Dec 13, 2013

December 16-20

Monday:  Orchestra Concert 1:30-2:00
Tuesday:  Nova Graduation 1:00-2:00
Wednesday: Social Studies reports due
Thursday:  Honor Day if you have 0 missing assignments.
      Christmas poetry presentations to the fifth grade classes.
      Class Christmas Activities

Kylee and Taisha in the Newspaper!!

Why I love Christmas

By: Taisha
Lot’s of people enjoy Christmas because of the big presents and the tasty candy, but I enjoy Christmas because it’s a time of giving and seeing long distance family. I enjoy giving because I know I can help provide for the people who have less. So that is why my sister and I are going to Salt Lake to give a blanket and a can of food to the homeless there.
Another reason I enjoy Christmas is seeing family from far away. This year I am going to Texas to see my mom, I really hope to see my mom because I have not seen her in a year and I miss her a lot and love her.
These are reasons I think Christmas is special. I hope that you all can see past the presents but see why Christmas is really important.

My favorite part of Christmas

By: Kylee
My favorite part about Christmas is when we spend time together as a family. So, I guess you could say one of my favorite parts about Christmas is when we put up the Christmas tree. I especially like when we decorate the tree. My whole family has special ornaments that look like snowflakes.
Each snowflake has a picture of when we were babies. We also build a fort every year when it snows enough. Our fort always turns out great, with plenty of rolling around in the snow along the way! Another thing we’ve done every year since I can remember is every Christmas Eve my whole family each opens one present, and it’s always pajamas.
It’s fun to see what kind of pajamas we get because they’re always different, just like no person looks alike. Spending time together as a family is fun, but I also like giving presents because I love seeing the look on that person’s face when they open their present.
Those are my favorite parts of Christmas.

Nov 23, 2013

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!!

 Only two full days of school this week!!

I am Thankful for the wonderful students I have this year!! I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving Holiday!!

  •  Morning- NOVA
  •  Math-We will continue double digit division
  • Morning-Math-Double digit division (algorithm)
  • Nova Essays 
  • Afternoon-Science & Social Studies

Please continue reading 30 minutes every night!!  Turn in your November reading pages!
Remember to practice REFLEX MATH and KAKOOMA!!

Mrs. Farmer

Nov 18, 2013

November 18-22

This Week:

 Read a Good Book!
  • Math-Multiple ways to show Division
  • Science-Magnets
  • Writing- We will continue Nova Essays
  • Word Work-Adjectives-Practice writing 3 times each night.  (Test next Tuesday)
  • Leader in Me- Seek First to Understand, Then be Understood.
Thursday-Field Trip-Logan High Musical      
  The Titanic
We will leave school at 8:30 A.M. and return at 11:00 A.M.
Our students will be making a display of how they have been leaders this past year.
There will also be a program and some tasting and sharing of different cultures.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs. Farmer

Nov 11, 2013

November 11-15

Last we started peer mediation groups.  We have two problem solving leaders who have been very good at helping students solve problems.  I was amazed at how well these students were able to fix problems before they escalated.  One student said, "I'm glad we talked things we're friends again!"  Our peer mediators really take their job seriously.  They will come in during lunch time if any of their peers are having problems.   It was an eye opener to me....Students can solve problems on their own!  What a great life skill they are learning!!

This week:

Monday-  Veterans Day Assembly
                 Start NOVA Essays
Tuesday-  Practice math test
Thursday- Math Test
Friday-      Spelling Test

7 Habits Focus:  Think Win Win
Win-win sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win-win means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying. We both get to eat the pie, and it tastes pretty darn good!

Nov 3, 2013

November 3-7th

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Halloween was a Success!!

This week:

Math:  We will be starting division
Writing:  Finish Narratives
Science:  Earth or Electricity test on Friday.
Reading:  We will begin Dear Mr. Henshaw

Oct 27, 2013


This Week:

The school will have a Halloween Parade.  This usually starts at 9:30?  I haven't heard yet.
We will present Halloween Poetry to the fifth grade.
Students who have read 400 minutes will attend the Spook Alley.

I enjoyed getting to know you at conferences.  Your help and support is so important in your child's education.  Here are some of the main goals that were set at conferences.

