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I Missed a week and I apologize! Things get a little crazy with grading, late work, teaching and life! THANK YOU to all my parent volunteers who helped make our Mariposa trip such a great success. I couldn't have asked for a better trip! The weather cooperated and we all had a blast!
I cannot believe that Quarter 3 is coming to a close! Report cards will be going home on Monday the 18th. We are now in the home stretch to Fifth Grade! I want to thank everyone who has offered me grace and support this year as I learn to Navigate the fast paced crazy world of Manchester. It was one thing to do it as a parent so many years ago, but a WHOLE different story doing it as a teacher. So, Thank you!
We began our read of By the Great Horn Spoon. This is one of my favorite books to read and the kiddos thoroughly enjoy it. From this point forward, all comprehension question sheets will be given as "tests" and students are not allowed to "redo or fix" tests.
We have begun our Gold Mining simulation. All mining camps have purchased their mining equipment and are ready for our Mining round (today). Ask your kiddo about this!!
KindMinds did a great job on their Chapter 9 Mid Chapter Review Quiz and we are scheduled to take the chapter test on Thursday. This will be our last grade in math for Quarter 3.
All MLK Jr. Art is due on Friday. Late work will not be accepted as we have been working on this project since January.
With track, band, orchestra, melodies, wrestling, and science olympiad, we have quite a few times when students are leaving class for other engagements. Please remind your kiddo that if he/she is involved in extracurricular activities, it is his/her responsibility to make up any work missed during class time on that same day.
All candy sales are due on Thursday, March 14th.
Parent University is starting their course "Let's go to College" for the next 5 Tuesdays at 9:30 AM in the cafeteria.
We will be taking the ELA SBAC 4/30-5/1 and the Math SBAC May 7-8. Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments.
Parents: Please make sure to do your part by checking those Green Folders every Monday night. It would also help to do a backpack check now and again. Many thanks to all Parents that do this weekly!
Parent Homework: 1. Review the contents of your child's Green folder and empty it. I noticed Many folders with last week's work and notices still inside. 2. Check your child’s agenda every day and sign.
Reading: We began "By the Great Horn Spoon" and will continue to read about the Gold Rush in our Social Studies book and Rocks and Minerals in Science.
Math: Chapter 9 on Decimals and onto Chapter 10 Two Dimensional Figures
Social Studies: California Gold Rush
Science: How to Identify Minerals and Rocks, Science Weekly: Weather and Climate
Writing: Skills: Personas and comparing with good and bad
Spelling: U5W5 and Word Master activities
Homework: Read every night, study word master cards, Spelling City, ANY unfinished classwork
Wed. March 20: Spring Pictures
4-11-19 Exp Night 5-6:30 pm
April 31 and May 1 ELA SBAC
May 7 and 8 Math SBAC
May 16th Open House 5:30-7
WordMaster Vocabulary Words 2018-2019
Word Group #3:
plot, erode, smug, visor, plummet, gaunt, berth, raze, bloated, gossamer, surge, gurgle, shed, cringe, sheer, impediment, plunge, clenched, smirk, billow, cramped, sound, wring, spacious, niche.
Word Group #1:
plume, rumble, homely, stalk, arch, stagnant, wisp, churn, raspy, drone, scorch, colossal, bungalow, doze, minute, hunch, clog, dramatic, hurdle, adorn, gnarled, outburst, slumber, silken, moat
Word Group #2:
wharf, connive, humdrum, torrent, compose, mobile, fatigue, irk, weathered, pang, agitate, erect, shanty, moor, cagey, whir, grate, sleek, dinghy, enrage, craggy, sprig, crouch, innocent, canopy