Happy weekend. It is beginning to feel a little more like fall!
Mrs. Yoho did an amazing art lesson on Friday. This is super exciting, because we are going to read a book next trimester called The Boy of the Painted Cave. This lesson ties directly in with that book. We are going to check these websites out in the computer lab tomorrow, but in case it doesn’t work, I am passing this information along to you. This could be awesome for your family to check out at home. Here is info from Mrs. Yoho!!
The kids were super excited and inspired by the Cave Art Docent lesson we did this last Friday. Several students were interested in further information. Before exploring any of these sites with your children, please preview them for yourself.
For further exploration of Cave Art throughout the world, visit:
Please note, the following website is primarily in French, I did find an English translation. There are no words spoken. Click on A visit to the cave to begin the tour, when a box pops-up, click on it to see what the wall of the cave looks like if you were actually facing it! I showed the kids a snapshot of this tour, just the walk through part, but it did not have the interaction part.
For a virtual tour of the Lascaux Cave in France, visit:
Also, for those of you that have Netflix, there is a fantastic documentary that explores the Chauvet Cave in France. The title is "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," it is rated G.
Enjoy your explorations!
This is going to be a busy week!
Please remember that the Jog-A-Thon is this Friday. We are so excited about the color run portion of our Jog-A-Thon this year. It could get messy, but the kids will LOVE it! They might want to bring a change of clothes for after the Jog-A-Thon. Please have your kids be collecting pledges. This one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. The money that is raised goes directly to make things better for kids at our school! The money raised last year purchased the amazing picnic tables that the kids sit at for outside lunch. Two years ago, the money purchased chrome books, which our class uses on a daily basis. Thank you so much for supporting this event! Our class runs from 8:30-9:00. If you volunteered to help, please come around 8:10 in order to get kids ready to run.
Thank you so much to the parents who work in our garden and run our produce cart! The kids had a blast in the garden this past week. The kids participated in fun activities! The kids love picking and tasting the fresh vegetables. They get so excited on Tuesdays when the produce cart is out!
Wednesday morning, we will listen to Student Council candidate speeches and have our election immediately following that. Before the end of the day Wednesday, we will elect classroom representatives.
This Friday marks the end of our mid-trimester. Please be asking your child how he/she is coming along with his/her AR goal. I think that there are some students who have not taken any tests yet. We will start our book report the week after next, so students need to have their chapter books finished soon.
Just a reminder, the week of October 2-6 (next week) are all minimum days for students so that teachers can conference in the afternoons. I hope this is not too much of an inconvenience for your family! I am really looking forward to meeting you all and discussing your child with you!
In 5th grade, we are starting to work with double digit division. This is SO difficult for students if they have not mastered their multiplication facts. If your child is still struggling to pass multiplication in X-TraMath, please support your child at home and practice their facts with them. Memorization of basic facts is essential to math success. Fourth grade families, thank you for being supportive with students practicing X-TraMath facts as part of their homework routine!
We are on spelling Week 6 this week.
This week, I will not be sending home Thursday folders. I will be keeping them in order to go over the work in them during conferences.
Thank you so much for all of your help and support.
Early release days every Friday. Dismissal is at 1:00
Friday, September 29- Mid Trimester (Make Sure You Are Checking Your Child's Grades On Line)
Friday, September 29 Jog-A-Thon
Monday - Friday, October 2-6- Minimum Days - Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, October 3 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library
Tuesday, Oct. 10 Homework Club Begins
Wednesday, October 11 Picture Retakes
October 16-20 - Fall Break
Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Parade and Celebrations
Sunday, November 5 Daylight Savings
Tuesday, November 7 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library
Friday, November 10 - Veteran's Day - No School
Friday, November 17 - End of 1st Trimester, Minimum Day
November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, December 5 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library
December 6-9 Mistletoe Mall
Friday, December 22- Minimum Day
December 25- January 6- Winter Break