Saturday, November 5, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 11/7-10/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 10 of 37. It is a four-day week, with several awesome events!  Don't forget that Thursday is Honored Guest Morning, and Friday is Veterans' Day (no school).  Let's honor both our Visitors on Thursday, and our Veterans on Friday.

Service ProjectHandsOnGreaterPortland Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels. We will begin making cards during the week of 11/14. We also look forward to working with NWCO this year!  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 fill week 10 with accomplishments and progress!  Students should work on any missing/late assignments as soon as possible.  The end of the term is approaching quickly!

Looking ahead:
Nov 10 - Honored Guest Morning (8:30-11:30)
Nov 11 - No School (Veterans Day)
Nov 18 - Spirit Wear Day  (Grade level Contests)
Nov 18 - Class Harvest Party.
Nov 21 - PT Conferences
Nov 22 - PT Conferences
Nov 21-25 - No school.  Thanksgiving Break.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:


Bible:      
Purposeful Design. Lesson 4.1-4  Joseph.
MV:          Ephesians 4:31-32.

Math:       Finish Go Math Chapter 1.   Chapter 1 Test 11/ 16. Math practice and helps: Think 
                 Central (our new math program online), and Khan Academy. 
Soc. St.:   Continue Heritage Studies: Mesopotamia unit. 
Science:   Space unit.  Link to Space Project <click
Lit. Blk:

    • Reading: Treasures.  Ultimate Field Trip.  Review of 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies.
    • Writing: Six Traits of Writing: "Word Choice" Blood and Gore.  Posters.
    • Spelling: Cont. Unit 6-- Review. Skills and Proofreading tests given during the week. 
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List for Mesopotamia.  
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Cont. Irregular Verbs this week.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Four-day schedule.
Music:    Chorale Girls @ Lunch Recess Wed. No boys chorale @ lunch recess. Thurs. 5th Combo
               11:35-12:05
Art Ed.: NA
Art:        NA
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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.
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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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