Below is a link which will access the book Firegirl from our book club in an audio format. The book is available in audio for electronic readers for a free 30 day trial. Parents will need to sign up for an account and must cancel at the end of 30 days.
I will add the link to the side bar on this blog with the other websites.
I have added a link on the side called:
Common Core Math Practice Worksheets and Sites
It is listed by specific Common Core for 5th grade. This would be PERFECT for summer practice for all my 5th graders to prepare for 6th grade in the fall. There are also some videos included to teach concepts. Please take a moment to view it!
I am really excited to tell you that I will be offering an online book club/discussion for all 5th grade students who are interested. After an extensive search, I have chosen the book Firegirl by Tony Abbott. This story will be an excellent comparison to the book Wonder that my completed earlier this year. The book is available through the Scholastic book club for only $3.00. Students will need to have access to the internet to receive the reading assignments and to engage in an online discussion. I will be placing an order on Wednesday, April 9 so we can hopefully receive the books before spring break. If your child is interested in participating in this optional activity, please complete the form he/she is bringing home tonight and return it with $3.00 by Wednesday, April 9. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Words can not express how overwhelmed I was last week as I finished up teaching my wonderful class for the year and began a new adventure as Assistant Principal at McCullough Unis. The final day together was really difficult for all of us. I was so appreciative of the cards, gifts and emails of support I received. Truly, this class was my favorite class of 24 years teaching in the Dearborn Public Schools.
I have been keeping in contact with the students through email and this blog. In addition, I will return to Haigh weekly to visit and to assist Ms. Wooton with the transition. She is doing a wonderful job and we were so absolutely lucky to stumble upon her! It is rare to find a substitute with so much actual classroom teaching experience.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime with concerns and questions. Ms. Wooton and I will remain in close contact all school year.
I will be at the class picnic in June and at graduation on the last day, so we will meet again
Enjoy the pictures from the last week!
I will be holding parent teacher conferences on Thursday, March 27 from 4:00-7:00.
I will schedule parents that I need to see but all parents may request a conference time. If you would like to meet with me, please send me a note and I will add you to my schedule.
Yesterday, students were assigned 3 events for the American Revolution Timeline. The pictures and summaries are due on Tuesday, February 11. Your child was supposed to bring home his/her social studies materials last night to begin working on the next events.
If your child forgot his materials, he can still complete the pictures and events, this weekend, using the following information.
The events assigned were:
The paper for the picture is simply white computer paper cut into a 4 inch across and 5 inch down rectangle. The summary can be written on lined paper.
The weblinks needed to further research the events are listed on the side of the blog, the first 3 links.
Attached are the pictures from our Valentine’s Party. Better late than never
On Friday, February 14, our class will celebrate Valentine’s Day from 2:30-3:30. Our Valentine’s party committee has a plan and is underway with the preparations.
All students are being asked to bring in a small box of some type to decorate and hold their cards.
Below is the list of the students in our class.
Wednesday, February 12 LATE START School begins at 9:40
February 17-21 WINTER BREAK (Not sure we need a break!!!)
Just a reminder:
Your student has a project due January 14. He/she will make a brochure with research for one of the thirteen original colonies. Your child has a handout describing the assignment in his/her folder. Please be sure to check your child’s progress at this point. The brochure maker site is listed in the pages at the side of the blog.
Happy New Year!! I hope your break has been relaxing and full of fun with family and friends. It has certainly been white!!
Thank you to everyone for the thoughtful cards and gifts! The winter party planning group did a terrific job and the party was fun for everyone! A special thank you to Mrs. Hammond for helping during the party.
Earlier in the day we read our published Winter Safety booklets to Mrs. Polidori’s second graders.
Our class won a reward for classroom and hallway behavior. We brainstormed a list of possible rewards and the students chose a pizza party. I have asked each student to bring in a $1 to help pay for the pizza. We will have the pizza, in the classroom, on Tuesday for lunch.
Thank you to Mr. Mashhour, who was volunteered to bring the pizza to school by his son, Jamil
Late Start next Wednesday, December 11
Holiday Gift Shop: Thursday, December 12 at 12:30 (volunteers still needed! Contact the PTA)
Holiday class party: Thursday, December 19 at 2:15
Class December PBiS celebration: Friday, December 20 at 2:30 (Game time. Students may bring board games and
crafts to use).
Winter Break: December 23-January 5. School resumes Monday, January 6
Monday, December 9: online Math Assessment
Monday, December 16: online Social Studies Assessment Colonization and Settlement
Monday, January 6: SRI reading test #2
Star Math #2
Monday, January 13 online Social Studies Assessment Colonial Days
Monday, January 27 online Science test