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Mrs.  Amanda  Kight
5th grade teacher / Science and Math / Team teach with Ms. Dawson
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Weekly Update for 11/13 - 11/17  

Hello Patriots!  Remember that this Friday, 11/17 is the Fall Festival from 5:30 until 7:30pm!

What's our schedule like this week?

  • Monday, November 13th is an E Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Tuesday, November 14th is an F Day (2 specials classes in the afternoon)
  • Wednesday, November 15th is an A Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Thursday, November 16th is a B Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Friday, November 17th is a C Day (4 specials classes in the morning) -- Fall Festival at 5:30pm!

What will we be studying this week?

  • Math: We will divide with 2-digit divisors!
  • Science: We will take a quiz on high/low pressure systems on Tuesday and continue learning about how pressure makes wind!

Dates to Remember:

  • Wednesday, November 15th: Picture packets and/or money due back!!
  • Friday, November 17th: Fall Festival at 5:30pm
  • Friday, November 17th: NEHS meeting at 7:30am
  • November 22-24: NO SCHOOL...Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Monday, November 27th: Permission Slip and payment due for Nutcracker ($3.00)
  • Tuesday, November 28th: Permission Slip and payment due for Slim Goodbody ($4.00)
  • Wednesday, November 29th: Slim Goodbody presentation and Honor Roll/Principal's List ceremony (2:15pm)
  • Friday, December 8th: The Nutcracker field trip

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a wonderful week!


Weekly Update for 11/6-11/10  

Hello Patriots!  This week is a short week so students will need to work hard to complete their weekly assignments by Thursday!!

What's our schedule like this week?

  • Monday, November 6th is a B Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Tuesday, November 7th is a C Day (4 specials in the morning...wear shoes for P.E.!) --Make-up picture day!!
  • Wednesday, November 8th is a D Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Thursday, November 9th is an early release day!  (We will have our morning meeting, special speakers, and Veterans Day activities!)  Dismissal is at 12:20pm.
  • Friday, November 10th -- NO SCHOOL

What will we be studying this week?

  • Math: We will continue multiplying with 1-digit divisors and begin writing remainders as decimals!
  • Science: We will finish discussing the differences between cold, warm, and stationary fronts and talk about how air pressure affects our weather.

Dates to Remember:

  • Monday, November 6: Stem Fair Information Meeting at 5:00pm in Mr. Pleis's classroom
  • Tuesday, November 7: Make-up picture day
  • Tuesday, November 7: Report cards go home
  • Thursday, November 9: Early release at 12:20pm
  • Thursday, November 9: Last day to donate items for Operation Christmas Child
  • Friday, November 10: NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, November 17th: Fall Festival at 5:30pm
  • Friday, November 17th: NEHS meeting at 7:30am

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a wonderful week!


Weekly Update for 10/30 - 11/3  

Hello Patriots!  We're moving into the second quarter of the school year!  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

What's our schedule like this week?

  • Monday, October 30th is a C Day (4 specials in the morning) - wear red, white, and blue
  • Tuesday, October 31st is a D Day (no specials for 5th grade) - wear your costume for $1...our bash will take place from 1:15 until 2:45pm!
  • Wednesday, November 1st is an E Day (no specials for 5th grade) - TECH NIGHT FOR PARENTS!!
  • Thursday, November 2nd is an F Day (2 specials classes after lunch)
  • Friday, November 3rd is an A Day (no specials for 5th grade)

What will we be studying this week?

  • Math: We will spend a few more days talking about complex word problems with multiple steps and multiple operations before moving to division.
  • Science: We will begin discussing weather!

Dates to Remember:

  • Tuesday, October 31: Pay $1 to wear your costume to school!
  • Wednesday, November 1: Parent Tech Night at 5:30pm
  • Thursday, November 9: Early release at 12:20pm
  • Friday, November 10: NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, November 17th: Fall Festival at 5:30pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a wonderful week!


Weekly Update for 10/23-10/27  

Hello Patriots!  It's a big week ahead with Red Ribbon Week and our first 9 weeks benchmark!  Attendance is extremely important as we complete these benchmarks in the given window of time.  Please be sure your student is on time for school each day.  Also, students MUST charge their laptops each night.  All benchmarks are on the computer so laptops must be brought to school at 100% charge!  Thank you!

What's our schedule like this week?

  • Monday, October 23rd is a D Day (no specials for 5th grade) - WEAR RED
  • Tuesday, October 24th is an E Day (no specials for 5th grade) - WEAR CRAZY SOCKS
  • Wednesday, October 25th is an F Day (2 specials classes after lunch) - WEAR BRIGHT COLORS, chess tryouts for 5th grade
  • Thursday, October 26th is an A Day (no specials for 5th grade) - WEAR MISMATCHED CLOTHES
  • Friday, October 27th is a B Day (no specials for 5th grade) - WEAR PURPLE

What will we be studying this week?

