Weekly Update: May 21, 2021

Only 1 week to go! Thank you all for your tremendous support during this roller coaster of a year! It has been a joy to teach & get to know each of your students. I hope you all have a wonderful summer!

Highlights:

  • Practicing our fifth grade dance together for next week!
  • Having a virtual field trip for the Leonardo Museum & having a book support competition! Our record was a paper support that held 20.7 pounds of books!

Reminders:

  • Interested students are signing up to share a talent with our class at the end of each day until a couple days before the last day of school. If you would like me to film your student sharing theirs, please let me know and I will send that to you!
  • May 28: Last day of school/Dance Festival – This year we are continuing the traditional dance festival on May 28th. For those of you new like myself, this is a BIG event!  Each grade level has been practicing a dance routine that they will perform outside.  After the dance festival, it has been customary for students to leave with their parents.  This year students will dance and then go back into the building in order to provide enough space.  The dances will take place in the field north of the school by the teacher parking.  We ask that you please walk to the school or park on Utah Ave. After everyone is done, teachers will go out to the blacktop with their classrooms where parents may pick up their children.  If you would like your child to walk home, we ask that you send a signed note with your child.  The dance festival will start at 9:00 and go to approximately 10:30. We will also livestream this on Facebook for those interested in watching from home.”

Donations needed:

  • On Wednesday, May 26th, we will have an end of year/reading celebration/summer birthdays party! If you can donate any fun treats or drinks, we would love that!

Weekly Update: May 14, 2021

We have had another wonderful week! I can’t believe there’s only 2 to go!

Highlights:

  • Sharing some wonderful ideas on how we can help everyone feel welcomed and supported at all times in our class to finish the year in the strongest and kindest way we can!
  • Continuing our poetry unit!
  • Doing our science Survivor simulation! Students are working together to use what they’ve learned about the 4 spheres of earth to help their team survive natural disasters!
  • Watching the play!

Reminders:

  • Interested students are signing up to share a talent with our class at the end of each day until a couple days before the last day of school. If you would like me to film your student sharing theirs, please let me know and I will send that to you!
  • May 21 5-6:30: Summer Bridge drive-thru activity! Hope to see you there!
  • May 28: Last day of school! Details on how that will go with the dance performance will come soon!

Donations needed:

  • Our students would really love more of these brain flakes if anyone can donate! Thank you for all the donations this year!

Weekly Update: May 7, 2021

We have officially finished our RISE testing!! Woohoo! If your student was absent for any of the tests, we will have make-ups next week.

Highlights:

  • Starting our last writing unit on poetry! Students generated some incredible ideas on why we write and read poetry!
  • Celebrating the end of testing with some chalk art outside!

Reminders:

  • Scholastic Book Orders: I would love to order some books as goodbye gifts for our students, but I need your help! If you order books from this Scholastic link & use our class code GNZNP, we will earn points for free books that I can give to students! Also, if you use the promo code READS & spend $25, you can pick 1 free $5 book! Please share with extended family and friends, too!
  • Testing: Make-up testing is next week. If your child was absent for any tests, they will complete them then.
  • May 28: Last day of school!

Donations needed:

Weekly Update: April 29, 2021

Only 1 end-of-year test to go! RISE writing starts on MONDAY, so please be on time and ready to rock our last test!!

Highlights:

  • Finding more time for some free choice time as we’re starting to wrap up testing. Lots of building, creating, and team work!
  • Listening to Camryn’s Great Brain!
  • Finishing the math RISE test!

Reminders:

  • Scholastic Book Orders: I would love to order some books as goodbye gifts for our students, but I need your help! If you order books from this Scholastic link & use our class code GNZNP, we will earn points for free books that I can give to students! Also, if you use the promo code READS & spend $25, you can pick 1 free $5 book! Please share with extended family and friends, too!
  • Testing: Begins continues next week. See schedule below. The tests will begin at 9 am, so please make sure your student is well-rested and on time!
    • Monday May 3/4: Writing
  • April 30: No School!
  • May 28: Last day of school!

Donations needed:

Weekly Update: April 23, 2021

We are officially halfway through end-of-year state testing! Way to go, everyone!

Highlights:

  • Cleaning up outside & having a math relay on Earth Day!
  • Studying WWI & WWII–one favorite was reading the true story of how Winnie-the-Pooh came to be during WWI by reading “Finding Winnie.”
  • Creating our own ecosystem! To review conservation & cycle of matter/energy, we decided to create our own models. Students had a blast creating real and imaginary ecosystems!

Reminders:

  • Scholastic Book Orders: I would love to order some books as goodbye gifts for our students, but I need your help! If you order books from this Scholastic link & use our class code GNZNP, we will earn points for free books that I can give to students! Also, if you use the promo code READS & spend $25, you can pick 1 free $5 book! Please share with extended family and friends, too!
  • Testing: Begins continues next week. See schedule below. The tests will begin at 9 am, so please make sure your student is well-rested and on time!
    • Tuesday April 27/28: Math
    • Tuesday May 4/5: Writing
  • April 30: No School!
  • May 28: Last day of school!

Donations needed:

  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Paper or plastic cups
  • Snacks!

Weekly Update: April 16, 2021

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Spring Break! Everyone is working so hard to prepare for the rest of our end of year tests–we have already finished English Language Arts, and have science next week, followed by math and writing. Keep up the great effort!

Highlights:

  • Watching an amazing video to review chemical and physical changes!
  • Getting a visit from the BYU Dunk Team & Cosmo the week before break! Video here!
  • Holding a full-body rock-paper-scissors bracket tournament the week before break!

Reminders:

  • Scholastic Book Orders: I would love to order some books as goodbye gifts for our students, but I need your help! If you order books from this Scholastic link & use our class code GNZNP, we will earn points for free books that I can give to students! Also, if you use the promo code READS & spend $25, you can pick 1 free $5 book! Please share with extended family and friends, too!
  • Testing: Begins continues next week. See schedule below. The tests will begin at 9 am, so please make sure your student is well-rested and on time!
    • Tuesday April 20/21: Science
    • Tuesday April 27/28: Math
    • Tuesday May 4/5: Writing
  • April 30: No School!
  • May 28: Last day of school!

Donations needed:

  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Paper or plastic cups
  • Snacks!

Weekly Update: March 26, 2021

First week of Term 4 down! Our students have worked so hard this year! End of year testing starts next week for English Language Arts–please read carefully Reminders for more information.

Highlights:

  • Having our Read-A-Thon to celebrate that we surpassed our book goal! And setting our new goal, which is more than twice what our first term goal was!
  • Watching the 6th grade presentations. Students exclaimed that they learned a lot! They are excited for their turn next year!

Reminders:

  • Testing: Begins next week. See schedule below. The tests will begin at 9 am, so please make sure your student is well-rested and on time!
    • Tuesday March 30/31: English Language Arts
    • Tuesday April 20/21: Science
    • Tuesday April 27/28: Math
    • Tuesday May 4/5: Writing
  • April 5-9: Spring Break

Donations needed:

  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Paper or plastic cups
  • Snacks!