Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11 Newsletter

May 11 Newsletter
Wednesday students had fun reviewing the week's  Wordly Wise
vocabulary words with a Kahoot It online quiz created by Conor.

Looks like it is going to be a rainy week. So much the better to buckle down and begin research for the Social Studies NC Museum Project. Classroom temperatures are in the mid-60s according to the thermostat so please send in a sweater or sweatshirt/jacket so they can layer as needed.

Please consider buying an extra box of healthy granola bars, breakfast bars, crackers, pretzels or even a bag of fruit next time you are shopping. There is always a need and students love spending those bonus bucks.

Progress Notes were sent home today. Please sign and return by Tuesday. They are created directly from the electronic grade book. If you have questions please let me know. I am happy to set up a phone or in-person conference, or just talk over email.

Students will be responsible for writing a research report, preparing a display of information on their topic, and a talk to give those who visit their exhibit. Exhibits can be done as display boards (as in a science fair tri-fold or poster)  3-D models, costumes, Powerpoint presentations, digital slide shows or video. Combinations of these presentation forms is also welcome. The research report will be done at school. The presentation and display will be created at home. Students will bring in their displays on June 4. The museum will be open from 10:30-11:30am June 4 and parents and siblings are welcome to come.

 The Track and Field Team will be headed to Meredith College on Tuesday morning to represent Washington in many events. Our class is proud to cheer on classmates Sienna, Hannah, Markell, Rah-Kwez, Kaden, Evan and Jordan. If your child is on this list, please be sure they dress for hot weather. They will leave at 9:30am.

Congratulations to the performers in this years Spring Celebration. It was great to see so many students come and enjoy the fun on Thursday evening.


May 18- 7:00pm Band Concert 
May 19- Strings Concert
May 21- Language Arts EOG
May 22- Math EOG
May 29- Field Day
June 4- Museum Projects Due, Museum Open 10:30-11:30am
Curriculum Notes…. Here’s what we are working on now:
  • Language Arts: Using the RUNNERS strategy for comprehension of fiction and non-fiction passages. 
  • Math: Measurement- Customary and Metric Systems, Quiz on Thursday
  • Review of 4th grade math vocabulary and concepts
  • Social Studies: NC State Constitution
  • Science: Animal Studies with Mr. Ash

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