• Welcome to 5th Grade!

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 7/17/2019 3:45:00 PM

    The first day of school is August 28th!
    I am so excited to have you in my class this year. Take a minute to look around the class webpage and, parents, be sure to save this page to your Favorites and check back often. Be on the look for a welcome letter with more information about me and fifth grade shortly before the school year begins.

    Back to School Night
    Come meet me and see our classroom on Tuesday, August 27th from 5-6 pm. You can drop off your school supplies at this time too. I can't wait to meet you!

    Class blog and Communication
    This is the first post of 2019-2020 class blog. I update the blog every 1-2 weeks with what we're learning, upcoming Traveling Classroom events and other information. Please check back often. Parents, the website is my primary means of communication but I will also send email updates every 2-3 weeks, and before special events, via Blackboard Mass Notification. 

    School Supply List
    You can click here to find out what supplies you will need this year. Since the lists are a little different depending on your teacher, I recommend waiting until you know what class you are in to buy supplies. We do not share folders, notebooks, headphones or pencil pouches, so those you can label with your name, but everything else (markers, glue, scissors, etc) we share, so please don't label those supplies. We are super limited with storage in our classroom, so I strongly recommend a soft pencil pouch that will fit inside your seat sack. If possible, please include headphones. Have fun shopping!

    Bus Route Information
    You can click here to find out more information about the bus route.

    Parent Volunteers
    We have many exciting events happening this year. If your parent(s) or guardian(s) would like to volunteer in the classroom or go on a Traveling Classroom trip, they must fill out a parent volunteer form prior to the event. You can click here to find the volunteer form.

    Information about 5th Grade
    Your homework will vary throughout the year. You should read at least 45 minutes every night. You will also have math homework almost every night. In addition, you will have research projects, writing assignments, and other projects due throughout the year. Math homework is taken as a completion grade. Students who finish all of their nightly homework will earn a place in the monthly Homework Club.

    Students will receive a new assignment planner each trimester. You are responsible for keeping track of assignments and I encourage parents to check the planner nightly (I do not require a parent signature or anything like that).

    If you are absent, you are responsible for completing missed work. If you miss 1 day, you have 1 day to complete your work.

    Google Apps, including Google Classroom, Slides, and Docs, will be integrated into our classroom this year. Every 5th grader has a MCPS email address that allows him/her to access Google Apps except Gmail. Google Classroom and Google Suite will be used during school and can be accessed outside of school from any location with internet. You will be able to watch educational videos about the subjects we are covering, turn in assignments, and ask me for help. In addition, you will learn how to respectfully and responsibly communicate in a safe online environment. Everything in Google Apps will be closely monitored by myself, the other 5th grade teachers, and Mrs. Nygren.

    Birthdays will be celebrated with a game or another fun activity of your choosing. Please, no treats. Students with summer birthdays (June 13-August 29) will celebrate their half birthday. 

    In keeping with the MCPS technology policy, cell phones and smart watches may only be used before and after school. I recommend students keep phones turned off or on airplane mode and in their backpacks during the school day. Smart watches, similarly, should be kept in airplane mode during the school day. 

    Important Dates

    First day: August 28

    No School: September 2 (Labor Day)

    Early Out every Thursday: K-3 dismissed at 2:00, 4-5 dismissed at 2:30


    Contact Ms. Ibis

    1220 Pineview Dr, Missoula, MT 59802



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