Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Week of May 21, 2012

Hello students and family!

Here are some announcements for the week:
  • Wednesday is mass with 1st grade from 8:00AM-9:00AM! Please make sure to arrive to school on time! 
  • CLC Applications are DUE THIS WEDNESDAY! Begin preparing your speeches!
  • Friday is Career Day from 9:00AM-12:00PM, and May Crowning from 1:30PM-2:45PM. Please make sure to bring one flower only to add to our class vase. 
  • There is no school on Monday, May 28th, due to Memorial Day. 
  • Next Wednesday, May 30th, is CLC Election Day--have your speeches ready!
  • Next Thursday, May 31st, is the Sports Banquet at 6:00PM for athletes and their families.
Continue coming to school with a positive attitude and ready to learn! The year is not over yet! We still have plenty of fun ahead!

In the meantime, use the following website to practice your vocabulary words for the new selection, "The Grizzly Bear Family Book": Vocabulary Game

Let's have a great week!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Week of May 7, 2012

Hello students & families,

Welcome to another wonderful week of school! This Friday is the school talent show from 1:00P-2:30P. Some of our very own fifth graders are performing so get excited! Here's what we are studying in our different content areas:

Language Arts
In Language Arts we are writing our own short stories. Final drafts are due this Friday. Please make sure your short story follows the plot diagram (see below).

The following website has some good tips for short story writing:

Social Studies
We are currently studying how the 13 colonies worked together to defeat the great British army during the American Revolution. Look at the following websites for some interesting facts and games about the war.
Facts on the American Revolution 
The Road to Revolution Game 
Who is it Revolutionary War Game
Interactive Map of the Battles

In Science we are studying the difference between mixtures and solutions. Look at the following websites to read up on the differences between the two.
Mixtures & Solutions Activity 

Photos from our experience with Oobleck: