Thursday, January 30, 2014


Here are some photos of you working hard to crack the code this afternoon!  Great job!

Cracking the Code

We've had a great time learning how to "Crack the Code" with Mrs. Polito these past 2 weeks!  Here is the link that will direct you to all of the sites you used today and may want to play around with.  This is just for fun so do it if you want to!  You can download any of sites you want at home!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Back To School!!

Fifth Graders,

I hope you enjoyed your extended weekend!  Wow, another 4 day weekend, don't get used to those!  Hopefully this cold weather is working its way out of Chicago and we can some full weeks of school.  We sure have a lot to catch up on!

Red Ribbon Week has been postponed until next week.  Please remind me this week to review what we're celebrating each day.  We can write it in our assignment books for next week so you are well prepared!

This is a reminder that your January letters are due tomorrow.  Please see me right away in the morning if yours is not done.  I reminded you on Friday to take everything home with you in case of these "cold days."  Hopefully they are all finished!  See below on an earlier blog post if you need the directions again.

Tomorrow is a normal Wednesday schedule.  Please be sure to wear (or bring) your gym shoes as we have PE in the morning.

Stay warm and see you tomorrow!
Ms. Patton

Friday, January 17, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday Notes

Hi Fifth Graders,

I just wanted to say how proud I am of you for your behavior today on our field trip today!  Everyone at the museum as well as the chaperones complimented you on how well behaved you were and said what a nice, smart group of kids you were.  I am so proud!

Also, I forgot to tell you who is attending the STARs lunch tomorrow.  Please see the list below and plan to stay at school for lunch if you are on it!

Great job for not going to study hall in November or December to the following people!

Ella L
Olivia M
Olivia S

Monday, January 13, 2014

World Language Night

Fifth grade parents and students,

Tomorrow night (Tuesday, January 14th) Thomas Middle School will be hosting World Language Night.  This is an Open House and time to register for your chosen language for next year.  Please be sure to try to stop in to gather information and register for the language of your choice.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Ms. Patton

Sunday, January 12, 2014

January Letter Directions and Rubric

Fifth graders,

Below are the directions for your January letters and the rubric with which you will be graded.  Please be sure to look at the directions and the rubric before starting your letter.  It is important that you follow the directions for each paragraph and add actual evidence from your book to show your understanding.

Remember, letters are due Wednesday, January 29th!

Hope you've had a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Permission Slips Due Tomorrow!

Hi fifth graders,

Today I passed out 2 forms that need to come back ASAP.

The first is the permission slip for our field trip next Thursday.  Please return that, along with $7.00 for the trip.  Be sure to mark whether you will be getting lunch from the school.  Otherwise you will need to bring money that day to buy food in the food court.

The other form I need back is the one for parent chaperones.  Remember, if your parents can help us that day, we will have a lottery to see who in fact comes with us.  Parents, thank you in advance for your help with this field trip!

Because of our extended break, we don't have a lot of time to get these forms back.  It would be most helpful if you returned them both tomorrow (Thursday), but if that's not possible, Friday is ok too.

Looking forward to a fun week next week!
Ms. Patton