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Contact Information

Mrs. De Simone

Classroom # 408-423-1953

e-mail: jdesimone@scusd.net

Cell: # 408-761-5924

 

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Thursday Envelopes

Every Thur., a large, envelope will come home with your child. In it, you will find information about the school, events that are going on, or any notes. Please sign and date the envelope and return it on Thursday. You may keep all of the papers inside, if you have notes, questions or concerns please feel free to write a note and return it with the envelope.

Parent Resources

Mrs. De Simone - 5th grade

WELCOME 5TH GRADERS TO 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Homework

*Fifth graders should start working towards 30 min. of reading nightly.  Please make sure your student is filling out their Reading Log and completing "Book Reports."

*Parents please check your students planner nightly for homework and upcoming events. Students will be responsible for bringing the binder back and forth to school daily.

*Homework will be assigned Mon., Tues., Wed. and Thurs. nights (may vary sometimes).  A parent or guardian must sign homework sheet. In case of illness, the homework is due the day after the child returns.

Book Reports

Book Reports

September - January:  Students should have up to 11 book reports turned in.

February - April:   Students should have up to 16 book reports turned in.

May - June: Students should have a total of 20 (5 reports are done in class) book reports turned in.

 

Students can write a book report on any book read. Book Report forms are readily available in the classroom.

Students will earn 5 book reports in class for the "Read aloud" books we do as a whole group. Students do projects after the whole group books are read. Fieldtrips are a privaleage, if students do not show the effort it takes to accomplish the book reports, then filedtrips will not be available for them.

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Math: 

-We are working on decimal fractions and will be moving onto common fractions - equivalent fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions. Measurement.

-Please have your child continue to practice their multiplication facts (it is crucial that they know them.)

Reading:

-Your child should be reading 30 minutes every night.

-Should have turned in at least 7 book reports by now to be on track to completing the 20 by the end of the year.

-We are working on understanding our characters at a deeper level.

Writing:

-We are currently working on our opinion essays.

-Focus question: Should schools serve chocolate milk?

Science:

-We will continue to study life science and explore,

-Focus questions: What do all living things need to survive? How do plants make their own food?

Social Studies:

-Every student should be working on their state reports.

-Have your child practice presenting their report at home.

-When they are finished they will present them to the grade level.

-We are beginning a new unit on European exploration of America.

Upcoming Events:

-Art classes Nov. 1, 8

-Picture make-up day

-Nov. 9 end of the trimester, report cards go home Nov. 21.

-Nov. 10 No School - Veteran's Day observed

-Nov. 14 Family Math Night

-Nov. 15 WALK-A-THON

-Nov. 20 field trip to AMC Mercado to see Wonder

-Nov. 22, 23, 24 Thanksgiving Holiday No School

-Nov. 29 San Jose Museum of Art field trip 

-Nov. 29 Student Council "Twin Day"

-Nov. 30 Trimester Awards

-D  ec. 2 Winter Festival - Buy your Christmas tree and help support school field trips 

 

Three B's

This is how students at Montague are expected to behave,

BE RESPECTFUL!

BE RESPONSIBLE!

BE SAFE!

 

WE ARE READING

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