Welcome to Miss Aggen's Fifth Grade Class

Miss Aggen's fifth grade class is made up of 11 young gentlemen and 12 young ladies.  I am starting my 13th year of teaching at Springville this year.  I spent four years in third grade, one year in fourth grade and six years in fifth grade.  It is so much fun to come to school and teach Springville students.  Our class is full of energy and eagerness to learn many new things.  We are working hard to be wonderful Springville students. 

**Please make sure to check the email you provided me daily.  I will communicate with you frequently through email about late assignments or anything that might come up about your child.  Thank you!!

Homework Schedule

Homework will come home daily.  Your child's homework will be any assignment that was not completed in class that day.  The homework is due the next day.  If homework does not come back completed your child will be asked to complete the late assignment before or after school.  Please check your email daily incase I have to send you a notice.  Your child should also read 60 mins.every night and practice their multiplication and division facts.  If you have any questions about homework assignments please call the school or e-mail me.  

Daily Homework Assignments for Aug. 17th & 18th 

Day of the Week Math Reading Writing Spelling Science Social Studies
Monday - Cycle Day             
Tuesday - Cycle Day            
Wednesday - Cycle Day            
Thursday - Cycle Day 1 * Get paperwork filled out and return to school          
Friday - Cycle Day 2 * Get paperwork filled out and return to school          

Specials Schedule

Cycle Day Special and Time
Cycle Day 1 & 6 Library 10:50 - 11:40 (Check-in/ Check-out) / P.E. 3:00 - 3:50
Cycle Day 2 & 7 Band / Strings 1:00 - 1:30
Cycle Day 3 & 8 Chorus 2:05 - 2:55 / Music 3:00 - 3:50 / Library 10:50 - 11:40 (Cycle Day 8 ONLY)
Cycle Day 4 & 9 String 10:00 - 10:30 / Art 10:50 - 11:40 / Band
Cycle Day 5 & 10 Guidance 10:05 - 10:50 / Health 10:55 - 11:20

**Lunch is from 11:25 - 11:55


Testing Schedule



Curriculum in Miss Aggen's Classroom

 What's Happening in Miss Aggen's Classroom

     The 5th grade will be busy all year long.  We will be learning lots of new concepts, as well as, taking many assessments.  Below you will find what will be going on in our classroom. 

Reading: Stress on vocabulary and comprehension for meaning and understanding.  Comprehension skills include vocabulary, main idea, steps in a process, problem and solution, story elements, making inferences, and drawing conclusions. These skills, as well as, Reading Acuity practice on the computer will help us study for the State Reading test in the spring.  We hope to peak our students interest in reading by having a wide variety of literature and book projects.  Students are also expected to read 400 minutes and record those minutes on a calendar that are provided by the teacher beginning in October.

 Spelling: Sitton Spelling techniques will be used along with words from our Reading series this year.  We will send home lists for your student to study with every new story in Reading.  We will look at spelling patterns with our word lists every week.  There will be an assessment about every two weeks to determine if students are using their words correctly.  Students will be asked to keep a word work journal for Spelling and daily assignments will be done in there.

 English: We work on grammar skills, sentence structure, correct usage of punctuation and capitalization.  We will look at types of words such as nouns, verbs and adjectives.  The Six Traits of Writing is also incorporated into our curriculum.  We develop and use proofreading and editing skills, and do a great deal of creative writing.

 Math: The students will continue working in “Go Math!”  They will do hands – on lessons that will help them practice number sense, algebra, probability, data analysis, geometry, story problems, computation of multiple step problems and estimation.  It is essential that students have their basic facts memorized.  Please make sure to practice multiplication and division flashcards at home with your child.  We will also have Math Acuity practice and State Testing online throughout the year.       

 Social Studies: In Social Studies the students will be learning about the geography of the world, Canada and American History.  We will take an in-depth look at how our Nation was founded.  We will start with the early explorers, the establishment of the 13 colonies, the events that lead up to the Revolutionary War, the Revolutionary War, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. 

 Science: We will learn forces, motion and energy in Physical Science; heredity and the flow of matter and energy in ecosystems in Life Science; and the sun’s energy and warming effects, weather, climate and the seasons in Earth and Space Science. 

Keyboarding: We are going to be using the computer lab and laptop cart to teach the basics to typing on the computer.  We will learn emphasize the home row and typing without looking at our fingers while typing.  We will use Edutyping to help train the students. 

 Writer’s Workshop: We use this time to practice our grammar skills and use creative and imaginative writing.  We also use the Six Traits of Writing to develop proofreading and editing skills.  We will focus on descriptive essays for the majority of the year.


Amye Aggen
7400 N. 60th St.  
Omaha, NE 68152

402 - 572 - 0130 (School)


Important Dates

* Safe Walk to School Night on Tuesday, Aug. 15th from 6-7pm

* First Day of School on Thursday, Aug. 17th 

* PTA Budget Mtg. on Tuesday, Aug. 22nd at 6:30pm

* Curriculum Night on Tuesday, Aug. 22nd following the PTA mtg.

* No School on Monday, Sept. 4th due to Labor Day

* Open House on Monday, Sept. 11th from 6-8pm

* Cooper Farm on Thursday, Sept. 14th from 6-8pm

* No School on Friday, Sept. 15th for Curriculum Day

* No School on Monday, Sept. 18th for Team Day

* PTA Mtg. on Tuesday, Sept. 19th at 6:30pm


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