You can always see upcoming assignments, presentations, Free Dress days, etc. on the calendar on the top of our class website http://www.issosua.com/grade-5.html.
Here are a few to note:
- Wednesday, June 6 - Student-Led Conferences - sign up here!
- Friday, June 8 - Last Day of School - Noon dismissal
Looking Ahead to Middle School
On Wednesday, Secondary Principal Ms. Prendergast visited us in 5th grade and answered questions from the students. Then, we went over to the middle school to tour the classrooms, check out the lockers, and meet next year’s teachers. Ask your 5th grader what they learned!
In order to support your child’s middle school transition, remind them that it is normal to be nervous, excited, or any other emotion they might be feeling. Let them talk to you about how their feeling as middle school approaches. Academically, it is so important that they read at least 20 minutes per day - the more the better! Remember as well that there are great online math programs available to review 5th grade standards and preview 6th grade math, such as Khan Academy, Zearn, and Freckle. Encourage your rising 6th grader to practice for 20 minutes several times a week to keep skills fresh for 6th grade. Finally, encourage them to write - a journal is a great way to keep track of summer travel and activities.
On Wednesday, June 6th, students will be sharing their portfolios and reflecting upon their progress this year. Remember, these are student-led conferences, so I will be in the room, but your child will be leading the conference. You can support your 5th grader by being positive and asking guiding questions. See this list for possible questions. If you haven’t yet, please sign up for a 15-minute time slot to hear your child’s presentation. If none of these times work for you, please let me know.