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Kristin Moser's Classroom: All About Team 10

Partnering with Parents to Enrich the Student Learning Experience

Important Information

Welcome to fifth grade! I would like to thank you for allowing me the privilege to teach your child this year. I look forward to a productive and exciting year working with you both.  This page will provide you with all of the necessary information you need to know regarding classroom expectations, policies, and procedures. I hope you find it helpful.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Snacks

Students are invited to eat a healthy snack in the afternoons at about 1:00 pm. Please be sure to pack a healthy snack every day to fuel learning in our afternoon! Students are also welcome to have a water bottle with a screw top at their desk (please do not send in flavored water, sports drinks, etc.).

Class Parties

Fifth grade families are welcome to celebrate with us! Team 10 celebrates Halloween with the Lancaster parade and a classroom party. Before holiday break, we celebrate with an inclusive holiday party. For Valentine's day, fifth graders participate in an activity called Snowball Math. Families are welcome to donate a small treat or healthy snack to one of the three events -- keep an eye out for sign ups!

Birthday Treats

       Birthdays are the best days of the year and Team 10 is happy to celebrate!  If you would like to bring in a healthy treat to celebrate your child’s special day you are more than welcome!  Please drop them in the main office in the morning so they can be checked by the nurse.  

Homework & Makeup Work

Homework:

  • Students are strongly encouraged to read throughout the week to enhance their learning and practice applying the skills learned in class.
  • Parents are encouraged to discuss homework assignments with your children, as this will foster a deeper understanding of the material.  However, a student’s mistakes will alert me that your child may need further instruction in that area.
  • If a student forgot their homework at school, please do not return to school to get it.  They need to learn this responsibility, and it will be a good lesson for them.
  • If, for any reason, homework is too difficult to complete (a misunderstanding, your child does not understand it, or you can’t help them with it) please do not panic.  Just send a note and explain that you had trouble completing it.  I do ask that if the student is struggling that they show me on their paper that they at least tried.  Homework is supposed to be a practice of skills not torture.
  • Don't forget about the Eureka parent tips sheet for support!

Absences and Make Up Work

  • When a child is absent, he/she is allowed 5 days to make up the work that was missed.  Full credit will be given for work that is turned in within that time frame.
  • If you want to request work because your child is ill, please call the office before 11:40 so that I have time to gather the materials he/she will need.
  • If you know in advance that your child will be absent (vacation, etc…), you may want to request work.  However, it will be given at my discretion because some work requires assistance from the teacher, while other work should be completed independently for grading purposes.