Sunday, October 2, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 10/03-07/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 5 out of 37, and to the first days of Fall!  What a great season of the year to work on Island Maps, Science labs, Go Math, and MAP testing.  In 8 days, we'll get to go on our first field trip to Tryon Creek, so be looking for emails regarding field trip procedures. Classroom volunteers have begun coming into the classroom.  Parents will be hearing from our Room Moms, Mrs. Minnie Cooper and Mrs. Julia Lyman and be given our classroom Volunteer list/schedule and Field Trip dates. Thank you, Parents, for your faithful, support!

We are generating ideas for our Class Community Service Project.  Any ideas or suggestions?  We hope to begin our HandsOnGreaterPortland Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels.

Let's make this fifth week of school a great one!

Looking ahead:

Oct 4-6- MAP testing. Please make sure to get plenty of rest, and eat protein-filled breakfasts.
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:   Begin 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
Math:   Move forward with Go Math Chapter 1.  Math practice and helps: Think Central (our new
              math program online), and Khan Academy.
History: Continue Geography Unit.  Begin working on Island Map at school.
Science: Cont. Science ECOPOP Unit.
Literacy Block:

    • Reading: Treasures.  Begin Unit 2.
    • Writing: Continue Six Traits of Writing: "Ideas"
    • Spelling: Unit 2 Review, Skills and Proofreading tests. 
    • Vocabulary:  Topic word list:  Go Math Chapter 1.
    • Grammar: Cont. Preposition unit.  Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Preposition quiz Fri. next 15 words.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Regular 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: Every Friday.  Once per month: meet in Library.
Art Education: Fridays in the Science Lab 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.
    *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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