingly.

 

Northern     

Connecticut

Delaware

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Vermont

 

Southern

Alabma

Arkansas

Florida

Georgia

Louisiana

Mississippi

North Carolina

South Carolina

Tennessee

Virginia

West Virginia

 


Sack Lunch and Transportation for Friday 9/2  

School will be dismissed at 11:00am on Friday. On this day, the cafeteria will be closed and will only prepare sack lunches for those who pre-order one. So, it is very important for me to know if your child will need to pre-order a sack lunch.

Extended Day will also be closed Friday- and I will need to know how each child will be transported home from school as well. So, please take a moment to complete this form today. :)

Thank you in advance for your continued support and participation. :)

 

https://goo.gl/forms/5DR1xJ672RdLdI622


week of Aug. 28  

Announcements

  • Aug 25 - Too Good for Drugs begins

  • Aug 25- Sept 8 - The Leader In Me Fundraiser  

  • Sept 1 - ½ day for students

  • Sept 4 - No school (Labor Day)

  •  

Miss Johnson – Math

  • The homework for this week will be IXL skills https://www.ixl.com/ . Student logins are the same as last year and were given out in class. You are more than welcome to send me an email if your child has login issues. The IXL skills due Friday, September 1, are G9 and G13.

 

  • We will test on Envision Math Topic 1 on Wednesday. *Focus skills- rounding, and comparing decimals.

 

  • The timed tests will be 100 multiplication questions in 3 minutes and 30 seconds. The test this week will count as a grade.

 

The timed tests can be printed from my CES website: http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077

 

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 1 Week 3

IXL:  S3 and T3

Genre: Narrative Nonfiction

Comprehension Strategy: ask and answer questions

Comprehension Skill: cause and effect

Vocabulary Strategy: homographs

Writing: Narrative - word choice

Grammar: compound sentences

Vocabulary Words: debris, emphasis, encounter, generations. indicated, naturalist, sheer, spectacular

 

*Read for at least 30 minutes a night. Feel free to read longer if you wish.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

This Week:
- Our science class has adopted 4 hermit crabs. We spent time learning parts of the microscope.

 

Next Week:

  • We will continue to study the tools that scientist use including microscopes. Students will continue to familiarize themselves with the engineering and design process

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds  

This week:

-students began looking at maps and exploring landforms.

Next week:

-We will be using Studies Weekly to align our projects with standards. Please send in $7 for your child’s subscription. Make checks payable to Studies Weekly. This week we will be creating our own countries in groups. This project will include designing a flag, map, government structure, and citizen rights.

 


Week of Aug. 21  

Announcements

  • Monday, Aug. 21 - ½ day

  • Aug. 23 - Fall pictures will be made

  • Aug. 24 - 5th Grade curriculum night from 5-6pm in the cafeteria

  • Aug 25 -The Leader In Me Fundraiser  begins

  • Sept 1 - ½ day for students

  • Sept 4 - No school (Labor Day)

 

 

Miss Johnson – Math

  • The homework for this week will be IXL skills https://www.ixl.com/ . Student logins are the same as last year and were given out in class. The IXL skills due Friday, August 25th are G2, G4 and G7.

 

  • We will continue with Envision Math Topic 1. Math textbooks will be assigned this week. *Focus skills- exponential notation, rounding, and decimal place value

 

  • The timed tests will be 100 multiplication questions in 3 minutes and 30 seconds. *Please note this is a change, I originally said 75 questions. Every third test will count as a grade.

 

The timed tests can be printed from my CES website: http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=TeacherPage&Page=5&StaffID=206077&iSection=Teachers&CorrespondingID=206077

 

Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 1 Week 2

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Comprehension Strategy: Reread

Comprehension Skill: Problem & Solution

Vocabulary Strategy: Idioms

Writing: Narrative - Voice

Grammar: Subjects & Predicates

Vocabulary Words: accomplish, anxious, assemble, decipher, distracted, navigate, options, retrace

 

*STAR report and goal for AR went home Wed. Please let them keep this is in their take home folder as they may need to reference their reading range when choosing the appropriate leveled book.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

This Week:
- Our science class has adopted 4 hermit crabs. We spent time learning parts of the microscope.

Next Week:

  • We will continue to study the tools that scientist use including microscopes. Students will continue to familiarize themselves with the engineering and design process

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds  

This week:

-students began looking at maps and exploring landforms.

Next week:

-We will be using Studies Weekly to align our projects with standards. Please send in $7 for your child’s subscription. Make checks payable to Studies Weekly. This week we will be creating our own countries in groups. This project will include designing a flag, map, government structure, and citizen rights.

 




Week of Aug. 14  

If you have not filled out the google document below please do so that I can email you this newsletter each week as well as post on my webpage.

We have had a lot of fun getting to know each other this week and I'm so excited to see what this year brings.

5th Grade Newsletter

Aug. 14, 2017

 

Announcements

  • All forms sent home on Monday need to be signed and returned if you have not already. Thank you!

  • Aug. 14 Breakfast with the Principal at 8am

  • Aug. 17 Watch Dog Dads kickoff at 6m

  • Aug. 24 5th Grade curriculum night from 5-6pm in the cafeteria

 

Miss Johnson – Math

  • I have loved getting to know your student this past week. I’m excited for a great year in 5th grade!

  • We will start Envision Math Topic 1 next week. Math textbooks will be assigned next week.

    *Focus skills- place value, word form, exponential notation, and standard form

  • We will begin taking timed tests next week. The tests will be 75 multiplication questions in 3 minutes and 30 seconds. The timed tests can be printed from my CES website. Every third test will count as a grade.



Mrs. Humphrey - Reading

Wonders Reading  Unit 1 Week 1

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Comprehension Strategy: Reread

Comprehension Skill: Sequence

Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues

Writing: Narrative - Ideas

Grammar: Sentence Types

Vocabulary Words: afford, loan, profit, prosper, risk, savings, scarce, wages

*Students will be getting reading ranges and AR goals this week. Please see document in Reading folder for your child’s results. It will probably be Tue. or Wed. when they bring that home as several still need to take the STAR test.

 

Science – Ms. Reynolds -

This Week:
- Our science class has adopted a toad named Toto. We spent time researching, designing, and building a habitat for Toto to enjoy.

 

Next Week:

  • We will study the tools that scientist use including microscopes. Students will be introduced to the engineering and design process

 

 

Social Studies - Ms. Reynolds  

This week:

-students created autobiography island maps.

Next week:

-We will be using Studies Weekly to align our projects with standards. Please send in $7 for your child’s subscription. Make checks payable to Studies Weekly. This week we will be creating our own countries in groups. This project will include designing a flag, map, government structure, and citizen rights.

 




Student Information Form  


First Day  

What a fun first day getting to know your child. They should have lots of paperwork paper-clipped in their bookbag. If you could look over them, fill them out and return to school tomorrow that would be great! I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

If you need to reach me the best way is my email which is mhumphry@madisoncity.k12.al.us. 


Back to School  

I wanted to thank all of you that came to open house. It was a pleasure meeting you and your child. It was exciting to see my 2nd grade babies that are now in 5th grade and many in my classes. 

Information and paper work will be coming home on Monday in a folder. Please look over and return the paperwork by Wednesday, August 9.

Please email me at mhumphrey@madisoncity.k12.al.us the email addresses you would like for me to use this year for communication.

We have a 5th grade Remind 101. If you would like to receive text for brief reminders or early closings then send a text to 81010 with the message @c3d3c8.

5th Grade Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, August 24th at 5:00pm in the cafeteria.

I can't wait for Monday to get this school year started and make it the best school year for your child.