Saturday, January 7, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 1/9-13/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 16 of 37.  Remember, report cards come out Monday.  I think we all appreciate the "Snow Days" grace period!  This week we will put much effort into our Social Studies unit, with in-class research, and trading card project design-work!  After a week of Geography Bee Preliminary Competition days, I am sure students are looking forward to a great winter trimester, and a fun rest-of-the-year!

This is our first 5-day week of 2017--let's make it 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 09 - Report cards emailed
Jan 16 - Egyptian Trading Card Research due
Jan 23 - Egyptian Trading Card Project due
Jan 25 - Proulx Chapel

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:    
Finish up Lesson 6: Moses Serves God

MV:         I Corinthians 14:12, "So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church." Quiz Thursday, 1/12.
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:  Research.  SSR:  Reading for 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. 
    • Grammar: Continued focus: adverbs and adjectives.
    • Penmanship: Continue  Handwriting Without Tears 
Reading Buddies:  Fridays.
Specials: Regular schedule
Art:  Scarb Beetles and papyrus name plate in heiroglypics.  
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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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