5th Grade Trunk-duation is Tomorrow!!!

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Hello Families!

Tomorrow your child will have independent work to do in the morning on Schoology. The teachers along with the 5th grade families will be recognizing the amazing job the 5th graders did this year!

I will message you all to let you know when we be on Zoom in the afternoon! Have a lovely evening!

Thank you for all you do!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof

See the information below regardinf the Trunk-duation Ceremony at Oakman School.

June 16, 2021

10AM

The ceremony will include student essays, a video, and much more!


What we did this week in Young 5s!!!

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Hello Families!

We had an awesome and very warm week 38! Together, we made each school day super fun!

Please remember our Young 5s Celebration picnic is for all of the families too!!!! Please be sure to bring a big blanket for you and your family to socially distance and sit on. The children will be presenting their writing as well as singing a song in sign language! PLEASE be sure to join us or send a family member in your place! My students have been paid for. Please do not send in the $5.00 for them 🙂

The picnic is on Thursday June 17th on the small Oakman School playground at 1:00-2:15.

Look at the fun we have been having!!!

We mixed and fixed the sight word saw!
We practiced pushes and pulls in a balloon on a string game!
We have been writing in response to the story we listen to.
We practiced writing an acrostic poem about our favorite colors!
We traced and cut out our foot to practiced non-standard measurement!
We sorted 2D shapes by their shapes!
We drew our dads!!!
We drew our dads!!!
We drew our dads!!!
We drew our dads!!!
We drew our dads!!!

Thank you for all you do! Dads, I hope you all enjoy the portraits your children made for you as well as the acrostic poems about DAD!

Have a lovely weekend!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


Look at the fun we have been having!

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Hello Families! We have been busy learning and having fun as we approach the last month of the school year!

Take a look at what we have been doing.

We had a birthday treat for our friends!!!!
We are learning facts about elephants! This friend wrote elephants have big brains!
We practiced the letter Jj with Nearpod for the ABC countdown!
We sorted our engineering tools by color.
We used Nearpod to practice the letter Kk for the ABC Countdown.
We drew what begins with the sound of the letter Kk. This friend drew a king and stretched for the sounds to label his drawing!!!!!
We painted lovely butterflies! We discussed the symmetry of their wings. We painted one side and folded over the other to observe a creative symmetrical surprise!
Look at our butterfly wings!!!!
We talked about the meaning of Memorial Day! We also learned facts about our beautiful American Flag! We used 2D shapes to create an American Flag!
We wrote in our journals to answer a comprehension question about our Benchmark story. (What did Mr. and Mrs. Mole use to get in the hole?)
We used the Benchmark emergent reader as we practiced choral reading and using our reading fingers to touch each word.

Thank you for all you do!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


Look at What We have been Doing!

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Hello Families!

The children and I have enjoyed an amazing week 35 of Young 5s! They also took their Spring NWEA Reading and Math tests! If your child missed either test, please do not worry. They will take it this week.

Take a look at the super terrific things we did last week!!

We practiced using our cubes to show the difference when we take 3 away from 8.
We used 2D shapes to create and label animals for our Color Zoo after listenig to L. Ehlert’s Color Zoo! This friend used her 2D shapes to create a giraffe.
We reviewed the letter Ee for the ABC Countdown using Nearpod!
We practiced counting objects to 20 in a circular formation.
We wrote our opinions about what we want.
We drew a picture of what begins with the letter Ee’s sound. This friend drew an elephant.
We reviewed the letter Ff for the ABC Countdown using Nearpod!
We circled the letter Ff on the Smartboard using Nearpod.
We drew pictures of the something that begins with the letter Ff’s sound!
We listened to the story of the Little Red Hen. We stated our opinions about if the Little Red Hen should have shared the food she made with her friends that refused to help her. Then we made a Little Red hen using 2D shapes to hang up at home to help us remember to be helpers at home!
We practiced counting objects one to one up to 20 in a curcular formation.

I hope you all have a lovely week! Thank you for all you do!

Love,

Ms. Mehrhof


Another Terrific Tuesday!

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Hello Families!

We had a terrific day in Young 5s! Take a look at some of the terrific things we did today!

We reviewed the sight word to and looked for it in our B poem.
We reviewed the sight word me!
We reviewed the sight word the.
We decorated and created windsocks!
We went to the 2nd grade store of handmade goods! We spent money to buy things we want.
We wrote our opinions about what toy we would want if we were the character inside the toy store after reading the book, “Just a Toy” by Mercer Meyer.

We will not have any school tomorrow through Friday, May, 14th. I pray all how are celebrating Eid have an enjoyable holiday.

We will come back to school for Group A on Monday, May 17th and Group B on Tuesday, May 18th. See you all then!

Thank you for you all you do!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


A marvelous Monday!

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Hello Families!

I hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend and a beautiful Mother’s Day! The children worked so hard on your surprises at school!

Take a look at some of the awesome things we did on our marvelous Monday!

We worked on opinion writing pieces about why we want a special toy.
We are working on using letters and words to express our ideas in writing.
We went to the 2nd grade store of handmade goods! We each spent money to buy something we want!
We are pointing to show were in the room we can look to find the letter Aa!

Today begins the ABC Countdown to the last day of school! Both groups did something for the letter A! Group B drew their favorite animal and shared! Group A did a Nearpod for the letter Aa! We wrote the letter Aa, drew what begins with letter Aa and were artists when we made our windsocks! Tomorrow we will have letter Bb day!!!

We drew something that begins with the letter Aa while participating with Nearpod!
We reviewed sight words as we looked for them in our Benchmark poem! We used our “super-duper pretend binoculars”! We also used our magnetic letters to spell the words we were looking for within the text.

Thank you for all you do!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


Another Thankful Thursday in Young 5s!

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Hello Families!

We had such a wonderful day together! We had picture day at Oakman School for you Group A! Tomorrow will be picture day for Group B! Please remember to send your child’s picture form completed with the exact payment for your order. If you do not want to order pictures, it is no problem at all. However, your child will still be getting their picture taken.

Of course we started our day off with sharing what we are thankful for! The students had such sweet responses. Many replied that they are thankful for one of the classmates in the room and mentioned them by name! I love that they are building friendships and know you do too! I am thankful for these connections!

Take a look at a few of the super things we did today!

We practiced sound spelling with our Benchmark work.
We wrote more opinions about why our mom is the best!
We completed our Mother’s Day surprise!

Thank you for all you do!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


Important Reminders for this week!

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Hello Families!

Please check out the following important reminders:

Group A has picture day tomorrow! Group B has picture day Friday! Please come dressed in your best with your beautiful smiles! Also, please be sure to send your completed picture form with the exact payment.

School picture day is tomorrow for Group A and Friday for Group B!

In addition to bringing the completed picture form back this week, please send in the summer school registration form! I need those by Friday! Oakman Summer School is for EVERYONE!!! Yay!!!

Oakman Summer School Registration form is due by Friday! 🙂

Today at 4:30, please remember there is a special storytime with our Nutrition Teachers from LAHC on zoom! Click here to register for free!

Thank you for all you do!!!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


Another Terrific Tuesday in Young 5s

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Hello Families!

We had another Terrific Tuesday!!! Take a look at some of the terrific things we did today!

Also, I sent home the summer school info with Group B today along with their picture forms for Friday!

Group A will have picture day on Thursday!!! Please be sure to send the completed picture form back to school!

Tomorrow, the lovely Ms. Zahraa will be joining us for our nutrition talk at 1:30 on Zoom! Please take a look at the information below! There will also be a story time with LAHC Thursday at 4:00. This is in honor of Children’s Book Week!

Storytime Zoom link for LHAC
Arabic version for Where My Food Comes From
English version for Where My Food Comes From
We began our opinion writing pieces about why our mom is the best!
We practiced ways to make 10 when we know we have 4. (4+6=10)
We used coffee filters, markers, and water to create the beginning of our Mother’s Day surprise!
We observed the physical changes to the coffee filters when we squirted them with water. The colors grew…..just like we do with the love and care from our moms and dads!
Mrs. Hansen came with the library cart and we got new books! She also read a funny story to us called Alligator Baby by R. Munsch.
We played a Nearpod game with our dry erase boards! We identified beginning and ending sounds.

Thank you for all you do!!! I will see you all on Zoom tomorrow!!!! And….one more thing….

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I want to take a moment to recognize all of you for the hard work and dedication you all have towards being your child’s teachers at home!!! You are their most important teacher and the lessons they will learn from you will last forever in their beautiful hearts and minds! (Many of my most important lessons learned about life and love I learned from my amazing parents!) So, once again, from the bottom of my heart…. thank you for all you do! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! I appreciate each one of you!!

I appreciate you!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof


Another Marvelous Monday!

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Hello Families!

We had a marvelous Monday in Young 5s today!

We read our Benchmark poem and identified rhyming words! We played a Nearpod game where we identified beginning and ending sounds! We even drew and labeled people who help in our communities! And…..so much more! Please take a look!

We began an opinion writing piece about our moms!!!
We used squirt bottles to create something lovely for our moms!
We observed the colorful changes that happened to our coffee filters when they get wet!
We worked very hard on creating colorful designs!
We worked on a story problem where we practice finding what makes 10!

Please be sure to read the previous post about Summer School!

Thank you for all you do! Group A families, please remember, your child needs to bring the picture form that was sent home today back to school on Thursday! That is their picture day! Please be sure the form is filled out to accurately reflect your order requests and your form of payment. Thanks!

Love, Ms. Mehrhof