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Fifth Grade Supply List 2022-2023

CALABASH CHARTER ACADEMY 5TH GRADE SUPPLY LIST 2022-2023

 

PACK THE FOLLOWING IN THE PENCIL BOX FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:

 

*         3 pencils with erasers OR 3 mechanical pencils with refill led

  • 1 basic eraser

  • 1 box of crayons (24 count)

  • 1 GOOD handheld sharpener that collects shavings (not needed if using mechanical pencils)

  • Pack of 4 thin highlighters in different colors

  • 1 GOOD pair of scissors

  • 1  large glue stick

  • 1 ultrathin and 1 thick black sharpie

  • 1 black/blue erasable pilot Frixion pens

  • 1 red pen

  • 1 uniball vision elite pens

  • 1 ruler with centimeters and inches (please write your name on the back)

  • 1 dry erase marker

 

Individual supplies that require collecting- please put your name on each

  • Three 1-inch clear view presentation binders labeled with student name written on spine.

  • 25 Plastic sleeves PLACED INSIDE each of the binders (75 total).

  • Prang or Crayola Watercolor set (with student name on it in sharpie).

  • 3 plastic two-pocket folders (without brads in center) in red, blue, and green

  • Two wide-rule composition books

  • 1 pair of headphones

  • 12 pack of thin markers- name on outside box in sharpie

  • 12 pack wide markers-name on outside box in sharpie

  • 12 pack of colored pencils -name on outside box in sharpie

  • 1 right angle (geometry tool)

  • 3 black/blue erasable pilot Frixion pens

  • 1 uniball vision elite pens

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE FOR CLASSROOM USE, PLEASE PACK IN A SEPARATE BAG:

  • 2 reams white copy paper (girls)

  • 1 pack multi colored fluorescent cardstock paper (boys)

  • 2 boxes of tissues (girls)

  • 2 rolls paper towels (boys)

  • 2 boxes super fine point black sharpies (girls)

  • 2 boxes thick black sharpies (boys)

  • 2 boxes of gallon sized ziploc bags (girls)

  • 2 containers antibacterial wipes (boys)

  • 2 boxes of sharpened pencils 

  • 4 regular erasers

  • 1 box dry erase markers

  • 1 pack of wide ruled paper

  • 1 pack of post its

  • 3 glue sticks

  • 1 roll scotch tape

  • 1 roll blue painter’s tape

  • Extra (if possible)- Hot glue mini refill sticks

 

We will be beginning the year reading the Harry Potter Series (7 books). We have some sets in class, but if you want your own set, you can purchase it on Amazon.  Used sets are about 25$. New sets are 38$ paperback. https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B01B3DIPMW&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_MW9AP2JXA6NSE4QHQ5QE

Tracy Elchyshyn Locker

Why Reading 30 Minutes A Day Matters

“Why can’t I skip my 30 minutes of reading tonight?” Let’s figure it out —MATHEMATICALLY!

Student A reads 30 minutes a night;  Student B reads only 5 minutes a night

Step 1: Multiply minutes a night x 7 times each week.
Student A reads 210 minutes a week.  Student B reads 35 minutes a week.

Step 2: Multiply minutes a week x 4 weeks each month.
Student A reads 840 minutes a month.  Student B reads 140 minutes a month.

Step 3: Multiply minutes a month x 12 months a year.
Student A reads 10,080 minutes a year.  Student B reads 1,680 minutes a year.

Student A practices reading the equivalent of 28 whole school days a year.  Student B gets the equivalent of only 5 school days of reading practice.

By the end of 6th grade if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits:

Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days.  Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days.

One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably, and so undoubtedly will school performance. How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student?

Some questions to ponder:

Which student would you expect to read better?
Which student would you expect to know more?
Which student would you expect to write better?
Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary?
Which student would you expect to be more successful in school….and in life?

WHY READ 30 MINUTES A DAY?

*If daily reading begins at day one, by the time the child is five years old, he or she has been fed roughly 54,750 minutes of brain food!

*Reduce that experience to just 30 minutes two times a week for five years, and the child’s hungry mind gains only 15,600  minutes of nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and stories.

*Reading to a child just one time a week over the course of 5 years, means a child is only relieving 7,800 minutes of language.

*A kindergarten student who has not been read aloud to could enter school with less than 60 hours of literacy nutrition.

No teacher, no matter how talented, can make up for those lost hours of mental nourishment.

Fifth Grade - Tracy Elchyshyn - Room 14

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Welcome Back to School 2022-2023

       

Welcome to a new school year!  I hope everyone had an amazing summer. For those of you who may not know me, my name is Tracy Elchyshyn. This is my 29th year teaching in LAUSD. This year,  My grade level partner and I, along with our incredible PTO, have been planning many exciting things for this coming year.  We will be beginning the year with diagnostic assessments to see what each student has mastered and what the class, as a whole, needs assistance with. If you have any particular areas of concern at any time during the year, please feel free to reach out to me via email (taj3954@lausd.net) or the REMIND app. 

  • To join the REMIND app please text 81010 (that's the phone number you type in) and then text this message "@calabash23" and press send. PLEASE PLEASE put your child's name in Parenthesis () after your last name when you sign up. I highly suggest both parents/guardians join. This app is the primary way I communicate with all my families. 

  • ​Please complete this questionnaire about your child at  https://forms.gle/s1As4QJoNe7SHoqQ9

  • Water Bottles - Students will be able to drink from their water bottles in class.  Only WATER should be in the bottles or we have an invasion of ants. Please make sure bottles have a straw and tight lid.

  • Lunch boxes - Due to limited storage space, lunches will be kept in student backpacks. Please make sure anything that may leak is sealed.

  • School Supply List- see list on the side of this page

  • Back to school night will be August 

  • Homework- Each night students will have 30 minutes of reading from a class literature book that has been assigned to them and 30 minutes of math homework. To understand why 30 minutes of reading is so important, please read the article I posted on our school website. The math homework will be from our Eureka math page that correlates to the lesson we did in class.  I will send home the module book and the entire book needs to be returned at the end of the module, not each day.  Each day we will have a one question quiz to ensure they did their math homework.  This grade will be posted on Schoology for their math homework

  • Classroom Economy- We will be learning about economics in fifth grade and as such we will be building a classroom economy.  Students will be working toward earning “Scholar Dollars.” More information about this program will come soon. Today we learned about how money is designed and for homework students need to design a Scholar Dollar and return it to school tomorrow.

Together, I know this is going to be an amazing year!

 

 

Class Schedule

Mrs. Elchyshyn Weekly Schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00-8:15

Journal

Journal

Journal

Journal

Journal

8:15-10:25

Core/ELD

Reading

Core/ELD

Reading

Core/ELD

Reading

Core/ELD

Reading

Core/ELD

Reading

10:25-10:45 Recess

10:45-12:00

Module  Lesson 

Module  Lesson 

Module Lesson 

Module  Lesson 

Module  Lesson 


 

12:45- 1:05

DEAR

DEAR

DEAR

DEAR

DEAR

1:05-1:45

Science/Social Studies Community Circle Science/Social Studies Science/Social Studies Science/Social Studies

1:45- 2:30

Writing

Teacher PD

Writing Health

Art with Allison

1:35-2:15

Notes

Tracy Elchyshyn Locker