Ms. Knezha's 5th Grade

Good morning!

Welcome to the first edition of the Knezha Kiddos newsletter. It will be coming to you on the first Monday or Tuesday of each week---or at least that is my goal and plan!

Friday was a great first day getting to know the kids and see the teamwork they can have when given even unstructured opportunities. The teams worked on executive function skills in the reading games we played, and STEM skills with our "Marshmallow Challenge." (Ask they about that!)

Students explored their supplies a bit, and some discovered that they were one composition (non-spiral, wide-ruled) notebook short. With the addition of the Spanish program this summer, our lists were revised then and an additional notebook added. In total, students need three notebooks--one subject spiral for social studies, non-spiral composition book for science, and non-spiral composition book for Spanish--all wide ruled. Sorry for any confusion.

Please feel free to email me questions at any time. I will try and get you a response by the next school day--but often sooner. My classroom phone is little used and I don't check the voicemail regularly. For urgent matters, call the front office and have them send a note. No students will be allowed to use their phones or personal devices during the day so please make arrangements for pickup and after school events before you drop off your child. Drop your student an encouraging email to their iPad, and when we get to an allowable time, they can see it!

Here is a look ahead at our week:

This week in curriculum:
CKLA--We are beginning our study of the Personal Narratives and styles of personal writing like, memoir, biography and autobiography.

Math--Ch. 1 Whole Numbers. This chapter is a review of numbers and place value.

Science--We are beginning our study of the water cycle and the Fountain Creek Watershed.


9/3 Labor Day--no School

9/11 Open House and iPad parent meeting

9/21 Homecoming

Thank you for sharing your children with me!
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