February 6, 2014

Thank you for checking the blog!  Students, please remember to remind your parents about class store donations and the upcoming Valentine’s Day Party Sign-Up sheet (see link in upcoming events, and/or have them check their email!)  Thanks!

Homework
1) Week 16 homework project due tomorrow!  Reminders:
-Follow all instructions
-Write neatly (or type on Kidblog–just make sure the entire project is in one post, the title is Homework Project Week __, and the tag is homework!  Publish by Friday before school!)
-Reflect on your progress in your project every single day!  (Ideas: Why did you choose it?  What was difficult/hard/interesting that day?  How did you enjoy the project?  Why?)
-You may blog your entry–just make sure you submit it before school on Friday, and that it has a title, tag (homework), and clearly described work for Day 1, 2, 3, & 4.
2) READ & log your days read on the Ken Garff program. ($20 bonus!)  
3) Spelling: Study at home
4) Vocabulary: Study at home!  You can access the words on our weekly learning plans, under “Helpful Parent Links!”
5) Missing Work! Stay on top of that this Term!

Upcoming Events
*February 14: Valentine’s Day Party!  If you choose to bring valentines for the class, please be sure to bring one for everyone!  See the list of student blogs for everyone’s names!  🙂
*Feb. 17: No School~President’s Day
*Feb. 21: Grandparent’s Day
*Mar. 3: DWA (Direct Writing Assessment)
*Mar. 3-6: Parent Teacher Conferences
*Mar. 3-6: Scholastic Book Fair
*Mar. 6: Early release, 1:45
*Mar. 7: No School!
*Mar. 14: Daddy Donuts, 7:30 am
*Mar. 28: End of Term 3
*Apr. 4: Report Cards go home
*Apr. 14-18: Spring Break

February 4, 2014

We expanded our thinking about “Who We Are” to include all living organisms today, including plants and animals!  Great work in discovering that all living organisms inherit similar traits to their parents–even if that includes an interesting life cycle that causes them to not resemble parents at birth!
 
 
We also expanded on human inherited traits, thinking about the characteristics we’ve inherited inside our bodies, watching a couple videos that help show just how incredible the human body is!  The first is from an astrophysicist discussing the basic ingredients of everything–including human beings!  The second is an animation of what it looks like inside just 1 human cell–and we have billions of them with tons of different jobs as they make up our bodies!  Just sayin’–I think you are going to LOVE biology/physical science in upper grades!  🙂
 
 
Homework
1) Week 16 homework project!  Reminders:
-Follow all instructions
-Write neatly (or type on Kidblog–just make sure the entire project is in one post, the title is Homework Project Week __, and the tag is homework!  Publish by Friday before school!)
-Reflect on your progress in your project every single day!  (Ideas: Why did you choose it?  What was difficult/hard/interesting that day?  How did you enjoy the project?  Why?)
2) READ & log your days read on the Ken Garff program. ($20 bonus!)  
3) Spelling: Study at home
4) Vocabulary: Study at home!  You can access the words on our weekly learning plans, under “Helpful Parent Links!”
5) Missing Work! Stay on top of that this Term!
 
Upcoming Events
*February 14: Valentine’s Day Party!  If you choose to bring valentines for the class, please be sure to bring one for everyone!  See the list of student blogs for everyone’s names!  🙂
*Feb. 17: No School~President’s Day
*Feb. 21: Grandparent’s Day
*Mar. 3: DWA (Direct Writing Assessment)
*Mar. 3-6: Parent Teacher Conferences
*Mar. 3-6: Scholastic Book Fair
*Mar. 6: Early release, 1:45
*Mar. 7: No School!
*Mar. 14: Daddy Donuts, 7:30 am
*Mar. 28: End of Term 3
*Apr. 4: Report Cards go home
*Apr. 14-18: Spring Break

 

February 3, 2014

Great work today, everyone!  Thanks for checking the blog!

