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Monday, December 12, 2016

Week 13

With less than a week 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 then end of the day on Monday 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 Tuesday, 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 14.  Here is the list to study from.

NOTE:  This week there will be:

  • No spelling new words

  • No reading log for the next three weeks.


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.





This week's 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: (Please note, due to the two snow days, many units have changed!)
Bible: Test on Isaiah 9:6 on Thursday
Grammar:  Prepositions: Final test on Wednesday...spelling counts!
Math:  Due to Snow Days, Ch. 3 Test after Christmas Break
Reading: Continue novel studies groups.
Science:  Due to Snow Days, The body system - Unit Review and Test after Christmas Break
Social Studies:  Begin Lewis and Clark Unit
Writing:  6+1 writing traits: Organization

What's coming up:
Dec. 13 - Character Day (Realistic Book Report)
Dec. 15 - Band Concert (9:30am in Auditorium)
Dec. 15 - Christmas Class Party (2 to 3pm)
Dec. 16 - No School - Grading Day
Dec. 17 to Jan. 2 - No School - Christmas Break
Jan. 3 - School resumes - Start of 2nd Trimester
Jan. 6 - Report Cards for 1st Trimester emailed home
Jan. 13 - National Geographic Geography Bee competition at 2:15pm. “Good Luck, Nick!”
Jan. 16 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 18 - We lead Chapel from 9:00-9:25am (Plan to join us!)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Character Day - Possible Delay

I know all the students are excited to present their character for their book reports tomorrow.  I hope they all have been practicing their presentations.  Just a reminder, the presentation does not need to memorized, but it should be practiced so they can be relaxed and make eye contact frequently.

With the possibility of inclement weather tomorrow, I wanted to let you know that if the Character Day does not happen tomorrow, both Mrs. Porter and I will postpone it until Tuesday (12/13).  Due to the amount of class time the presentations take up, this is the next window for both of us.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Updated coming events

It was recently pointed out to me that I have put a few wrong dates on the last blog post, so I wanted to update everyone at the same time. I apologize for any inconveniences I may have caused.
What's coming up:
Dec. 8 - Character Day (Realistic Book Report)
Dec 9 - Christmas Concert, 5th/6th Grade (7pm in Auditorium)
Dec 15 - Band Concert (9:30am in Auditorium)
Dec. 15 - Christmas Class Party (2 to 3pm)
Dec. 16 - No School - Grading Day
Dec. 17 to Jan. 2 - No School - Christmas Break
Jan. 3 - School resumes - Start of 2nd Trimester

Jan 6 - Report Cards for 1st Trimester emailed home

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