  • Math: We will be wrapping up multiplication and preparing to move on to division.
  • Science: We will continue talking about the forms of heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation).

Dates to Remember:

  • Monday, October 23: Science benchmark
  • Tuesday, October 24: Reading benchmark
  • Wednesday, October 25: Math benchmark
  • October 26-27: Benchmark make-up days
  • Wednesday, October 25th: Chess tryouts
  • Friday, October 27: NEHS meeting at 7:30am
  • Tuesday, October 31: Pay $1 to wear your costume to school!
  • Friday, November 17th: Fall Festival at 5:30pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a wonderful week!


Weekly Update for 10/16-10/20  

Hello Patriots!  Here are your updates for this week.  Remember that Thursday, October 19th will be an early release at 12:20pm!

What's our schedule like this week?

  • Monday, October 16th is an F Day (2 specials classes after lunch)
  • Tuesday, October 17th is an A Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Wednesday, October 18th is a B Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Thursday, October 19th is a no WAVE day (Monthly Morning Meeting and early release!)
  • Friday, October 20th is a C Day (4 specials classes in the morning--wear tennis shoes!)

What will we be studying this week?

  • Math: Students will be continuing with multiplication of multi-digit numbers and powers of 10.  Keep practicing multiplication facts daily!!
  • Science: We will be moving on to our next topic...WEATHER! :)

Dates to Remember:

  • October 16-18: AIG testing
  • Thursday, October 19th: Early Release at 12:20pm
  • October 23-27: Benchmark Testing
  • Wednesday, October 25th: Chess tryouts
  • Friday, November 17th: Fall Festival at 5:30pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a wonderful week!


Weekly Update for 10/9 - 10/13  

Hello Patriots!  Here are your updates for this week.  Remember that there is no school for students on Monday, October 9th and Picture Day will be Tuesday, October 10th!

What's our schedule like this week?

  • Monday, October 9th - NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, October 10th is a B Day (no specials for 5th grade)--PICTURE DAY!
  • Wednesday, October 11th is a C Day (wear shoes for P.E.)
  • Thursday, October 12th is a D Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Friday, October 13th is an E Day (no specials for 5th grade)

What will we be studying this week?

  • Math: Students will be estimating and completing word problems involving mutliplying decimals.  Students should be practicing multiplication facts daily.  They should be able to answer a basic fact in less than 3 seconds.  Timed quizzes will take place frequently!
  • Science: We will be reviewing how to calculate speed and analyze motion graphs before our UNIT TEST on Thursday, 10/12!

Dates to Remember:

  • Thursday, October 19th: Early Release at 12:20pm
  • Friday, November 17th: Fall Festival at 5:30pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a wonderful week!


Weekly Update for 10/2-10/6  

Welcome to October!  Here are your updates for this week.  Remember that there is no school for students next Monday, October 9th!

What's our schedule like this week?

  • Monday, October 2nd is a C Day (4 specials classes in the morning--wear tennis shoes for P.E.!)
  • Tuesday, October 3rd is a D Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Wednesday, October 4th is an E Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Thursday, October 5th is an F Day (2 specials classes after lunch!)
  • Friday, October 6th is an A Day (no specials for 5th grade)

What will we be studying this week?

  • Math: Students will take a cumulative test on Tuesday to see how they are grasping the information covered thus far.  This test will include place value, rounding, multiplying and dividing by powers of 10, and adding and subtracting decimals.  If students have any questions about these topics, they should come see me on Monday during the afternoon!  After that, we will begin reviewing multiplying whole numbers so we can move on to multiplying decimals.
  • Science: We're wrapping up our information for Force and Motion and now we will look at analyzing data.  We will be calculating speed and making observations given a graph.  A unit test will be coming in the next couple of weeks so students should continue studying their information daily!

Dates to Remember:

  • Monday, October 9th: No School for students!
  • Thursday, October 19th: Early Release at 12:20pm
  • Friday, November 17th: Fall Festival at 5:30pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a wonderful week!


Weekly Update for 9/25-9/29  

Hello Patriot Families!  Here are your announcements for the last week of September!!

What's our schedule like this week?

  • Monday, September 25th is a D Day (no specials for 5th grade)--Open House begins at 5:30pm!
  • Tuesday, September 26th is an E Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Wednesday, September 27th is an F Day (2 specials classes after lunch)--students should bring any Book Fair money on this day!!
  • Thursday, September 28th is an A Day (no specials for 5th grade)--interim reports go home on this day!
  • Friday, September 29th is a B Day (no specials for 5th grade)

What will we be studying this week?

