Mrs. Jessica Sims
5th Grade Math/Science/Social Studies

Courses Taught:

Math/Science/Social Studies

Beginning of the School Year Information

Important Links:

Schoology Website


Assignments for the Week of: January 4th-8th, 2021


Monday - No School

Tuesday - Review Whole Number Division by completing an Escape Room

Wednesday - Dividing decimals by powers of 10; homework

Thursday - Dividing a whole number by a decimal; homework

Friday - Dividing a deimal by a whole umber; timed test (practice)

Social Studies

Monday - No School

Tuesday -

Wednesday - Week 9 "New England colonies newspaper discussion
Thursday - 

Friday - Week 9 "New England colonies newspaper discussion


Monday - No School

Tuesday - Introduction of Chapter 3 "Growth and Survival" (plants and animals)

Wednesday - 

Thursday - Chapter 3, Lesson 1 discussion "What are some physical structures in living things?"

Friday - 

Wish List

*HP 61 Black or Color Ink

*Cap erasers

*Cardstock (any color)

*any extra school supplies (pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, glue sticks, etc.)


*Ziploc bags (any size)

*Air Wick refills (Snuggle Fresh Linen scent)

*Gift Cards from Turtle Shell, Office Depot, or Target

Mrs. Sims' Supply List for Math/Science/Social Studies

  • 2 in. 3-ring binder (will be used for all classes)
  • Pack of 7-8 dividers (will be used for all classes)
  • Several packs of wide-ruled, loose-leaf notebook paper (NO SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS!!)
  • Supply of #2 pencils (prefer mechanical due to limited access to the pencil sharpener)
  • Hand held pencil sharpener that catches shavings
  • Pencil pouch/supply box
  • 24 count box of crayons or colored pencils 
  • 1 box of washable markers
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 assignment book (can be purchased at the DPES supply store)
  • 1 pack of multi-color highlighters
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 composition notebook (for reading)
  • 1 3-pronged folders (will be used for our counselor)
  • personal headphones (students won't be able to share classroom headphones)


2 rolls of paper towels

1 box of Kleenex

3 reams of white copy paper

2 reams of colored copy paper

3 containers of Clorox/Lysol wipes**                         **These items can be sent later in the year if unable to find. 

2 containers of hand sanitizer**

1 pack of disposable gloves (latex free)

Classroom Management:

Expectations, Consequences, and Rewards


Class Schedule:

Class Expectations


1.         Be Prepared:  with class supplies, assignments, and a good attitude

2.         Be Respectful:  to yourself, to others, and the learning process

3.         Be Honest:  about your work and your actions

4.         Be Successful:  give your best effort and work all the time

5.         Participate in Class Appropriately:  raise your hand to be called on, wait patiently for a speaker to finish, make positive contributions to your group, and work cooperatively with your classmates


What happens if the rules are broken?

Whether it is a school rule or a class rule, the following consequences may be issued.  **Some steps may be skipped, depending on the severity or frequency of the offense.**

1. Verbal Warning

2. Lose Dojo points (after losing 5 points, a parent note will be sent home)

3. Silent snack or silent lunch will be given after 8 Dojo points have been lost

4. Phone call to the parents if Dojo points are lost again after serving silent snack/lunch

5. Parent Conference (if needed)

6. Office Referral


Class Dojo points can be earned for the following reasons:

R.I.S.E.: being respectful to others, showing integrity, exhibiting self-control, giving 100% effort in all activities 


Class Dojo points can be lost for the following reasons:

not prepared for class, disrespect to teacher or student, talking, teasing/bullying, inappropriate language, hallway infraction, off task (playing, off task, disruption), cheating/lying, not following directions, incomplete assignments (classwork or homework), inappropriate restroom behavior, property damage

7:45-8:25            Homeroom/Character Education/Breakfast

8:25-9:25            1st Block Math

9:25-10:05          PE

10:05-10:20       Snack

10:20-10:35        1st Block Math continued

10:35-11:45          1st Block Science/Social Studies

11:45-11:55           Transition to 2nd Block

11:55-12:13           2nd Block Math

12:16-12:39          Lunch

12:36-1:35            2nd Block Math

1:35-2:40            2nd Block Science/Social Studies

2:40-3:05           Dismissal

I graduated from The University of Alabama in May of 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  
Work Experience

*2012-2015 Pleasant Grove Elementary - 5th grade - Math/Social Studies

*2015-present Daniel Pratt Elementary - 5th grade - Math/Science/Social Studies

Personal Bio
My husband, Tyler, and I have 2 little girls. Kathryn is 4 and Rebecca is 1. I love spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach or river, going to Chick-fil-A and Target!