Friday, December 9, 2016

Newsletter 12/12-15/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 14 of 37.  It is the last week of the first trimester, and the last four days of our 2016 school days!  The first trimester flew by and now we look forward to enjoying a wonderful break with family and friends. Although last week's two snow days took us by surprise, I think we will be able to move forward valiantly, knowing it will all work out when we put our trust in the Lord.   Let's make the next four days joyful, and great!

Service Project:  We are looking forward to our upcoming work with NWCO in the coming 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.

Looking ahead:
Dec 12 - Christmas Concert 8:30-9:15
Dec 13 - 15 Preliminary in-class tryouts for National Geo School Bee 5th grade representatives.
Dec 13 - Band Concert (7:00 pm)
Dec 15 - Christmas Party
Dec 16 - Jan 02 - No School (Christmas Break)
Jan 03 - Start of 2nd Trimester
Jan 06 - Report cards emailed

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Christmas unit. No test.

Math:      Cont. Go Math Chapter 2. Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
Soc. St.:   Ancient Egypt unit. Practice research procedures. Link to: Trading Card Project/contract. 
Science:   Cont. Light and Sound unit.
Lit. Block:

    • Reading: How to cite resources used in research.  Reading for learning and fun.
    • Read aloud: Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy.
    • Writing: Six Traits of Writing: Word Choice.  Cont. Dress Ups and Sentence Openers. <link
    • Spelling:  How to use our spelling concepts in everyday writing.
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List from Egypt unit.  Will be given in class
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Continued focus: adverbs and adjectives.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Four-day schedule.
Music:   TBD
Art:  If time allows: papyrus name plate in heiroglypics.  
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

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