I hope everyone had a great first week! Please check below for some weekly updates :)
Solar Eclipse – August 21, 2017
Fulton County schools will delay dismissal by 45 minutes on Monday, August 21, 2017, due to the solar eclipse. On that day, we will begin dismissal at 3:05 pm. Students and staff will remain indoors during the scheduled eclipse and participate in eclipse-related learning activities. We will also offer students the opportunity to watch the live stream of the eclipse on [www.nasa.gov/eclipselive.]www.nasa.gov/eclipselive. If you would like your child to view the eclipse, please plan to check your child out prior to 12:30 pm. Absences and early check-outs on August 21, 2017, will be excused. Please look for more information regarding specific learning opportunities from your child’s teacher.
We are asking all parents to complete this quick survey so that our check out process will run smoothly on that day. Please complete one survey for each child if you have multiple students at Dolvin.
A few start of term reminders:
Each week I will send out a "Weekly Blast" via email which will be found on my website incase something goes wrong with my email. You can always find updates and past updates on the "weekly blast" tab. Please make sure you read and review this each week as it contains important information. I try my best to keep it short and sweet :)
- Please check your child's agenda NIGHTLY. Teachers will be signing agendas for the first semester to teach responsibility. This is where you will find notes from the teacher, test dates, student homework, etc. I ask that you sign at least once a week so I can make sure it is being shown to parents.
- Homework-I assign two nights of homework at one time in order for students to plan out when they will have time to complete their homework. I check homework on Wednesday and Friday.
-Math groups- Our class will have 3 different math groups: Blue, Yellow, and Green. They will get a note in their agenda folder as to their math group so you know what information to look at in my weekly blast.
- Quizzes- In 5th grade, quizzes are unannounced. Students are expected to study nightly so they are always prepared.
Blue Math: We are working on 5th grade Unit 1. We have reviewed multiplication and will continue to do so this week. We will also be learning about the Order of Operations and expressions. Students will be tested over Unit 1 on September 8th.
Yellow Math: We are working on 5th grade Unit 4. In this unit we will be working on Fractions. This week, we will focus on adding and subtracting fractions. Students will be tested over Unit 4 on September 12th.
Green Math: We are working on 6th grade Unit 1. This is a unit with a lot of review material from 5th grade math. Students will be expected to do all 4 operations (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. This week, we will be working on reviewing decimal and fraction operations. Students will be tested over Unit 1 on September 12th.
SS: We are currently working on our Civil War and Reconstruction unit. In this unit, students have already learned about the causes of the Civil War. This week, we will be learning about the major battles of the civil war, the generals on both sides, and the end of the civil war. We will also talk about the effects of the Civil War on the north and south. Students will be tested over this unit on August 25th.
Check back every week for a new post with information about the coming week.