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5th Grade at FIE with Ms. Shoff

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  • February 7, 2018

    FSA Writing

    Our state wide essay writing test is going to be the week of March 3rd.  We are diligently working on polishing our writing.  Many students have been out due to illness while concepts have been taught or reviewed.  It makes it challenging for your student to "catch on" if they miss our class discussions and collaboration activities.  If possible, please send your child to school unless it is absolutely necessary to keep them home because of the flu, fever, strep throat, etc.  They have been working so hard, and it is all starting to come together beautifully!  

  • January 23, 2018

    Cold and Flu Season

    Parents and family - I know many of you have gotten the flu vaccine for yourselves and your child.  However, as reported on the news the particular strain that is continuing to pop up is not completely covered by the vaccine.  We are doing our best to keep germs to a minumum, but it is a challenge with 60+ students coming in and out of the room. We have plenty of hand sanitizer, and a good supply of kleenex.  We really need antibacterial wipes for the desks.  If you could send in a container or two that would greatly help.  We try to wipe our desks down after each class (3 X) a day, and the amount of wipes used adds up quickly!

    Thank you for your help.

  • January 11, 2018

    New Year 2018

    Welcome Back!! I am so glad that the cold snap didn't last too long.  Thank you for having your child dressed in cold weather appropriate items!  They all were very glad to have those jackets on.  

    Please remember that your child might need additional classroom supplies.  We are at the halfway mark for the year.  Thank you for initialing and checking your child's agenda nightly.  It is a great way to communicate!

    Wish List

    • Antibacterial Wipes
    • Lavendar plug in (oil) air freshener
  • November 30, 2017


    Holiday Break is almost here!

    • Early Dismissal is Friday the 15th at 11:45,
    • PLEASE label jackets, coats, etc.  Our class only has 3 teachers, but jackets still go unclaimed in our classes! 
    • supplies - check with your child about their supply of red checking pens, pencils, and erasers.  They seem to be in short supply!
    • While it is not required, it is greatly appreciated, if you could initial your child's agenda on a daily basis where they have their assignments written.  I do check my homeroom's agendas on a daily basis and stamp where you have signed to acknowledge it.  Thanks in advance                                                                                     Wish List microwave popcorn.  We go through about 8-9 bags of the large size each week.  Antibacterial wipes - we use them daily to clean headphones and desks 
  • November 4, 2017

    Tuck Everlasting Movie Permission Slip

    Please make sure you have signed and returned the green permission slip for the movie Tuck Everlasting.   It is rated PG, and a permission slip must be signed and returned regardless if your child will see the film version or not.  The slips will need to be returned on November 6th. Thank you!

  • October 14, 2017

    Field Trip

    We will have our field trip to the Thrasher- Horne center on November 7 to see Mr. Molecules's Big Bang Boom Science Show.  If you would like your child to attend, the form and money ($14.00) is due Tuesday Oct 17.  If you have not already turned your money in, please do so by Tuesday.  There are no more available chaperone spots on the bus, but if you would like to drive yourself, the cost is $10.00

  • October 10, 2017

    End of the First 9 Weeks

    Where did the time go?  It has been an eventful first 9 weeks.  The routines that have been established in the classroom have become almost second nature to our class.  The students  have done a great job of becoming more responsible and aware of what they are accountable for doing in the class.  Please take a moment to review your child's agenda after school for homework assignments and other notes.  Thank you so much for all of your support this year with your child's education.  It takes a village!

  • September 19, 2017

    Welcome back from Irma!

    I hope this finds you all safe and well from our recent experience of Hurricane Irma.  I understand many of us have been affected in many different ways.  Please know that I do understand, and drop me an note or email if there is something that you feel may help me with your child's situation.

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