Saturday, April 22, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 4/24-28/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 20/37 of the 2016-2017 school year.

We will continue reviewing ideas about "Growth Mindset"   Interested?  View the short video at Growth Mindset for Parents <link.  Feel free to ask your child about some of the ideas they are reviewing.  Ask them, what is a "Yeti? "

Let's continue our enthusiastic trend and make week 29 an excellent one.

Looking ahead:
Apr 24 - ACSI Bible Test for 5th Grade
Apr 25 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr 27 - Lion King Dress/Photos After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr  28 - Lion King Assembly (8:30-9:15); Lion King Musical (7-8 pm)
May 10 - Progress Reports Emailed
May 24 - Proulx Class Chapel.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:  Lesson 21. David Sins  Test Wed. 4/26 Begin Lesson 22: Absalom Rebels...
MV:      Psalm 51:10 (<link) Quiz Wed. 4/26  New verse: Hebrews 3:12.
Math:   Chapter 5.  Dividing Decimals. Test 5 Friday. Math practice and helps: Think Central
             and Khan Academy. 
SS:        Byzantine Empire.  Packet, Study Guide and Test Thursday 4/27.  Packet link <click
Sci:       Energy work and Simple Machines.             
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Work on story board. Final due on, or before, 5/01/2017. Presentations to begin 5/01.
    • Read Aloud: Continue Crispin: The Cross of Lead 
    • Writing: Finish Storyboards due date 5/1. Begin intro to Final Middle Ages Research Report. Begin research 5/1.
    • Spelling: Take Home Task 22
    • Grammar: Continue Punctuation Unit.
    • Specials: Regular Schedule
    • For added help, read below the line, and feel free to click any link to get to our classroom website, the school website, and/or print 
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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.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*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, April 15, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 04/17-21/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 29/37 of the 2016-2017 school year.  I hope you enjoyed a worshipful, fun-filled Easter weekend. It was good to revisit the Biblical events that occurred from "Good Friday, through 'Easter' Sunday." Students compared and contrasted secular versions of Easter, with Biblical accounts of the days leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord.  We also enjoyed sharing the various ways each family celebrates this time of year.

School days have been going by so quickly, and students are diligently working to turn in their assignments, finish up biographies/storyboards, work on Science research assignments, and move forward in Math.  We will revisit our ideas about "Growth Mindset" (you may remember teachers talking about this last year or the year before).

Interested?  View the short video at Growth Mindset for Parents <link.

Let's continue our enthusiastic trend and make week 29 an excellent one.

Looking ahead:

Apr 18 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr 25 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr 27 - Lion King Dress/Photos After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr  28 - Lion King Assembly (8:30-9:15); Lion King Musical (7-8 pm)
May 10 - Progress Reports Emailed

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      Begin Lesson 21. David Sins
MV:          Psalm 51:10 (<link)
Math:      Chapter 5.  Dividing Decimals. Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:          Byzantine Empire.
Sci:         Energy work and Simple Machines.             
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Cont. biography/autobiography unit.  Storyboard project. Finish book by 4/17 Work on story board 4/17-4/24. Final due on or before 5/01/2017.
    • Read Aloud: Continue Crispin: The Cross of Lead 
    • Writing: Quality paragraphs.  How to summarize.
    • Spelling: Continue with in-class Take Home Tasks.  Lesson 21.
    • Grammar:  Punctuation Unit.
    • Specials: Regular Schedule
Art: Finish the Roman Arch.  
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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.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*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, April 8, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 04/10-14/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 28/37 week of the 2016-2017 school year.  We have entered the 3rd, and last trimester of our 5th grade school year.  Let's take each week with grateful hearts, a strong work ethic, and excellence, beginning with this first week of the term.

Looking ahead:

Apr  11 -  Lion King, After School (3:00-5:00)
Apr 18 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr 25 - Lion King After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr 27 - Lion King Dress/Photos After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
Apr  28 - Lion King Assembly (8:30-9:15); Lion King Musical (7-8 pm)
May 10 - Progress Reports Emailed

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      Finish "King David." Test 4/12. Begin Easter lesson:  Comparison of Secular Easter
                Traditions/Authentic Easter Accounts from Purposeful Design.
MV:          Psalm 18:2 Test Wednesday 4/12 .    Easter Lesson MV:  Isaiah 53:5 
Math:      Chapter 4; Test 4/10Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:          Finish Ancient Rome unit.  Test 4/11  Begin Byzantine Empire.
Sci:         Energy work and Simple Machines.             
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Cont. biography/autobiography unit.  Storyboard project. Finish book by 4/17 Work on story board 4/17-4/24. Final due on or before 5/01/2017.
    • Read Aloud: Finish Hans and Margret Rey (a True Wartime Escape).
    • Writing:  Sentence Openers: Quicksand.  Quality paragraphs.
    • Spelling: Continue with in-class Take Home Tasks.  Lesson 20.
    • Grammar:  Punctuation unit.
    • Specials: Regular Schedule
Art: Move forward with the Roman Arch.  
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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.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*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, April 2, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 04/03-07/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 28/37 week of the 2016-2017 school year.  I hope you enjoyed a fun-filled Spring Break!  This week 2nd term Report Cards go out, and we also begin our 3rd trimester.  Let's make this week a great one.

Congratulations to our Band members who will enjoy a couple of days of festivals this week!  Also, let's not forget our opportunity coming up to work at NCO and help to promote God's love and care in our community!

Looking ahead:

April 7  - Service Project:  Our visit to NCO is scheduled for April 7th, 12:30-2:55 pm. Band Festival
                Check with Mrs. Kuhns for details.
Apr   7  - Report Cards emailed.
Apr  28 - Lion King Assembly (8:30-9:15); Lion King Musical (7-8 pm)

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      David is Confident in God.  Lesson 20.
MV:          Psalm 18:2
Math:      Finish chapter 4; Test 4/10. Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:          Continue Ancient Rome unit.  Test Tuesday 4/11
Sci:         Solid Earth Unit.  Research Assignment due Research Assign due 4/3. Rock Collection lab
                4/4; Study Guide and Test 4/6.
                Rock Collection Lab due 4/4.  Link to>Science Rock Collection  paragraph info (scroll to

                bottom of page once you open the link).
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Cont. biography/autobiography unit.  Storyboard project. Finish book by 4/17 Work on story board 4/17-4/24. Final due on or before 5/01/2017.
    • Read Aloud: The Journey that Saved Curious George...A true wartime escape.
    • Writing:  Sentence Openers (using Word Choice to begin sentences).
    • Spelling: Continue with in-class Take Home Tasks.
    • Grammar:  Adverb test was cancelled for before Spring Break.  New test date:  4/5
    • Specials: Regular Schedule
Art: The Roman Arch (sketch).
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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.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*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, March 19, 2017

Proulx Newlsetter 3/20-23/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 27/37 week of the 2016-2017 school year.  We have four days to finish off the 2nd trimester, and then it's full-speed-ahead to Spring Break.  Let's make these next four days finishing the 2nd trimester learning, growing, moving forward, and growing in faith.

Thank you drivers/chaperones who joined our team for the Rocks and Minerals unit field trip.  What a fun day we had thanks to you!

We want to say thank you to our room mom Minnie Cooper for providing a "surprise" St. Patrick's Day snack for the kids. They enjoyed celebrating with both green and orange (lime sugar cookies and "cuties").

Congratulations to our Band members who will enjoy a couple of days of festivals!  Also, let's not forget our opportunity coming up to work at NCO and help to promote God's love and care in our community!

There is still so much to look toward concerning our 3rd trimester, but for now, let's think about how far we have come in the second.    Let's make this 4-day week a great one!

Looking ahead:

Mar 20 - Classical Period Quiz
Mar 23 - 5/6 grade Puberty Talk 
Mar 24-April 2 No School Spring Break.
April 7  - Service Project:  Our work at NCO is scheduled for April 7th, 12:30-2:55 pm.  Band Festival also happening on the same day.  See details from Mrs. Kuhns.
Apr   7 - Report Cards emailed.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      Cont. Unit 11 Deborah Helps Others.  Test Thursday.

MV:          Psalm 121:1-2 <link Test Thursday.
Math:       Continue chapter 
                 Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:           Begin Ancient Rome unit.
Sci:          Solid Earth Unit.  Research Assignment due Research Assign due 4/3.
                 Rock Collection Lab due 4/4.  Link to>Science Rock Collection  paragraph info (scroll to

                 bottom of page once you open the link).
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Begin biography/autobiography unit.  Storyboard project. Finish book by 4/17 Work on story board 4/17-4/24. Final due on or before .5/01/2017.
    • Read Aloud: The Journey that Saved Curious George...A true wartime escape.
    • Writing:  Sentence Openers (using Word Choice to begin sentences).
    • Spelling:  THT.  No test.
    • Grammar:  Adverb test Tuesday.
    • Specials: Four-day Schedule
Music: Mon., Wed. lunch recess.  Thurs. 5/6 Girls (lunch recess)
Art: Finish Triremes
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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.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*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, March 11, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 3/13-17/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 26 of 37.  There are only two weeks left before Spring Break, and that means the end of the second trimester is upon us!  It is hard to believe that the 5th graders are nearing their last stretch of 5th grade.  This week brings the end of the Ancient Greek unit, and student book report presentations (Wednesday).  Our favorite field trip is also this week--Rice Rock and Mineral Museum (Tuesday).  With all of the fun, and end of term coming on the 24th, let's make this week a good one!


Looking ahead:


Mar 14  - Field Trip: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (9:00-1:30)
Mar 17 - Patriotic Program and Museum (7 pm).
Mar 20 - Classical Period Quiz
Mar 23 - 5/6 grade Puberty Talk 
Mar 24-April 2 No School Spring Break.
April 7  - Service Project:  Our work at NCO is scheduled for April 7th, 12:30-2:55 pm.  Band Festival also happening on the same day.  See details from Mrs. Kuhns.
Apr   7 - Report Cards emailed.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      Cont. Unit 11 Deborah Helps Others.  

