• Open House

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 9/10/2019
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  • Week of Sept. 9-13

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 9/9/2019

    ELA/Soc. Stu.- 

    Homework for the week: Complete the Readworks article set. Type 2-3 sentences about what you learned from each article and submit through Readworks.

    Studies Weekly- Read, complete the puzzle, complete the Let’s write. Extra Credit- Complete the Activity

    Thursday, Sept. 12-  Spelling Quiz, Weeks 1 and 2 Vocabulary Quiz

    Friday, Sept. 13- Reading test, Studies Weekly Quiz

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  • Week of Sept. 3-6

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 9/3/2019

    Grandparents' Day Lunch times:

    Rodriguez' Homeroom 12:30 -1:05

    Roberts' Homeroom 12:35 - 1:10


    Math- We are finishing Chapter 1 and will test on Thursday.  Homework will be coming home on Tuesday (P21-23) and Wednesday (P27).  Please use Wednesday night's homework as a study guide for the test!


    Science- Today we start Unit 5 Lesson 2 "How Does Matter Change?".  We will not have any quizzes until next week.  Your child should keep their science packet and vocabulary cards in their science folder until we finish the lesson.

    *If your child brings science materials home, it is homework because the class couldn't stay quiet to finish our lessons during class.  We will continue working on being quiet and following directions quickly!


    ELA/Soc. Stu.- Today we will start working on Unit 1, Week 2 with new spelling words, vocabulary words, and skills. This information is provided to the students and glued into their reading notebooks.


    No ELA homework this week. This will give students an opportunity to catch up on some AR reading. Students took the STAR test recently which is a reading comprehension test that assigns a book level range and number of points to be earned based on their performance. Students were asked to write down their book level range and points in their reading notebooks last week. I also sent home the parent login information to allow you to access their quiz performance and their AR progress.


    For Social Studies, students have their Week 4 newspaper. Their homework is to complete the puzzle and answer the Think and Review Questions. We’ll have a quiz on Friday.


    Please let us know if you have any questions!


    Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Roberts

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  • ELA/Soc. Stu. update- Week of August 26

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 8/26/2019

    ELA/Soc. Studies- 

    Homework- Readworks Article Set- due Friday. Credit is given for 100% completion. Read each article, and write 2-3 sentences about what you learned in each article.

    Studies Weekly- Week #3- Due Friday. Credit is given for 100% completion. Read, complete the puzzle, answer the Think and Review questions in complete sentences, complete the mapping/charting activity. Extra Credit- Let's Write. Assignments are due Friday. There will not be a quiz this week.

    August 29th- Spelling quiz

    August 30th- Unit 1, Week 1 reading test


    I will have a substitute Wednesday-Friday while I'm gone to attend our son's Coast Guard Boot camp Graduation in New Jersey.

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  • Week of August 19-23

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 8/19/2019

    Dear Parents,

    We are super excited about this year! The students are off to a great start, and we’re looking forward to a wonderful year of learning and growing!  Here are the updates for this week from Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Rodriguez:


    Mrs. Roberts- Math:

    We are starting Chapter 1 this week!  We will have homework on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The homework will be several problems on practice worksheets.  Look for the worksheets to come home in the blue math folder on the day it is assigned.  We will also have a mid-chapter quiz on Thursday, but it will only cover the first 3 lessons in Chapter 1.


    Mrs. Rodriguez- ELA/Soc. Stu:

    This week students will receive vocabulary and spelling word lists for Unit 1, Week 1 for our reading curriculum, Wonders. These lists include the skills that we’re working on during the week, and will be glued into the reading notebooks by the student. If your child does not have a red, reading composition notebook, please purchase one ASAP. We will also be reading the book, Tuck Everlasting. The spelling quiz  and reading test for Unit 1, Week 1 will be next week. Vocabulary tests are given every other week and will include 2 instructional weeks of vocabulary words. 


    Mrs. Rodriguez’s homework for the week- Due Friday. 


    Readworks- Read each article in the set. Click on Book of Knowledge after each article. Students should write 2-3 sentences about what they learned in the article. Students’ work should reflect fundamental writing skills such as correct capitalization, punctuation, and correct spelling of words found in the article, as well as grade appropriate words. . Students will earn a 100% in the homework category for satisfactory completion of all of the articles in the set. There is no partial credit. 


    Studies Weekly- Students should read each article, complete the word puzzle, and answer all of the Think and Review questions in complete sentences. Students should use correct capitalization, punctuation, and words used that were found in the articles should be spelled correctly. Students who satisfactorily complete the assignments on time may complete the extra credit. If the assignments earned full credit as well as extra credit, the score given will be 105%. Late work may not receive extra credit, only the 70% late grade. Here’s an example of an answer written as a complete sentence- 1. How much of the earth is covered with water? 70% of the earth is covered by water. Last week we answered each question together in the correct format as practice. At the end of the week we have a test on this week’s newspaper. Students are allowed to use their newspapers and Think and Review answers to assist them on the test. Questions 1 and 10 are short answer responses. In order to receive full credit, students need to cite the source of their answer, which means that they need to refer to the article where their answer was found. On last week’s test, we practiced these together and only the multiple choice answers were counted. 


    Students have been given the necessary login information for Readworks, Studies Weekly, and IXL (I haven’t assigned any for homework yet.) The online version of Studies Weekly will read each article aloud to the student. This is also handy if students lose their newspaper. They can access it online and complete the assignments on notebook paper. 


    I maintain a class website that you can access through the BuckLake page. If you go to the fifth grade page and click my name, it should link you to my website. Usually, I post the weekly information that I email to parents. In the event you delete the weekly email, please check my website for that information. 


    Info from both teachers-

    Please continue sending in your child’s activity fee and the signed forms. Thank you in advance for sending in snacks for Fun Friday! We both appreciate your support!

    If your child receives ESE services from Mrs. Spillers, she will meet with your child daily in the regular classroom. When she is not scheduled to be in our classroom, we will provide your child’s accommodations. 


    Please don’t hesitate to email us with questions!

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Rodriguez

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  • Online access info

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 8/14/2019

    Dear Parents,


    Yesterday in class students logged into Studies Weekly, as well as Readworks.


    To access Classlink from home, students will need to use their student ID #@edu.leonschools.net.


    Once in Readworks, students have a class code to enter, then they find their name on the list, and enter their password which is 1234.


    Here are the codes:

    Orange- PHTJ3B

    Blue- CQYTZK

    Green- E76J3F


    I assigned an article set this week. The article set usually contains 6 or so articles on a common topic. Students have to read each article, and type 2-3 sentences in the “Book of knowledge” about what they learned from each article. Students receive a 100% if they complete the entire assignment. Incomplete assignments result in a zero. No partial credit is given.


    Students have the online access for studies weekly in the event they lose their hard copy of the newspaper. Also, the online version will read each article aloud.


    By Friday, students will have their IXL login information glued into their planners.


    Thank you for your support!

    Mrs. Rodriguez

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  • It was great meeting you!

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 8/8/2019

    Dear Parents,


    It was great meeting you last night at Orientation!


    I’m setting up my class email contact list.


    Hopefully, I have entered the correct email address for you.


    If your child is in my homeroom class, please confirm your receipt of this email by replying.


    Thanks so much and I look forward to getting to know you this year!


    Mrs. Rodriguez

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  • Welcome!

    Posted by Cindy Rodriguez on 8/7/2019

    I'm looking forward to meeting you at Orientation tonight!!

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