Sunday, March 19, 2017

Proulx Newlsetter 3/20-23/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 27/37 week of the 2016-2017 school year.  We have four days to finish off the 2nd trimester, and then it's full-speed-ahead to Spring Break.  Let's make these next four days finishing the 2nd trimester learning, growing, moving forward, and growing in faith.

Thank you drivers/chaperones who joined our team for the Rocks and Minerals unit field trip.  What a fun day we had thanks to you!

We want to say thank you to our room mom Minnie Cooper for providing a "surprise" St. Patrick's Day snack for the kids. They enjoyed celebrating with both green and orange (lime sugar cookies and "cuties").

Congratulations to our Band members who will enjoy a couple of days of festivals!  Also, let's not forget our opportunity coming up to work at NCO and help to promote God's love and care in our community!

There is still so much to look toward concerning our 3rd trimester, but for now, let's think about how far we have come in the second.    Let's make this 4-day week a great one!

Looking ahead:

Mar 20 - Classical Period Quiz
Mar 23 - 5/6 grade Puberty Talk 
Mar 24-April 2 No School Spring Break.
April 7  - Service Project:  Our work at NCO is scheduled for April 7th, 12:30-2:55 pm.  Band Festival also happening on the same day.  See details from Mrs. Kuhns.
Apr   7 - Report Cards emailed.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      Cont. Unit 11 Deborah Helps Others.  Test Thursday.

MV:          Psalm 121:1-2 <link Test Thursday.
Math:       Continue chapter 
                 Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:           Begin Ancient Rome unit.
Sci:          Solid Earth Unit.  Research Assignment due Research Assign due 4/3.
                 Rock Collection Lab due 4/4.  Link to>Science Rock Collection  paragraph info (scroll to

                 bottom of page once you open the link).
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Begin 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: The Journey that Saved Curious George...A true wartime escape.
    • Writing:  Sentence Openers (using Word Choice to begin sentences).
    • Spelling:  THT.  No test.
    • Grammar:  Adverb test Tuesday.
    • Specials: Four-day Schedule
Music: Mon., Wed. lunch recess.  Thurs. 5/6 Girls (lunch recess)
Art: Finish Triremes
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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

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 3/13-17/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 26 of 37.  There are only two weeks left before Spring Break, and that means the end of the second trimester is upon us!  It is hard to believe that the 5th graders are nearing their last stretch of 5th grade.  This week brings the end of the Ancient Greek unit, and student book report presentations (Wednesday).  Our favorite field trip is also this week--Rice Rock and Mineral Museum (Tuesday).  With all of the fun, and end of term coming on the 24th, let's make this week a good one!


Looking ahead:


Mar 14  - Field Trip: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (9:00-1:30)
Mar 17 - Patriotic Program and Museum (7 pm).
Mar 20 - Classical Period Quiz
Mar 23 - 5/6 grade Puberty Talk 
Mar 24-April 2 No School Spring Break.
April 7  - Service Project:  Our work at NCO is scheduled for April 7th, 12:30-2:55 pm.  Band Festival also happening on the same day.  See details from Mrs. Kuhns.
Apr   7 - Report Cards emailed.

Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:      Cont. Unit 11 Deborah Helps Others.  

MV:          Psalm 121:1-2 <link
Math:       Chapter 4 begins Tues 3/7.
                 Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:           Culminating Project Assessment.
Sci:          Solid Earth Unit.  Research Assignment due Research Assign due 4/3.
                 Rock Collection Lab due 4/4.  Link to>Science Rock Collection  paragraph info (scroll to

                 bottom of page once you open the link).
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Book report due 3/15.  Pink packet  (<click link for details).
    • Read Aloud: Wishbone Series.  Odysseus
    • Writing: Book report due date: March 15. 
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Music: Mon., Wed. lunch recess.  Thurs. 5/6 Girls (lunch recess)
Art: Trireme and columns.
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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, March 4, 2017

Proulx Newsletter 03/06-10/2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to week 25 of 37. Students are working on their first book report of the year.  Student rough drafts are due on Friday (in their Reading Comp. with parent editing/signatures). Typed finals are due Wednesday 3/15.  This will be their only formal book report this year.  It is 5 paragraphs which will include the writing choices they have been learning about this year (we call them Dress-ups).  


Looking ahead:


Mar 10 - Special Chapel with Aaron Meyer (8:30-9:10)
Mar 14  - Field Trip: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (9:00-1:30)
Mar 17 - Patriotic Program and Museum (7 pm).
Mar 23 - 5/6 grade Puberty Talk 
Mar 24-April 2 No School Spring Break.
April 7  - Service Project:  Our work at NWCO is scheduled for April 7th, 12:30-2:55 pm.  Band Festival also happening on the same day.  See details from Mrs. Kuhns.
Apr   7 - Report Cards emailed.
Following is the classroom-context of our week:

Bible:    Unit 11 Deborah Helps Others.  

MV:        Psalm 121:1-2 <link
Math:     Chapter 3 Test 3/6.  Chapter 4 begins Tues 3/7.
               Math practice and helps: Think Central, and Khan Academy. 
SS:         Ancient Greece unit continued.
Sci:        Solid Earth Unit.
Literacy Block:
    • Reading: Book Report outline due 3/10. Book report due 3/15.  Pink packet  (<click link for details).
    • Read Aloud: Wishbone Series.  Odysseus
    • Writing: Work on book report packet in class. Students will do 1st draft in Reading Comp. notebook.  Rough draft due 3/10 with edits and parent signature.  Students will need to work at home and at school; parent editing needed. Typing/printing final drafts will be assigned as homework, however, students will continue to work on the reports at school during Writing class, as well.  Book report due date extension: March 15. 
Reading Buddies: Friday
Specials: Regular Schedule
Music: Mon., Wed. lunch recess.  Thurs. 5/6 Girls (lunch recess)
Art: Trireme and columns.
______________________________________________________________________________


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