Ms. Scott

Welcome to 5th grade! My name is Marissa Scott and this is my third year teaching at Iron Horse. I am so excited to have another wonderful year at this school and with all of you!


Room 377

 

August Newsletter!

 

Happy beginning of 5th grade! It is such an exciting time to see everyone and meet new faces! Just wanted to let you know a few things to expect this year! 

 

Back to School Night

Iron Horse will not be doing Meet the Teacher before school starts this year. Because of this, please make sure your student comes to school on the 9th with their supplies for the year. Instead of Meet the Teacher, IHE will be doing a Back to School Night on August 12th where parents and their students can come into the classroom to meet me and hear about the year. There will also be a time to meet the school’s administration team, specials teachers, and other teachers in the building afterward. Please look at the schedule below to see what time you can come!

 

4:30-5:00 pm: Classroom session for families with the last names starting with A-M

5:00-5:30 pm: Last Names A-M will meet in the gym with school leadership

5:30-6:00 pm: Classroom session for families with the last names starting with N-Z

6:00-6:30 pm: Last Names N-Z will meet in the gym with school leadership

*If you have more than one child attending IHE, you may stay for both classroom sessions to meet all your teachers!

 

Newsletters

Around the first week of every month, you will receive a newsletter via email letting you know about upcoming important dates, reminders, and general updates from within the room. I also post this newsletter on our class webpage.  

 

Snacks

I am a big believer that kids who have food and water in them are able to focus better and become better learners! With that being said, I encourage my students to bring small snacks and water bottles into my room to munch and sip on throughout the day. I just ask that they are HEALTHIER snacks and just WATER! If they are not healthier snacks or are drinks other than water, the kids will be asked to put them back in their backpacks until lunch.

I also try to keep some emergency snacks in my room that my students can have if they don’t have food that day. These snacks are typically foods like pretzels, non-sugary cereals, nut-free granola bars, or other items that won’t go bad quickly.  If you would like to donate to this supply throughout the year, especially around CMAS time, the kids and I would greatly appreciate it! Please don’t feel like this is a “have to” though!

There are a few students in the class who have food allergies this year, so please make sure snacks DO NOT CONTAIN PEANUTS!  

 

 

Every Night Homework

         The kids will have some homework this year that is expected to be completed every day at home. My expectations are that they read every weeknight for at least 20 minutes, record it on their reading log, and have it signed off by a parent/guardian. I will be checking this log weekly on Mondays. They have a bingo square in the back of their homework folder where we will track who has read the full amount of time or more each week! If they get a bingo, they will earn a reward!

The final homework they will need to be doing nightly is practicing their multiplication and division facts from 0-12! These skills will be practiced and worked on very hard this first semester in order to be more successful in the math curriculum this year. They can be practicing with flashcards, multiplication games, parents shouting out facts and having them answer them, or any way that fits best at home that allows them to start mastering these!

Once we get into our math units, students will also receive a math packet for each unit. The students will be expected to complete the sheet that relates to that day’s lesson and turn it in the next day. There will be a sheet to complete almost every night of the school week, but not always!

Students will be getting into the habit of writing down their nightly assignments in their planners each afternoon, so if there are any questions about homework, check there first!

Important Dates in August:

8/9- First day of school (please bring all supplies) 
8/12- Back to School Night 

 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns! Looking forward to an incredible year filled with learning and memories!

 

Kindly,

Marissa Scott

mscott@dcsdk12.org