Sunday, May 21, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 05/22-27/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 34/37 of the 2016-2017 school year. This is a 4-day week.  Let's make the best of our in-school time!

Our class will continue practicing skits for Chapel. Parents are free to come in to watch:
Date: 5/24 from 9:00-9:25 a.m.  (First Grade Reading buddies will be a part of our
presentation again this year.  We are excited to have them join in!)  Theme:  The Wordless Book

Looking ahead:
May 24 - Proulx Class Chapel (9-9:25)
May 25 - All Class Birthday Party (2-3 pm)
May 26 - No School (Teacher Work Day)
May 29 - No School (Memorial Day)
May 31 - Music Test:  Impress/Contemporary
June 12 - Field Trip: Tigard Bowl & Pizza Caboose (details coming soon)
June 13 - Last Day of School! (dismissal at 11:30)
June 13 - All-School Picnic! (12:00-3:00)
June 16 - Report cards emailed

Summer birthdays will be celebrated on the following dates:**
Katie Mittelstadt 5/22 (for 7-3)
Henry Glad 5/23 (for 7/30)
Emma America  5/24 (8/9)
Gracie O'Hair 5/24 (8/30)
**Please note:  Since the birthday celebration dates have been posted, students are free to decorate these "birthday" lockers any time beginning Monday 5/15.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:   Work on Chapel.  
MV:       James 1:5. <link
Math:   Finish Chapter 6. Math Test Thursday. Math helps: Think Central and Khan Academy. 
SS:       Cont. Middle Ages Unit.   Test June 1, 2017.
Sci. :     Plants Unit.
  
Literacy Block:
    • Read Aloud: Crispin: The Cross of Lead 
    • Writing: 
      • Middle Ages Research Report. Continue to the finish line. See due dates on Informational packet. (<link)*  Students are welcome to finish early on any section of the Writing Paper and project, and presentation.
    • Spelling: THT 25 due Thursday with parent signature. 
    • Grammar: Continue Punctuation Unit.
    • Specials: 4-day week schedule.
    • For added help, read below the line, and feel free to click any link to get to our classroom website, the school website, and/or print correction forms/resources.
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Please feel free to view "Class Website< click link for updates. For information pertaining to WHCS, please remember to click the following link >"school website." 
Correction Forms can be found on the Resources and Study Guides page on the classroom website, or click the link to print > "Correction  forms<link.  If you have not yet seen the Corrections forms, please remind your children that they are capable to choose any assignment, do corrections, and improve their grade points.
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*There may be some modifications to the schedule during the week, depending on student needs/tempo. We will work on classroom expectations throughout the week. As always, I will email important updates to you as they arise.

**Photos of your child's textbooks are found in "5P Curriculum" on My Website. <click link
*A copy of "Dress Up and Sentence Openers" strategies can be found in "Resources and Study Guides"


Please remember to check for updates on the my classroom website.  Thank you. 

Mrs. Proulx
Fifth Grade
WHCS 2016-2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 05/15-19/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 33/37 of the 2016-2017 school year. We look forward to a successful, fun-filled finish of the 5th Grade year.  This part of the 3rd term has arrived just in time to finish up our finals in Social Studies, Math and Writing.  Since this week is MAP testing, teachers always advise students to get plenty of rest each night, and to bring healthful, protein and fruit/vegetable snacks for the most benefit.

My class will begin to practice skits for Chapel. Parents are free to come in to watch:  Date: 5/24 from 9:00-9:25 a.m.  (First Grade Reading buddies will be a part of our presentation again this year.  We are excited to have them join in!)

Looking ahead:
May 15 - Begin MAP testing (Monday-Friday)
May 17 - Spring Band Assembly
May 19 - SPIRIWEAR Day!  
May 24 - Proulx Class Chapel.
May 25 - All Class Birthday Party (2-3 pm)

Summer birthdays will be celebrated on the following dates:
Sydney Leslie 5/16 (for 6/16)
Noah Christiansen 5/17 (for 6/21)
Audrey Meek 5/18 (for 6/30)
Katie Mittelstadt 5/22 (for 7-3)
Henry Glad 5/23 (for 7/30)
Emma America  5/24 (8/9)
Gracie O'Hair 5/24 (8/30)

Please note:  Since the birthday celebration dates have been posted, students are free to decorate these "birthday" lockers any time beginning Monday 5/15.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:   Work on Chapel.
MV:       James 1:5. <link
Math:    Continue Chapter 6. Math practice and helps:Think Central and Khan Academy. 
SS:        Cont. Middle Ages Unit.  
Sci. :     Energy, Work and Simple Machines.
  
