Sparky and Book Bingo

Book Bingo is tomorrow evening.  Students have a sheet explaining the details.  If you haven’t been before it’s a great family and friends event!

Parents signed up to take Sparky over the different holiday breaks.  For December, Dean’s family signed up but would like to split the time in 1/2 since it’s so many days.  Is there anyone who would be willing to house him from December 22-30th?  Dean’s family will happily pick him up from your house on the 30th and keep him until we return.  IF you are able to do this, please email or write me a note and we can work out the details.  Thanks in advance for your help!!!

Don’t forget permission slips and money for field trip on Tuesday are due tomorrow.

🙂

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Week of 11/13

We made $677 on the bake sale!  An ENORMOUS thanks to everyone who came in and worked and/or donated delicious items.

This week we have a late start on Wednesday and conferences.   We also have conferences on Thursday.  Here is schedule:  Wednesday-   3:45 Deniz; 4-Kennedy; 4:15 Ibraheem; 4:45 Julius;  5-Kolton; 5:15 Lisette; 5:30 Graham; 5:45 Dean; 6-Marius; 6:15 Sophia; 6:30 Aiden

Thursday-8:00 Lily; 3:45 Emina

Students are bringing home a permission slip on Tuesday to see the movie Wonder and go to the Dearborn Historical Museum next week on Tuesday.  Please remind your child to give it to you.

Enjoy the chilly week 🙂

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Week of 11/6

Thanks to everyone for sending in candy for the troops!! It was mailed off today and we had a grand total of 133 lbs.  Great work and kudos to all!! 🙂
PTC begin this week Thursday, November 9.  These are the students scheduled now:  8:00-Lucas; 4:00 Adam H.; 4:30 Emma; 4:45 Liam; 5:15 Yuseph; 5:45 Eva; 6:15 Vivienne; 6:30 Ethan
I do NOT have the following student’s parents signed up for any dates.  Kolton, Aiden, Adam B., Ellieana, Julius, Elle, Felicia and Jacob.  Here is what is available for each of the dates.  Send me your first and second choice via email and I’ll let you know which works.  First come, first serve 🙂
This Thursday:  4:15, 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00
Wednesday, November 15:  8:00, 4:45 and 5:00
Thursday, November 16:  4:00
Unit 3 Math tests are coming home today.  Grades were pretty good.  We begin Unit 4-Division.  Please encourage your child to work 15-25 minutes a night on Khan Academy.  They are practicing their 5th grade mission, hoping to complete it by the end of the year and master all of the skills.
Don’t forget no school tomorrow and we have our bake sale!
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November 7th Bake Sale/Fundraiser for 5th Grade Update

Here’s the updated link to the 5th grade bake sale. There are a few more items added that we”ll need. The PTA has a perculater that we can use for coffee, I’ll make sure thats available for our morning sellers to set up.

Everything will be sold for a donation.

We’re still in need of the following;

Coffee cups with lids….PTA will provide stir’s

Small paper plates

napkins

Fruit….bananas were a hit when I sold them during the bake sale over the summer

Table Cloths

If you are selling first thing in the morning) please arrive a few minutes early to set up and have everything ready before the doors open. Kerri Abbott is the only one signed up to sell and set-up in the morning so far. If anyone needs to drop their donated items before Tuesday, they can drop it off at her house after 4pm on Monday. Here is her address:  Here’s Kerri’s address:  22336 Olmstead

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aaaaa23a0fd0-5thgrade

Thanks in advance!!!!

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Week of 10/30

Wednesday night students will be bringing home their behavior card for the month of October.  Please look it over, read the back and sign it.  If your child has lost all of their letters we are hoping you will have a serious conversation with him/her about it and how it affects their school work.  We also hope you can visit the possibility of a consequence at home as well as the loss of fun at school.  We hope that by working together your child will realize their actions cause consequences and that they will WANT to improve.  Thanks in advance for your continued support!  🙂

This week, we have 2 opportunities for your child to reach out and show kindness to others.

We are collecting Halloween candy beginning tomorrow through Friday to send to our troops overseas.

We will also be collecting Cans for a Cause November 1st – 20th. These cans will be distributed to those in need. There will be a competition amongst classes for the most cans collected.

So, show empathy to others by sending in Halloween candy and canned goods this week!

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Halloween Info.

Dance is tomorrow from 5:30-8.
On Tuesday, October 31st, students will be allowed to bring costumes to school.  Students will not be able to wear their costumes during the morning, but may put them on in the afternoon prior to our Halloween Parade at 2:00 PM.  Weather permitting, we will walk around the school during the parade and then have time for class group pictures.  Parents are invited to walk with their children during the parade, but must check into the office first in order to obtain a visitor’s pass.
Notes about costumes:
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR COSTUMES TO SCHOOL. Instead, bring your labeled costume in a bag, with your student’s name on it.  Students will be able to change into their costumes in the afternoon. Students may NOT dress up as clowns, IT (Pennywise), or the Joker as several younger students may be frightened by these costumes due to images they may have seen in the media. Weapons or toys that resemble weapons are NOT permitted.
If you would like to send in candy for your student to pass out, feel free.  We will be listening to a few scarey stories on CD and play a game or 2.
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Week of 10/23

Election Day Bake Sale:  We’re still in need of volunteers to sell between 7am-9am, 9am-11am and 3pm-5pm.  We also need a few items to be donated. The link is below:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0E4AAAAA23A0FD0-5thgrade

