Grade 5 Welcome Letter 2018


August, 2018

Dear Fifth Grade Student,

Welcome to South Meadow School!  We are very excited about our new school year! We will be studying a variety of subjects and topics throughout the school year.  You will learn about ecology and ecosystems, the place value system and fractions, and how our country was formed, to name a few.  With the ChromeBooks that will now be available to all fifth grade students, you will have the opportunity to explore computer technology and learn a variety of ways to use it in your projects and presentations. Of course, we will also read some great books and do some excellent writing!

There are a few supplies that you will need for your fifth grade year.  They are:

  • 1 one subject spiral notebook for health class
  • 1 sturdy pocket folder – plastic or laminated for health
  • 2” binder (for all-grade organization) Trapper Keeper or similar type notebook works the best!
  • pencils, pencils, pencils!!
  • pencil pouch that fits in notebook
  • erasers
  • highlighters (any color)
  • black ultra fine point sharpie (for science and social studies)
  • colored pencils
  • earbuds or headphones
  • labeled water bottle
  • silent reading book
  • a smile ☺

In the classroom, we have a supply of crayons, markers, paper and glue sticks, so you won’t need to purchase any of those items.  It would be most helpful if you had the above mentioned supplies when you come to school on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Should any of the items create a financial burden for your family, please don’t fret, just let your classroom teacher know! Please make sure you have a snack and a lunch or lunch money to put on your account for the first day. Also, please be prepared to go outside each day, so bring or wear sneakers to school.




Your Granite Team Teachers:  Mrs. Decibus, Mrs. Hautanen, Mrs. Hayes, and Mr. Iwanowicz