1.  Read 30 minutes every night.
2.  Fill out homework log every day and have a parent sign.
3.  Pass off Math Facts.
4.  Organize desk and binder.
5.  Improve comprehension strategies by using strategies on the back of homework log or use other strategies we have learned in class.

Also, I hope you had the opportunity to try out Reflex Math.

Mrs. Farmer

Sep 21, 2013

Sept. 23-27

This week:

We will begin Habit #2- Begin With The End in Mind
· Plan ahead and set goals
· Do things that have meaning and make a difference
· Be an important part of the classroom and contribute to the schools mission and   vision
· Look for ways to be a good citizen

Monday:  Math test on Place Value  & Science test on Magnetism
                Begin reading groups.

On Friday we went to Greg Tang's Math Site.  We went to games and played funny numbers.  We also played Kakooma.  These games are very good to help with number sense.  If you can play these games at home they are not only fun-but they will also increase your number sense.

Try the multiplication Kakooma
I love Kakooma!!

Other games-funny numbers etc.

Remember to turn in your reading pages so you get credit for September!!

Honor Day

Last week we celebrated our first Honor Day!!  Students who had zero missing assignments for the last four weeks were able to participate in relay races and a snack!

the last hour of the day!!

Sep 15, 2013

Sept. 16-20th

We have been learning about Habit #1 Being Proactive.  We have learned about Reactive and Proactive Language.  When we use can't, we are using reactive language.  Last Friday we buried can't and we will use language such as:  "I Can, I will try,  or I choose to."  

We just finished our reading testing (SRI & Dibels). We will start reading groups this week.  Please continue reading 30 minutes every night!!

Character Focus:  7 Habits -Begin With The End in Mind
Math:  Place Value, Number Lines, Number Sense, & Math Facts Science:  Magnets -review for test Word Work:  Verbs-Test on Weds. the 25th!! Writing:  Important Thing About Me

Aug 20, 2013

Beginning of the year-

it has been a pleasure getting to know your student for the past two days.  We have been learning the school wide rules, habits, and procedures. 

Next week we will we start learning about The Leader in Me by Stephen Covey.  Your child will learn about the 7 habits and the qualities of a good leader.  
Stephen Covey's 7 Habits
Our school had a 3 day training on this and we are so excited to implement this school wide this coming year!

We have also been learning how important reading is to be successful in life.  We have asked all fifth graders to read at least 30 minutes every night.  They will also be bringing home a homework log every night to help them be organized with their reading and school work.  Once they have finished their work and reading they are to sign their homework log.  We use to have parents sign but this year we want them to have the responsibility of making sure it is finished. 

Please Call or e-mail me if you have any concerns.

Mrs. Farmer

I have had questions about what supplies to bring? The following items would be helpful but are certainly optional: 

Three ring binder- (1 1/2 inch-2 inch size) I will supply pocket folders to help organize the different subjects. 

*1-2 boxes of tissues- Our class usually goes through a lot of tissues throughout the year. 

*red pen 
*glue stick 
* I will have all of these available to use. These are items that you could buy if your child wants his/her own to use.


Mrs. Farmer

Aug 4, 2013


I'm so excited to get back to school. I have had a great summer in Idaho biking, hiking, reading, and relaxing; however, I am lost without my daily interaction with my students!! I hope you are all eager to learn and become great 5th graders!!

The class lists are on the front window of the school. The first day of school is August 22nd and back to school night will be on the 21st at 6:30?  I'm not sure about the time yet.
I can't wait to meet and say hi to all of you at back to school night!!

My daily bike ride-I love to watch these moose twins follow their mother!

This past summer Mrs. Stewart and I were able to go to Las Vegas and watch Greg Tang!!

Get ready for Kakooma and much more from his web site!! 

Mrs. Stewart and I also presented and shared some of the ways we teach Singapore Math!  We love math and we also love teaching math!!

Jun 1, 2013

Have a Great Summer!!

Thanks for a Great Year!!!

I'm glad you all enjoyed reading The Man Who Loved Clowns!!!

The Man Who Loved Clowns
Remember:  Continue reading-"You either get better or worse but you will not stay the same."

Here is a Great Site if you're looking for books to read:

Apr 27, 2013


Learning about Measurement!