MV:          Psalm 121:1-2 <link
Math:       Chapter 4 begins Tues 3/7.
                 Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:           Culminating Project Assessment.
Sci:          Solid Earth Unit.  Research Assignment due Research Assign due 4/3.
                 Rock Collection Lab due 4/4.  Link to>Science Rock Collection  paragraph info (scroll to

                 bottom of page once you open the link).
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Book report due 3/15.  Pink packet  (<click link for details).
    • Read Aloud: Wishbone Series.  Odysseus
    • Writing: Book report due date: March 15. 
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Music: Mon., Wed. lunch recess.  Thurs. 5/6 Girls (lunch recess)
Art: Trireme and columns.
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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.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*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, March 4, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 03/06-10/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 25 of 37. Students are working on their first book report of the year.  Student rough drafts are due on Friday (in their Reading Comp. with parent editing/signatures). Typed finals are due Wednesday 3/15.  This will be their only formal book report this year.  It is 5 paragraphs which will include the writing choices they have been learning about this year (we call them Dress-ups).  


Looking ahead:


Mar 10 - Special Chapel with Aaron Meyer (8:30-9:10)
Mar 14  - Field Trip: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (9:00-1:30)
Mar 17 - Patriotic Program and Museum (7 pm).
Mar 23 - 5/6 grade Puberty Talk 
Mar 24-April 2 No School Spring Break.
April 7  - Service Project:  Our work at NWCO is scheduled for April 7th, 12:30-2:55 pm.  Band Festival also happening on the same day.  See details from Mrs. Kuhns.
Apr   7 - Report Cards emailed.
Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:    Unit 11 Deborah Helps Others.  

MV:        Psalm 121:1-2 <link
Math:     Chapter 3 Test 3/6.  Chapter 4 begins Tues 3/7.
               Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Ancient Greece unit continued.
Sci:        Solid Earth Unit.
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Book Report outline due 3/10. Book report due 3/15.  Pink packet  (<click link for details).
    • Read Aloud: Wishbone Series.  Odysseus
    • Writing: Work on book report packet in class. Students will do 1st draft in Reading Comp. notebook.  Rough draft due 3/10 with edits and parent signature.  Students will need to work at home and at school; parent editing needed. Typing/printing final drafts will be assigned as homework, however, students will continue to work on the reports at school during Writing class, as well.  Book report due date extension: March 15. 
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Music: Mon., Wed. lunch recess.  Thurs. 5/6 Girls (lunch recess)
Art: Trireme and columns.
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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.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*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, February 26, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 2/27-3/03/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 24 of 37. Spirit Week is here!  This week is the time students at WHCS get to dress up to match the theme of each day and let their school-spirit shine!  Additionally, students should check the Hoop-a-thon website every day to see if their sponsors are tabbing entries.  Let's make this year's Hoop-a-thon/Spirit Week a great one!


Following is the list of Spirit Week themes:

Mon:  Pajama Day
Tues:  Sports Day
Wed:  Lumberjack Day
Thu:   Disney Day
Fri:     Class Choice

Looking ahead:


Feb 27-Mar 3 -  SpiriWeek!

Feb 28 -  Lion King After School (3:05-5:00)
Mar 03 - Hoop-a-thon
Mar 10 - Special Chapel with Aaron Meyer.
Mar 14  - Field Trip: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (9:00-1:30)
Mar 17 - Patriotic Program and Museum (7 pm).
Mar 23 - 5/6 grade Puberty Talk 
April 7  - Service Project:  Our work at NWCO is scheduled for April 7th. We will need parent help
               (drivers/chaperones).  Be looking for dates/times, and the volunteer sign-up email to arrive in
               your inbox soon.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:


Bible:     Unit 9 continued.  No test for Unit 9.

MV:        1 John 1:8 Memory verse quiz Monday 3/6.
Math:     Finish Chapter 3 lessons 10-12, Chapter Review. Test 3/6. Begin chapter 4 Tues 3/7.
               Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Ancient Greece unit continued.
Sci:        Solid Earth Unit.
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Finish book.  Book report due 3/15.  Please check pink packet for details.
    • Writing: Begin working on book report packet in class.  Lessons will be given each day. Students must finish their books if they have not.  Rough draft due 3/10. Begin the writing portion; students should work at home and at school; parent editing needed. Typing/printing final drafts will be assigned as homework, however, students will continue to work on the reports at school during Writing class, as well.  Book report due date extension: March 15. 
    • Grammar:  Adverb review due Thursday.
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Music: Mon. 5/6 boys only lunch practice.  Wed. 5/6 girls only lunch practice. LION KING AFTER 
             SCHOOL (3-5:00),Tues, Feb 28th.
Art: Complete Greek Vase artwork.
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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.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*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