Friday, January 13, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 17 of 37.  Many happy returns after our Snow Days and Martin Luther King holiday. I am sure students are excited to be back at school working toward a great second trimester!  Please look for new times/dates for Chorale, Geography Bee, and other happenings.

Let's make this 4-day week of 2017 a great one!

Service Project:  We are looking at our schedule to plan our upcoming work with NWCO this 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.

Looking ahead:

Jan 17 - Egyptian Trading Card Research due
Jan 20 - National Geographics 4-8th Grade Geography Bee.
Jan 23 - Egyptian Trading Card Project due
Jan 25 - Proulx Chapel

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:     
Finish up Lesson 6: Moses Serves God, then move directly into Lesson 7.

MV:         I Corinthians 14:12. Quiz Tuesday, 1/17.
Math:     Finish Go Math Chapter 2. Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Ancient Egypt unit. Practice research procedures. Link to: Trading Card Project/contract. 
Sci:        Cont. Light and Sound unit.
Lit. Block:

    • Reading:  Begin our unit on Realistic Fiction.
    • Read aloud: Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy.
    • Writing:   Six Traits of Writing: Word Choice.  Cont. Dress Ups and Sentence Openers. <link
    • Spelling:  How to use our spelling concepts in everyday writing.
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List from Egypt unit. 
    • Grammar: Continued focus: adverbs and adjectives.
    • Penmanship: Continue  Handwriting Without Tears 
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: 4-day Schedule
Art:  Scarab Beetles and papyrus name plate in heiroglypics.  
______________________________________________________________________________

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, January 7, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 1/9-13/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 16 of 37.  Remember, report cards come out Monday.  I think we all appreciate the "Snow Days" grace period!  This week we will put much effort into our Social Studies unit, with in-class research, and trading card project design-work!  After a week of Geography Bee Preliminary Competition days, I am sure students are looking forward to a great winter trimester, and a fun rest-of-the-year!

This is our first 5-day week of 2017--let's make it a great one!

Service Project:  We are looking at our schedule to plan our upcoming work with NWCO this 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.

Looking ahead:
Jan 09 - Report cards emailed
Jan 16 - Egyptian Trading Card Research due
Jan 23 - Egyptian Trading Card Project due
Jan 25 - Proulx Chapel

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:    
Finish up Lesson 6: Moses Serves God

MV:         I Corinthians 14:12, "So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church." Quiz Thursday, 1/12.
Math:      Cont. Go Math Chapter 2. Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
Soc. St.:   Ancient Egypt unit. Practice research procedures. Link to: Trading Card Project/contract. 
Science:   Cont. Light and Sound unit.
Lit. Block:


    • Reading:  Research.  SSR:  Reading for fun.
    • Read aloud: Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy.
    • Writing:   Six Traits of Writing: Word Choice.  Cont. Dress Ups and Sentence Openers. <link
    • Spelling:  How to use our spelling concepts in everyday writing.
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List from Egypt unit. 
    • Grammar: Continued focus: adverbs and adjectives.
    • Penmanship: Continue  Handwriting Without Tears 
Reading Buddies:  Fridays.
Specials: Regular schedule
Art:  Scarb Beetles and papyrus name plate in heiroglypics.  
______________________________________________________________________________

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

Monday, January 2, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 01/3-6/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 15 of 37.  The new trimester has begun, and report cards come out on Friday.  We will continue to work on our Social Studies unit, Ancient Egypt, while simultaneously learning how to research, cite our sources, and do a project!  What an exciting time of year we are entering.  I am sure the students look forward to a great winter trimester, and a fun rest-of-the-year, 2017!  Please remember this is a 4-day week.  As we have been told via WHCS emails, encourage your child to dress warmly, since lower temperatures are in the forecast.

This is our first week in 2017--let's make it a good one!

Service Project:  We are looking forward to our upcoming work 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.

