Sunday, March 19, 2017

Proulx Newlsetter 3/20-23/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 27/37 week of the 2016-2017 school year.  We have four days to finish off the 2nd trimester, and then it's full-speed-ahead to Spring Break.  Let's make these next four days finishing the 2nd trimester learning, growing, moving forward, and growing in faith.

Thank you drivers/chaperones who joined our team for the Rocks and Minerals unit field trip.  What a fun day we had thanks to you!

We want to say thank you to our room mom Minnie Cooper for providing a "surprise" St. Patrick's Day snack for the kids. They enjoyed celebrating with both green and orange (lime sugar cookies and "cuties").

Congratulations to our Band members who will enjoy a couple of days of festivals!  Also, let's not forget our opportunity coming up to work at NCO and help to promote God's love and care in our community!

There is still so much to look toward concerning our 3rd trimester, but for now, let's think about how far we have come in the second.    Let's make this 4-day week a great one!

Looking ahead:

Mar 20 - Classical Period Quiz
Mar 23 - 5/6 grade Puberty Talk 
Mar 24-April 2 No School Spring Break.
April 7  - Service Project:  Our work at NCO is scheduled for April 7th, 12:30-2:55 pm.  Band Festival also happening on the same day.  See details from Mrs. Kuhns.
Apr   7 - Report Cards emailed.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      Cont. Unit 11 Deborah Helps Others.  Test Thursday.

MV:          Psalm 121:1-2 <link Test Thursday.
Math:       Continue chapter 
                 Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:           Begin Ancient Rome unit.
Sci:          Solid Earth Unit.  Research Assignment due Research Assign due 4/3.
                 Rock Collection Lab due 4/4.  Link to>Science Rock Collection  paragraph info (scroll to

                 bottom of page once you open the link).
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Begin 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: The Journey that Saved Curious George...A true wartime escape.
    • Writing:  Sentence Openers (using Word Choice to begin sentences).
    • Spelling:  THT.  No test.
    • Grammar:  Adverb test Tuesday.
    • Specials: Four-day Schedule
Music: Mon., Wed. lunch recess.  Thurs. 5/6 Girls (lunch recess)
Art: Finish Triremes
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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, March 11, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 3/13-17/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 26 of 37.  There are only two weeks left before Spring Break, and that means the end of the second trimester is upon us!  It is hard to believe that the 5th graders are nearing their last stretch of 5th grade.  This week brings the end of the Ancient Greek unit, and student book report presentations (Wednesday).  Our favorite field trip is also this week--Rice Rock and Mineral Museum (Tuesday).  With all of the fun, and end of term coming on the 24th, let's make this week a good one!


Looking ahead:


Mar 14  - Field Trip: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (9:00-1:30)
Mar 17 - Patriotic Program and Museum (7 pm).
Mar 20 - Classical Period Quiz
Mar 23 - 5/6 grade Puberty Talk 
Mar 24-April 2 No School Spring Break.
April 7  - Service Project:  Our work at NCO is scheduled for April 7th, 12:30-2:55 pm.  Band Festival also happening on the same day.  See details from Mrs. Kuhns.
Apr   7 - Report Cards emailed.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      Cont. Unit 11 Deborah Helps Others.  

MV:          Psalm 121:1-2 <link
Math:       Chapter 4 begins Tues 3/7.
                 Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:           Culminating Project Assessment.
Sci:          Solid Earth Unit.  Research Assignment due Research Assign due 4/3.
                 Rock Collection Lab due 4/4.  Link to>Science Rock Collection  paragraph info (scroll to

                 bottom of page once you open the link).
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Book report due 3/15.  Pink packet  (<click link for details).
    • Read Aloud: Wishbone Series.  Odysseus
    • Writing: Book report due date: March 15. 
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Music: Mon., Wed. lunch recess.  Thurs. 5/6 Girls (lunch recess)
Art: Trireme and columns.
______________________________________________________________________________


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, March 4, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 03/06-10/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 25 of 37. Students are working on their first book report of the year.  Student rough drafts are due on Friday (in their Reading Comp. with parent editing/signatures). Typed finals are due Wednesday 3/15.  This will be their only formal book report this year.  It is 5 paragraphs which will include the writing choices they have been learning about this year (we call them Dress-ups).  


