Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Ann Albertson on November 21, 2017 in Class News |

I hope all of you enjoy your time with friends and family over our Thanksgiving break. Happy Thanksgiving!


Unit 4 Math Assessment: Thursday, November 30th

Posted by Ann Albertson on November 21, 2017 in Class News |

The unit 4 math assessment will be Thursday, November 30th (when we return from Thanksgiving break). It will assess the following content:

  • long division
  • partial-quotient division
  • interpreting the remainder division
  • multiple pricing/unit pricing
  • multiplying with base ten pictures
  • dividing with base ten pictures

Students should be reviewing their notes and homework from this unit over break.

Some students have not been completing their math homework carefully and thoroughly. Parents, please monitor your students math homework to make sure they are meeting homework expectations: all steps shown, work is neat, work is legible. They will always have practice problems in their notebooks to assist them.

Students are reminded to write the notes neatly, carefully, and completely in class. While I work on this with them daily, a reminder from you will help.






PTA Reflections

Posted by Ann Albertson on November 20, 2017 in Class News |
PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: “Within Reach.”


Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition

Any questions? Contact Susan Brice at sbrice78@gmail.com

Click here for: Entry Form Official Rules

Click here for: Entry Form


The due date for entries is Monday, December 4th.



Picture Retakes

Posted by Ann Albertson on November 15, 2017 in Class News |
Wednesday, November 29th 
Gymnasium Stage

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Field Trip Fun and Kindness

Posted by Ann Albertson on November 10, 2017 in Class News |

The students and chaperones had a great time at the Henry Ford Museum this past Wednesday. Our first stop was the amazing Pixar exhibit, then we enjoyed lunch together, and the afternoon was spent touring rest of the museum. Thank you to the volunteers who gave up their day to drive and chaperone the students – it is greatly appreciated! Many photos were taken – they will be posted here this weekend.


A very kind parent brought a coffee to me after school Thursday in anticipation of the extended work day with parent/teacher/student conferences in the evening. The kindness continued on Friday morning with 4 hot coffees brought in by caring students and parents. You made my heart smile! I truly appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness!


Field Trip Today

Posted by Ann Albertson on November 8, 2017 in Class News |

Please remember to pack a lunch for your 5th grader today (and you if you are a parent accompanying us) for our field trip to the Henry Ford Museum.

Volunteer chaperones – thank you for taking the time today to assist with this. See you at 8:45 a.m.


“Cans for a Cause” November 6th – 20th

Posted by Ann Albertson on November 4, 2017 in Class News |

Howard Elementary is working with Yogurtopia and Gleaners  to collect non-perishable food items for families in need during the Holiday Season.  Students should bring items to class starting this Monday, November 6th. All items will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank. The class that collects the most items will receive a $5.00 gift card for each student and a visit from Miley the friendly Yogurtopia mascot.

Please donate generously! Here is the flyer:  Cans-for-a-Cause


S.S. Assessment, Science Quiz, and Field Trip

Posted by Ann Albertson on October 31, 2017 in Class News |

The district assessment for Unit 2 will be on Thursday. Students should review tonight and tomorrow. There are a few questions we will finish correcting/discussing tomorrow on that.

We will have a Science quiz on matter on Friday.

Field trip permission slips and money are due tomorrow. We need parents to drive and chaperone or else the trip will be canceled for us.


Unit 3 Math Test

Posted by Ann Albertson on October 25, 2017 in Class News |

The Math Unit 3 Assessment will be tomorrow.

It will assess the geometry ideas we have been working on: triangles (different types, characteristics, and classifying them), quadrilaterals (different types, characteristics, and classifying them), and angles (different types, characteristics, classifying & measuring them).



Instrumental Music with Miss Hilborn

Posted by Ann Albertson on October 23, 2017 in Class News |

Miss Hilborn has created a blog for any students participating in instrumental music.

Please sign up: Miss Hilborn’s Instrumental Blog


Miss Hilborn sent out these reminders: It is expected that all students will bring their required instruments, books and accessories on their day, otherwise they have lost an entire week of instruction. Forgetting an instrument will result in a loss of participation points for instrumental music and students. 

Payment for instrumental music must either be paid in full or be making payments regularly and monthly.
If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Miss Hilborn.

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