• Dear 5th Grade Families, 

    I wanted to make you aware of the changes that will be taking place for your student this week.  I will begin my maternity leave of absence on Thursday, January 14th as my husband and I prepare to welcome a little boy to our family.  The fifth-grade team is VERY fortunate to have Ms. Cynthia Laws taking my place while I am away.  Ms. Laws comes to us with over 30 years of teaching experience in Onslow County, holding teaching licenses in elementary and middle grades education.  I know that she will help your child continue to excel and enjoy new science topics over the next several weeks. 

    *If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know as soon as possible.  Once I am away, you can continue to reach Ms. Dawson and Mrs. Chaney on the Remind app or you can send in a note with your student.  If you are not a member of our Remind group, please text "@stes5th" to the number "81010" to sign up!

    Important Dates to Remember:

    • 2/18 - Interim reports sent home
    • 2/24-3/9 - Virtual book fair
    • 3/1 - Deadline to order yearbook (https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/FMYB110241)
    • 3/15 - End of 3rd quarter; Mrs. Kight returns
    • 3/22 - Report cards sent home
    • 3/29 - Spring Break begins!
    • 4/6 - Students return to school

    Thank you so much for your support this year and thanks in advance for welcoming Ms. Laws to our 5th grade team! 

    Sincerely, 

    Mrs. Amanda Kight 

  • Week of January 11-15:

    News/Important Dates this week:

    • Monday, 1/11 - Report cards sent home; please sign and return the envelope!
    • Tuesday, 1/12 - Earth Science NC Check-In
    • Wednesday, 1/13 - REMOTE DAY for students
    • Thursday, 1/14 - Ms. Laws begins her time with us!

    **If a student is absent for any reason, please check the "ABSENT" folder on Teams so that assignments can be completed on time and so that your student does not fall behind with note-taking!

    Science topics and information for the week:

    • Final Weather Review on Monday
    • NC Check-In on TUESDAY!  We will begin at approximately 9:00 so attendance will be important so that testing can be completed.  This state test will be all about WEATHER if your student would like to review their notes on that topic in preparation.
    • Ms. Laws will begin the Genetics unit with students on Thursday!

    Dates to Remember:

    • *ALL Wednesdays remote through March
    • Benchmarks and diagnostic testing taking place 1/11-1/15
    • NO SCHOOL on Monday, 1/18

     

    Week of January 4-8:

    Monday, 1/4 - TEACHER WORKDAY (no school for students)

    Wednesday, 1/6 - REMOTE DAY for students

    **If a student is absent for any reason, please check the "ABSENT" folder on Teams so that assignments can be completed on time.  If a student is unable to complete assignments, please reach out to me so we can work through it!

    Science topics and information for the week:

    • Reviewing Weather concepts!
    • Quiz on Friday, 1/8

    Dates to Remember:

    • *ALL Wednesdays remote through March
    • Benchmarks and diagnostic testing taking place 1/11-1/15
    • NO SCHOOL on Monday, 1/18

     

Welcome back to school!
  • Welcome to 5th grade! My classroom will be the place for all things SCIENCE related.  I look forward to seeing everyone in class!

    This year will have new challenges for all of us as we begin school on the "Plan B" schedule at 50% capacity.  I assure you that I will do everything in my power to keep students healthy and safe throughout the day while filling them with as much knowledge as possible!  Together we will make the most of this unusual situation!  Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

    For my class, students will need to be prepared with the following items daily:

    • composition books (1 designated specifically for science...if this fills up, students will need a back up!)
    • headphones/earbuds
    • scissors and a glue stick (not used often, but should be kept in a pencil pouch)
    • PENCILS (please have a few in your pencil pouch--mechanical pencils are permitted!)
    • colored pens or colored pencils
    • a water bottle
    • a positive attitude :)

    For our classroom, we would appreciate the following:

    • Clorox wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • tissues
    • Expo markers
    • Loose-leaf paper

    If you are interested in donating supplies for science experiments, please let me know so that I can contact you as needs arise! :)

    • You can start saving empty 2-liter bottles (caffeinated drinks only, with the label still attached) for us to build ROCKETS during our Force and Motion unit!!