During the school day, students are expected to work on group and individual assignments. Students are responsible for putting forth their best effort on all assignments and finishing their assignments on time. Depending on the assignment, unfinished assignments might be assigned for homework or they might be finished in class the next day.
Students will be given an assignment notebook where all assignments, projects, and other reminders will be written. We will go over this notebook daily in class. Please review it at home nightly.
Student homework will vary throughout the year. To make homework manageable for you and your family, please prioritize homework.
- Look at the due dates. Long term projects can be completed over multiple nights.
- All reading assignments, ELA and Social Studies, should be the highest priority. These assignments will need to be completed to participate in the classroom assignment.
- Math assignments allow students a chance to practice what was taught in class. If you are in a pinch, shorten or skip math homework. It is okay to turn it in a day or two late as long as you communicate with me.
- Use class time to complete assignments. You will have at least 15-30 minutes every day to complete work.
All fifth-grade teachers participate in Friday Positive. It is from 2:30-3:00 every Friday. Students can choose a fun activity to participate in or they can go to study hall to complete unfinished assignments. Study Hall is a time for students to use school hours to complete missing homework or daily assignments.
In the case of an absence, students are responsible for completing all missed work including notes, tests, and projects. For every day missed, students have one day to complete their work.
If you are planning on being gone for an extended amount of time, please let me know as soon as possible so I can prepare assignments ahead of time. It is important to follow school policy when leaving for an extended amount of time.
Our classroom is a food-free zone. All celebrations are food free.
Field Trips (Traveling Classroom)
All field trips are an extension of the learning that is happening in the classroom. As a result, it is expected that all students follow school expectations at all times while on a field trip. In addition to school expectations, traveling classroom expectations include but are not limited to the following:
- No electronics can be used on the trip.
- Respect all of the adults who are teaching and working with our group. Listen to them- they are experts!
- Respect all of the peers in your group, and work together to be successful.
- Be safe by walking from place to place, staying calm and quiet, and being cautious.
- Stay with your assigned group at all times.
- Follow all directions promptly.
- Stay buckled up and calm while on the bus, and use a quiet speaking voice.
- Be prepared for all conditions: Bring your backpack with a raincoat, a hat, extra layers, lunch and a bottle of water. You may bring a book for the bus ride.
- Be responsible: Students are responsible for their belongings and behavior at all times.
- Plan Ahead: Due to the physical constraints of our locations and the time constraints of activities, bathroom breaks are extremely limited.