Looking ahead:
Jan 03 - School resumes. Start of 2nd Trimester
Jan 06 - Report cards emailed
Jan 25 - Proulx Chapel

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      
Lesson 6: Moses Serves God

MV:        I Corinthians 14:12 So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that
               build up the church.
Math:      Cont. Go Math Chapter 2. Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
Soc. St.:   Ancient Egypt unit. Practice research procedures. Link to: Trading Card Project/contract. 
Science:   Cont. Light and Sound unit.
Lit. Block:

    • Reading: Research.  SSR:  Reading for fun.
    • Read aloud: Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy.
    • Writing: Six Traits of Writing: Word Choice.  Cont. Dress Ups and Sentence Openers. <link
    • Spelling:  How to use our spelling concepts in everyday writing.
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List from Egypt unit.  Will be given in class.
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Continued focus: adverbs and adjectives.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Reading Buddies:  We will exchange Christmas gifts this week.
Specials: Four-day schedule.
Art:  If time allows: papyrus name plate in heiroglypics.  
______________________________________________________________________________
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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dear 5th Grade Families,

Merry Christmas!  <click link

Have a safe, love-filled Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Friday, December 9, 2016

Newsletter 12/12-15/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 14 of 37.  It is the last week of the first trimester, and the last four days of our 2016 school days!  The first trimester flew by and now we look forward to enjoying a wonderful break with family and friends. Although last week's two snow days took us by surprise, I think we will be able to move forward valiantly, knowing it will all work out when we put our trust in the Lord.   Let's make the next four days joyful, and great!

Service Project:  We are looking forward to our upcoming work 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.

Looking ahead:
Dec 12 - Christmas Concert 8:30-9:15
Dec 13 - 15 Preliminary in-class tryouts for National Geo School Bee 5th grade representatives.
Dec 13 - Band Concert (7:00 pm)
Dec 15 - Christmas Party
Dec 16 - 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:      
Christmas unit. No test.

Math:      Cont. Go Math Chapter 2. Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
Soc. St.:   Ancient Egypt unit. Practice research procedures. Link to: Trading Card Project/contract. 
Science:   Cont. Light and Sound unit.
Lit. Block:

    • Reading: How to cite resources used in research.  Reading for learning and fun.
    • Read aloud: Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy.
    • Writing: Six Traits of Writing: Word Choice.  Cont. Dress Ups and Sentence Openers. <link
    • Spelling:  How to use our spelling concepts in everyday writing.
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List from Egypt unit.  Will be given in class
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Continued focus: adverbs and adjectives.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Four-day schedule.
Music:   TBD
Art:  If time allows: papyrus name plate in heiroglypics.  
______________________________________________________________________________
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, December 3, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 12/5-12/9/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 13 of 37.  Students have been working so hard to prepare for their Christmas concert and Art Show! Please make sure to read all emails from Mrs. Brumley, or view this week's schedule (in assignment book), for details. Please encourage your children as they are busy winding up the trimester with  two very fun, work-filled weeks!  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go!

Service Project: Students finished their Greeting cards (<link) for Meals on Wheels.  We look forward to  our upcoming work 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 week 13 a great one!

Looking ahead:

Dec 08 - Last day to participate in the Take Action INC backpack food drive.
Dec 09 - Chorale Christmas Concert 7 Canceled
Dec 13 - Preliminary in-class competition for National Geo School Bee.
Dec 13 - Band Concert (7:00 pm)
Dec 15 - Christmas Party
Dec 16 - 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. Finish Joseph unit.  Test Thursday 12/8.
MV:         Genesis 50:20   Test Thursday 12/8

Math:      Cont. Go Math Chapter 2. Math practice and helps: Think Central (our new math program 
                 online), and Khan Academy. 
Soc. St.:   Ancient Egypt unit.  Prepare for Trading Card Project/contract.  Gather resources. 
Science:   Begin Light and Sound unit.
Lit. Block:

    • Reading: Treasures.  Tall Tales. cont. Davy Crockett. (Book report not introduced last week. Moving it to a new date.)  Gifts for Reading Buddies: We will be exchanging gifts with our Reading Buddies in 1st grade at our Reading Buddy on Friday, 12/09. Gifts should either be handmade or less than $5 total if store-bought.
    • Writing: Six Traits of Writing: Word Choice.  Intro to Dress Ups and Sentence Openers.
    • Spelling:  Continue Unit 7.  Quizzes and tests given during the week.
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List: from Math and Reading.
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  New focus will be adverbs and adjectives.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Reg. schedule.
Music:   Christmas Concert this week!  Busy schedule!  
Art Ed.: With Mrs. Bate.     
______________________________________________________________________________
           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, 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