Please see our calendar for important dates! Check out our October newsletter below for important information.
To support Red Ribbon Week and being drug free, students are encouraged to wear their burgundy shirts on Tuesday, Oct. 28th.
Book-O-Ween is Friday, Oct. 31st. The parade is at 9:05, so come see the fun! Make sure your child has completed the book they chose for Book-O-Ween, and they also need to complete an AR test on it, by Oct. 31st. They need to have their book in class that day, or they can have a print out/drawing of the cover of the book if they can't get their hands on the actual book. To enjoy this special day, students are welcome to bring in snacks on this day. We will enjoy the snacks after lunch.
The next field trip payment is due Nov. 7th. You can pay anytime before then.
Fifth Grade Parent Night is Nov. 13th from 6:00-7:15. We hope to see you there!
In Language Arts, we have been learning about main idea and details, which has included some non fiction reads, as well as paragraph responses and essay writing. They have shown tremendous growth in their writing, and I am proud of them! Their portfolios are filling up! We are reading a novel, called "On My Honor", which is helping us learn about character traits and choices that can lead to bad consequences. The students completed a "life size character project" on a character in another book. They turned out great, and the children had fun working on them.
We are finished with Unit 2 in Social Studies, so we will be working on a group culminating project in class. Unit 3 is the Age of Exploration. The students seem to be enjoying Social Studies.
Your child will need to continue their nightly reading for homework. They need to read 20 minutes (or more!) each night and fill out their reading log. Parents need to sign their reading log each night. Parents, also sign their agenda and clean out the "leave at home" section of their take home folder nightly.
We have started our individual spelling lists. We have also started cursive for the handwriting portion of their spelling test. The students will not have a list of regular words for the week of Oct. 27. Some children will not have a spelling list this week, while others will have a list from their words to learn. Whether or not they have spelling words this week depends on their individual spelling needs.
Please let me know if you need anything at all. I am here to help your child be the best he or she can be, and that takes teamwork.