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Find your child’s desk.

Read “The Big Day”

Neatly fill out info. notecard

Write your child’s name on a sticky note.

peeps schedule
Peeps Schedule

7:15-7:50- Student Arrival

7:50-8:00- Announcements

8:00-8:15- Morning Meeting/Town Hall Meeting

8:15-8:55- Specials

9:00-11:00- ELA/S.S & Science Literacy Integration

11:00-11:27- Science/Social Studies

11:27-11:57- Lunch

11:59-12:05- Homework Board

12:05-12:25- Recess

12:25-2:00- Math

2:00-2:10- Pack up

2:10- Announcements & Dismissal

reading and language arts
Reading and Language Arts

Reading & Writing Workshop


Comprehension Activity


Working with Words

what does 5 th grade reading look like
What does 5th grade reading look like?

Building Stamina – Being able to read at 45 minutes per setting at appropriate fluency.

Reading various genres.

Close reading vs. recreational reading.

improving comprehension skills
Improving Comprehension Skills

Students will actively learn and use specific comprehension strategies:

  • Summarization
  • Making an inference
  • Point of View
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Making Mental Pictures
  • Identifying Cause & Effect
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Using text features
expanding vocabulary
Expanding Vocabulary

Students will enhance their knowledge of unfamiliar words by purposely studying pertinent words found in literature and content.

For example: finding synonyms, antonyms, and being able to identify and use the correct definition of the word found in the text.

writing our way through 5 th grade
Writing our Way Through 5th Grade
  • Narrative, Opinion, Informational
  • Many “quick” writes and summaries.
  • Across the curriculum…math, social studies, and science.
  • Ideas, Organization, Conventions and Sentence Fluency, Style (Voice and Word Choice).

Critical Areas:

  • Fractions: Developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication and division of fractions
  • Extending division to 2-digit divisors
  • Integrating decimal and fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to thousandths
  • Developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
  • Developing an understanding of volume

My Math


Curriculum includes:

  • Constructive/Destructive Forces
  • Matter
  • Chemical and Physical Changes
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plant and Animal Cells
  • Microorganisms
  • Classification of Plants & Animals
social studies
Social Studies
  • Effective Citizenship
  • Civil War & Reconstructions
  • Westward Movement
  • Immigration
  • WWI, Jazz Age, and Great Depression
  • WWII , Cold War, Vietnam
  • Economics
  • Civil Rights
5 th grade
5th Grade

90-100: A

80-89: B

74-79: C

70-73: D

  • Synergy will updated weekly to reflect current grades per subject.
homework expectations
Homework Expectations
  • Reading Log- 5th Graders should be reading EVERY day
  • Reading Response- 4 responses due each week; strategy is student choice
  • Math- Daily homework of concept taught that day will be assigned to reflect mastery from students
  • Moby Max/IXL- When purchased, assigned daily time and content area will be communicated via the class blog.
  • Projects- All projects will be assigned well in advanced and will most likely always incorporate some in class work time
field trips
Field Trips
  • High Touch High Tech
  • Atlanta History Museum- September 2nd
  • Lois Ruby, author of Steal Away Home- October 28th
  • Jekyll Island- November 5-7th
  • Bremen Museum
  • Holocaust Museum
  • Classroom management system that is engaging all day long through acknowledgement of both positive and negative behaviors
  • Incentives
  • Parents are invited via email to connect and in turn, will receive weekly behavior log

nuts and bolts
“Nuts and Bolts”
  • Classroom Jobs
  • Transportation changes MUST be in writing.
  • Visitors MUST sign in; it’s the law!
  • No “drop-offs”! (homework, Target bags, book bags, etc.) The only exceptions are eyeglasses, lunches, and medications.
  • Remember to send a written excuse for absences (an easy-to-use form can be found on the school blog)
  • There is no dismissal after 1:45
  • We will not be able to accept guest riders on buses until further notice
  • All transportation changes must require a written note.
  • Students are never tardy if they ride the bus.
  • Make sure that your child has given the bus driver the “Safe Driver Contract”.\

Our Biggest Fundraiser. Fully funds the PTA Budget. Provides enrichment opportunities for ALL Sope Creek Students! Focus on FITNESS, LEADERSHIP, & CHARACTER.

Important Dates:

8/16 – Team Spirit Day

8/19 – Pep Rally

8/21 – 8/26 – Team Huddle Days

8/27 – Boosterthon Fun Run! (11-12:15)

This year’s theme: Camp High 5

From classmates to friends

All hands in.

volunteer opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Boosterthon
  • PVS
  • Helper Parent
  • Class Parties
  • Classroom Projects
  • Room Reps –
  • Friday folder
  • Navigator – Sent home daily, homework
  • Homework Folder – Sent home daily
  • Email
  • Blog
  • Remind101- text reminders!
  • ClassDojo