What’s Coming up- Week of September 26th


  • Reading expectation 100 minutes per week.
  • Walkathon money due no later than Monday, September 26.
  • Jet’s pizza night Wednesday, October 4-5.
  • Hudsonville Fun Fest, October 7.  Wear your blue & gold to support our Hudsonville Eagles!!
  • We are continuing to build routines and our classroom communities.


  • Adding and subtracting fractions

Social Studies:

  • Government
  • Unit test next week


  • Memoirs
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What’s Coming Up!- Week of September 19


  • 5th graders are expected to read 100 minutes per week at home. Reading logs are checked on Mondays to see if students are reaching their weekly reading expectation.
  • Moby Max is homework every Monday-Thursday. Students should complete 5 minutes each evening to practice fact fluency.
  • Check the daily AGENDA that your child brings home to see if additional math homework is assigned. You can also cross reference their AGENDA by looking at the electronic copy at the page labeled AGENDA at the top of our Classroom Blog. 
  • All highlighted items are homework or upcoming assessments.
  • Thursday, September 22 is school picture day!
  • Friday, September 23 is our yearly school-wide fundraiser, our annual Walkathon. Please look through this slideshow for details about this important fundraiser.
  • Wear RED WHITE and BLUE on Friday for our Walkathon. Our class will be walking from 10:45-11:30. You are welcome to come and join the FUN!
  • Parents, If you would like to attend a school event (field trip) or volunteer at school, you must complete a background check. To access the form online, please visit the website link here. 


  • Adding and subtracting fractions

Social Studies:

  • Government


  • Memoirs


  • Setting up our reading lives
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You’ve Got Mail!

Dear Parents,

Today, your child will bring home the results from their Spring 2015 M-STEP test.  The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) is a 21st Century test given each spring designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college.

This test reflects your child’s results from last spring.  M-STEP results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, local district assessments, and other tools, offer a comprehensive view of student progress and achievement.

This linked video walks viewers through how to read the student scores:  

M-STEP/MME Parent Report Video

Mrs. Reagan and  Mrs. Burdis

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Wow! 4 days of 5th Grade in the Books!

Your children have done an amazing job transitioning into 5th grade.  I am so impressed with each of them.

We are running behind in sharing our Talents, but that is fine., We will roll that over into next week.  It might take us until Wednesday to finish up, but I don’t want to rush our time getting to know one another. :)

Your children are doing a great job of helping each other, receiving and processing a great deal of new information,  and being patient as we come together as a 5th-grade class. 

Have a relaxing weekend. Cross your fingers that the humidity passes and the temperatures drop a tad.  :)  

What to Expect Next Week?

  • A reading log to come home each day. Our class has already been practicing filling out our daily reading logs and I told the kids that they should have 100 minutes read by Monday.  If they have their log filled out and their 1OO minutes read they will earn 5 SMILE BUCKS on our first Monday together!!!  
  • A daily AGENDA to be filled each day with homework for the day highlighted. You can always check our AGENDA from the heading AGENDA at the top of the classroom blog. Reading homework will not be highlighted each day, it is a weekly expectation.  We had an opportunity to practice filling out our AGENDA  twice this week., if your child shows you their filled out AGENDA and you sign it, they will receive 5 SMILE BUCKS!!  
  • Math homework will be Monday-Thursday. Watch for this to come home as a paper copy with the word REMEMBERING at the top, or sometimes an assignment requiring internet access will be assigned, such as Moby Max, Study Island, or TenMarks. If internet access is an issue please contact me so I can make arrangement for your child. We will ease into the on-line homework. :) 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Kburdis@hpseagles.net





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