Halloween is quickly approaching. DuVall will have a school-wide parade at 2:00 on October 31st. Parents are welcome to line the sidewalks around the school or the sides of the Gym if the weather is bad, to see our parade. After the parade at approximately 2:35, we will have our party. We are currently looking for ideas for the entire fifth grade. If you have a quick and easy craft or game, please let us know.  Again this Halloween, we will continue our tradition of taking all extra candy to donate to the troops overseas.  Please send any extra or unwanted candy to DuVall with your child by Friday, November 3.  We will pack it up and send it off.  Thanks in advance and let’s see if we can beat our amount from last year! 🙂

Instrumental: Students are not able to call home for their instruments, please make sure that the students bring their instruments every Monday or Wednesday and/or figure out how to help your child remember.  If you have a system in place already, thank you!!!

This week in:

Math:  We continue to practice measuring with a protractor and working with shapes and classification.  Unit test will probably be late next week.

Language Arts: This week we are reading nonfiction text and are “Talking to the Text.” While the students are reading they are writing notes, thoughts, connection, feelings, predictions, etc in the margin of their text. This can be done with fiction as well, they can just “flag” their thoughts on a sticky note. We have also begun our reading groups or duos. Each student is part of a group/duo. They are responsible for reading an assignment weekly and completing a task to show their comprehension and level of understanding of the text. In addition to this, students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes per day.

Writing:  We have completed our narrative stories. We will be working homophones this week in grammar and spelling.

Science: The students will be completing an investigation called “Changing Matter: Is Weight the Same or Different?” This investigation will show that weight doesn’t change when matter changes state.

Social Studies: This week, we went over the Unit 2 review. The assessment will be on Thursday. It will be multiple choice with 3 essay questions. The essays are: 1. Choose 2 different Native American groups to compare and contrast. 2. Explain what Christopher Columbus’ goal was when he set sail in 1492. Then give at least 2 reasons why his goal was important to Europeans. 3. Name 3 items that were exchanged in the Columbian Exchange. Then, explain 2 positive and 2 negative effects of the Columbian Exchange.

If you have not done the survey monkey about the boat trip, please do so by Friday of this week!

Dates to remember:

Animation Camp 2017 films: October 25 6-7:30

PTA Halloween Dance: October 27 5-8

Halloween Party and Parade: October 31st

Card Marking 1 Ends November 3

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Inland Seas possible trip and survey

Election Day Bake Sale:  We’re still in need of volunteers to sell between 7am-9am9am-11am and 3pm-5pm.  Link is below:

Below is a survey for you, as parents, to fill out about a possible field trip with Inland Seas to Traverse City in the late Spring of 2018.  We went last year and we’ve had several parents ask about it.  Please first take a look at the first link which explains the trip so you are informed.  Then, take the survey.  Thanks so much!  Please complete this by Monday, October 23 as we have to reserve a date if we plan on going.

http://schoolship.org/programs/

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7VZRQ8J

 

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Week of 10/16

Halloween is quickly approaching. DuVall will have a school-wide parade at 2:00 on October 31st. Parents are welcome to line the sidewalks around the school or the sides of the Gym if the weather is bad, to see our parade. After the parade at approximately 2:35, we will have our party. We are currently looking for ideas for the entire fifth grade. If you have a quick and easy craft or game, please let us know. We will also have snacks but we aren’t sure what that will look like at this time, details to follow.

Thank you to all of the parents that donated science supplies, we have everything that we need for the next 2 investigations.

Bake Sale: Traditionally the 5th grade students/parents sponsor the bake sale on election day (Tuesday, Nov. 7).  The proceeds help fund the 5th grade end of the year trip to the water park and the promotion ceremony.  You can sign up to send in goodies or work a 1-2 hour shift.  We encourage you to bring your child to help work the shift also.  Please see  or email Mrs. Hicks or Mrs. Noone or sign up on the following link.  Bake Sale Sign Up

Instrumental: Students are not able to call home for their instruments, please make sure that the students bring their instruments every Monday or Wednesday and/or figure out how to help your child remember.  If you have a system in place already, thank you!!!

This week in:

Math:  Students are bringing home the Unit 2 test to be signed and fixed.  We begin Unit 3 today, Geometry.  We will spend this week classifying angles and shapes and also reviewing vocabulary related to this.

Language Arts: We are continuing to recognize the main idea and its supporting details, as well as, make inferences while reading fiction and nonfiction text.

Writing:  We will be completing the narrative story focusing on details, strong vocab. and action!  It must also have 2 examples of figurative language.

Science: The students will be completing an investigation called “Could you transform something worthless into gold? They will investigate chemical reactions.

Social Studies: Today, we did a trade simulation to see how trading was done by early explorers, we will also discuss the Columbian Exchange.

Dates to remember:

Late Start: October 18th

Picture Day:  October 19th

Halloween Party and Parade: October 31st

Card Marking 1 Ends November 3

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Science Items Needed Please

For our next investigation we will be asking ourselves if the weight of 3 objects stays the same or changes when that object changes state.

We will need:

12 Hersey Chocolate Bars

12 Sticks of butter

12 Steel screws or nails at least 1 1/2 inches long (NOT stainless or galvanized)

12 Washers (NOT stainless or galvanized)

Please let me know if you can donate these items. Send an email or let your child know to tell us.  Thank you in advance!  🙂

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