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Monday, May 22, 2017

Week 33 Newsletter

TOMORROW, your students need to bring in recyclables and fun things to make an imaginary animal in their science lab.  Your student has a partner and together they are responsible for making the animal completely out of all the items that they bring to school.  Additionally, they may bring a small glue gun from home if they would like, but you must click on this link to allow them to use it.

This Thursday, we will be going to the State Capitol.  We will leave at 9:15 (please be on-time to school) and return around 1:45 (see below for the schedule).  While in Salem, we will tour the Capitol Building, explore the grounds, and eat a sack lunch.  It is an amazing trip, with so much history and art combined, the students sometimes forget they are actually learning! :)

We are continuing the start study of the Southeast states this week.  The quiz on will be on Thursday, May 25.  This will be the last group of states.  Do not forget to help them keep the previous states in their minds, because we will have a test over all 50 states and capitals on June 2.

Hopefully by now, you and your student have been working on the item that will push or pull the State Float.  If you wish to assist your student and make something at home with them, that is completely acceptable.  Here is some additional State Float info for you peruse...
  • State floats are due June 6.  (Info sheet here, if needed)
    • The students will be making their maps and flags this week in class and they should be used on the float somewhere.
    • Float parade is on June 8th at 2:20ish on the track, parents and visitors are invited!
    • All floats need to go home on June 8th due to the amount of classroom space they occupy. Please e-mail me if that won’t be possible.

A few parents have already stepped forward with some wonderful donations, but as a reminder; I like to have a fun auction for the students to spend their pennies earned throughout the year.  If you have any items you can donate to the End of Year Auction, from now until the end of the May, I would appreciate it.  Any inexpensive toys or crafts and fun items for the kids to do during summertime is what I am looking for.  Items from the past have been: ice cream cone coupons, rubber balls, squirt guns, activity books.  I accept gently used items too, if you want to get rid of something others would enjoy.

Current Bible verse:   Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.  Acts 4:12 (Verse Test May 25 )
What we are studying this week:
Bible: Salvation in Christ Alone
Grammar:  Pronouns unit
Math: Ch. 9/10 - Decimals/Geometry
Reading: Novel groups
Science:  Kingdoms of living organisms
Social Studies:  Early Oregon government
Writing:  6+1 writing traits: Word Choice

What's coming up:
May 25 - Southeast States and Capitals quiz
May 25 - State Capitol Field Trip (9:15-2:00)
  • 9:15 - Load and depart in cars
  • 10:15 - Arrive at the State Capitol
  • 10:30 - Tour begins
  • 12:00 - Break for lunch
  • 12:30 - Scavenger hunt
  • 12:50 - Load cars to leave
  • 1:45 - Arrive at WHCS
May 26 - No School - Teacher Work Day
May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
June 2 - States and Capitals final test over all 50
June 8 - State Float Parade (2:30)

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