• Upcoming Events

    Posted by Katherine Koster on 4/6/2021 11:00:00 AM

    Ms. Koster’s Class Upcoming Events


    April 9- Field Trip to Lincolnwood with CFWEP 

    April 13-14 State Science Assessment

    April 19 Remote Learning Day

    TBA Leave No Weed Presentation

    May 11-12 Smarter Balanced ELA Assessment

    May 13-14 Smarter Balanced Math Assessment

    May 17 Remote Learning Day

    May 20 ZWAP Presentation 

    May 27 Washington Middle School Presentation 

    May 28-31 No School

    June 9- Last day of school

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  • I Love Reading Week!

    Posted by Katherine Koster on 2/24/2021


    March 1st-5th

    Stack of Books

    Monday: Read at Home Day: What are you reading today? Take a picture of your favorite reading spot or read in your pajamas and post to our padlet: https://padlet.com/selee4/bxjjupcit84wg9u5

    Books of the Day: Mr. Scruff by Simon James and The Rumble Hunters by Courtney Dunlap


    Tuesday: Read ME Day - wear a shirt with words on it

    Book of the Day: Just Ask by Sonia Sotomayor


    Wednesday: Stripes Day - wear ALL the stripes!

    Book of the Day: A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon


    Thursday: Rattlesnake Readers- wear a Rattlesnake shirt or green and yellow.

    Book of the Day: Are They Really Scary? by Julia Inserro


    Friday: Favorite Character Day- Dress up like a character from one of your favorite books!

    Book of the Day: Riley Can Be Anything by Davina Hamilton 

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  • Resources for Families

    Posted by Katherine Koster on 11/17/2020 3:00:00 PM


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    Our counselor, Ms. Scholle, has put together a list of helpful resources for families. Please take a minute to check out this document. 


    Winter Resources for Families


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  • Conferences

    Posted by Katherine Koster on 11/10/2020

    Conferences are right around the corner! This time our conferences will be done virtually, either by Zoom or a phone call.  Conferences will be held

    Monday, November 16th from 8:30 am-11:45 pm.

    Tuesday, November 17th from 2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    Wednesday, November 18th from 2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    Thursday, November 19th from 2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    Friday, November 20th from 2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    We will be using Sign-Up Genius as a way for parents to sign up.  Please do this as soon as possible to ensure a time/date that best fits your schedule. If you have children in other classes, be sure to sign them up using their teachers link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D44AEAF2FA2F49-20202021

    1.  Please sign yourself up for a fifteen-minute conference by going to this link: 
    2. Choose the time slot that works best for you. The zoom link is provided when you sign up. If you prefer a phone conference, please email me to let me know.
    3. SignUpGenius.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Please look for the Zoom meeting link in the confirmation.

    I’m looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's progress. Please contact me with any questions.

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  • Virtual Open House

    Posted by Katherine Koster on 9/16/2020

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  • Family Check-In

    Posted by Katherine Koster on 9/9/2020 3:00:00 PM

    We are now a couple of weeks into the hybrid schedule and I would like to check in with you about how things are going at home. Please take a minute to fill out this quick survey so I can better help your child.

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  • Week of September 1

    Posted by Katherine Koster on 9/1/2020

    We jumped into almost all of our content areas this week. In ELA, students are reading The Night of the Spadefoot Toad and working on writing narratives. In math, we reviewed area and perimeter. In science, we are learning about matter. 

    Homework Assignments

    * Read Chapters 4-7 of Night of the Spadefoot Toad, tag for evidence, and complete the reader's response one question.

    * Read the States of Matter article and take notes on the three states of matter.

    * Complete the following pages in the Area and Perimeter math packet. The problems that need to be completed should have a star next to the number.


    Google Classroom- All of the fifth-grade is using Google Classroom in class so you and your child will see assignments posted in Google Classroom. Mrs. Lee and I share the classroom so you will see assignments from both teachers.  All homework can be done on paper or in Google Classroom. Your child can decide how to submit work. At this point, please disregard any Missing assignments in Google Classroom. 


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  • Welcome to 5K!

    Posted by Ms. Koster on 8/25/2020

    I am very excited to have you in my class this year.  This year we are starting in the hybrid model. Students will attend school two days a week and then be expected to complete at home learning three days a week. The fifth-grade team will be working together to create fun and engaging assignments for both in class and at home. Please read the Fifth Grade Newsletter to learn more about the fifth-grade team and the hybrid model.

    Your child will bring home a yellow assignment notebook that will have the at-home learning assignments and due dates.  In order to get into a good routine, please remind your child to use their assignment notebook to help keep them organized this year. 

    A school supply list can be found on the Rattlesnake webpage and a pdf version of the list can be found on my class webpage. These supply lists are the same except I added masks to the pdf version. Masks are required in the classroom and in any area where social distancing can not be maintained.  If you are unable to get all of the supplies before school starts, that is okay. I have extra supplies available. 

    I know that this has been an unsettling time for families and there are a lot of unknowns.  I will do my best to communicate with you on a weekly basis. I recommend bookmarking our classroom webpage because I will update it frequently with information for parents and students. 

    This will be a great year! Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

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  • Welcome! Please check out all three pages of our newsletter. We are excited to see you next week!

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Fifth Grade Newsletter by Katherine Koster