Friday: 9/30/16

The 5th Grade Fundraiser was a HUGE success and we are extending the sale! If you would like to sell more books, please turn in your $/orders in no later than Monday, Oct. 24. We will not be able to accept anything beyond this date. Fall conference forms are in your child’s Friday Folder. Please fill it out and send it in ASAP so I accommodate your availability the best I can. Next week the students who are on the Halloween Committee will be meeting to discuss what he/she would like to bring. Specific information will be sent home after our meeting. Students should be reading nightly, as this will ensure that he/she meets his/her AR goal. Please check your child’s assignment book daily to make sure homework is completed on time. Have a great weekend! GO SHORES!!! ~Mrs. Ellis

Next Week’s Learning Targets:
Reading: I can determine the theme of a story.
I can summarize a text by finding the main idea and using supporting details.
Math: I can add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators.
I can add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators.
I can estimate sums and differences of fractions and mixed numbers and decide whether answers are reasonable.

Flashlight Friday!!!

Tomorrow is FLASHLIGHT FRIDAY!!!

Students are encouraged to bring in flashlights and books to read for our first Flashlight Friday! Students will spend our “Read to Self” time reading in the dark using a flashlight. I can’t wait…it is so much fun reading in the dark.

Have a great day,
~Mrs. Ellis

Pep Assembly 

We had a great start to the day with a pep assembly.  Go Shores!!  (Take 2. The link wasn’t working.  Sorry). 

Pep Assembly 9/28/16

Coupon Books Sent Home Today!

Hello 5th grade families!!

The coupon books are in and they will be sent home with your child today! Please look for them in your child’s backpack. Also, if your child rides a bus and has a large order, you may want to arrange a ride home (they are pretty heavy).

Have a great Wednesday!!
~Mrs. Ellis

Friday: 9/23/16

Some graded math classwork will be in your child’s Friday Folder this week. Please look over work and review concepts with your child. Students who do not pass an assignment (below 69%) are REQUIRED to fix the problems and turn it back in the following day. The two scores will be averaged for an overall total score on the assignment. If you or your child would like to fix any papers that do not meet your expectations (70% or higher is optional), they are encouraged to do so. An XtraMath parent letter is in your child’s folder today. This is a great resource for students to use at home for extra math practice. Please encourage your child to complete a lesson every day. Please join us for the 5th annual kickball tournament this Saturday, Sept 24! Come to support the Ross Park staff as we compete against Campbell to take back the trophy. Events are from 4-8 p.m. and all proceeds go to the Nikolas Wypa Scholarship. Book orders are due Mon 9/26. You may now place your order online! Code is J386K. Also, a reminder that coupon book orders, along with the money is due by Monday, 9/26. Please send in money in the form of a check or money order made out to Ross Park. I am also in need of some HEALTHY packaged snacks for snack time. If you are able to send in 25-30 snacks for the class, it would be greatly appreciated. Some ideas include fruit, applesauce, pretzels, crackers, granola bars, etc. Enjoy the weekend! ~Mrs. Ellis

Enjoy your weekend!
~Mrs. Ellis

Learning Targets for next week:

Reading: I can determine the theme of a story.
Math: I can add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators.
I can add fractions with different denominators.

Spirit Week: 9/26-9/30

Hello Super Sailors!!

Our spirit week celebrations will be in full swing here at Ross Park this coming week!

Monday: Crazy Sock or Shoe Day
Tuesday: Mismatch or Inside Out Clothes Day
Wednesday: Crazy Hair or Hat Day
Thursday: Favorite Team Day (wear clothes from your favorite high school, college, or pro sports team)
Friday: Ross Park/Mona Shores Pride Day (wear blue/white) *Homecoming parade after school!

~Mrs. Ellis

Investigating Theme

My class full of “theme detectives” were hard at work identifying the theme of various passages today. (Pics below)

Science Team Building: 9/20/16

Students worked together in small groups today which focused on their teamwork skills! Students were given the task of constructing a tower in 6 minutes using ONLY paper!!! Within that 6 minutes they had to brainstorm ideas, agree on a plan, and work together to execute their plan. Every group worked well together and came up with some interesting ideas!

Sunday: 9/18/16

Wow, we had another great week of learning and enjoyed our camp experience on Wednesday. Please make sure you are checking assignment books daily. Students checked out an AR book this week during library. Please make sure your child is reading his/her book daily to ensure a passing grade. These grades count as part of your child’s reading grade. Students are required to pass at least 8 AR tests with an 80% or higher by Monday, November 28th. Remember book orders and fundraiser orders are due on Monday, September 26th.

Enjoy your weekend!
~Mrs. Ellis

Learning Targets for next week:

    Reading: I can determine the theme of a story.
    Math: I can use a variety of strategies to compare fractions.
    I can convert between fractions and mixed numbers.
    I can add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators.
    I can add fractions with different denominators.

Camp Pendalouan Visit

What a great experience we had with Camp Pendalouan today!!  5th graders had the chance to discuss important life skills, play games that encouraged team work and communication, and sing camp songs! (Video link is below). 

Camp Pendy Visits Ross Park