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5th Grade Survival Tips

  • Help us teach your child responsibility. Try not to rescue your child when he/she forgets an assignment or leaves a book at school.
  • Encourage your child to keep his/her folder and iPad files organized.
  • Monitor your child's iPad and set up family expectations. Click here for suggestions from Ms. Barker.
  • Have your child at school on time. We open our doors at 7:30. Tardiness puts your child behind to start their day.
  • Provide a quiet place at home for your child to study. The assignments will get done much quicker!
  • Please don’t have your child work ahead as this causes confusion for everyone involved.
  • Make sure your child has his/her outside reading book (also known as the "OR book") at school and at home.
  • Study for major tests a little bit at a time. Try not to wait until the night before a test to do all of the studying.
  • Many children don’t know what to do when they are told to study. Have them do specific assignments that will help them learn. (Ex- making flash cards, working math problems on a white board, etc…)
  •  “Bedside 5” –Have your child read over test material 5 minutes before going to bed. We have learned that long term memory occurs during sleep. A good night’s sleep is essential to learning! We have also discovered that playing video games or watching action packed movies before bed will interfere with the long term memory storing what was learned in school that day.
  • Check your child’s grades/conduct on RenWeb weekly. This helps avoid any surprises.
  • Our lesson plans are on RenWeb daily. Please remember that these plans can and do change depending on a variety of circumstances. Your child should have the correct homework assignments on the iPad.
  • Check your child’s supplies often. You would be amazed at how quickly these supplies are depleted. 
  • Make sure your child has a lunch and /or keep money on the ID card. Having your child put $5 on the card for emergencies is a good idea.
  • Birthday invitations may be sent to school ONLY if the entire class is invited. If you are only inviting a few children please mail them from home to avoid hurt feelings.
  • Most importantly, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns!