Sunday, November 27, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 11/28-12/2/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 12 of 37. Students will work diligently to finish up their first trimester in 5th grade with excellence. They will have a couple of weeks to turn in missing/late work before Christmas break and report cards.

Service Project: Greeting cards (<link) for Meals on Wheels.  Additionally, we also look forward to working with NWCO in the coming trimester.  We will need much parent help (drivers/chaperones).  Be looking for dates/times, and the volunteer email to be sent in the coming weeks.

Let's make the next three weeks ones that show our diligent work, and our effort, and make week 12 the best one yet!

Looking ahead:
Nov 28 - 5th Grade Lyric Quiz #2
Nov 29 - CHORALE AFTER SCHOOL in Auditorium (w/ Mr. Swanson) 3:00-4:00
Dec 09 - Chorale Christmas Concert 7 pm.
Dec 13 - Band Concert (7:00 pm)
Dec 15 - Christmas Party
Dec 16 to Jan 02 - No School (Christmas Break)
Jan 03 - Start of 2nd Trimester
Jan 06 - Report cards emailed


Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:       
Purposeful Design. Joseph Forgives: Lesson 5.1-5.4.
MV:         Genesis 50:20 

Math:      Go Math Chapter 2. Math practice and
                 helps: Think Central (our new math program online), and Khan Academy. 
Soc. St.:   Finish Mesopotamia unit. Study Guide Mon. Test Thursday 12/01/2016.
Science:   Space unit. Space Project presentations.  Test Thursday 12/01/2016
Lit. Blk:

    • Reading: Treasures.  Realistic fictions.  Introduction to book report.    
    • Writing: Six Traits of Writing: Continue "Word Choice" Finish Blood and Gore  Posters.
    • Spelling:  Continue Unit 7. 
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List from Bible class:  mercy, hero, sovereignty, reconcile, balm.
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Finish Irregular Verbs unit.  New focus will be adverbs and adjectives.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Reg. schedule.
Music:    Nov 28 - 5th Grade Lyric Test #2  See upcoming dates above.
Art Ed.: With Mrs. Bate.
Art:        Paper Art.
______________________________________________________________________________
           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

Friday, November 11, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 11/14-18/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 11 of 37. Students have been working diligently in class for the past 10 weeks. This week, they hope to have as much of their missing work, outstanding assignments from absences, and corrections finished, to show what they have learned leading up to Parent Teacher Conferences. It will be fun to see how much they have improved in just a couple of weeks, since Progress Reports went out.  Then, they will have until Christmas break to finish up with term 1 work.

Service Project: Our projection was to begin making greeting cards (<link) for Meals on Wheels last week, however, we will begin this week instead.  Additionally, we also look forward to working with NWCO this year!  We will need much parent help (drivers/chaperones).  Be looking for dates/times, and the volunteer email to be sent in the coming weeks.

Let's fill week 11 with fun and giving of thanks!  We have so much to be grateful for.  It's amazing how many things we come up with when we take time to think and talk about all of our "blessings."

Looking ahead:
Nov 15 - After School Chorale 3-4 PM
Nov 18 - Spirit Wear Day  (Grade level Contests)
Nov 18 - Class Harvest Party.
Nov 21 - PT Conferences
Nov 22 - PT Conferences
Nov 21-25 - No school.  Thanksgiving Break.
Nov 28 - 5th Grade Lyric Quiz #2
Nov 29 - CHORALE AFTER SCHOOL in Auditorium (w/ Mr. Swanson) 3:00-4:00


Following is the classroom-context of our week:


Bible:       
Purposeful Design. Finish Lesson 4  Joseph.  Test moved to Friday 11/18.
MV:          Ephesians 4:31-32.  Test moved to Friday 11/18.

Math:       Finish Go Math Chapter 1.   Chapter 1 Test 11/ 17. Math practice and
                  helps: Think Central (our new math program online), and Khan Academy. 
Soc. St.:   Continue Heritage Studies: Mesopotamia unit. 
Science:   Space unit.  Link to Space Project <click
Lit. Blk:

    • Reading: Treasures.  Ultimate Field Trip.  Research Space Missions 1960s to present.    
    • Writing: Six Traits of Writing: Continue "Word Choice" Blood and Gore  Posters.
    • Spelling:  Unit 7. 
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List from Eph. 4:31-32
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Cont. Irregular Verbs.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Reg. schedule.
Music:    Nov 28 - 5th Grade Lyric Test #2  See upcoming dates above.
Art Ed.: With Mrs. Bate.
Art:        Paper Art.
______________________________________________________________________________
           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, November 5, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 11/7-10/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 10 of 37. It is a four-day week, with several awesome events!  Don't forget that Thursday is Honored Guest Morning, and Friday is Veterans' Day (no school).  Let's honor both our Visitors on Thursday, and our Veterans on Friday.

Service ProjectHandsOnGreaterPortland Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels. We will begin making cards during the week of 11/14. We also look forward to working with NWCO this year!  We will need much parent help (drivers/chaperones).  Be looking for dates/times, and the volunteer email to be sent in the coming weeks.

