And we have made it!!! The 1st semester ends this Friday. It went so quickly that I am in awe. Your children have advanced so much in their reading and writing. It had been a whirlwind of fun, hard work, and creativity. I will be posting some pictures of the Book Blossoms later. They are amazing. The students did fantastic with their glider STEM challenge on Wednesday of this week. Feel free to ask them what they learned. They are now experts in knowing how to build a top-notch glider.
Before I do my regular post, Mrs. Allen has a message for everyone:
Over Christmas Break, all students are challenged to read! Log your pages read in Biblionasium. Mrs. Allen will post a video explaining how to do this on our school’s website. If you complete the reading challenge, there will be a celebration in the Learning Commons when we return in January. The challenge is for:
kindergarten and first grade to read 100 pages
second grade to read 200 pages
third grade to read 300 pagges
fourth grade to read 400 pages
fifth grade to read 500 pages
The challenge will go live on Friday after school and will end Sunday, January 6th at midnight.
This week has a lot of upcoming fun items:
Monday, 12/17: Field Trip to KSU Holocaust Museum–Wear your class t-shirt. We leave at 9:30 and return around 12:30. We will eat lunch in our classroom; no speech classes
Tuesday, 12/18: A special STEM activity that has to do with classification of animals. Lunch will be in our room this day. The other half of 5th grade will be on the Field Trip; 12:20-1:05 Holiday STEM activity; 1:30 Reindeer Dash.
Wednesday, 12/19: Our only regular day this week
Thursday, 12/20: Holiday Party from 8:30-10:00–All Parents are welcome to come; Early Release at 12:30; ASP closes at 5pm. (Lunch is 10:09-10:39)
Friday, 12/21: Early Release at 12:30 (Lunch is 10:09-10:39); ASP closes at 5pm
Saturday. 12/22: The start of break. Please “sharpen the saw” and enjoy your break. There is no homework/classwork, etc during break. Classes recommence January 7th.
Science–**Homework: Please work on completing your science fair experiment and document it in your Science Fair Journal. Start on Powerpoint for Science Fair (Use office365). All work is due Jan. 11th.
We are doing a STEM challenge on the classification of animals on Tuesday. This challenge is a lot of fun. Student will combine their knowledge of Math, Science and Engineering.
We will continue the study of cells after we come back in January.
Reading–**Homework: M-Thurs. Read RAZ kids (30 minutes) or finish 6th independent book
***My students who were absent will be presenting their book blossoms.
Both classes will continue their read-alouds.
Block 1: We are in the process of finishing the Watsons. The book should be completed by Wednesday. We will take a Reading Counts quiz. We will have some discussion on Wednesday. When we get back, we will do a few activities with the book.
Block 2: We are not done with Esperanza Rising. We will have some time to work this week. We may get a chapter done. We will continue the book after break.
ELA–This week due to our crazy schedule, we will not be doing a whole lot with ELA. No ELA homework.
On Wednesday, we will work on identifying complete subjects in a sentence.