L. Powell
Instructor: Ms. Powell   
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! áI am so excited to be your child's teacher for religion, math, science, and social studies! áThis is year 32 for me as a classroom teacher and I am just as excited today as I was in 1984 when I started my first year. áThank your for sharing the gift of your precious children with me. áI am looking forward to a fantastic year!
Our Week at a Glance August 21-25
Following is a list of topics that we will be working on for the next few weeks.

Religion - Chapter 1 "Blest Are We"
Bible Verse on Friday (Given to students on Friday 8/18)

Math - "Multiplying Whole Numbers"
Objective 1: Multiply and 3-digit number by a 2-digit number
Objective 2: Find the product of three identical factors
Objective 3: Multiply three 1 and 2 digit numbers
Objective 4: Multiply a 3 or 4 digit number by a 3-digit number

Science - Unit 2: "Earth Science"; Chapter 7: "Our Solar System"
Lesson 1 "The Earth and Sun"
Lesson 2 "The Earth and Moon"
Lesson 3 "The Planets"

Social Studies - "Our Land and Regions"

Solar Eclipse Field Trip to Nashville 8/21/17
And a great time was had by all!!!
Student Planner
Please be sure to check and sign your child's planner EVERYDAY. This is the most frequent source of communication that we will use this year.
Accelerated Math
Students are now working toward their first quarter goal of 20 objectives. Each day students are allowed 10-15 minutes to do AM at school. They are also given a full class period to work on AM on the days that we attend Mass. Students will still need to spend time outside of school working on AM activities. Please remind your child periodically about the importance of meeting both AM and AR goals each quarter. Thanks!
Bible Verse
Each week students are required to memorize the Bible verse that appears for the week in the Student Planner. They are given a printed copy as well at the end of the previous week.

And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail
against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 16: 18-19
Calendar of Events
August 23: Mass at 7:40 in the gym. All are welcome.
August 25: Denim Day to benefit the Hernando Social Services
August 30: Mass at 7:40 in the gym. All are welcome.
September 4-5: Labor Day Holidays

Special Activity Schedule
Fifth grade students attend two special classes each day. Please note the schedule as follows for students in my homeroom...

Non Band/LIbrary
Computer (all 5Astudents)

Non Band/PE
Spanish (all 5A students)

Non Band/Music
Jones (all 5A students)

Non Band/Music
Computer (all 5A students)

Non Band Jones
PE (all 5A students)
The most recent Virtus article is available for your reading and response. Please be sure that you are current with all Virtus articles.
An important part of our school community is our Protection of Children training. We have this training for both students and parents. Once parents have been through the initial training that Mrs. Martin and Ms. Jones conduct in August there is ongoing training called Virtus. Virtus is a monthly program of online newsletters on important topics to help you keep your children safe. This newsletter will come the first full week of every month. The Diocese of Jackson and Bishop Kopazc are very committed to the Virtus program. It is important that we empower our students with the knowledge they need to be safe. As parents, it is our responsibility to watch, act, and teach our children about means of possible abuse.
Each month you will need to read the news article. It is our experience that the topics have been relevant to current topics of concern for us. If you fall behind in reading you will not be allowed to participate in activities that include our children such as field trips, class parties, coaching, and sponsoring activities, and sports. If you have any questions about access to your account please let us know. We will be glad to help you, If you know your login you may visit the Virtus website at any time to log-in to your account. The site is www.virtus.org
You should read your article the week it is received. Mrs. Martin will post in principal updates when the article and comes out and when you should have it read. Thank you for your cooperation.
Extra Curricular Activities
If your child is involved in extra-curricular activities such as football, soccer, dance, basketball, etc., please let me know. I would love to attend these activities to show support. I may not be able to stay the entire time because I want to see as many students as I can. If you can let me know at the beginning of the week, I will mark my calendar and make every effort to be there. Thanks!
Vocabulary Lists; Power Points; Study Guides, etc.
 Social Studies
Vocabulary Lists, Power Points, Study Guides, etc.
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