Literacy Block:
    • Read Aloud: Crispin: The Cross of Lead 
    • Writing: 
      • Middle Ages Research Report. Continue to the finish line. See due dates on Informational packet. (<link)*  Students are welcome to finish early on any section of the Writing Paper and project, and presentation.
      • Compare/contrast paragraph from Biography reports.
    • Spelling: THT 23 due Monday. THT 24 due Thursday.
    • Grammar: Continue Punctuation Unit.
    • Specials: Regular Schedule
    • For added help, read below the line, and feel free to click any link to get to our classroom website, the school website, and/or print correction forms/resources.
______________________________________________________________________________


Please feel free to view "Class Website< click link for updates. For information pertaining to WHCS, please remember to click the following link >"school website." 
Correction Forms can be found on the Resources and Study Guides page on the classroom website, or click the link to print > "Correction  forms<link.  If you have not yet seen the Corrections forms, please remind your children that they are capable to choose any assignment, do corrections, and improve their grade points.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*There may be some modifications to the schedule during the week, depending on student needs/tempo. We will work on classroom expectations throughout the week. As always, I will email important updates to you as they arise.

**Photos of your child's textbooks are found in "5P Curriculum" on My Website. <click link
*A copy of "Dress Up and Sentence Openers" strategies can be found in "Resources and Study Guides"


Please remember to check for updates on the my classroom website.  Thank you. 

Mrs. Proulx
Fifth Grade
WHCS 2016-2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 05/8-12/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 32/37 of the 2016-2017 school year.  A big THANK YOU, goes out to all you parents who made STapp week very enjoyable!  It was fun to come to school and know we had delicious meals prepared, along with fun activities every day!  We felt appreciated!

It's the second week of May and students are working to get their Middle Ages Research papers done, as well as plan their "visual projects."  We look for to their presentation beginning June 2!

WHCS band members will be away from school on Tuesday, May 9th.  Our hope for them is a fun-filled, successful day!

Most of the 5th graders have been using their recesses to work on the 2016-2017 5th Grade video.  We look forward to seeing their hard work "on the screen" during the last week of school.  Mr. Riedl will let us know when it is ready to view sometime in June.

My class will begin to practice skits for Chapel (May 24th). Parents are free to come watch!  Our chapel presentation is from 9:00-9:25 a.m.

Looking ahead:
May 09 - Band Festival #2.
May 10 - Progress Reports Emailed
May 12 - Spring Concert (morning in auditorium.)
May 17 - Spring Band Assembly
May 19 - SPIRIWEAR Day!  
May 24 - Proulx Class Chapel.
May 25 - All Class Birthday Party (2-3 pm)

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:   Finish Lesson 22, Absalom Rebels. Quiz to follow lesson 22.4*
MV:       Hebrews 3:12. Quiz Thursday *5/11/2017
Math:    Continue Chapter 6. Math practice and helps:Think Central and Khan Academy. 
SS:        Cont. Middle Ages Unit.
Sci:       Energy work and Simple Machines.
  
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Research resources.
    • Read Aloud: Crispin: The Cross of Lead 
    • Writing: 
      • Middle Ages Research Report. Begin researching facts 5/1. See due dates on Informational packet. (<link)*  
      • Compare/contrast paragraph.
    • Spelling: THT 23
    • Grammar: Continue Punctuation Unit.
    • Specials: Regular Schedule
    • For added help, read below the line, and feel free to click any link to get to our classroom website, the school website, and/or print correction forms/resources.
______________________________________________________________________________


Please feel free to view "Class Website< click link for updates. For information pertaining to WHCS, please remember to click the following link >"school website." 
Correction Forms can be found on the Resources and Study Guides page on the classroom website, or click the link to print > "Correction  forms<link.  If you have not yet seen the Corrections forms, please remind your children that they are capable to choose any assignment, do corrections, and improve their grade points.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*There may be some modifications to the schedule during the week, depending on student needs/tempo. We will work on classroom expectations throughout the week. As always, I will email important updates to you as they arise.

**Photos of your child's textbooks are found in "5P Curriculum" on My Website. <click link
*A copy of "Dress Up and Sentence Openers" strategies can be found in "Resources and Study Guides"


Please remember to check for updates on the my classroom website.  Thank you. 

Mrs. Proulx
Fifth Grade
WHCS 2016-2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 05/01-05/2017



Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 31/37 of the 2016-2017 school year. It's May 1st, and our class will begin to work on their Chapel presentation for May 24th! Let our energy be put toward giving these last several weeks of the school year our best effort. We want to finish with excellence and success.

Congratulations to the students who made the LION KING theater presentations such a great experience.  What fun to watch--the students worked hard on this one! A big thanks goes out to Mrs. Brumley, and all volunteers who faithfully lead our student as they prepared for the production.

Let's continue our enthusiastic trend and make week 31 an excellent one.

