5th Grade Newsletter - February 5, 2016

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Mary Hill

Teresa Doyle
(Social Studies)

Taunya Kolbinger 
(Language Arts)

Amanda Rausch (Math)
Other 5th Grade

Shar Swanby

Chase Burkhart


Other 5th Grade
B.E.S.T. teachers: 
 Bev Halvorson
(Reading BEST)




(Math BEST)




Field School Site Council

5th Grade Parent Reps






** Site Council meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 and are open to anyone wishing to attend.  If you have a topic to discuss you must be on the agenda prior to the meeting.  Please contact your grade rep. to be added to the agenda.



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4645 Fourth Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419





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5th Grade Rocks
  • Dates to Remember 
 Monday, Feb. 8, Parent Involvement day.

2/11 & 2/12 Parent - Teacher Conferences
2/20/16   Choir Pancake Breakfast
February 5, 2016



Fifth Grade 101:


 Remember it's a new quarter and your child may need new notebooks.  Please make sure your child is ready for school with a neat, well organized binder, pencils, and notebooks.

Spring conferences are coming up in 2 weeks. Teachers will contact you if they would like to set up a time to meet with you and your child. 

Fifth grade teachers thank you.

Please go over school expectations with your child.  We have had a rash of non-Field like behavior.  95% of the students are+



  Another reminder, growing bodies need rest. 


Have a great weekend.


Smarter than a 5th Grader?


You will be by June!



 The Fifth Grade Team 

February 5, 2016
This week we are looking at the 13 British Colonial Colonies.  We are learning about the different types of town and cities.  We have used words like county seat and market town. The test will be Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Reminder: Some students have not turned in Jazzy January was due Friday, 1/29.

This is a good time to buy a new notebook.  Most students notice their notebooks are full.

Thanks for the pencils,
 Ms Doyle

 I would like to introduce myself, my name is Ms.Dobbins. I am a student teacher in Ms. Doyle's class. I will be co-teaching with Ms. Doyle for the next five weeks. My hobbies include my cats, Jasmine and Greggy, I like to travel, and try new things. In addition, I collect many things in nature from my travels.

This week we read chapters 7-10. Students are becoming much more detailed with annotations. Yay! 

Students were to have 19 annotations done from chapters 1-7. We also had a grammar quiz on Friday; please check the parent portal, as many grades will be entered over the weekend. 

Upcoming due dates:
2/8: vocab ch. 9-12 crossword puzzle 

Those of you who like to plan ahead, our last book of the year will be Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. If you would like your child to be able to annotate right in the text (just like they do in high school and college), consider visiting a used book store and get him/her a copy. 

*** My website is up and running, though I am having issues uploading assignments! I am still troubleshooting these issues with Weebly. 

Don't forgot to use the website in order to keep up on assignments, due dates, standards-based grading info., and other ELA related activities. 

Mrs. Kolbinger 

S.P.A.M.     2/05/16

(Science Promotes Academic Mastery)



More Snow!  It finally looks like January (I know it is February!)


We have been working on using science text (from our Science Scope periodical) to find evidence for pro and con arguments.  We used a one-pager (Avid activity for summarizing) to identify the arguments.  Next week is Mystery Week.  You will just have to wait and see!!!


The 5th grade team REALLY needs disinfecting wipes-  and lots of tissue for lots of runny fifth grade noses.  Thanks!



My website is finally up again and I have learned how to attach worksheets from my computer.  It works on my end, I hope it does on your side of the website!


Ms Hill's Web Site 







Ms Hill   




This week we studied how to multiply fractions. Students should have notes in their math note book on how to multiply a fraction by a fraction, a whole number by a fraction, and a mixed number by a fraction. Students will be expected to show it pictorially and mathematically on their quiz. The quiz will be next week.

Mr. Frank, my student teacher from earlier in the school year, will be my long term sub when I go out on maternity leave. He will start co-teaching with me on February 26th to allow for a smooth transition for when I leave in early March. 

Please continue using my website to find daily homework assignments and math websites to practice at home.

Thanks for all your support and have a wonderful weekend!

~Mrs. Rausch
CLICK HERE to Mrs. Rausch's Webpage 

From Student Council:
Monday Feb. 8th it is NAAPID and we are excited to welcome parents to visit our classrooms at Field.  Student council has organized a door-decorating contest for all advisories with the theme of black history month.  Advisories are picking any topic under the theme of black history month. Some examples could be the Montgomery Bus Boycott, MLK Jr., the Greensboro Boys, or even on more modern topics such as Michael Jordan or Black Lives Matter. We are asking visiting parents to help judge the decorated doors along with administrators and student council reps.  
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Monday Feb. 1st.
The Field School Student Council



Reading B.E.S.T.   books-apple-icon2.jpg 
February 4, 2016
Bev Halvorson
Reading Interventionist

AVID This Week

We are working on marking text for deeper learning.  We have begun numbering paragraphs and finding key words. 

Our students are learning to use two-column and 3-column notes in several classes.  This is the first step to working toward Cornell Notes.  Ask your child if they understand these strategies.  We will be supporting students until they reach mastery. 
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