Homework
1) Week 16 homework project!  Please remember your reminder slips of paper you glued into your journals today!
-Follow all instructions
-Write neatly (or type on Kidblog–just make sure the entire project is in one post, the title is Homework Project Week __, and the tag is homework!  Publish by Friday before school!)
-Reflect on your progress in your project every single day!  (Ideas: Why did you choose it?  What was difficult/hard/interesting that day?  How did you enjoy the project?  Why?)
2) READ & log your days read on the Ken Garff program. ($20 bonus!)  
3) Spelling: Study at home
4) Vocabulary: Study at home!  You can access the words on our weekly learning plans, under “Helpful Parent Links!”
5) Missing Work! Stay on top of that this Term!

Upcoming Events
*February 14: Valentine’s Day Party!  If you choose to bring valentines for the class, please be sure to bring one for everyone!  See the list of student blogs for everyone’s names!  🙂
*Feb. 17: No School~President’s Day
*Feb. 21: Grandparent’s Day
*Mar. 3: DWA (Direct Writing Assessment)
*Mar. 3-6: Parent Teacher Conferences
*Mar. 3-6: Scholastic Book Fair
*Mar. 6: Early release, 1:45
*Mar. 7: No School!
*Mar. 14: Daddy Donuts, 7:30 am
*Mar. 28: End of Term 3
*Apr. 4: Report Cards go home
*Apr. 14-18: Spring Break

January 31, 2014

As you continue to dive into the 2nd half of this year with even higher 5th grade expectations, please especially work on putting your best effort into those homework journals–writing thorough reflections on your project progress every day, as well as following all the instructions on the project!  I’m looking forward to seeing how high you can all fly as you push your limits and making your last 2 terms of your elementary school experience your very best!
Have a wonderful weekend!
P.S. If you would like to write your homework project in a Kidblog post instead of writing it in your journal, I would be just fine with that!  Just make sure that you do the following: 1) tag it as “homework project,” 2) Make the title something like “Week 15 Homework Project,” & 3) Follow ALL the instructions on the project, labeling from Day 1, 2, 3, & 4 as well.

Homework
1) Week 16 homework project!    If you are still missing Week 13 project‘s, including submitting pictures, get that done, too!
2) READ & log your days read on the Ken Garff program. ($20 bonus!)  
3) Spelling: Study at home
4) Missing Work! Stay on top of that this Term!

Upcoming Events
*Jan. 31: Report Cards go home
*February 14: Valentine’s Day Party!  If you choose to bring valentines for the class, please be sure to bring one for everyone!  See the list of student blogs for everyone’s names!  🙂
*Feb. 17: No School~President’s Day
*Feb. 21: Grandparent’s Day
*Mar. 3: DWA (Direct Writing Assessment)
*Mar. 3-6: Parent Teacher Conferences
*Mar. 3-6: Scholastic Book Fair
*Mar. 6: Early release, 1:45
*Mar. 7: No School!
*Mar. 14: Daddy Donuts, 7:30 am
*Mar. 28: End of Term 3
*Apr. 4: Report Cards go home
*Apr. 14-18: Spring Break


January 30, 2014

Thanks for checking the blog!
Homework
1) Week 15 homework project!    If you are still missing last week’s project, click here for Week 14, and/or print pictures from the Week 13 project–must be in by tomorrow since the term ends!
2) READ & log your days read on the Ken Garff program. ($20 bonus!)  
3) Spelling: Study at home
4) Missing Work! Several of you need to finish your Research Graphic Organizers for our persuasive unit! Please get those taken care of at home!

Upcoming Events
*Jan. 31: Report Cards go home
*February 14: Valentine’s Day Party!  If you choose to bring valentines for the class, please be sure to bring one for everyone!  See the list of student blogs for everyone’s names!  🙂
*Feb. 17: No School~President’s Day
*Feb. 21: Grandparent’s Day
*Mar. 3: DWA (Direct Writing Assessment)
*Mar. 3-6: Parent Teacher Conferences
*Mar. 3-6: Scholastic Book Fair
*Mar. 6: Early release, 1:45
*Mar. 7: No School!
*Mar. 14: Daddy Donuts, 7:30 am
*Mar. 28: End of Term 3
*Apr. 4: Report Cards go home
*Apr. 14-18: Spring Break