  • Math: We will finish out Place Value by looking at the relationship between the places (10 times more, 10 times less, 100 times more, etc.) and multiplying and dividing by powers of 10 using out knowledge of place value.  From there, we will move on to adding and subtracting decimals.
  • Science: This week we will finish up Newton's laws by discussing acceleration, deceleration, speed, and velocity with a weekly quiz taking place towards the end of the week (specific date and content for quiz will be announced in class)

Dates to Remember:

  • September 25-29: BOOK FAIR!
  • Monday, September 25th: Open House from 5:30pm-7:00pm (Parent meeting from 5:00-5:30 if you are interested in joining the Parent Advisory Council)
  • Wednesday, September 27th: DC Trip Parent Meeting from 6:00-7:00pm in the multipurpose room
  • Thursday, September 28th: Pizza for Pops from 6:00-7:00pm in the cafeteria
  • Thursday, September 28th: Interim reports will be sent home!
  • Friday, September 29th: Stateside t-shirt orders and money due!
  • Friday, September 29th: NEHS meeting for all current members (7:30am in Mrs. Kight's room)
  • Monday, October 9th: No School for students!

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a wonderful week!


Weekly Update for 9/18-9/22  

Hello Patriot Families!  Please read announcements carefully as there are a few important dates coming up!! *Remember to bring charged laptops to school each day!*

What's our schedule like this week?

  • Monday, September 18th is an F Day (2 specials classes after lunch)
  • Tuesday, September 19th is an A Day (no specials for 5th grade)--Charleston Wrap orders are due on this day!!
  • Wednesday, September 20th is a B Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Thursday, September 21st is an early release day!  There will be no WAVE classes.  Dismissal is at 12:20pm (lunch will be bumped up so students will eat lunch at school).  Please let me know ASAP if the early release changes any dismissal plans!!
  • Friday, September 22nd is a C Day (4 specials classes in the morning...wear tennis shoes!)

What will we be studying this week?

  • Math: Students completed an assessment on Friday for Place Value.  The assessment addressed the same skills as the test review assigned on Tuesday.  Tests will be passed back this week so students can see how they are doing and if they need to change their classroom approach.  I would like to see more students asking questions on C days if they are not understanding concepts in class.  PowerPoint presentations are posted on the Class Notebook so that students can look back at examples and get extra practice as needed.  We will spend this week reviewing concepts that students were not successful with on the assessment.  Students who were very successful last week will have the opportunity to build on those skills using their 1:1 devices.
  • Science: This week we will learn about Newton's Laws and what they tell us about force and motion.  Students will complete an online quiz on calculating net force during class this week.

Important Reminders:

  • Laptops should be brought to class each day fully charged.  Students are permitted to bring their chargers, but should not need to charge laptops as soon as they enter class.
  • If your child does not have a composition book for math and a composition book for science, they will be missing out on key notes to aid in studying.  Our class notebook will contain the powerpoint presentations, but students should also be taking notes and completing classwork examples daily.  Please ensure your child is bringing a journal to class to complete these activities and to earn their classwork points.

Dates to Remember:

  • Tuesday, September 19th: Charleston Wrap orders due!
  • Thursday, September 21st: Early Release at 12:20pm
  • September 25-29: BOOK FAIR!
  • Monday, September 25th: Open House from 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 27th: DC Trip Parent Meeting from 6:00-7:00pm in the multipurpose room
  • Thursday, September 28th: Pizza for Pops from 6:00-7:00pm in the cafeteria
  • Friday, September 29th: Stateside t-shirt orders and money due!

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a wonderful week!


Weekly Update for 9/11-15  

Hello Patriot Families!  I look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday for a full week of learning!  Please let me know if you have any questions about these announcements. *Remember to bring charged laptops to school each day!*

What's our schedule like this week?

  • Monday, September 11th is an A Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Tuesday, September 12th is a B Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Wednesday, September 13th is a C Day (specials classes in the morning--wear tennis shoes for P.E.!  Be prepared to ask any math related questions before an assessment later this week on Place Value)
  • Thursday, September 14th is a D Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Friday, September 15th is an E Day (no specials for 5th grade)

What will we be studying this week?

  • Math: Students did a wonderful job working with decimal place value last week.  We will continue with decimals by working on comparing and ordering decimals before reviewing all of our place value skills.  A place value test will be given on Friday.  Please be sure your child meets with me on Wednesday after lunch (during our C Day flex time) if they are unsure of any skills on the review handout that will be given on Tuesday.
  • Science: We will be continuing our study of Force and Motion.  If you have any spare toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls, please send them in.  We are still gathering enough for our activity!  Thanks!

Important Reminders:

  • Laptops should be brought to class each day fully charged.  Students are permitted to bring their chargers, but should not need to charge laptops as soon as they enter class.
  • If your child does not have a composition book for math and a composition book for science, they will be missing out on key notes to aid in studying.  Our class notebook will contain the powerpoint presentations, but students should also be taking notes and completing classwork examples daily.  Please ensure your child is bringing a journal to class to complete these activities and to earn their classwork points.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a wonderful week!