Looking ahead:
May 09 - Band Festival #2.
May 10 - Progress Reports Emailed
May 12 - Spring Concert (morning in aud.)
May 17 - Spring Band Assembly
May 19 - SPIRIT WEAR Day!  
May 24 - Proulx Class Chapel.
May 25 - All Class Birthday Party (2-3 pm)

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:   Continue Lesson 22: Absalom Rebels. Quiz to follow lesson 22.4*
MV:       Hebrews 3:12
Math:    Chapter 5.  Quiz Monday. Begin lesson 6. Math practice and helps:Think Central and Khan               Academy. 
SS:        Cont. Middle Ages Unit.
Sci:       Energy work and Simple Machines. Simple Machine Design Final Draft due Monday.
  
Literacy Block:
    • ReadingContinue storyboards presentations 5/1.
    • Read Aloud: Crispin: The Cross of Lead 
    • Writing: Middle Ages Research Report. Begin researching facts 5/1. See due dates on Informational packet. (<link)*
    • Spelling: THT 23
    • Grammar: Continue Punctuation Unit.
    • Specials: Regular Schedule
    • For added help, read below the line, and feel free to click any link to get to our classroom website, the school website, and/or print 
______________________________________________________________________________


Please feel free to view "Class Website< click link for updates. For information pertaining to WHCS, please remember to click the following link >"school website." 
Correction Forms can be found on the Resources and Study Guides page on the classroom website, or click the link to print > "Correction  forms<link.  If you have not yet seen the Corrections forms, please remind your children that they are capable to choose any assignment, do corrections, and improve their grade points.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*There may be some modifications to the schedule during the week, depending on student needs/tempo. We will work on classroom expectations throughout the week. As always, I will email important updates to you as they arise.

**Photos of your child's textbooks are found in "5P Curriculum" on My Website. <click link
*A copy of "Dress Up and Sentence Openers" strategies can be found in "Resources and Study Guides"


Please remember to check for updates on the my classroom website.  Thank you. 

Mrs. Proulx
Fifth Grade
WHCS 2016-2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 4/24-28/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 30/37 of the 2016-2017 school year.

We will continue reviewing ideas about "Growth Mindset"   Interested?  View the short video at Growth Mindset for Parents <link.  Feel free to ask your child about some of the ideas they are reviewing.  Ask them, what is a "Yeti? "

Let's continue our enthusiastic trend and make week 30 an excellent one.

Looking ahead:
Apr 24 - ACSI Bible Test for 5th Grade
Apr 25 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr 27 - Lion King Dress/Photos After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr  28 - Lion King Assembly (8:30-9:15); Lion King Musical (7-8 pm)
May 10 - Progress Reports Emailed
May 24 - Proulx Class Chapel.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:   Lesson 21. David Sins  Test Wed. 4/26 Begin Lesson 22: Absalom Rebels...
MV:      Psalm 51:10 (<link) Quiz Wed. 4/26  New verse: Hebrews 3:12.
Math:   Chapter 5.  Dividing Decimals. Test 5 Monday (note date change). Math practice
            and helps: Think Central             and Khan Academy. 
SS:       Finish Byzantine Empire. Test Thursday.   
Sci:       Energy work and Simple Machines.             
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Work on story board. Final due on, or before, 5/01/2017. Presentations to begin 5/01.
    • Read Aloud: Continue Crispin: The Cross of Lead 
    • Writing: Begin to type up final drafts, cut and glue, and finish Storyboards: due date 5/1. Begin intro to Final Middle Ages Research Report. Begin research 5/1.
    • Spelling: Take Home Task 22
    • Grammar: Continue Punctuation Unit.
    • Specials: Regular Schedule
    • For added help, read below the line, and feel free to click any link to get to our classroom website, the school website, and/or print 
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Please feel free to view "Class Website< click link for updates. For information pertaining to WHCS, please remember to click the following link >"school website." 
Correction Forms can be found on the Resources and Study Guides page on the classroom website, or click the link to print > "Correction  forms<link.  If you have not yet seen the Corrections forms, please remind your children that they are capable to choose any assignment, do corrections, and improve their grade points.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*There may be some modifications to the schedule during the week, depending on student needs/tempo. We will work on classroom expectations throughout the week. As always, I will email important updates to you as they arise.

**Photos of your child's textbooks are found in "5P Curriculum" on My Website. <click link
*A copy of "Dress Up and Sentence Openers" strategies can be found in "Resources and Study Guides"


Please remember to check for updates on the my classroom website.  Thank you. 

