Welcome to 5th GradeIt is a pleasure to welcome your child to fifth grade. This is going to be an exciting and rewarding year. Your child will learn many new things, including academic, organizational and social skills, along with self-confidence and responsibility. Please check the side tabs for more information about each unit we will be studying in Science this year. I will make sure to have all vocabulary and projects posted for review.
HOW TO STAY INFORMED
I use a text reminder application called Remind that will allow me to periodically send out classroom and school reminders via text message reminders.
Simply text @doddcoon to 81010.
Rest assured that you will not receive advertisement texts and your phone number will remain private. You may choose to opt out at any time by texting ‘STOP’ to the above number.
I hope this will help strengthen the home-school connection.
Every Friday, your child will take home a “Friday Folder” consisting of any graded papers. Please review these papers with your child and go over any mistakes. Any other paperwork will be found here, as well.
This newsletter will announce upcoming projects, events, activities, tests, or any special needs for the classroom. You may find this updated on my website each week and emailed out. If you would prefer a paper copy please send a note to school with your student, and I will send home a paper copy in their Friday Folder.
Any misbehavior in the classroom/school is documented. This will go home nightly and must be signed and returned the following day.
Students are expected to fill out their assignments every day in all of their core classes, take their planners home to be signed and returned the following day. This is a great communication tool to use in all aspects of your child’s education.
My tutorial times are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at 7:30 am. All other times should be scheduled in advance.
Students must notify their parents prior to staying for tutorials.
**There will be some weeks that I will have meetings and will be unable to hold tutorials. I will keep the students posted on those dates.
Dodd Intermediate has implemented several positive reinforcement programs that will help promote good behavior during school. (Adjustments will be made if necessary.)
I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year. I hope we will all grow together and have a successful year. If you have any questions, please call @ 940-482-2603 Ex. 5315 during my conference break at 9:30-10:30 am.