Haylei took a nap while she was being outlined!

Wow!  I can't believe how quickly this year has gone by.

Here is a schedule of all the happenings for the month of May:

This Month:
We will continue working on our president reports.  We will finish typing and editing them.

May1st - 8th - We will be finishing up math and reviewing for End of Level Testing
May 9 - 14th - End of Level Testing
May 16th-Dance Assembly (Katie Packard, Kindergarten teacher, will represent our school for Dancing with the Logan District Stars.   Tickets are $2:00 each.  This is a fund raiser for our school and Logan School District.
May 17th-Dancing with the Logan District Stars.  Logan Rec. Center, Tickets $2.00 at school, $5.00 at the door
May 21st - Bees Baseball Game-We will travel to SLC.  This is an honor day for students who have all their work turned in.
May 22nd - President Reports-Parents are welcome and encouraged to come see the reports.
May 24th - Fun Run at Adams Park (Remember to practice running the mile)
May 27th - No School-Memorial Day
May 28th-Reading Celebration (Aquatic Center)-We will leave the school at 10:30 and return when school ends.  Please get your reading pages in!!
May 29th - Fifth Grade Awards Assembly-9:00
May 30th - Last Day-Dismiss at 12:00

Mar 24, 2013

Last Week Before Spring Break!!

Tuesday-Music Performance in Gym
Wear dark clothes! Parents are invited!!
(Monday's performance is for the younger grades.)
Thursday-Math Fractions Test & Spelling/Vocabulary Test

The following students have met their reading goal of 2100 pages or more for the year. Way to go!! Braden, AJ, Aubri, Abi, Tyra, Carson!

Please encourage your child to READ!! The swimming party is just 2 months away!!

Mar 17, 2013

This Week:

Math-We will continue learning about fractions.


Honor Day-Details will be given on Monday.

If you read this Blog-Go to the Class Blog on the right side -Mrs. Farmer's Sites:
If you can sign in and write a blog to me, you will get a SPECIAL treat

Mar 3, 2013

Week of March 4-8th

Science-We just finished up our Science Matter Unit!  The students are now learning Heredity in Mrs. Andrew's class.

Writing-We will finish our Persuasion Essay's Monday and have the Direct Writing Assessment on Tuesday.  We will also be writing Limerick Poetry.

Math-We will add and subtract mixed numbers.

Spelling-Test on Tuesday

Please encourage your child to continue reading 30 minutes every night and get his/her homework finished. Check their homework log after they have finished and sign.

Feb 10, 2013


Congratulations to those students who had all their assignments in and attended Honor Day last week!

This week:
Please sign up for conferences if you haven't.

Wednesday-   Parent/Teacher Conferences-  2:40-8:00
Thursday- 1/2 Day-HaPpY VALENTINES DAY!! We will be doing Valentine activities with Math and Language arts.  We will also have a Valentines Tea.  After, students will pass out  Valentines to the class. Students may bring a decorated Valentine box from home.   
Conferences begin at 2:40. I'll see you there.

Math-We will continue learning about fractions.
Writing-Finish persuasion rough drafts and finish final drafts.
Science-Matter experiments are due if you did not present last week.
Social Studies-Lewis and Clark
Word Work-Test on Thursday

Jan 12, 2013

Thanks for attending our N.O.V.A Graduation!!!
This week:
   Character Focus:  Martin Luther King
   Writing-We will start our persuasion essays.
     Math-Multiply decimals
     Mid-year testing
Thursday-Spelling/Vocab Test
       Please practice words 3 times each night.
       Dibels testing 

Friday-1/2 day of school
    Maturation Program
      You should get something sent to you in the mail.  Here is the information I received on Friday.  
           8:30-9:30-Parent meeting
           9:30-10:30  Boys meet
           9:30-11:30  Girls meet

Jan 1, 2013

HAPPY 2013

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and are  having a wonderful New Year!!

Please remember to continue reading and working on math!!

Remember... Friday (January 11th @ 1:00)  will be N.O.V.A. Graduation.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to come.  You will receive an invitation with the correct time from Detective Gleisberg.

I will see you bright and early Monday morning!!

Mrs. Farmer


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