Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 12 Newsletter

With a week and a half left of school until Christmas Break, I have been reminding all students to make sure that all of their late and absent work has been turned in.  I will need to finalize all grades by Dec. 15, so all work will need to be turned in by next Monday (12/12) at the latest.   

My family and I are going on an extended Christmas vacation out of the country and I will not have reliable internet access until after I return on Jan. 8.  My last day in the classroom will be Dec. 14 and I will return on Jan 9, so any correspondences during this time will be delayed.

As a reminder, our realistic fiction book report, Character Day, is on Thursday, and here is the Character Day Information Sheet.  The realistic fiction book should be more than 125 pages.  It should not be a book from a series, nor a graphic novel.

Don’t forget to continue studying the prepositions, because the students have an overall test over each of the 5 sets of propositions on December 9.  Here is the list to study from.

Lastly, I am looking again for small items to re-stock the Student Store.  Any donations of small items like erasers, pens, mechanical pencils, or other kid-centered office supply items would be a great addition to the store.  I do not accept candy or food for the store.

The next bible verse:  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6 (quiz on 12/14)

What we are studying this week:
Bible: The Bible Is Inspired (Lesson test on 12/6), Christmas (Lesson test on 12/13)

Grammar:  40 Prepositions Test on 12/9

Math: Ch. 3 Multiplying 2-digit numbers

Reading: Continue novel studies

Science: Unit F: The body system - Blood cells, then begin the Excretory System

Social Studies: Explorers of the Pacific Northwest, begin Lewis & Clark unit

Writing: 6+1 writing traits: Organization

What's coming up:
Dec. 8 - Character Day (Realistic Book Report)
Dec 9 - Christmas Concert, 5th/6th Grade (7pm in Auditorium)
Dec 14 - Band Concert (9:30am in Auditorium)
Dec. 14 - Christmas Class Party (2 to 3pm)
Dec. 15 - No School - Grading Day
Dec. 16 to Jan. 2 - No School - Christmas Break
Jan. 3 - School resumes - Start of 2nd Trimester
Jan 6 - Report Cards for 1st Trimester emailed home

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