What an exciting school year 2016 - 2017 is! 
We are learning and having fun!

 A few years ago the Tacoma Public Schools has adopted the Sixth Grade Readiness program for grade 5.  This program was developed to ensure all students become better prepared for learning.  The elementary framework of this program is to provide organization, using planners, binders, time management, and goal setting tools.  Our writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading techniques  will be stressed.  Each fifth grader has a binder, pencil pouch, planner and dividers to help them organize their work throughout the year.  A take-home folder is provided for each student to carry home corrected work and bulletins. 
                                                                                                 Our move to Wainwright has been completed and we're busy learning new things in Room 123.

Every night parents please initial your child's planner
 at the bottom.  There is a place for you to make comments, too.


All skills will be taught at school for special homework assignments so students can work independently or with very little supervision. 
The homework policy for fifth grade is to work 40 to 50 minutes each night.  Things each night your student should do:   
study and learn math facts
learn the weekly spelling words
finish any daily assignments not completed in class
complete special assigned homework


Absences do not excuse students from assignments.  For each day missed, students will receive the same number of days to complete any missed work and return it to school. 


If at any time a parent needs to reach me, please call before or after school.  The office can direct your call to my voicemail.  You may also contact me via this school website:  lsmith2@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Ms. Smith
Each Monday through Thursday: