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October 28th-31st, 2019

October 24, 2019 by Nicole Hyde

Reminders and Announcements:

  • Future Fest will be held on Friday, Nov. 1st 6:30 pm.  Please come to the fundraiser and support our school. Thank you so much to those of you that donated!  
  • Halloween is on Thursday.  Students will be able to dress up in their favorite costume, it must cover as much as uniforms cover and no masks in class.  Student council is having a contest. The winner from each class will get to choose a prize and possibly be chosen for the grand prize!  
  • We will be having a Halloween celebration on Thursday afternoon.  I will have bags for students to “Trick-or-Treat.” For example, students can bring a Halloween pencil for each of their classmates, Halloween stickers, a small treat (candy, cookies, cupcakes,etc). Just a small item or treat to share will be suffice. 
  • Homework will be a little different this week!!  Be on the lookout for some Spooktacular Homework your child will be doing. 

5th grade Reading: We’ve finished our novel Wonder. On Monday, we will be watching the movie and comparing and contrasting it to the book.  We are excited to watch the movie!! Kids can bring extra snacks to share if they would like.

5th grade Writing: 5th grade authors will finish final drafts of their idiom comic strips.  Students will also work on IXL’s: F.1, F.2, F.3, F.4, F.5, CC.1, CC.3, S.3 

5th grade Projects: We’ve begun our new unit on space systems. Students will learn about Earth’s gravitational force, seasonal patterns of stars, cycles of day and night, rotation vs revolution, constellations, and length and direction of shadows. For their final project, students will create an informational/explanatory poster about one of our study topics. 

6th grade Reading: Students will continue to read The Maze Runner by James Dashner, chapters 51-57.  While reading, students will continue to work on CAFE strategies and use Habits of Discussion to predict foreshadowing, and ask and answer questions throughout the reading.  

6th grade Writing: Sixth graders finish their story plot based idiom comic strips on Monday. Students will also be writing an explanatory essay for the Patriots’ Pen Essay contest hosted by our local VFW. This year’s essay theme is “What makes America great?”. Students will be writing a 300-400 word essay elaborating on this topic. Students will confer with the teacher only to edit for capitalization, usage, punctuation, and spelling. The content and organization will have to be done independently.