Saturday, January 28, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 1/30-2/03/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 19 of 37.  February is upon us and it looks to be a very exciting month.  It's time to dig in with the end of our Social Studies Unit: Ancient Egypt, and to prepare for the Hoop-A-thon.  Please keep up with WHCS events via the school newsletter, and let's make this week 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 - SpiriWear Day!  
Feb 07 - Oregon Children's Symphony (10:15 a.m.-12:15)
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:     Finish lesson 7.  Test 2/3 (note date change)  Study guide is online.

MV:         Hebrews 10: 11-12  MV quiz 2/3 (note date change)
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:         Projects due Monday 1/30.  Begin Presentations 1/31.  Test 2/2.  (Note date change)

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

    • Reading:  Realistic Fiction unit.  
    • Read aloud: Treasure of the Hidden Tomb by Tad Hardy.
    • Writing:  Continue Word Choice unit. Dress Ups and Sentence Openers. <link
    • Spelling:  Finish unit 9 (analogies).  Begin unit 10.  Dictation Test Friday. 
    • Grammar: Continued focus: Adjectives, adverbs.
    • Penmanship: Continue  Handwriting Without Tears.
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Art: Students finished their Cartouche's for Reading Buddies. This week: TBD.
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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, 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
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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

Friday, January 13, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 17 of 37.  Many happy returns after our Snow Days and Martin Luther King holiday. I am sure students are excited to be back at school working toward a great second trimester!  Please look for new times/dates for Chorale, Geography Bee, and other happenings.

Let's make this 3-day 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 17 - Egyptian Trading Card Research due
Jan 20 - National Geographics 4-8th Grade Geography Bee (Friday)
Jan 23 - Egyptian Trading Card Project due
Jan 25 - Proulx Chapel: Moved to May 24.
Jan 31 - Afterschool Lion King (3:05-5:00 PM)

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:     
Finish up Lesson 6: Moses Serves God, then move directly into Lesson 7.

MV:         I Corinthians 14:12. Quiz Tuesday, 1/17.
Math:     Finish Go Math Chapter 2. Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Ancient Egypt unit. Practice research procedures. Link to: Trading Card Project/contract. 
Sci:        Cont. Light and Sound unit.
Lit. Block:

    • Reading:  Begin our unit on Realistic Fiction.
    • 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: Friday
Specials: 4-day Schedule
Art:  Scarab Beetles and papyrus name plate in heiroglypics.  
______________________________________________________________________________

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, 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.  
______________________________________________________________________________

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

Monday, January 2, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 01/3-6/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 15 of 37.  The new trimester has begun, and report cards come out on Friday.  We will continue to work on our Social Studies unit, Ancient Egypt, while simultaneously learning how to research, cite our sources, and do a project!  What an exciting time of year we are entering.  I am sure the students look forward to a great winter trimester, and a fun rest-of-the-year, 2017!  Please remember this is a 4-day week.  As we have been told via WHCS emails, encourage your child to dress warmly, since lower temperatures are in the forecast.

This is our first week in 2017--let's make it a good one!

Service Project:  We are looking forward to our upcoming work with NWCO in the coming 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 03 - School resumes. Start of 2nd Trimester
Jan 06 - Report cards emailed
Jan 25 - Proulx Chapel

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      
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.
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.  Will be given in class.
    • Grammar: Easy Grammar for 5th Grade.  Continued focus: adverbs and adjectives.
    • Penmanship:  Handwriting Without Tears.  
Reading Buddies:  We will exchange Christmas gifts this week.
Specials: Four-day schedule.
Art:  If time allows: papyrus name plate in heiroglypics.  
______________________________________________________________________________
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