Saturday, September 17, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 9/19-23/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 3 out of 37.  WHCS 5th graders are beginning to dig into most of their core classes.  As you read the classroom context below, you'll notice students have begun most of their first units in Social Studies, Science, Math, Spelling, Reading, and Writing.  You may not have noticed much homework coming home, however, students are definitely putting time into their studies.  Our goal is to lead students into focusing and working during their school day, in order to spend more time doing family activities and getting plenty of rest on school nights.

Let's make this third week of school a great one!  Please remember the Student Council Fundraiser to help NCO!  The boxes are filling up, but the need is great.  Way to go Student Council!

Looking ahead:

Sep 23 -
Reading Buddies with Mrs. Walter's first graders.
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 unit 1.
Memory Verse: Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
Math: Go Math Chapter 1.  Math practice and helps: Khanacademy.com
History: Continue Geography Unit.  Bodies of water, climate zones, and landforms introduced.
Science: Cont. Science ECOPOP Unit.
Literacy Block
    • Reading: Treasures.  Continue unit 1: Miss Alaineus.
    • Writing: Begin Six Traits of Writing:  Ideas  Googleclassroom.com
    • Spelling: Unit 1 Quizzes and tests given during the week.
    • Vocabulary:  Topic word list (SS)
    • Grammar: Cont. Preposition unit.  Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
  • Specials: Regular schedule.
  • Music: Chorale begins Sept. 19th.  Click here for details.
  • Classroom Art:  Coordinates sketches with colored pencil.
  • Art Education: Fridays in the Science Lab.  Mrs. Bates will continue Art Ed projects.
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.
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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

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