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Mrs Thompson

Email: 
dthompson@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-528-6499
Classes Taught: 
5th grade Math, Writing, Grammar

 

 

Fifth Grade Happenings!

Welcome to 5th grade!

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This year's fifth grade theme...


 

Upcoming Events for Fifth Grade

Click here for the ACPS 2017-2018 School Calendar.

 

Thursday, October 12 - Science NIne Weeks Assessment

Friday, October 13 End of First Grading Period

Friday, October 13 - PTO Fundraiser Ends

Monday, October 16 Teacher Plan Day (NO SCHOOL for students)

Friday, October 20 Report Cards

Wednesday, November 15 DAR Essay due to Mrs. Thompson

 

 


 

DAR Essay Competition

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. In commemoration of this Great War, the Daughters of the American Revolution Writing Prompt Essay for 2017-2018 is “World War I: Remembering the War to End all Wars.” This is a great opportunity for fifth graders to share and submit their writing in a competition.  This essay competition is an at home optional assignment.  Students who wish to participate will complete all writing at home and then turn in their completed essay with a bibliography to Mrs. Thompson by Wednesday, November 15, 2017. More information will be sent home in the Monday folder.

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Supply List

1 small bookbag

1 clipboard **NO TRAPPER KEEPERS or binders **

2 boxes crayons (24 count each)

4 to 8 gluesticks

8 to 12 Expo markers (at least 4 large and 4 small)

1 pack loose leaf notebook paper

4 Spiral notebooks (2 Red and 2 Yellow - one subject)

1 pencil pouch with zipper

1 flashdrive (1 gig)

2 packs twistable crayons (not colored pencils; Crayola preferred)

pencils, at least 4 to 8 packs (these are used daily)

1 pair large (adult - sized) scissors

1 box tissues

1 container disinfecting wipes

1 plastic folder with pockets

erasers ( 1 or more pack cap erasers and 4 large pink erasers)

1 pair earbuds

highlighters (1 pack - variety of colors)

 

The following items are not required, but donations to the classroom would be appreciated. (Choose one or two for donations.)

envelopes (small)

colored printer paper or cardstock

hand sanitizer

unscented baby wipes

ziplock sandwich bags

jumbo craft sticks (large popsicle sticks)

extra Expo markers


 

Weekly Newsletter

Click below to get our latest classroom newsletter.

 

NL October 9

NL October 2

NL September 25

NL September 18

NL September 11

NL September 5

NL August 21

NL August 14 

(includes Thompson's homeroom schedule and resource schedule)

NL August 10


 

Behavior Expectations

All students are expected to follow the 3 Rs : 

BE Responsible,

BE Respectful,

and

BE Ready to learn


 

 Mrs. Thompson's Homeroom's Weekly Resource Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Library

Art

PE

Music

Library Enrichment (August 18, September 1, 15, 29, and October 13, 27)

Gym

(August 25, September 8, 22, and October 6, 20)


 

Math Objectives (1st Nine Weeks)

Click here for the ACPS 5th Grade Math Pacing Guide.

Refer to the weekly newsletter for specific information regarding weekly objectives and upcoming assignments.

 

Math Resources

IReady

IXL

XtraMath

Softschool.com

Interactive Practice of  the 5.7 Order of Operations

http://www.softschools.com/math/order_of_operations/games/

 

XPMath.com

Interactive Practice of  the 5.7 Order of Operations

http://www.xpmath.com/forums/games/orderOfOperations.swf

 

 

Writing/ Grammar (1st Nine Weeks)

Click here for the ACPS 5th Grade English (Reading, Grammar, and Writing) Pacing Guide.

Refer to the weekly newsletter for specific information regarding weekly objectives and upcoming assignments.

 

Agenda/Monday Folders

 

       Students will write their assignments in their agenda.  Also, I ask that parents/guardians sign the agenda each day.

    Monday Folders will be sent home each Monday. The folder will contain assignments completed during the course of the week. Parents are asked to review the assignments with the student, sign the Monday Folder, and return the folder to school the following day. 


 

Power School Parent

PowerSchool’s Parent Portal gives parents and guardians information including attendance, grades, and other school information. The PowerSchool Parent Portal is a valuable tool, helping you stay informed of your student’s academic progress and attendance. 

 

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Contact Mrs. Thompson

The best way to reach Mrs. Thompson:

 

Email 

 

dthompson@amherst.k12.va.us

OR

 

Write a note in your student's agenda.

 

I look at both of these every day!

 

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