Important Dates: Sept. 23 1st Magazine Sales Turn-in Day Oct. 2 Homecoming
Magazine Sales Magazine sales kicked off Wednesday. Magazine sales monies are used for field trips and various projects around the school; all money raised directly benefits students.
Safe School Security Once students are in the building each morning, all exterior doors will be locked and will stay locked all day. In order to enter to the building during the day, visitors must go to the front door and follow directions to push a buzzer to be admitted.
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NEWS FLASH!! From Mr. Peterson. In science we went out again to the creek to make observations about biotic and abiotic parts of that ecosystem. We had a short quiz on ecosystems and one organism (the water strider). Next week we will begin to construct food chains and webs and explore what happens to matter and energy as they flow through ecosystems. In reading we are working on story elements and identifying themes. We will continue that work next week. In writing we are writing short narratives and practicing openings, elaboration, and dialogue.
From Mrs. Nowack: In science class we have been observing and measuring weather conditions. This week our lessons have been about the atmosphere (where weather occurs) and clouds! For reading class, this week our lessons were about making connections to what we are reading to enhance comprehension. You should see your child reading about 20 min/night- ask your child what he/she is reading and what connections he/she can make to what they are reading. In language class, we have read two sample memoirs and have brainstormed ideas for our own memoirs. I would like to know who is actually reading the newsletter each week (updated every Friday afternoon)- if you have read this, please send me a quick email. Thank you! FYI~ next week’s VIP is Ethan S.
From Mrs. Suhr: Social Studies: Chapter 2 is about Native American cultures in the 1400 and 1500’s. We’ll be exploring how these early Americans adapted to their environments. Language: Students will be learning about the genre of memoirs, then they will be writing a memoir of their own!
From Mrs. Halweg: This week we finished up the MAP assessments. We also started reviewing for your student’s first math test. The first math test will be Tuesday, September 22. Your student will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of place value and converting units within a given measurement system. In fifth grade math, grading is very similar to how they have been assessed in math in past years. You will not see a letter grade for your student this year, instead their math knowledge will be assessed using a 4 point rubric for each skill/standard.