Let's fill week 10 with accomplishments and progress!  Students should work on any missing/late assignments as soon as possible.  The end of the term is approaching quickly!

Looking ahead:
Nov 10 - Honored Guest Morning (8:30-11:30)
Nov 11 - No School (Veterans Day)
Nov 18 - Spirit Wear Day  (Grade level Contests)
Nov 18 - Class Harvest Party.
Nov 21 - PT Conferences
Nov 22 - PT Conferences
Nov 21-25 - No school.  Thanksgiving Break.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:


Bible:      
Purposeful Design. Lesson 4.1-4  Joseph.
MV:          Ephesians 4:31-32.

Math:       Finish Go Math Chapter 1.   Chapter 1 Test 11/ 16. Math practice and helps: Think 
                 Central (our new math program online), and Khan Academy. 
Soc. St.:   Continue Heritage Studies: Mesopotamia unit. 
Science:   Space unit.  Link to Space Project <click
Lit. Blk:

    • Reading: Treasures.  Ultimate Field Trip.  Review of 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies.
    • Writing: Six Traits of Writing: "Word Choice" Blood and Gore.  Posters.
    • Spelling: Cont. Unit 6-- Review. Skills and Proofreading tests given during the week. 
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List for Mesopotamia.  
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Cont. Irregular Verbs this week.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Four-day schedule.
Music:    Chorale Girls @ Lunch Recess Wed. No boys chorale @ lunch recess. Thurs. 5th Combo
               11:35-12:05
Art Ed.: NA
Art:        NA
______________________________________________________________________________
           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, October 29, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 10/31-11/04/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 9 of 37.  Last week students finished their  Island Map projects and Monday, many students will begin their presentations. It has been fun to see students' finished products, and now, we will be able to listen as we are taken on a "tour," of each island.

In Science last week, students generated their Space Project ideas.  This week, they will continue learning about Space, and begin working on their Space Projects at home.  Please remember to reference the Letter from Mrs. Swain <click link, concerning any questions you may have.  The link is also posted on the Proulx homework page, as well on Mr. Riedl's Google Classroom Science page.

Service ProjectHandsOnGreaterPortland Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels. We also look forward to working with NWCO this year!  We will need much parent help (drivers/chaperones).  Be looking for dates/times, and the volunteer email to be sent in the coming weeks.

Let's fill week 9 with accomplishments and progress!  Students should work on any missing/late assignments as soon as possible.  The end of the term is approaching quickly!

Looking ahead:
Nov 10 - Honored Guest Morning (8:30-11:30)
Nov 11 - No School (Veterans Day)
Nov 18 - Spirit Wear Day  (Grade level Contests)
Nov 18 - Class Harvest Party.
Nov 21 - PT Conferences
Nov 22 - PT Conferences
Nov 21-25 - No school.  Thanksgiving Break.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:


Bible:     
Purposeful Design. Finish Lesson 3.1-3.5 Jacob is Transformed. Test Thurs. 11/03
Memory Verse: Ephesians 4:24.  "...
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness."  MV Quiz 11/03
Math:    Continue Go Math Chapter 1.  Quiz Wednesday.  Math practice and helps: Think 
               Central (our new math program online), and Khan Academy. 
History: Island Map presentations.  Begin Mesopotamia unit.
Science: Space unit.  Link to Space Project <click
Literacy Block:

    • Reading: Treasures.  Ultimate Field Trip Review of 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies.
    • Writing: Six Traits of Writing: "Word Choice"  Googleclassroom.com
    • Spelling: Begin Unit 6-- Review. Skills and Proofreading tests given during the week. 
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List for Mesopotamia.  
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Begin Irregular Verbs this week.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Regular schedule
Music: Continue Chorale Click here for details.  CHORALE --Regular Girls/Boys practices during lunch recess. Tues 5/6 Callbacks.  Thurs. 5/6 Callbacks.
Reading Buddies: Fridays with Mrs. Walter's first graders.
Art Education: Fridays with Mrs. Bates.
Art in the Classroom:  Students finished their Hand sketches and will begin their Profile Paper-art.

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 student 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, October 22, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 10/24-28/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 8 of 37.   This week, students will finish up their Island Map projects and begin their presentations.  In Science, students will begin a new unit, and in Math, we are working our way toward completing chapter 1.  Please expect quizzes, and chapter reviews this week.

Service ProjectHandsOnGreaterPortland Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels. We also look forward to working with NWCO this year!  We will need much parent help (drivers/chaperones).  Be looking for dates/times, and the volunteer email to be sent in the coming weeks.

Let's fill week 9 with accomplishments and progress!

Looking ahead:

Oct 24 - Scheduling of Parent/teacher conferences begins.
Oct 26 - Progress Reports Emailed
Nov 10 - Honored Guest Morning (8:30-11:30)
Nov 11 - No School (Veterans Day)

Following is the classroom-context of our week:


Bible:     
Purposeful Design Lesson 3. Jacob is Transformed.
Memory Verse: Ephesians 4:24.  "...
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness."
Math:    Continue Go Math Chapter 1.   Math practice and helps: Think Central (our
              new math program online), and Khan Academy. Quizzes and Reviews during week.
History: Finish Geography Unit.  Finish Island Maps at school.  Due Thursday.

