Homework will be assigned each day. Students are
expected to spend approximately 50 minutes each night completing
homework (not including reading log minutes). Please
realize that some students may finish their homework faster than
50 minutes, and some students may take longer and need to set
aside more time each night for assignments. The
homework assignments are designed to teach the children
responsibility, time management, and good study habits.
The work itself will be an extension of what was covered in
class throughout the week. Late homework will result in a
reduced grade the first day it is late (an automatic 70).
Homework will not be accepted after the second late day.
Your child’s agenda should always be the first place to look for
an assignment. It for some reason the agenda is not
sufficient, assignments are posted daily at my KRCS teacher web
Weekly Reading Log (Download Here)
of required pleasure reading each week. This
assignment is also known as “reading minutes”.
Students will read and write a 1-3 sentence summary of their
reading. Some students may choose to do all of their
reading over one or two days, while others may choose to read a
little bit each day. This is fine as long as students are
reading a minimum of 120 minutes per week. This
homework assignment will be due every Friday and graded based on
the number of minutes read. For example 120 min./120
min = 100%. On the other hand, if a student only reads
90 min./120 min. their grade will = 75%. In order
for students to receive full credit for this weekly assignment
all parts of the reading log must be completed, including a
parent signature. You may download the
Reading Log Requirements
and grading system here.
Bi-weekly Progress Reports
Beginning in September or October I will send home biweekly
progress reports of your child’s academic progress in each
subject. This report is similar to a report card and
includes current averages for classwork, homework, quiz and test
grades. There is also a section for missing assignments.
Please sign the progress report and return it with Friday
papers. Thank you!
Bi-weekly Blog Assignment on Chatter
Every two weeks the students are required to respond to an
online journal assignment called a “blog”. Our
class blog has been given the name “Chatter”. The
students will have two weeks to respond to a writing prompt that
I have provided on Chatter, as well as respond to a classmate’s
thoughts. Students are expected to put kind
and careful thought into their responses, as well as practice
their best grammar usage.
Weekly Learning Goals
Each week I will post a brief outline of our academic learning
goals on my KRCS teacher webpage. You will need your
KRCS password to access this page. I’ll update this page
either Sunday or Monday evening after school. If, for some
reason, our weekly learning goals have not been updated on the
KRCS website please refer to your child’s agenda.
Download ActivInspire, free of charge, to view flipcharts that I
have used in class. ActivInspire is safe and will come in
very handy as your child studies for tests and quizzes, or
simply reviews the day’s learning.
ActivInspire is simply a basic version of the software that I
use to run the ActivBoard in class each day.
TV is a daily, student-lead broadcast that covers upcoming
school events and provides a morning devotional for students and
faculty. Students have the opportunity to act as news
anchors, camera operators and board operators as members of the
Tiger TV crew. The program is broadcast to the entire Lower
School every morning at 8:00 a.m. (You may need your KRCS
password to access this page.) Each student will have an
opportunity to participate on a Tiger TV Crew. When your
child is on the crew he or she will need to arrive at school
early in order to fulfill their responsibilities. Please
see the “Tiger TV Requirements” form below for more details.
Click this link to download requirements for participation in
and Prayer for Tiger TV
Click here to download the devotion template which each student
will use multiple times a year. The devotions and prayers
that your children write are the devotions and prayers that will
be broadcast to the school each morning on Tiger TV.
Your child will be required to type their devotion and prayer
email it to Mrs. Williams.
See Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Clinton for you devotion and prayer
Math (Sadlier Oxford)
on-line optional activities from our textbook to reinforce
concepts covered in class
Vocabulary (Wordly Wise) Lists
Click this link to access each week’s word lists as well as to
access online activities to help students learn and practice
using their new vocabulary words. Students will have a
vocabulary test every two weeks. Students may elect to
take the vocabulary tests online on my Quia webpage, or they may
take their biweekly vocabulary test on paper.
should also study for the vocabulary test by using the
“activities” on my
At times the Quia webpage practice will be assigned for
homework. Quia is a Kid Safe website and all of my content
is based on our Wordly Wise book.***
Click this link to access word lists from each lesson, as well
as spelling activity sheets that I have created to help my
students practice for weekly spelling tests. These
activity sheets are optional unless otherwise noted in your
5th Grade Study Skills
During the first weeks of school I will go through a study
skills workshop and do a
learning style inventory with each student. This will help
me to learn about the different ways that each child learns so that I can be a better teacher for each of them.
Please see your child’s binder for their notes, worksheets, and
special study tips.
Click here to see pictures of some of the exciting things
happening in fifth grade!
Click here to view our weekly schedule including specials.