Name: Mrs. Kim Tomlin
Grade/Subject: 5th Grade
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Mrs. Tomlin’s fifth grade. I am so excited to start this new school year. The following information should help you to prepare for this school year and give you information about classroom expectations and procedures. I hope you find this information helpful.
School Hours: School begins at 7:55 everyday. (Please do not let your child arrive before 7:40 because we do not have supervision outside until that time)
School ends at 2:40 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Thursday we have early release at 1:25.
Recess is from 10:15-10:30 am
Lunch is from- 12:00-12:40
Monday- Music 9:15-10:05
Tuesday- Library 9:15-10:05
Wednesday- Computer Lab 9:15-10:05
Friday- PE 9:15-10:05
School Rules- The Four B’s
Our school has only four rules, but they are rules that cover all types of situations and help us provide for a wonderful learning environment.
Rule 1: Be safe
Rule 2: Be responsible
Rule 3: Be respectful
Rule 4: Be here and be on time
We will go over these rules in class and will discuss with the kids what each one means and how they apply in and out of the classroom.
I put an agenda up everyday and I ask my students to write down their classroom assignments and homework. During the first quarter I will check the agendas daily. After the first quarter I will spot check them on a regular basis. I would appreciate it if you would check your child’s agenda regularly.
The agenda can also be a great way to communicate. You can write me a note in the agenda and have your child bring it to me and I can do the same.
Progress reports will be sent home every 2 weeks.
You will also get a login for PowerSchool so that you may check your child's grades at anytime.
Class work and Homework
Assignments are given daily in all subjects. I work very hard to give students adequate time to work on their work in class if they stay on task. If students do not finish class work in class they are to take it home and complete it for homework. They can turn it in the next day for full credit.
Homework is generally assigned on Monday-Thursday. I rarely assign homework on Friday. Homework is work that will help reinforce what your child is working on in class.
This year I am requiring students to read at least 20 minutes at home on Mon.-Thurs. Your child will have a reading log that will require a parent signature verifying that they have read. If they read and complete their reading logs weekly they will be part of our "Breakfast Club" at the end of the month.
Your child will be expected to complete all of their class work and homework on time. If for some reason they do not complete their work in class or at home they will stay in at recess to complete their work. If they do not finish their work at recess then they will have time after school in Opportunity Hall to complete their work.
Your child will be working on math facts on a daily basis. I will need your help with this if they are having trouble with certain facts.
I will be giving math facts tests daily and allow time to practice math facts on Math Facts in a Flash.
I will need you to help monitor your child's progress and to provide time at home for working on Math Facts in a Flash, Flashcards, or some other online math fact site.
Every Friday your child will bring home a folder with graded work and other important information. Please look through the papers and sign and return any necessary papers.
Parent conferences are scheduled at midterm of the first quarter. This allows us time in the first quarter to help students bring up grades before report card time. I am also available throughout the school year for conferences if the need arises. Please contact me by phone, email, or note and I will be glad to schedule a conference.
Healthy snacks and water bottles are allowed in class. Snack time will be in the morning after recess.