5th Grade

Mrs. Helen Powell
About Your Teacher

I have been teaching at BVM School for most of my teaching career because it is the best place to, “Learn, grow and worship.” My favorite grades to teach are 4th, 5th, and 6th. My favorite subjects to teach are Social Studies and ELA. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading, and walking my dog. My favorite foods are pizza, cheeseburgers, ice cream, and chocolate chip cookies.

Mission For The Class

Our class mission is to treat each and every student with respect. We
strive to become responsible individuals. Each day our goal is to be the
best we can.

Expectations

Classroom
Fifth grade students are expected to be responsible, be respectful and be focused on learning.
Students should come to school prepared to learn everyday. Students should have all necessary books, pencils, pens, paper, and copybooks. Students are expected to put forth their best effort at all times.

Homework
Homework is assigned nightly and should be neat and complete. Homework is corrected in class everyday. Studying is also required nightly and will be assessed through quizzes.

Tests
Tests are announced in advance and posted on the homework web page. They are sent home on Thursday and should be signed and returned on Friday

Calendar

Wednesday September 9th First Day of School

Wednesday September 9th - Summer Book Report Due
(directions found on Homework page of this website)

Wednesday September 9th Stationery Fee due $17.25 (supply list on Homework page of this website)

Supply List

1 Package of #2 sharpened pencils
1 small pair of scissors
1 Plastic 12 inch ruler
2 Glue sticks
6 Two pocket folders
1 Hand Sanitizer - 8oz
2 Lysol or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
2 Boxes of Tissues
1 Roll of Paper Towels

Stationery to be purchased at school:

1 Theme Tablet
4 Copybooks
1 Homework Assignment Book
1 Large Pencil Case

Stationery Fee: $17.25 (cash only)
Due September 9th
Please put your child’s stationery money in an envelope with their name and grade on it.

Links

National Geographic for Kids
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

Fun activities – by girls….for girls.
http://www.missoandfriends.com/

NASA for middle-school students
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/index.html

Social Studies
http://www.scholastic.com/profbooks/easyinternet/index.htm

Math Fun
http://www.funbrain.com/

Puzzles/Facts/Science/S.S./Math
http://www.discoverykids.com

Math Games
http://www.Aplusmath.com

Innovations/ Mind Challenges
http://www.youinnovate21.netActivities, articles, and games about World News
www.timeforkids.com

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