Weekly Update for 9/5-9/8  

Welcome to a new week of school!  I hope you have enjoyed the sunny three-day weekend!  Please let me know if you did not receive the "Stateside Scoop" that went out this weekend so I can get you added to the list.  Also, if you didn't get an alert about the delay last week, let me know.  With it being hurricane season, I want to be sure you are getting any and all alerts from Stateside and Onslow County Schools.

What's our schedule like this week?

  • Tuesday, September 5th is a C Day!  We will have music, P.E., Spanish, and cultural awareness in the morning before lunch at 12:30pm (as usual).  In the afternoon, we will have an assembly to kick off our first fundraiser--Charleston Wrap!  Look for details to come home with your patriot :)
  • Wednesday, September 6th is a D Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Thursday, September 7th is an E Day (no specials for 5th grade)
  • Friday, September 8th is an F Day!  We will have media and art after lunch.

What will we be studying this week?

  • Math: Last week we spent time reviewing place value of whole numbers.  We will now take that information and translate it to decimals.  We will work on knowing the place and value of each digit as well as word form, expanded form, and expanded notation of numbers containing decimals.  We will also practice rounding to each decimal place.  *Weekly quizzes will be sent home with students to keep and study as they prepare for tests.  C Day afternoons will be used to meet with students about any concepts from quizzes they are unsure about!
  • Science: We will begin our study of Force and Motion! **If you are able, please send 1 or 2 empty toilet paper rolls by Wednesday, September 6th for an activity we will be completing in science class in the coming days!**

Important Reminders:

  • If you have not returned the Open House forms or the 1:1 device agreement form, please do so as soon as possible!  Thank you!
  • Some of you have returned these forms, but as I checked them off, there were some boxes that were overlooked.  I will be placing a note on these forms and sending them back home with your child for you to fill in the missing information.  Thank you so much for your help in this matter!
  • School fees for 5th grade are $31 ($25-laptop usage fee, $5 instructional fee, $1 art fee).  If you did not have the opportunity to pay fees at Open House, you may send the cash or check with your student this week.  Laptops cannot be issued until the device agreement form is returned and the $25 usage fee is paid.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  Have a wonderful week!


Weekly Update for 8/28-9/1  

Happy first week of school!  As we go through this week, please let me know if you have any questions.  Any paperwork received at Open House should be returned by this Friday, September 1st.  If you were unable to attend Open House, the paperwork will go home with your child on the first day of school.

*Important things to note for the year:

  • Due to switching classes, personal supplies will be kept in your child's backpack.  Extras can be kept at home to replace as needed.  Students should come prepared with pencils, pens, colored pencils, scissors, glue, 4 composition books, and paper each day.  Also, it may be helpful to look into purchasing an agenda so your student has a way to keep track of assignments.  If not, discuss a method that works best for your child so they can stay organized.
  • We will have a brief snack each day around 10:00am.  If students would like to have a snack, they should bring something they can eat quietly and cleanly as most days it will be a "working snack."  
  • Our lunch time is from 12:30-1:00pm.  If you plan on bringing your student lunch, please just let me know by email or a note so we can complete our lunch count accurately in the morning.
  • Official school hours are 8:30am (tardy bell) until 3:15pm (dismissal bell).

*What will be happening in class this week?

  • Review of rules, procedures, and schedule
  • 1:1 devices may be dispersed (any homework will be on paper until then).  Before laptops can be issued, there is a permission slip and a $25 usage fee that we will need from each child.  I will keep you posted as we have more information regarding these devices.
  • Science: Team building activities to practice teamwork and communication and possibly beginning our study of Force and Motion!
  • Math: Place value (from the millions to the thousandths)
  • Our WAVE rotations take place on "C Day" and "F Day"...we will not have any WAVE classes this week.

*Don't forget!

  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 4

Welcome to 5th Grade!!  

Welcome to 5th grade!!!  I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!  Please be sure to join us on Thursday, August 24th between 3:30 and 6:00pm for Open House.  I'd love to put a face with your name, and you will be able to complete some tasks that will help kick the school year off smoothly.  If you have purchased school supplies, you are more than welcome to bring in classroom items that day so your student won't have to carry as much on the first day of school.  For now, I'd love to hear a little about your student or answer any questions you might have.  If you'd like to go ahead and email me and Miss Dawson those questions or pieces of information at amanda.kight@onslow.k12.nc.us and Brittany.dawson@onslow.k12.nc.us, we will add you to our class distribution lists for updates throughout the year!

See you on the 24th!!  Enjoy your last bit of summer (and the solar eclipse!)


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