Science: Space unit.  Link to Space Project <click
Literacy Block:

    • Reading: Treasures. Unit 2.
    • Writing: Finish Six Traits of Writing: "Ideas"  Googleclassroom.com
    • Spelling: Unit 3 Review, Skills and Proofreading tests. 
    • Vocabulary:  Working on math terms from Go Math Chapter 1.
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Regular schedule
Music: Continue Chorale Click here for details.  CHORALE --Regular Girls/Boys practices during lunch recess. 10/24   Monday-- Lyric Quiz #1. Tues. 10/25 Chorale AFTER SCHOOL & T-SHIRT DAY
Reading Buddies: Fridays with Mrs. Walter's first graders.
Art Education: Fridays with Mrs. Bates.

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 student 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, October 16, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 10/17-21/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 7 of 37.   The Island Map project is underway.  Students will continue to work every day for a few minutes to finish up their Map Keys, transfer their drawings of landforms and bodies of water onto their map poster-boards, and add all of the required elements in order to be finished by the due date.  Students are excited to finish their maps, and to do their presentations, and share their "Islands."  Let's encourage each other to stay on-task, and work hard to finish!

Some students will do MAP make-ups (from absences), this week, so please remind them to get plenty of rest, and to eat healthy snacks every day.

Service Project: HandsOnGreaterPortland Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels. We also look forward to working with NWCO this year!  We will need much parent help (our service projects will be during the school day, and we will need drivers/chaperones).  Be looking for dates/times, and the volunteer email to be sent in the coming weeks.

Let's make week 7 a fun-filled one!

Looking ahead:

Oct 17 - MAP testing make-ups during the week.
Oct 17 - Hearing/Speech Screening
Oct 18 - Picture Retakes
Oct 19 -Vision Screening
Oct 26 - Progress Reports Emailed

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:   Continue Purposeful Design Lesson 2:  Abraham Trusts and Obeys.  Test Thurs.
Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:17, By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a

              sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only
              son...  Test Thursday.
Math:   Go Math Chapter 1.7-1.10.   Math practice and helps: Think Central (our

              new math program online), and Khan Academy.
History: Continue Geography Unit.  Dig in, and work on Island Maps at school.

Science: Cont. Science ECOPOP Unit.
Literacy Block:

    • Reading: Treasures. Unit 2.
    • Writing: Finish Six Traits of Writing: "Ideas"  Googleclassroom.com
    • Spelling: Unit 3 Review, Skills and Proofreading tests. 
    • Vocabulary:  Working on math terms from Go Math Chapter 1.
    • Grammar: Cont. Preposition unit.  Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Preposition quiz Fri. Final words on list.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Regular schedule
Music: Continue Chorale Click here for details.  CHORALE --Regular Girls/Boys practices during lunch recess.  Tues. 10/25 Chorale AFTER SCHOOL & T-SHIRT DAY
Reading Buddies: Friday.  
Art Education: Friday with Mrs. Bates.  Continue project.

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.

____________________________________________________________________________

*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, October 8, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 10/10-14/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 6 of 37.  Students are at the end of MAP testing (make-ups next week), and we have begun to move forward with our Island Map project.  Students will work every day for a few minutes to make their map keys, draw their landforms and bodies of water, and add all of the required elements in order to be finished by the due date.  We are all excited to get to the day when students will do their presentations, and share their "Islands."

Service Project: HandsOnGreaterPortland Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels.  Please remember, if you have an idea, or a service project our fifth graders can be a part of, let us know!

Let's make week 6 a fun-filled one!

Looking ahead:
Oct 10-12 AM chapels every day.
Oct 10 -  Field Trip: Tryon Creek State Park.
Oct 13 - No School (Professional Development)
Oct 14 - No School (Professional Development)
Oct 18 - Picture Retakes
Oct 26 - Progress Reports Emailed

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:   Continue Purposeful Design Lesson 2:  Abraham Trusts and Obeys.
Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:17, By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a

              sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only
              son...
Math:   Go Math Chapter 1 Check up/Review (Quiz).  Math practice and helps: Think Central (our

              new math program online), and Khan Academy.
History: Continue Geography Unit.  Continue towork on Island Map at school.  Landforms and

               bodies of water list due MONDAY.
Science: Cont. Science ECOPOP Unit.
Literacy Block:

    • Reading: Treasures. Unit 2.
    • Writing: Continue Six Traits of Writing: "Ideas"  Googleclassroom.com
    • Spelling: Unit 3 Review, Skills and Proofreading tests. 
    • Vocabulary:  Working on math terms from Go Math Chapter 1.
    • Grammar: Cont. Preposition unit.  Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Preposition quiz Fri. Final words on list.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: 3-day schedule
Music: Continue Chorale Click here for details.  
             CHORALE --Regular Girls/Boys practices during lunch recess.  Upcoming: Lyric Test #1
             5th- Mon Oct 24
Reading Buddies: No Reading Buddies this week.  
Art Education: No Art lab this week.

    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.

    ____________________________________________________________________________

    *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