Mrs. Proulx
Fifth Grade
WHCS 2016-2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 04/17-21/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 29/37 of the 2016-2017 school year.  I hope you enjoyed a worshipful, fun-filled Easter weekend. It was good to revisit the Biblical events that occurred from "Good Friday, through 'Easter' Sunday." Students compared and contrasted secular versions of Easter, with Biblical accounts of the days leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord.  We also enjoyed sharing the various ways each family celebrates this time of year.

School days have been going by so quickly, and students are diligently working to turn in their assignments, finish up biographies/storyboards, work on Science research assignments, and move forward in Math.  We will revisit our ideas about "Growth Mindset" (you may remember teachers talking about this last year or the year before).

Interested?  View the short video at Growth Mindset for Parents <link.

Let's continue our enthusiastic trend and make week 29 an excellent one.

Looking ahead:

Apr 18 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr 25 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr 27 - Lion King Dress/Photos After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr  28 - Lion King Assembly (8:30-9:15); Lion King Musical (7-8 pm)
May 10 - Progress Reports Emailed

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      Begin Lesson 21. David Sins
MV:          Psalm 51:10 (<link)
Math:      Chapter 5.  Dividing Decimals. Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:          Byzantine Empire.
Sci:         Energy work and Simple Machines.             
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Cont. biography/autobiography unit.  Storyboard project. Finish book by 4/17 Work on story board 4/17-4/24. Final due on or before 5/01/2017.
    • Read Aloud: Continue Crispin: The Cross of Lead 
    • Writing: Quality paragraphs.  How to summarize.
    • Spelling: Continue with in-class Take Home Tasks.  Lesson 21.
    • Grammar:  Punctuation Unit.
    • Specials: Regular Schedule
Art: Finish the Roman Arch.  
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Please feel free to view "Class Website< click link for updates. For information pertaining to WHCS, please remember to click the following link >"school website." 
Correction Forms can be found on the Resources and Study Guides page on the classroom website, or click the link to print > "Correction  forms<link.  If you have not yet seen the Corrections forms, please remind your children that they are capable to choose any assignment, do corrections, and improve their grade points.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*There may be some modifications to the schedule during the week, depending on student needs/tempo. We will work on classroom expectations throughout the week. As always, I will email important updates to you as they arise.

**Photos of your child's textbooks are found in "5P Curriculum" on My Website. <click link
*A copy of "Dress Up and Sentence Openers" strategies can be found in "Resources and Study Guides"


Please remember to check for updates on the my classroom website.  Thank you. 

Mrs. Proulx
Fifth Grade
WHCS 2016-2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 04/10-14/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 28/37 week of the 2016-2017 school year.  We have entered the 3rd, and last trimester of our 5th grade school year.  Let's take each week with grateful hearts, a strong work ethic, and excellence, beginning with this first week of the term.

Looking ahead:

Apr  11 -  Lion King, After School (3:00-5:00)
Apr 18 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr 25 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr 27 - Lion King Dress/Photos After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr  28 - Lion King Assembly (8:30-9:15); Lion King Musical (7-8 pm)
May 10 - Progress Reports Emailed

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      Finish "King David." Test 4/12. Begin Easter lesson:  Comparison of Secular Easter
                Traditions/Authentic Easter Accounts from Purposeful Design.
MV:          Psalm 18:2 Test Wednesday 4/12 .    Easter Lesson MV:  Isaiah 53:5 
Math:      Chapter 4; Test 4/10Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:          Finish Ancient Rome unit.  Test 4/11  Begin Byzantine Empire.
Sci:         Energy work and Simple Machines.             
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Cont. biography/autobiography unit.  Storyboard project. Finish book by 4/17 Work on story board 4/17-4/24. Final due on or before 5/01/2017.
    • Read Aloud: Finish Hans and Margret Rey (a True Wartime Escape).
    • Writing:  Sentence Openers: Quicksand.  Quality paragraphs.
    • Spelling: Continue with in-class Take Home Tasks.  Lesson 20.
    • Grammar:  Punctuation unit.
    • Specials: Regular Schedule
Art: Move forward with the Roman Arch.  
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Please feel free to view "Class Website< click link for updates. For information pertaining to WHCS, please remember to click the following link >"school website." 
Correction Forms can be found on the Resources and Study Guides page on the classroom website, or click the link to print > "Correction  forms<link.  If you have not yet seen the Corrections forms, please remind your children that they are capable to choose any assignment, do corrections, and improve their grade points.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*There may be some modifications to the schedule during the week, depending on student needs/tempo. We will work on classroom expectations throughout the week. As always, I will email important updates to you as they arise.

**Photos of your child's textbooks are found in "5P Curriculum" on My Website. <click link
*A copy of "Dress Up and Sentence Openers" strategies can be found in "Resources and Study Guides"


Please remember to check for updates on the my classroom website.  Thank you. 

Mrs. Proulx
Fifth Grade
WHCS 2016-2017