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Scholastic Book Order

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AR Requirement

AR stands for Accelerated Reading. This is an online program used in fifth grade to make sure students are comprehending the books read independently. Every month students will be required to read novels independently and then complete an AR comprehension quiz in class. 


Students need to read one fiction and one nonfiction book this month. One book must be at least 75 pages (please check with me if the book is less than 75 pages!) The other book can be any length. Students must complete an AR test when they are finished reading each book. Students should score 70% or higher on each quiz. AR quizzes must be completed by March 15!

AM Objectives

AM stands for Accelerated Math. AM is a program used in fifth grade to make sure students are practicing math skills already taught as well as preview skills that will be taught this year. Every student will be working at different paces and on different assignments to ensure every student is working at a rate appropriate for them. Students will be required to work on AM assignments at home as well as at school. Every month the goals will vary slightly, so please refer to this site to find the monthly goal.


March Goal - Earn 10 more objectives between February 25 - March 15.

Debbie Kreisman

Welcome to D-114!

Welcome to our class and 5th grade! My name is Ms. Kreisman and I am very excited to be your child's teacher. Our classroom website is here to inform parents and students on the events and learning going on in our classroom. Check here for important information, dates to remember, homework assignments, and notices about events happening in the classroom. I anticipate a great year filled with learning, growth, and accomplishments!

Kleenex for the classroom

Our class is running incredibly low on Kleenex boxes. Please consider donating a box or two to help our classroom. Thank you!


February 22


Language Arts Packet due Friday, March 1.


Read an AR book for 20 minutes every night.


AR - Read two books. One fiction book and one nonfiction book. The deadline will be March 15, so students need to read one chapter book (at least 75 pages) and the other book can be of any length. Students are expected to take an AR test for each book and score a 70% or higher. 


AM - Students will need to complete at least more 10 objectives by March 15. 


THE AR and AM window to complete work is February 25 - March 15.










Important Dates

Every Wednesday - Early Dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 1:40.


February 8 - School Colors Day (Congrats! We won the spirit stick!!!)


February 15 and February 18 - No School


February 21 - SF MOMA Field Trip 


February 22 - Explorer Report Due


March 1 - Super Hero Day


March 4 - March 8 - Parent Teacher Conference Week (Students should attend!)


March 18 - March 22 - Outdoor Ed


March 25 - March 29 Spring Break

Wish List

  • Accelerated Reading books
  • Kleenex
  • Computer paper
  • White board markers
  • Used Dryer Sheets
  • Baby Wipes
  • Post-its
  • Michael's gift certificate
  • Make a donation through
  • Make a donation through Amazon Wishlist


We are finished with the weekly state quiz! Stay tuned for more information about the next topic... BONES!