Welcome to fifth
grade! Listed below you will find some important information as
well as some of our goals for our fifth grade students. We look
forward to your support of our efforts in these areas.
students participate in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education
Program (DARE) with our School Resource Officer, Officer
visit the South Anna Elementary DARE
Weekly Agenda/Papers: This
year, SAES will continue to implement the Tuesday Folders throughout all of
the grades. Every Tuesday, a brief overview of the coming week will be sent
home with your child. This will include information such as: objectives in
each subject, quiz and test dates, and calendar updates. Along with this
agenda will be all of your child's papers from the previous week. Please
sign the front of the folder and return on Wednesday.
Homework: The fifth grade
homework policy is below.
Absences: Please send a note
to school with your child on the day he/she returns from being absent from
school- even if you called the school. Thanks so much.
here to access the Virginia Department of Education's Standards of Learning
webpage, and learn more about the Standards at the fifth grade level.
Working together, we can help
your child have a wonderful and very successful school year!
Purpose of Homework:
reinforcement of skills taught during class
independent practice of skills
self-discipline and time management skills
assignments are designed to take an average of 1 hour for an average 5th grader
assignments should be able to be completed by the student independently
Help your child find a location to do the homework that is free
from as many distractions as possible.
Make sure your child has all necessary supplies and materials
before he/she starts homework.
Parents please check the homework assignment book
each night to make sure all homework is done and to check
for any teacher correspondence (thanks so much!).
Remind your child to place all completed homework either in a
homework folder in the binder or hooked into the 3-rings of the
correct subject section of the binder – no homework stuffed
into the backpack please!
Lifelines” – they can call a friend, “poll the family”, or, if necessary, see their
teacher first thing in the morning for assistance (or during
Prime Time of the day the assignment is given)
Homework actually begins during class – homework completion is
much easier when a student listens attentively, comes prepared
to class, and participates in all class activities.