April 18, 2013

Tomorrow’s our last day of Spirit week (Superhero day), and the last day of the Penny War!  
Here is the link to the Storyboard maker I showed you today: 
There are some cool storyboard apps that take it to the next level too, where you use pictures and record audio!  🙂  Google “Storyboard apps” if you’re interested!
Also, here’s a storyboard on rock climbing I made while I was in college for an assignment.  Here’s the actual presentation.  🙂

Homework:
1) Math: Multiplying/dividing decimals/fractions worksheet; both sides (we are in CRT review mode now!): 
2) Read 20 minutes & turn in signed reading log!
3) If you didn’t already, complete your How the World Works Assessment!  Click here for the rubric!  Remember, you can choose any format–an essay, a skit, a Prezi–but it needs to be neat and informative!
4) Please bring your permission slips if you haven’t already, and a $5 donation if possible!

Items of Business: 
*NEW: We are in need of Clorox Disinfectant Wipes!  Thank you so much! 

*Class Store: If you have any extra soda, candy, trinkets, jewelry, or toys that you would like to donate to class store, please send it with your child! We would like to do one more often to serve as a motivator for positive behavior!
*Leadership Ropes Course Experience:  If you’re interested, or have questions, email Mr. White at the Jr. High at Rwhite@providencehall.com.  It’s $85 for the week (5th grade is June 17-21).

Upcoming Events: 
*April 15-19: Spirit Week:  Put pennies in the 5th grade jar, and other coins/bills in the other grades’ jar for the Penny War!  (pennies count positively in points, and coins/bills count negatively in points).  I hear the winning grade will be earning an incredible party…
Friday: Superhero Day (Full Dress down) “Be a superhero and build a school for our Cambodian Friends”
*April 16: Reading is Fun Night!!  5:30-7:30.  This will be an open-house style night during which you will find out more ways to help make reading more enjoyable for your children!  Each grade level will have different reading themes, and there will also be a reading magic show in the gym.  The showing times will be 5:30, 6:15, & 7:00.
*April 23: Boxtops due
*April 24: BizTown Field Trip!
*April 24: Girls Maturation (7 pm)
*April 25: Boys Maturation (7 pm)
*April 26: Boxtop dress down.  12:30 release!

*NEW: April 30: Library of Poetry Contest–click here to submit your poem (you must have parent permission).  You can submit your poem any time until April 30th, and the grand prize is $500!  You are also entered in random drawings just for entering!  The school with the most entries wins a prize as well!
*May 4: Miles for Mitchell 5K Fundraiser *May 5-10: Special Education CRT testing
*May 13-17th: CRT testing
*May 22: Exhibition Presentation!
*May 23: Volunteer Tea
*May 22-23: Book Fair, Buy 1, Get 1 Free
*May 24 & 26: No school–Memorial Day weekend
*May 30: School Carnival
*June 5: Last day of school! 12:00 early dismissal
*June 15: Photography contest deadline!  Click here for details!

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