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.
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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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