Students will be given Log-in information this week.
Switching Classes – Your child switches to Mrs. Morse for Social Studies. Every day from 10-10:45, they go to her classroom for instruction. Be on the lookout for green folders Thursday nights. There are DG quizzes every Friday.
Gym – is on A DAYS
Music – is on B Days
Library –is on C Days
Computers – is on D Days
Reading Counts – I require each student achieve 10 reading counts points per calendar month. For every ten points (up to 100, then it will be one per 20 points) they reach, I give them a Homework coupon, which allows them to skip a homework assignment.
Progress Notes – I try to send home an updated progress note every Wednesday. Those are a great way to stay up to date on your child’s performance. Later in the year, we will be opening grades on Powerschool.
Late Work –In fifth grade, we are working toward students being responsible for their own work. Anything not turned in by 8:10 is considered late. It can still be turned in, but the completion of work category for that subject will go down. Any assignment not turned in by the next Monday becomes a zero.
Planners – We will be filling out planners at the end of every subject. I will check that they are filled out once or twice a week. If you would like me to sign your child’s planner every day, please let me know; otherwise, I will not be signing each one individually.
Discipline – I try to be fair and consistent. 5th grade is using the following procedure to deal with students who are not respecting themselves or others:
I'm Mrs. Pline, your teacher for the year. I'm looking forward to working with you and having a great year. I have been teaching for 21 years, 19 of them in 5th grade! I am from South Haven and graduated from WMU. I am married to Steve and have 2 children, Cole and Allison. They both attend WHS, and keep us very busy. We recently got a new puppy, Indiana. He is very cute and very naughty!