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    Figueroa/White School Supply List and Summer Welcome Letter

    Please click on the link above to access our summer letter. In addition to a little information about what you can expect in 5th grade, our letter also provides the supplies you will need to be organized and successful in fifth grade. 

    We look forward to meeting our new 5th graders!

Do you have questions about 5th grade? Find answers here!

  • What if I have a question that isn't answered here...?

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    Email me your questions and I'll write back as quickly as I can!! Sometimes I can't remember all of the things incoming fifth graders think and wonder about, so feel free to ask away!

    Brittany.Figueroa@ncps-k12.org

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  • Where do I go when I arrive on the first day of school?

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    Whether you walk to school, get dropped off, or take the bus, all fifth graders will go to the cafeteria every morning before the bell rings. 

    For the first few days of school, lunch tables will have your homeroom teacher's name on it. That's where you will sit so that your teacher can pick you up and you can start to learn your way to your classroom. If you can't find your teacher's table, there will be plenty of people around who can help you :). 

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  • What if I don't know how to open a locker?

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    Don't worry! We will give you your locker number and combination on the first or second day of school. Then you will have SO MUCH TIME to practice them so that you're comfortable. It will take about two weeks to become a real expert but your teachers understand and won't be mad if you're a little late trying to open your locker. 

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  • When should I bring in my school supplies?

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    I recommend bringing in your supplies on the second day of school - just in case you don't get your locker information on the first day. If you can't carry everything, that's ok, bring the rest on the 3rd day. You'll need most of your supplies for our first full week of school which will be September 4th. 

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  • Do I bring the schedule I get over the summer to school with me?

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    Sure! It'd be really helpful to have it. If you forget though, don't worry. We will be making schedule that you can hang in your locker too, so you'll have several to look at throughout the day. 

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  • What if I don't know where my classes are?

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    We don't expect you to know where to go on the first day! Actually, for about the first two to three weeks of school your teacher (Mr. White or me) will walk you to all of your classes. We won't let you walk alone until you are 100% confident you know where you're going. 

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  • Is the summer reading project optional?

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    No it's not. Please bring your project to school with you on September 4th! (So if it's not done yet - and I hope it is - you have all of Labor Day weekend to do it!!)

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  • Do I have to have a planner?? I prefer to remember my assignments.

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    While I have no doubt that you have a GREAT memory, the answer is yes, you need a planner. 

    One of the biggest things to work on this year is organization and responsibilty. When you write down your assignments you're more likely to remember that you need to do them. Also, you'll have more classes that assign homework which can be a lot to keep in your mind so it's just better to have a planner. 

    You can get any kind of planner you want to keep track of your assignments but the bottom line is you need to have a planner. :)

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  • Do we have snack?

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    Yup! Every day during period 4 (10:00) you'll have about 10 minutes to enjoy a snack. 

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  • How does the lunchroom work?

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    Great question. 
    For the first trimester of school (first day until mid November) You'll sit within your homeroom classes during lunch. This helps you get to know your classmates and your way around the cafeteria. 

    If the fifth grade as a whole is following the three easy lunchroom rules which are: 1. Stay seated, 2. Clean up after yourself, 3. Quiet down when someone takes the microphone, then the grade will be able to start sitting within their color teams. This means everyone on the red team will be able to sit together, everyone on the blue team can sit together and so on. 

    The goal is to be able to sit wherever you want by Trimester 3!

    I recommend bringing a lunch for the first few weeks of school because the lunch line is LONG. It also moves a little slower because the lunch staff may not know your names yet and you may not remember your number yet. If you want plenty of time to eat and then go out and play for recess, you're better off bringing a lunch. 

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  • What if I don't know how to do the homework? Will I get in trouble?

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    No way! 

    Mr. White and I both have google classrooms where you will be able to send us a quick question about an assignment. If you are really stuck though and just don't know what to do, we still ask you to give it a try. We would rather you did the whole thing completely wrong but TRIED than left it blank. You'll never get in trouble for trying. If you did all of the homework wrong, what that tells us is that we need to check in with you and make sure you understand the concept or what the assignment was asking. If you don't, we'll work with you until you do :). Easy peasy.

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  • What about homework...is there a lot?

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    Each teacher is different but you can expect homework most week nights (not usually Friday, Saturday or Sunday) from your core subjects. Your core subjects include Math, Social Studies, Reading, Writing and Science. You won't have homework in every class every night, but you will likely have a little homework in two or three classes each. The general rule though is if you're working hard at an assignment for more than 20 minutes, you can have your mom, dad, or whoever is watching you send your teacher an email or send in a note saying you worked hard for 20 minutes but were unable to finish. 

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  • Hopes and Dreams

    As we embark on a new school year, what the class hopes and dreams for their fifth grade experience will be posted here! 

    These Hopes and Dreams will help us build a stronger classroom community and will also help prepare socially and academically successful students. 

     

     

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