Mrs. Swantz-Room 124


    Welcome to the News page!

    We've started to settle into the routines of 5th grade and the work load is getting a little heavier, so it's important that your child keep up with daily assignments.  These are written on the board daily, as well as posted on Mrs. Bednarek's Fifth Grade Facebook page, and your child should be recording them in the assignment notebook every day.  This should be shown to you and signed nightly, but many of my students still have not been getting signatures.  This helps you keep up with our class work so you know what your child is currently working on, and it acts as a form of communication between home and school, so please remind your child to show it to you daily so you can sign it.

    We will be doing MAPs testing Wednesday the 19th through Friday the 21st for Reading and Language, so please make sure your child gets a good night's sleep as well as a healthy breakfast and snack.  This first score will give us a glimpse of where your child is starting off the year in those subjects and helps us determine any areas where your child may need more instruction, so it's important that he or she do their best.

    Our ancient civilization project on the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans is coming to a close.  We have been conducting our group research over the last two weeks in order to complete the final project which includes the research study guide, a map, and a poster showing some important topics about the chosen civilization.  Some of this will be presented to the class next week.  Students will be receiving individual participation grades as well as an overall grade on the finished map and poster.  

    Just a couple reminders: this Wednesday students wear school colors in honor of our first home cross country meet.  Thursday will be picture retake day.  Friday, Sept.28th will be Grandparents Day, and 5th grade will be hosting them from 10-11.  We'll be meeting briefly in the classroom and then heading to the gym for the Natural High Fair where students will be able to go around to the individual booths to participate in some of the interactive displays presented by our 7th graders.

    Thank you for all of your support so far and for trusting me with the responsibility of educating your child.  I know I may be a little biased (especially since I've had some of them already as 3rd graders), but I really think I have the best class this year!  I'm looking forward to a fun-filled adventure in learning with your child.

    If at any time you have a question or concern please email me at



    Mrs. Swantz








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