Congrats to Harper who won the Spelling Bee!
This week the students have a Math Test on Wednesday and their first QWest for the Lit Study ‘Rules’ on Friday so they should be studying a little bit each night.
We are looking forward to our Spelling Bee on Friday. Preston Miller, Kallista Favre, and Owen Brosanders will be representing the 5th Grade. Thomas Walsh will be the alternate. We wish them all the best. The Bee is at 8:06 in the Student Center. They will be competing against 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Next Monday we will be off of school celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.
And finally, thank you, Hudson, for another Great Student of the Week Presentation!
Students did very well on their final test for our Sun, Moon and Planets unit. I have already graded them and gave them to their teachers.
We are moving on to our next area of study: Mixtures and Solutions. I will be sending home a letter in the Eagle Express detailing this new unit. Here is a short summary of what they will be doing next week:
Students will make mixtures of water and solid materials and separate the mixtures with screens and filters. They then find that water and salt make a special kind of mixture, a solution, which cannot be separated with a filter but only through evaporation. Students are then challenged with a problem: how to separate a mixture of three dry solid materials. The investigation concludes with students going outdoors to see what natural materials make solutions with water.
Have a wonderful weekend.
I hope your break was wonderful and relaxing! Thank you all so much for your generosity. I received wonderful Christmas presents and was so touched by your kindness.
We are starting a new literature study in Reading. We will be reading the book Rules by Cynthia Lord. We will use the same format of looking up vocabulary words and answering questions on each chapter. We will still be practicing citing text evidence in our answers.
In Social Studies they are starting a chapter on the American Revolution. They will reinforce the concepts learned by watching the Liberty Kids series.
Progress reports will be handed out at parent conferences. I look forward to meeting with everyone.
I also look forward to a great 2nd half of the school year with your children.
Happy New Year!
We will finish our unit on the Solar System with a test this Friday, January 11. A short review will take place on Wednesday, January 9.
A new year brings a new unit. We will be starting our Mixtures and Solutions module next week. THIS is what they have all been waiting for: The mixing! The solutions! I will send a letter home with a summary of the unit next week also.
Please contact me with any questions, thank you!
I so look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! I hope everyone had a happy, healthy, and safe holiday break. I had a nice break and enjoyed my trip to Loch Lomond, California to visit my son who moved there last July.
We start off the new year with a lot of exciting things including a new literature study, the school spelling bee, and the math-a-thon!
We will meet at Parent Teacher Conferences where you will receive your child’s progress report. I will post a hard copy on my bulletin board tomorrow BUT those of you who read my email may sign up that way as well.
The first half of the school year has gone so quickly! Your amazing students are half way to becoming Middle Schoolers!
Tomorrow is Las Posadas, the last event before the holiday break. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will begin around 1:40 pm. Students are dismissed after the service.
Have a happy and safe holiday season!
A few more pictures from 2018!
Thank you so much for your generosity for Youth on Their Own. Between the 4th and 5th grades, we are able to take them about 70-75 gift cards. I am sure they will be so thankful and pleased. Thank you for encouraging your child to participate.
Tomorrow is the Chapter 7 Social Studies test. Ms. Garcia sees a notable difference in the study skills of the class. She is hoping that this test will be further proof that they are finding the right individual way to prepare for a test.
Friday is a very busy day. We have the Geography Bee first thing in the morning. We will have a Mexican lunch provided for all students in celebration of Las Posadas. The Las Posadas procession will begin at 1:40 with Lessons and Carols following it. The ceremony is usually over about 3:00. If parents are present, I will release kids a little early. If they are not present I will keep them in the classroom until the usual dismissal time. There will be no aftercare on Friday.
Thank you for all that you do.