Saturday, September 10, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 9/12-15/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to WHCS 5th Grade!  This is week 2 out of 37.  It was great to meet all of you on Tuesday, and again on Friday evening!  Last week students learned many class procedures, practiced Opening Exercises, learned how to head their papers, how to walk in the hallways, and how to open their lockers!  We practiced life-saving skills (fire drills, earthquake drills, and lockdowns), as well as how to use the 5th and 6th grade mobile (computer), lab.  This week we will continue to add more procedures, but we hope to dig into our learning context!  I can tell students are ready to get to work.

Concerning classroom volunteers, I would like to meet with all parents who signed up to volunteer in the classroom.  As soon as all signatures are in, I will contact you with a day/time to meet.  The website gives a little information, however, it is so much better to see it for yourselves, and have it explained while you are in the classroom.  See you soon!

This is our first full week, let's make it a great one!

Looking ahead:

Sep 16-
Reading Buddies with Mrs. Walter's 1st 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 Knight's Code. Student generated skits.  Begin 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:
History: Continue Geography Unit.  Continents, Oceans, Longitude, Latitude.
Science: Introduction to Science Unit.
Literacy Block
    • Reading: Treasures.  Miss Alaineus.
    • Writing: Being Six Traits of Writing:  Ideas
    • Spelling: Unit 1 
    • Vocabulary:  Introduce topic Word list:  Geography terms.
    • Grammar: Preposition unit.  Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
  • Specials: Regular schedule.
  • Music: Chorale begins the week of Sept. 19th.  Click here for details.
  • Classroom Art:  Coordinates sketches with colored pencil.
  • Art Education: Fridays in the Science Lab.  Mrs. Bates gave students a great first class.  They began their chalk sketches.
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

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