February 26, 2021

Can you believe February is almost over? It has been another amazing week! I feel like our students are really turning a corner now in being in such growth and academic mindsets. They are doing great!

Highights:

  • Finishing up Black History Month by reading “Carter Reads the Newspaper” and by exploring the concepts of diversity & self-expression through a personal logos activity!
  • Finishing our Module 13 test (we finally started decimals!)
  • A small group of students worked together to use the Brain Flakes to build their own Tuned Mass Damper, an earthquake-proofing strategy we recently learned about!
There is a mass toward the top hanging from the roof that counter-sways with earthquake movement!

Reminders:

  • New daily Homework assignment: Typing Club practice for 10 minutes each day! Link on Canvas resources. This is in addition to at least 20 minutes of reading each day!
  • April 5-9: Spring Break

Donations needed:

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

Weekly Update: February 19, 2021

Para español, utilice la herramienta de traducción de Google. Si está leyendo en su teléfono, esto está en la parte inferior. Si está leyendo en una computadora, está a la derecha.

We have tons of pictures from all our eventful week last week!

CLASSROOM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Seeing photos of the nurses and doctors who received 5th grade’s 1,000 thank you cards for our 1,000th day in school!
  • Finishing our plant growth without seeds investigation! We wanted to find out where the matter came from if they weighed more after a few weeks, and some cups did!
  • “Visiting” the capitol building and speaking with Representatives Marsha Judkins & Norm Thurston.
  • Our Valentine’s Party! We had a blast sharing treats, watching videos, & doing a great wordsearch.

REMINDERS:

  • New daily Homework assignment: Typing Club practice for 10 minutes each day! Link on Canvas resources. This is in addition to at least 20 minutes of reading each day!
  • April 5-9: Spring Break

DONATIONS NEEDED:

  • Dry Erase markers
  • Cups

Weekly Update: February 11, 2021

Para español, utilice la herramienta de traducción de Google. Si está leyendo en su teléfono, esto está en la parte inferior. Si está leyendo en una computadora, está a la derecha.

I’m writing this week’s post a little early for some important reminders! Please read carefully and let me know if you have questions!

CLASSROOM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Finishing our dividing fractions unit and our informational writing unit! The math tests came home today, so please check those with your students!
  • Interviewing our city councillor representative, Shannon Ellsworth, on Zoom! She led an amazing discussion on the 3 Branches of government and what laws the students might make if they were in charge (tomorrow, we’ll also interview Representatives Marsha Judkins & Norm Thurston after our virtual field trip to the state capitol building!)

REMINDERS:

  • New daily Homework assignment: Typing Club practice for 20 minutes each day! Link on Canvas resources. This is in addition to at least 20 minutes of reading each day!
  • February 12: Valentine’s Day! Students may bring pre-packaged valentines for one another. If you would also like to bring juice or another food donation for our party on Friday, we would love that! There are 19 students in our class!
  • February 15: No school, President’s Day

DONATIONS NEEDED:

  • Snacks (especially peanut butter cracker sandwiches, goldfish crackers, and granola bars)

Weekly Update: February 5, 2021

Para español, utilice la herramienta de traducción de Google. Si está leyendo en su teléfono, esto está en la parte inferior. Si está leyendo en una computadora, está a la derecha.

Thank you so much to everyone for coming to Parent Teacher Conferences! I was so proud of students for leading the conversations and identifying their own strengths and goals.

CLASSROOM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Our book fair! We love new books!
  • Our Donors Choose project got funded!! Students asked for over 30 new books, and generous donors funded us! You’ll see a photography permission slip come home–if you could sign and return it, we will send these photos to our donors as a thank you!

REMINDERS:

  • February 12: Valentine’s Day! Students may bring pre-packaged valentines for one another. If you would also like to bring juice or another food donation for our party on Friday, we would love that!
  • February 15: No school, President’s Day

DONATIONS NEEDED:

  • Snacks (especially peanut butter cracker sandwiches, goldfish crackers, and granola bars)

Weekly Update: January 29, 2021

Para español, utilice la herramienta de traducción de Google. Si está leyendo en su teléfono, esto está en la parte inferior. Si está leyendo en una computadora, está a la derecha.

It was wonderful having our class for the full week! Please note that report cards went home today. Please review those and sign up for a parent teacher conference next week if you haven’t yet done so!

CLASSROOM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Celebrating our 1,000 day of school! Students celebrated with donuts, and decided to give back by having our whole grade write 1,000 thank you notes for local doctors & nurses, and get-well cards for patients. We are so proud of them!
  • Starting a science investigation to find out if seeds can grow without soil, and making some paper weaving as we study Colonial America!

REMINDERS:

  • February 2-5: Parent Teacher Conferences. Sign up link. If you need another time or request, please reach out to me.
  • February 15: No school, President’s Day

DONATIONS NEEDED:

  • Snacks (especially peanut butter cracker sandwiches, goldfish crackers, and granola bars)

Weekly Update: January 22, 2021

Para español, utilice la herramienta de traducción de Google. Si está leyendo en su teléfono, esto está en la parte inferior. Si está leyendo en una computadora, está a la derecha.

Our first week of the third term was great! Students are doing a phenomenal job working toward their personal goals and skill proficiency/mastery. Please note that parent teacher conferences are coming up soon and report cards will be coming home by the end of conference week. See the sign-up link in the reminders section below!

CLASSROOM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Seeing how supportive the class was of each other as we took the spelling bee test together! Students moving on to the school wide spelling bee include: Shelem, Kaylah, and Juleion
  • Beating our collective reading goal for Term 2 & setting a new goal even higher!

REMINDERS:

  • January 25: School Spelling Bee for each grade 4-6 top spellers.
  • January 25: Schedule will be Monday-Friday 8:25-1:25 every day
  • February 2-5: Parent Teacher Conferences. Sign up link. If you need another time or request, please reach out to me.
  • February 15: No school, President’s Day

DONATIONS NEEDED:

  • Glue Sticks
  • Snacks (especially peanut butter cracker sandwiches, goldfish crackers, and granola bars)

Weekly Update: January 15, 2021

Para español, utilice la herramienta de traducción de Google. Si está leyendo en su teléfono, esto está en la parte inferior. Si está leyendo en una computadora, está a la derecha.

Our last week of the term was wonderful! Students have worked so hard to reach their personal reading goals. Please make sure they join us for Zoom today and next Friday. After that, school will be in-person on Fridays starting January 29th. Monday-Friday will still be a shortened schedule (8:25-1:25).

CLASSROOM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Learning more about how to be Provost STRONG (Safe, Trustworthy, Respectful, Optimistic, Neighborly, & Grateful) in every part of our school.
  • Starting to learn how to juggle as a fast finisher!

REMINDERS:

  • January 18th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school
  • January 19th Spelling Bee preliminary test: link on Canvas to study! Top 6 spellers in each class will go on to the school Spelling Bee on January 25th
  • January 25: Schedule will be Monday-Friday 8:25-1:25 every day

DONATIONS NEEDED:

  • Glue Sticks
  • Snacks (especially peanut butter cracker sandwiches, goldfish crackers, and granola bars)