It is starting to feel a lot like fall! This week will by busy and we will be adjusting to five day week after two short weeks.
Please remember that the Jog-A-Thon is. 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 . If you volunteered to help, please come around 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!
morning, we will listen to Student Council candidate speeches and have our election immediately following that. Before the end of the day , we will elect classroom representatives.
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! We will not be having reading groups that week, so parents that volunteer during that time have the week off. Most parents have signed up for a conference time. If you have not, here is the link to the Sign Up Genius:
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.
We are on spelling Unit 2 Week 2 this week.
In reading, we will continue "American Stories". I hope you enjoyed your child's Law Day journal entry that I sent home for them to read to you on Thursday. Many thanks to those of you that were able to help your child edit mistakes. We finished two art projects last week. You will see them at conferences. One is a cell drawing to wrap our science unit and the other is a watercolor with adjectives that your child chose to describe himself/herself. We continue our studies on Native American tribes of the United States.
Thank you for all of the help and support.