Welcome to 5 th grade. Mrs. Serfoss’ class Please take a moment to write a short message to your child on the note card provided. Coleen Serfoss. I graduated from Iowa State University. I have 9 siblings, 20 nieces & nephews, and 5 great-nieces/nephews. All of which live in Iowa & Nebraska.
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Mrs. Serfoss’ class
Please take a moment to write a short message to your child on the note card provided.
Reading: April 2nd
Math: April 3rd
Science: April 23rd
* 15 stamps saved and redeemed on Friday for a
trip to the TREASURE BOX
* 20 stamps saved and redeemed on Friday for
lunch in the classroom with a friend or two.
* 30 stamps saved and redeemed on Friday for a
no homework pass, to be used on one
assignment (student needs to check with teacher)
Interrupting…lose 1 point
Distracting behavior…lose 1 point
Forgetting homework…lose 1 point
Not prepared for class…lose 1 point
talking back…lose 5 points
foul language…lose 5 points
displaying physical aggression…lose 5 points
destruction of property…lose 5 points
The fifth grade reading program uses a variety of materials and formats to cover the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for 5th grade as well as prepare our students for success on the STAAR test.
Our primary goal is to encourage mathematical power for all students. The goal of the 5th grade math program is to not only cover the TEKS, but to prepare the students to apply these skills to real life situations.
Some of the things you might see your child doing this year:
A very important part of our math curriculum is homework. Students need the opportunity to struggle with math that is challenging to them. Please support your child in these struggles and victories as they learn and perfect these critical skills.
Social Studies in fifth grade, as our text title The United States suggests, consists of an overview of American History. Therefore, our study begins with a look into the lives of the earliest Americans and spans all the way to the more current events of the twenty-first century.
Students will be spending a minimum of thirty minutes daily in social studies. Homework assignments will typically consist of work begun in class or application of skills/concepts taught in class. Students will continue to develop the academic habit of studying for unit tests, and projects may be assigned occasionally.
Some of the things you may see your students doing:
GROW quizzes ( given every three weeks)
One of the major focuses of fifth grade students in learning and applying the Scientific Method.
Sign up for conference times (everyone)