Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions
of students and parents.
- How many minutes should my child be reading each night?
- Is there homework every night?
- What is IIM?
- How can I contact the teacher?
- What is PASS?
- How important is attendance?
- If I have more questions?
How many minutes should my child be reading each night?
Each night the children are given 35-45 minutes of reading.
Reading daily is very important for your child's success in the
fifth grade. Students should read, both in school and at home, in
order for them to maintain and improve their reading skills and
Encourage your child to have fun and to choose interesting books.
Another way to encourage and help your child develope a love for
reading is to read aloud to them. When reading aloud, choose a
book that will challenge them and discuss words and story
This is a great bonding experience.
Is there homework every night?
Yes! Homework is assigned every night. Assignments are there to
help your child review and practice what has been taught in
class. Homework is also a tool for assesment and helps teachers
individualize your child's education. Homework is a way for your
fifth grader to develope responsibility and prepare for middle
school. If there are any questions or concerns regarding
homework please feel free to contact me. If your child has
trouble with any assignments drop me a note so I can develope
ways to ensure their learning.
What is IIM?
IIM stands for the Independent Investigation Method. All social
studies projects will be completed using this method of research.
Students investigate, discover, and learn using the seven-step
Step 1- Topic; Step 2- Goal Setting; Step 3- Research; Step 4-
Organizing; Step 5- Goal Evaulation; Step 6-Product; Step 7-
How can I contact the teacher?
I do my best to check e-mail regularly so you can just click the
link on this home page and drop me a note.
You can also send in a note with your child to arrange a time to
meet or write a note in your child's Thursday Folder.
I do my best to be open to your scheduling so please feel free to
What is PASS?
PASS means: “Partnership for Academically Successful Students”
How important is attendance?
It is very important that your child is on time daily! We are
learning throughout the day and the early activities are just as
If I have more questions?
Please feel free to email me any questions and I will get back to
you as soon as I can.