Monday, February 20, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 02/21-24/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to a new week, with only four days to reach higher!  This is your opportunity to learn, grow, and show what you know.  Let's make week 22/37 a great one.

Looking ahead:

Feb 24 - All School Prayer Night
Feb 27-  Spirit Week begins (ends Friday March 3rd) See details below.
Feb 28 - Lion King After School (3:05-5:00)
Mar 03 - Hoop-a-thon
Mar 10 - Special Chapel with Aaron Meyer.
Mar 17 - Patriotic Program and Museum (7 pm)

Spirit Week details:  Monday:  Pajama Day.  Tuesday, Sports Day.  Wednesday, Lumberjack Day. Thursday, Disney Day, and Friday, Student Choice (shhh...we are voting on Friday).


Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:     Unit 8  Test on Wednesday.

MV:         Joshua 1:7 Test on Wednesday.
Math:     Chapter 3. Mid Chapter Check Point, then work to finish up lessons 7-10. 
               Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Continue Ancient Greece unit.
Sci:        Intro to Solid Earth Unit.
Literacy Block:
    • Reading:  Realistic/Historical Fiction unit continued
    • Read aloud: FINISH Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy.
    • Writing: Continue short paragraphs using Word Choice.  Focus on spelling and punctuation.  Answer questions such as, "Does this sentence make sense?" Book reports Due date March 10. Students have been given the requirements (in class), for the 5th grade book report. These requirements were addressed last week, and will continue to review the "how-to's," in class .  Once we begin the writing portions, students should work at home on the editing (parent help), and typing/printing up the final drafts. Students will begin, and continue to work on the reports at school during Writing class, as well. 
    • Spelling: Finish unit 11. Test to follow. 
    • Grammar: Predicate Adjectives, adverbs continued.
    • Penmanship: Continue  Handwriting Without Tears.
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: 4-day 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: Finish Greek Vase Artwork.
Service Project:  We are looking at our schedule to plan our upcoming work with NWCO for the Spring 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.
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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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