Saturday, October 29, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 10/31-11/04/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 9 of 37.  Last week students finished their  Island Map projects and Monday, many students will begin their presentations. It has been fun to see students' finished products, and now, we will be able to listen as we are taken on a "tour," of each island.

In Science last week, students generated their Space Project ideas.  This week, they will continue learning about Space, and begin working on their Space Projects at home.  Please remember to reference the Letter from Mrs. Swain <click link, concerning any questions you may have.  The link is also posted on the Proulx homework page, as well on Mr. Riedl's Google Classroom Science page.

Service ProjectHandsOnGreaterPortland Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels. 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 9 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. Finish Lesson 3.1-3.5 Jacob is Transformed. Test Thurs. 11/03
Memory Verse: Ephesians 4:24.  "...
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness."  MV Quiz 11/03
Math:    Continue Go Math Chapter 1.  Quiz Wednesday.  Math practice and helps: Think 
               Central (our new math program online), and Khan Academy. 
History: Island Map presentations.  Begin Mesopotamia unit.
Science: Space unit.  Link to Space Project <click
Literacy Block:

    • Reading: Treasures.  Ultimate Field Trip Review of 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies.
    • Writing: Six Traits of Writing: "Word Choice"  Googleclassroom.com
    • Spelling: Begin Unit 6-- Review. Skills and Proofreading tests given during the week. 
    • Vocabulary: Topic Word List for Mesopotamia.  
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Begin Irregular Verbs this week.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Regular schedule
Music: Continue Chorale Click here for details.  CHORALE --Regular Girls/Boys practices during lunch recess. Tues 5/6 Callbacks.  Thurs. 5/6 Callbacks.
Reading Buddies: Fridays with Mrs. Walter's first graders.
Art Education: Fridays with Mrs. Bates.
Art in the Classroom:  Students finished their Hand sketches and will begin their Profile Paper-art.

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 student 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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 10/24-28/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 8 of 37.   This week, students will finish up their Island Map projects and begin their presentations.  In Science, students will begin a new unit, and in Math, we are working our way toward completing chapter 1.  Please expect quizzes, and chapter reviews this week.

Service ProjectHandsOnGreaterPortland Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels. 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 9 with accomplishments and progress!

Looking ahead:

Oct 24 - Scheduling of Parent/teacher conferences begins.
Oct 26 - Progress Reports Emailed
Nov 10 - Honored Guest Morning (8:30-11:30)
Nov 11 - No School (Veterans Day)

Following is the classroom-context of our week:


Bible:     
Purposeful Design Lesson 3. Jacob is Transformed.
Memory Verse: Ephesians 4:24.  "...
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness."
Math:    Continue Go Math Chapter 1.   Math practice and helps: Think Central (our
              new math program online), and Khan Academy. Quizzes and Reviews during week.
History: Finish Geography Unit.  Finish Island Maps at school.  Due Thursday.

Science: Space unit.  Link to Space Project <click
Literacy Block:

    • Reading: Treasures. Unit 2.
    • Writing: Finish Six Traits of Writing: "Ideas"  Googleclassroom.com
    • Spelling: Unit 3 Review, Skills and Proofreading tests. 
    • Vocabulary:  Working on math terms from Go Math Chapter 1.
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Regular schedule
Music: Continue Chorale Click here for details.  CHORALE --Regular Girls/Boys practices during lunch recess. 10/24   Monday-- Lyric Quiz #1. Tues. 10/25 Chorale AFTER SCHOOL & T-SHIRT DAY
Reading Buddies: Fridays with Mrs. Walter's first graders.
Art Education: Fridays 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.  If you have not yet seen the Corrections forms, please remind your student 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

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 10/17-21/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 7 of 37.   The Island Map project is underway.  Students will continue to work every day for a few minutes to finish up their Map Keys, transfer their drawings of landforms and bodies of water onto their map poster-boards, and add all of the required elements in order to be finished by the due date.  Students are excited to finish their maps, and to do their presentations, and share their "Islands."  Let's encourage each other to stay on-task, and work hard to finish!

Some students will do MAP make-ups (from absences), this week, so please remind them to get plenty of rest, and to eat healthy snacks every day.

Service Project: HandsOnGreaterPortland Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels. We also look forward to working with NWCO this year!  We will need much parent help (our service projects will be during the school day, and we will need drivers/chaperones).  Be looking for dates/times, and the volunteer email to be sent in the coming weeks.

Let's make week 7 a fun-filled one!

Looking ahead:

Oct 17 - MAP testing make-ups during the week.
Oct 17 - Hearing/Speech Screening
Oct 18 - Picture Retakes
Oct 19 -Vision Screening
Oct 26 - Progress Reports Emailed

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:   Continue Purposeful Design Lesson 2:  Abraham Trusts and Obeys.  Test Thurs.
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
              son...  Test Thursday.
Math:   Go Math Chapter 1.7-1.10.   Math practice and helps: Think Central (our

              new math program online), and Khan Academy.
History: Continue Geography Unit.  Dig in, and work on Island Maps at school.

Science: Cont. Science ECOPOP Unit.
Literacy Block:

    • Reading: Treasures. Unit 2.
    • Writing: Finish Six Traits of Writing: "Ideas"  Googleclassroom.com
    • Spelling: Unit 3 Review, Skills and Proofreading tests. 
    • Vocabulary:  Working on math terms from Go Math Chapter 1.
    • Grammar: Cont. Preposition unit.  Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Preposition quiz Fri. Final words on list.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: Regular schedule
Music: Continue Chorale Click here for details.  CHORALE --Regular Girls/Boys practices during lunch recess.  Tues. 10/25 Chorale AFTER SCHOOL & T-SHIRT DAY
Reading Buddies: Friday.  
Art Education: Friday with Mrs. Bates.  Continue project.

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

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Proulx Newsletter 10/10-14/2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 6 of 37.  Students are at the end of MAP testing (make-ups next week), and we have begun to move forward with our Island Map project.  Students will work every day for a few minutes to make their map keys, draw their landforms and bodies of water, and add all of the required elements in order to be finished by the due date.  We are all excited to get to the day when students will do their presentations, and share their "Islands."

Service Project: HandsOnGreaterPortland Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels.  Please remember, if you have an idea, or a service project our fifth graders can be a part of, let us know!

Let's make week 6 a fun-filled one!

Looking ahead:
Oct 10-12 AM chapels every day.
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 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
              son...
Math:   Go Math Chapter 1 Check up/Review (Quiz).  Math practice and helps: Think Central (our

              new math program online), and Khan Academy.
History: Continue Geography Unit.  Continue towork on Island Map at school.  Landforms and

               bodies of water list due MONDAY.
Science: Cont. Science ECOPOP Unit.
Literacy Block:

    • Reading: Treasures. Unit 2.
    • Writing: Continue Six Traits of Writing: "Ideas"  Googleclassroom.com
    • Spelling: Unit 3 Review, Skills and Proofreading tests. 
    • Vocabulary:  Working on math terms from Go Math Chapter 1.
    • Grammar: Cont. Preposition unit.  Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Preposition quiz Fri. Final words on list.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Specials: 3-day 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: No Reading Buddies this week.  
Art Education: No Art lab this week.

    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

    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
                  son...
    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"  Googleclassroom.com
      • 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