Looking ahead:


Mar 10 - Special Chapel with Aaron Meyer (8:30-9:10)
Mar 14  - Field Trip: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (9:00-1:30)
Mar 17 - Patriotic Program and Museum (7 pm).
Mar 23 - 5/6 grade Puberty Talk 
Mar 24-April 2 No School Spring Break.
April 7  - Service Project:  Our work at NWCO is scheduled for April 7th, 12:30-2:55 pm.  Band Festival also happening on the same day.  See details from Mrs. Kuhns.
Apr   7 - Report Cards emailed.
Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:    Unit 11 Deborah Helps Others.  

MV:        Psalm 121:1-2 <link
Math:     Chapter 3 Test 3/6.  Chapter 4 begins Tues 3/7.
               Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Ancient Greece unit continued.
Sci:        Solid Earth Unit.
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Book Report outline due 3/10. Book report due 3/15.  Pink packet  (<click link for details).
    • Read Aloud: Wishbone Series.  Odysseus
    • Writing: Work on book report packet in class. Students will do 1st draft in Reading Comp. notebook.  Rough draft due 3/10 with edits and parent signature.  Students will need to work at home and at school; parent editing needed. Typing/printing final drafts will be assigned as homework, however, students will continue to work on the reports at school during Writing class, as well.  Book report due date extension: March 15. 
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Music: Mon., Wed. lunch recess.  Thurs. 5/6 Girls (lunch recess)
Art: Trireme and columns.
______________________________________________________________________________


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, February 26, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 2/27-3/03/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 24 of 37. Spirit Week is here!  This week is the time students at WHCS get to dress up to match the theme of each day and let their school-spirit shine!  Additionally, students should check the Hoop-a-thon website every day to see if their sponsors are tabbing entries.  Let's make this year's Hoop-a-thon/Spirit Week a great one!


Following is the list of Spirit Week themes:

Mon:  Pajama Day
Tues:  Sports Day
Wed:  Lumberjack Day
Thu:   Disney Day
Fri:     Class Choice

Looking ahead:


Feb 27-Mar 3 -  SpiriWeek!

Feb 28 -  Lion King After School (3:05-5:00)
Mar 03 - Hoop-a-thon
Mar 10 - Special Chapel with Aaron Meyer.
Mar 14  - Field Trip: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (9:00-1:30)
Mar 17 - Patriotic Program and Museum (7 pm).
Mar 23 - 5/6 grade Puberty Talk 
April 7  - Service Project:  Our work at NWCO is scheduled for April 7th. We will need parent help
               (drivers/chaperones).  Be looking for dates/times, and the volunteer sign-up email to arrive in
               your inbox soon.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:


Bible:     Unit 9 continued.  No test for Unit 9.

MV:        1 John 1:8 Memory verse quiz Monday 3/6.
Math:     Finish Chapter 3 lessons 10-12, Chapter Review. Test 3/6. Begin chapter 4 Tues 3/7.
               Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Ancient Greece unit continued.
Sci:        Solid Earth Unit.
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Finish book.  Book report due 3/15.  Please check pink packet for details.
    • Writing: Begin working on book report packet in class.  Lessons will be given each day. Students must finish their books if they have not.  Rough draft due 3/10. Begin the writing portion; students should work at home and at school; parent editing needed. Typing/printing final drafts will be assigned as homework, however, students will continue to work on the reports at school during Writing class, as well.  Book report due date extension: March 15. 
    • Grammar:  Adverb review due Thursday.
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Music: Mon. 5/6 boys only lunch practice.  Wed. 5/6 girls only lunch practice. LION KING AFTER 
             SCHOOL (3-5:00),Tues, Feb 28th.
Art: Complete Greek Vase artwork.
______________________________________________________________________________


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, February 20, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 02/21-24/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to a new week, with only four days to reach higher!  This is your opportunity to learn, grow, and show what you know.  Let's make week 22/37 a great one.

Looking ahead:

Feb 24 - All School Prayer Night
Feb 27-  Spirit Week begins (ends Friday March 3rd) See details below.
Feb 28 - Lion King After School (3:05-5:00)
Mar 03 - Hoop-a-thon
Mar 10 - Special Chapel with Aaron Meyer.
Mar 17 - Patriotic Program and Museum (7 pm)

Spirit Week details:  Monday:  Pajama Day.  Tuesday, Sports Day.  Wednesday, Lumberjack Day. Thursday, Disney Day, and Friday, Student Choice (shhh...we are voting on Friday).


Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:     Unit 8  Test on Wednesday.

