Week of May 13, 2019

I want to thank Mrs. Campbell, physical education teacher extraordinaire, for having a fishing unit at this school!  And even more gratitude goes to Officer Jones for sharing his knowledge of the laws and for making us all laugh so hard!  Many, many thanks go to Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll and Ross for opening up their home to the 5th graders for this day-long fishing field trip!  We feel so privileged that you and your son’s expertise, knowledge, and love of fishing were shared with the 5th graders.  Thank you, everybody!!!

Math: 5th graders have started Ch. 9 graphing.

Spelling: Unit 28: soft g, no bonus words this week

Writing: Students are explicating poems.

Literacy: “Where the Red Fern Grows” and “The Secret Garden” groups are continuing their readings while the “Old Yeller” Group has finished reading and they are working on their final project for that book.

Science: Students are working on their water distribution presentations and writing their two paragraphs about problems with stormwater runoff.

Social Studies: Students are studying the conflicts between loyalists and patriots and why the War for Independence began.

Religion: Students have begun their Family Life Unit.  Again, if you do not want your child to learn about God’s plan for human reproduction and such, please send me a letter to opt out.  So far we have learned qualities of a healthy, holy, and happy family which involve communication, respect, trust, loyalty, responsibility, and companionship.  We began the lesson with a reading from Genesis and the emphasis that we were made in the image of God since many are very uncomfortable with their bodies.  (Insert cringing, squirming, scrunched faces…)

Hope House Clothing Drive:

It’s time to clean out your closets!  Hope House is in need of kids’ and teens’ clothing.  If your children have grown out of their clothes, please consider sending clean clothing that is in good condition to the 5th grade classroom.  As soon as I receive more information from Hope House, I will let you know what they are specifically looking for.  Thank you for your generosity!

Specialists:

Fifth grade – In Physical education students had a great day fishing!  We are grateful for being able to be guests at the Driscolls home.  It was a great day with collaboration of science and physical education. This week we have begun lacrosse and have had the pleasure of Marie DePalma as our guest teacher!  Students are expected to practice sportsmanship by using encouraging words to support others. SLE 3 an effective communicator who demonstrates growth in self-confidence and encourages confidence in others. 

5th Grade: This week in music, students are learning to play Amazing Grace on the ukulele utilizing all of the chords they have learned up to this point, C7 C G and F.

 

Upcoming:

May 13th – 18th– Missoula Children’s Theater for K-8; Performances at 3:30 pm and 6 pm on May 18th. Cost is $35 per child, not $75 as advertised. 

May 17th – May Crowning Mass at 10:30 am 

May 17th – Jr. Ski to Sea Parade at 4 pm with the Root Beer and Brats fundraiser from 4- 8 pm 

June 7th– 10:30 am Volunteer of the Year recognized at the Tea; 11:30 Volunteers may bring a sack lunch and eat with students; Volunteer Appreciation Tea at 12:30 pm. Variety Show (1:00 pm to 3 pm- time has changed). See flier in last week’s envelope or here 

June 13th– Peace Festival from 12:30 to 3 pm. All grades K-7 participate in team-building games. Parents are invited to watch and help supervise the games.