We are excited to welcome anyone who is interested in coming in to surprise the class to read aloud! As the sign-up genius states, if there is another time that you can need to come in or you would like to Skype the class please just reach out to let us know and we will try to be as flexible as our schedule allows.
***Mystery Reader Sign Up Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0444a9ae2aaaf49-mystery1
23 SCHOOL DAYS LEFT!!! Here is what you should add to your calendar for this last month of 5th grade:
4/24: 5th Grade Class Picture. Students should wear grey class t-shirt. Sports-A-Thon Pledge forms are due! 4/25: 3rd-5th Sports-A-Thon Field Day. Students should wear purple ‘Be Nice’ t-shirt – Lunch from 12:118-12:48. 4/27: K-2 Sports-A-Thon Field Day – Lunch from 11:36-12:06. 4/30 & 5/1: Students will take final RI & MI assessment. 5/3: Dance w/ Dad & Move w/ Mom (7:20-7:40). Hightower Trail Middle Student Tour Field Trip. 5/4: STEM Day – Star Wars themed. Mrs. Self’s birthday. 5/8: Zaxbys Spirit Night (5:30 – 8:00 pm). 5/11: 5th Grade Career Day. Talent Show form due. (more information to come about both). Career Portfolio Presentation Due. 5/14: Miss Norris will be out. HTMS Band will perform for 5th grade students during specials. 5/15: 1 student from each 5th grade class will shadow a HTMS 6th grade student. 5/16: 5th Grade End of the Year all-day celebration @ school. 5/17: Last day of after school clubs. 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony @ Lassiter Concert Hall. 5/21-22: Student Talent Show. 5/22: Early Release. Students can not bring anything to school if they bus riders. 5/23: 5th Grade Walk. Early Release. LAST DAY OF 5TH GRADE!!!! Students can not bring anything to school if they are bus riders.
There will be informational flyers coming home this week for more information about ALL 5th grade events coming up!
A few things we will be doing at school that your child might need to spend some time on at home also:
Career Portfolio Multimedia Presentation: All 5th graders will be thinking about their future and doing some research to learn more about a career that they are interested in. As they finish their current projects, students will be given time in computer lab over the next few weeks to research and create their presentation, but depending on their progress they may need to/want to work on it at home also. Students will receive their directions page for this tomorrow in class. Presentation Due 5/11.
Budget Project: We will officially begin our real-world budget project this week. Your child will probably come home with some interesting thoughts/questions, because they are brought to reality pretty quick through this activity. They will soon realize just how lucky they are to still be under your roof, with your financial support. 😉
Book Clubs: Last week students got to shop through a vast selection of books to determine the novel they will spend the next few weeks analyzing during reading class. Once groups are finished with their novel study, students will have about a week in class to complete a creative project depicting their understanding of the plot of the book. We will have a ‘book fair’ type display day to view each others projects and hard work!! I can’t wait for this!!!
All 5th graders are required to complete at least 25 books over the course of their 5th grade year. Please make sure your child continues reading for pleasure each and every night.
As always, if you need anything please do not hesitate to reach out!