Saturday, January 21, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 1/23-27/2015

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 18 of 37.  I am a little leery of saying it, but hear goes, "Welcome back to our first 5-day week!"  We want to celebrate with those students in the 5th grade who participated in the 4th-8th grade National Geography Bee school competition.  Noah Christiansen and Samuel Armour  battled through, with Samuel making it to the last round against Ellie Choi.  Congratulations to 6th Grader Ellie Choi for making it to the state competition.

Students turned in their Social Studies research work and now they look forward to designing their Ancient Egypt Trading Cards. During the school day, students will work on their cards and score the As-You-Read questions.  At home, students should begin to choose and type up their 10 facts per topic (I will give them their facts back on Monday), ending up with 30 facts total. Each topic sheet of facts will be printed out, cut to size, and glued to the back of each fact card.  In other words, each card will only include 10 facts (3 cards with 10 facts on the back each).

On January 30th, students will begin their presentations.  During that time, students will prepare for their SS test by reviewing their study guides (and we will review the day before the test), as well.

Students can look forward to a new unit in Science on Monday: Unit G, Movement and Control.  For those of you that love to study human anatomy, now's your chance to shine!

Let's make this week of 2017 a great one!

Service Project:  We are looking at our schedule to plan our upcoming work with NWCO this 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:

Jan 31 - Afterschool Lion King (3:05-5:00 PM)
Feb 03 - Spirit Wear Day!  
Feb 10 - Hoop A Thon Assembly
Feb 17 - Patriotic Party
Feb 20/21 - No School
Feb 24 - All School Prayer Night
Mar 03 - Hoop-a-thon

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:     Continue Lesson 7.

MV:         Hebrews 10: 11-12  (Bible Test Jan. 31)
Math:     Go Math Chapter 2. Test 1/31 (Tuesday).  Begin Chapter 3 on 2/1.
               Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Finish up Ancient Egypt Trading Card project, due 1/30.  Test Wed. 2/1.

Sci:        Begin Unit G.  Movement and Control
Lit. Block:

    • Reading:  Realistic Fiction unit.
    • Read aloud: Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy.
    • Writing:  Scarab Beetle Dress Ups and Sentence Openers. <link
    • Spelling:  Take Home Task 9.  Dictation Test Friday. 
    • Grammar: Continued focus: Adjective packet.  Adverb packet.
    • Penmanship: Continue  Handwriting Without Tears.
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Art: TBD

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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