MV:         Joshua 1:7 Test on Wednesday.
Math:     Chapter 3. Mid Chapter Check Point, then work to finish up lessons 7-10. 
               Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Continue Ancient Greece unit.
Sci:        Intro to Solid Earth Unit.
Literacy Block:
    • Reading:  Realistic/Historical Fiction unit continued
    • Read aloud: FINISH Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy.
    • Writing: Continue short paragraphs using Word Choice.  Focus on spelling and punctuation.  Answer questions such as, "Does this sentence make sense?" Book reports Due date March 10. Students have been given the requirements (in class), for the 5th grade book report. These requirements were addressed last week, and will continue to review the "how-to's," in class .  Once we begin the writing portions, students should work at home on the editing (parent help), and typing/printing up the final drafts. Students will begin, and continue to work on the reports at school during Writing class, as well. 
    • Spelling: Finish unit 11. Test to follow. 
    • Grammar: Predicate Adjectives, adverbs continued.
    • Penmanship: Continue  Handwriting Without Tears.
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: 4-day Schedule
Music: Mon. 5/6 boys only lunch practice.  Wed. 5/6 girls only lunch practice. LION KING AFTER SCHOOL
           (3-5:00),Tues, Feb 28th.
Art: Finish Greek Vase Artwork.
Service Project:  We are looking at our schedule to plan our upcoming work with NWCO for the Spring 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.
______________________________________________________________________________

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, February 12, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 02/13-17/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 21 of 37.   Let's make February 13-17 a great week!

Looking ahead:

Feb 14 - Valentine's Card Exchange
Feb 15 - Baroque Quiz
Feb 17 - Patriotic Party
Feb 20 - No School
Feb 24 - All School Prayer Night
Feb 28 - Lion King After School (3:05-5:00)
Mar 03 - Hoop-a-thon

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:     Finish lesson 8.

MV:         Joshua 1:7
Math:     Chapter 3.  Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Ancient Israel.  Test Tues. 2/14
Sci:         Movement and Control
Literacy Block:
    • Reading:  Realistic Fiction unit.  Begin reading groups as scheduled.
    • Read aloud: Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy.
    • Writing: Continue short paragraphs using Word Choice.  Focus on spelling and punctuation.  Answer questions such as, "Does this sentence make sense?" Book reports Due date March 10. Students have been given the requirements (in class), for the 5th grade book report. These requirements were addressed last week, and will continue to review the "how-to's," in class .  Once we begin the writing portions, students should work at home on the editing (parent help), and typing/printing up the final drafts. Students will begin, and continue to work on the reports at school during Writing class, as well. 
    • Spelling: Finish unit 11. Test to follow. 
    • Grammar: Predicate Adjectives, adverbs continued.
    • Penmanship: Continue  Handwriting Without Tears.
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Music: Mon. 5/6 boys only lunch practice.  Wed. 5/6 girls only lunch practice. LION KING AFTER SCHOOL
           (3-5:00),Tues, Feb 28th.
Service Project:  We are looking at our schedule to plan our upcoming work with NWCO for the Spring 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.
______________________________________________________________________________

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, February 4, 2017

Proulx Newsletter Feb. 6-10, 2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 20 of 37.  It has been a weather-filled winter, with many unpredictable school days.  Our hope is to enjoy a full-week of school, and to do our best each day.  Let's make February 6-10 a great week!

Looking ahead:
  
Feb 07 - Oregon Children's Symphony (10:15 a.m.-12:15)
Feb 10 - Hoop A Thon Assembly
Feb 17 - Patriotic Party
Feb 20 - No School
Feb 24 - All School Prayer Night
Mar 03 - Hoop-a-thon

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:     Finish lesson 7.  Test 2/6 (note date change).

MV:         Hebrews 10: 11-12  MV quiz 2/6 (note date change)
Math:     Continue Chapter 3.
               Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Begin new Unit: Ancient Israel.

Literacy Block:
    • Reading:  Realistic Fiction unit.  Begin reading groups as scheduled.
    • Read aloud: Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy.
    • Writing: Introduce the writing element to student book reports.  Due date March 10. Students will learn  the requirements (in class), for the 5th grade book report. These requirements will be addressed this week, in class .  Students should work at home on the editing (parent help), and typing/printing up the final drafts. However, students will work on the reports at school during Writing class, as well. 
    • Spelling: Finish unit 10.  Dictation Test to follow. 
    • Grammar: Predicate Adjectives, adverbs continued.
    • Penmanship: Continue  Handwriting Without Tears.
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Service Project:  We are looking at our schedule to plan our upcoming work with NWCO for the Spring 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.
______________________________________________________________________________

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