5th Grade Newsletter - January 28, 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 

2/11 & 2/12 Parent - Teacher Conferences

2/20/16   Choir Pancake Breakfast
January 28, 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 3 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.

Congratulations to all of the fifth graders that competed in the GEMS/GISE robotics tournament last Saterday.   Field brought home many plaques and trophies for their exceptional work in this year's theme, "trash Talk."  Two GEMS teams, Composters of the Future and Murcury Messengerz, will move on to the state level of competition!



  Another reminder, growing bodies need rest. 


Have a great weekend.


Smarter than a 5th Grader?


You will be by June!



 The Fifth Grade Team 

January 29, 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.

There is a spelling test on Wednesday, February 3.  The words are: produce, indigo, county, official, & frontier

Reminder: Jazzy January was due Friday, 1/29, if your child hasn't turned it in it will be marked missing in the portal.  Turn it in on Monday for partial credit.

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

Thanks for the pencils,

Ms Doyle

This week students read and annotated chapters 5-7. Any annotations that did not get done became homework, and will be checked on Feb. 5th. Friday was also our last grammar lesson; the quiz will be Feb. 5th. The rest of the year we will focus on roots, prefixes, and suffixes for our Friday lessons. Thurs. students started an AVID one-pager with their table groups on a specific theme or symbol, or foreshadowing. These one-pagers will help us to remember the difference between these literature elements. See if your child can define the elements to you! 

I encourage you to check the parent portal weekly with your child to make sure he/she is all caught up on their homework and classwork. 

Starting Monday I will have a student teacher, Ms. Bender, joining our class until the end of April. 

Upcoming due dates:
2/5: grammar review, grammar quiz, and prologue-ch. 7 annotations

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! 

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.     1/29/16

(Science Promotes Academic Mastery)



More on landforms. 



Have a great weekend-




Ms Hill   




This week we took a quiz on adding, subtracting, reducing, and estimating fractions at a 6th grade level. Students will get their quizzes back on Monday. Students that score a 7 or 8 and would like to re test may do so Thursday during Advisory if they complete an action plan. Students that score a 6 or lower will have Mr. Hamilton for BEST and re take the quiz in his room next week after re learning the concepts.

On Monday we will truly start 6th grade math and learn how to multiply fractions using pictures and then the algorithm.

All classwork and homework for this unit will be out the of the text book Bits and Pieces II. The book is downloaded on my website as well.

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 
January 29, 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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