• Welcome to Ms. Duvall's Language Arts and Social Studies Class!

    Fifth Grade ELA/ Social Studies
    rena.macdevette@clover.k12.sc.us
    803-831-8585
     

     

    Mrs. MacDevette

    I am excited to beginning my twenty seventh year of teaching and my seventeenth year here at Crowders Creek.  After growing up in Cheraw, South Carolina I attended Winthrop University where I received my Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and my Masters Degree in Reading.  I am also certified in Elementary Education, highly qualified in middle level social studies, and both gifted and talented and read to succeed endorsed.

    I live in Lake Wylie with my 16 year old son McInnes and our puppy Teddy.  Education is my true passion and I love teaching and learning.  I love history, literature, and collecting quotes.  When I'm not teaching I enjoy exercising and love the outdoors.  

    Thank you for sharing your children with me!  It is going to be a great year!

    Please make sure you register your child!  Please bring 2 proofs of residence with you to registration.

    Registration Dates are August 1st and August 5th.

     

    5th GRADE SUPPLY LIST

    CROWDERS CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    2019-2020

    Community Supplies (Please DO NOT label with student’s name)

    Highlighters
    Disinfecting Wipes
    Tissues
    Hand Sanitizer
    Pencils
    Washable Skinny Markers
    1 Pack of Skinny Dry Erase Markers

    Personal Supplies (Please label with student’s name)

    3 Composition Books
    1 Composition Book with Graph Paper
    2 plastic pocket folders
    Earbuds
    Large Pencil Pouch/Bag with Zipper (Please no Boxes)

    Extra Wishlist Supplies Donations Appreciated

    Disinfecting Spray Paper Towels
    White Copy Paper Compositions Books Gallon Ziplock Bags

     

    Meet the Teacher will be August 15th.  We will have a drop in type format from 4:00-6:30

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    Countdown to Fifth Grade

    Math

    Practice multiplying and dividing larger numbers.
    Discuss decimalsthat are all around us, in cooking, measurements, and money.
    Try a few math apps such asChicken Coop Fractions , Math vs Zombies and Splash Math.

    On average, 25% of academic learning is lost by students during

    CROWDERS CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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    summer vacation.
    – US Dept of Education

    It can take 4-6 weeks of re-teaching materials for students to catch back up in the fall.

    Hereareafew tips to avoid the summer slide.

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    Reading

    Differentstrokesfordifferentfolks-Encourageyourchildtoreaddifferenttypesofbooks. Getyourchilda magazine subscription of their choice, Sports Illustrated Kids, Time for Kids, and American Girl for example. Let them be involved in making reading choices but keep a variety available to them.
    Keep it fun - Don’t set rules for the amount of time or minimum pages read , and don’t make reading a punishment. Try to keep reading enjoyable so it is something your child will want to keep doing
    Start a family book club- Parents should still be reading with their children through elementary school and beyond. As they get older, try a book club method. Choose a book with your child and get multiple copies. Read along with your child and discuss the chapters, surprises, character discoveries, make predictions and venture through the booktogether. You can even involve others, such as siblings, grandparents and friends. This is an activity that can keep you and your child connected through books as they mature and grow.

    Writing

    Pen pals - If your child has a friend or family member they may be away from during the summer, encourage them to keep in touch be sending notes and letters through email each day. If you are working, you could write back and forth with your child about their day to support their writing.
    Journaling - Let your child choose a special notebook to begin a journal. Encourage them to write about their ideas, thoughts, and experiences. This can prove to be an effective outlet that can continue throughout the tween years.

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