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    DARE started a few weeks ago.  Officer Morgan from the Neptune City Police Department is the class instructor.  In math we are reviewing for the PARCC and learning geometry.  April is poetry month and the students are working on making a poetry book.  we are finishing Bud, Not Buddy in Language Arts.  Newton's laws of motion has been the focus of science.  The students have been conducting experiments and looking at plants under microscoopes.  We are studying Ancient African Kingdoms in Social Studies.  Ask your child about what they are learning. 
    Below are some useful tips to help your child succeed in fifth grade:
    • Check your child's homework planner nightly. You may also find the nightly homework posted on my homework page. If your child is not writing down the homework, please remind him/her to do so. Time is given in class to write it down.
    • Have your child read nightly. It is very important to do this so your child can improve in all of his or her academics.
    • Talk with your child. Ask specific questions about school such as, "What was your favorite part of the day?" or "What was the most interesting thing you learned?"
    • Check your child's book bag nightly. Many important papers can get lost if it isn't done every night.
    • Following classroom rules on daily basis is crucial to maintaining a productive classroom.  Bullying is not permitted in the classroom and will not be tolerated.  Keeping the classroom safe provides an environment conducive to learning.  If a student breaks one of the rules, he or she will be given a warning; after that the name is written on the board and recess time will be lost.  Any serious infractions will result in a phone call/letter/email home and detention.  In extreme circumstances a student will be sent to the office. 
    Please feel free to email me with any questions.
Last Modified on April 11, 2018