Mrs. Gutman's Fifth GradeName: Erin GutmanGrade/Subject : Fifth Grade Reading/Language Arts and Social StudiesPhone/Ext. 937/335-5439 X6201Email email@example.comBuilding/Room No. 201
My name is Erin Gutman, and I am very excited about partnering with you in teaching your child this year. This is my eighth year at Miami East as a 5th grade teacher. You have a great community, and I have enjoyed being a part of it all. I graduated from Wright State University with a Master’s in Education. My husband is a mathematician and works for 8451 in Cincinnati, OH. We currently live in Troy with our growing family. Allie is now four years old, Will is two, and our newest edition, Ellen is four months. In my little free time, I love to read the latest books, so any books you would like to recommend, I am all ears!
The paperwork on the first day of school can be overwhelming, so I will try to be brief. To help your child stay organized and successful, I wanted to share with you some of the procedures and expectations of my classroom.
- ProgressBook will be the grade book program again this year, which allows students/parents to check grades online. This is the biggest form of communication between myself and parents in regards to homework assignments being turned in or MISSING, etc. You can set up Progressbook to e-mail you when an assignment is marked as missing…I highly recommend that setting!!! You can also set it up to send you an e-mail if the student receives a certain grade or below, etc. I am sure it will come in handy.
- Daily, I will send homework information and announcements to you through CLASSDOJO. This app can be on your phone or you can access it online. THIS IS THE MAIN FORM OF COMMUNICATION!!! Your student will also have several other logins and passwords for textbooks and website access. Students will be writing all this information in their planners. These websites include, but are not limited to: Study Island, SumDog, Reflex, Classdojo, Reading, Math, and Social Studies textbooks, and the school website.
- Due to the school schedule with an early start time and late lunch, we have incorporated a “snack time” in to our schedule. We have allotted 10 minutes for the students to eat a healthy snack, such as pre-sliced apples, crackers, carrots, or a peanut butter sandwich that will help tie them over until lunch time at 12:25pm. If students start to share snacks or if your student starts to bring in chips or candy, etc. we may have to stop snack time. I will keep you updated as necessary through CLASSDOJO.
- As a grade level, we decided to have students go to a lunch detention classroom when they pull a green tag for not having their homework completed on time. This room will be supervised by one of the 5th grade teachers. Students will get to eat lunch with their class; however they will miss recess. We feel that this is a fair and natural consequence for not having homework done on time. If you see a MISSING ASSIGNMENT mark on Progressbook, your student probably had a lunch detention.
- We take around 5-10 minutes at the end of each day to talk about and complete the assignment planners. If you ever have a question about what is for homework, the information should be in the planner, however if it is not for some reason, I also post assignments daily on CLASSDOJO.
- There are NO BOOK REPORTS for 5th grade Reading, however students will have to write in response to what we read in class. We have a reading series where students will be reading novels throughout the whole year!! J
I am looking forward to a great school year! Please feel free to call me at 937-335-5439 ext. 6201 or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.