Jodi Weiser – Fifth Grade

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My name is Jodi Weiser, and this is my 6th year at JFK and my 3rd year as a 5th grade teacher.  I also have 7 years experience working as an elementary guidance counselor.  I received both my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and my Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education at Iowa State University.  Go Cyclones!  I look forward to getting to know each of my students and having a fun year!


Your child will bring a folder 甘肃快3走势图 each night that will contain any 甘肃快3走势图work, graded papers, and important notes from 甘肃快3走势图.  Please check the take 甘肃快3走势图 folder each day and return all 甘肃快3走势图work, any papers that need to go to the office, lunch money, or other important papers or notes needed for myself.  Your child will also have a 甘肃快3走势图work planner in which they will write down their 甘肃快3走势图work each day.  Please check their planners to see that all 甘肃快3走势图work has been completed.  If the 甘肃快3走势图work is not done on the day it is due, they will be written in the behavior folder for each subject not completed on time.  Getting a good night’s sleep and eating breakfast in the morning will help your child succeed at 甘肃快3走势图.  School starts promptly at 7:35 a.m. which is why arriving to 甘肃快3走势图 on time is so important.

Behavior Binder

If your son/daughter is written in the behavior folder three times in one day, they will have to serve a detention the following 甘肃快3走势图 day.  Forms will be sent 甘肃快3走势图 with the child for parents to sign and return to 甘肃快3走势图 the next day.  Transportation 甘肃快3走势图 from 甘肃快3走势图 after the detention will need to be arranged by the child’s family.  The severity of the behavior will determine the length of the detention.


A spelling pretest will be given on Monday and the post test on Friday.  If you need the spelling words for the week, they are glued in your child’s planner.


Nearly every night your son/daughter will be assigned math 甘肃快3走势图work.  While I do try to give the students time to work on their 甘肃快3走势图work during class, it would be a good idea to check their take 甘肃快3走势图 folder to see if the daily assignment is complete.  Also, we will be using MobyMax again this year, so check planners for login information.  This is a great way to retain math skills mastered at 甘肃快3走势图, as well as challenge your child to learn new concepts at 甘肃快3走势图.

Flag Essay

During the first quarter, your child will write a flag etiquette essay for social studies describing “What the American Flag Means to Me”.  This will be a one page essay between 250-300 words which will be submitted to The American Legion of Iowa.  Certificates for first, second, and third place will be awarded for chosen essays.  This is a great mini writing assignment in preparation for Civic Oration!

Civic Oration

This is a new and exciting time for your son/daughter!  During the second quarter of 5th grade, they will be competing in a speech competition, Civic Oration.  We will be working in class on taking notes, the writing process, and oral speaking skills, but it is also expected that they work on this outside of class.  It is imperative that your child does not fall behind on their speech as this could lead to increased anxiety.  With plenty of classroom practice and help with memorization at 甘肃快3走势图, I am sure this will be a very rewarding experience!

Literary Magazine

During the third quarter, 5th graders will be introduced to something new this year, our 5th-8th grade Literary Magazine!  More details will be given after Christmas break, but your child can start writing possible entries now.  This will be one published individual literary piece per student which will be included in our JFK magazine, different from the Crusader Chronicle which has been done in past years.  Possible ideas include writing a prayer, poem, cartoon, and/or pictures with captions of something of interest to your son or daughter.  Each student can submit several entries throughout the year, and when it is close to publishing time in March, they will pick their favorite to be included in our JFK Literary Magazine!


We will be using the same textbooks that were used last year for science which means the students will be allowed to write in their textbook again.  It is important that your child follow along during class instruction as we complete nearly all comprehension questions together as a group.  If you would like for your son/daughter to take their science book 甘肃快3走势图, please double check that it is placed back into their backpack.  Students are always encouraged to bring their books 甘肃快3走势图 when studying for quizzes and tests.  In the 5th grade, we will complete numerous STEM projects throughout the year.  This is always a favorite part of science for myself and the kids!  If you have any fun ideas for a STEM project, please let me know!  We are going to have a great year!