This Week

On Monday we will have an all school picnic. Students are encouraged to bring a blanket or towel, a bagged lunch and outdoor play toys.         ( balls, jump ropes, bubbles, etc). Hopefully our beautiful weather will continue.

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Electronic Day

Dear Families,

We are having a brain break on Friday due to the long hours of testing we endured this week.  Students voted to have an electronic game day. They are permitted to bring in an electronic game that is rated G. It must be labeled with name and will be kept behind my desk when not in use.

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This Week

After a nice and hopefully relaxing week off, we get to dive right into the last 10 weeks of school.

This week we are starting the MSTEP testing with ELA.  We are giving these tests in the morning starting on Tuesday.  We will take breaks and stop for the day by 11:00.  We will continue on Wednesday with make up time on Thursday if needed.  The tests cover reading and writing, science, math, and social studies. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast so they can perform their best.

Camp is coming up and a few parents still need to fill out the online health form for their child.  Health form   Also if you are chaperoning please make sure your background check is updated in the office.  Students not going to camp will still be expected to come to school. We have set up a combined class with the other 5th grades with lots of fun activities.

***Ski trip refunds are now available in the office. Parents must come in to get them.

 

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This Week

This week we are starting to prepare for the state M-STEP that starts the week we get back from Spring Break.  We will be going over test formats so students are comfortable using the tools that go with the computer questions.

The weather is warming up in the afternoon but still cold in the morning so please have your student dress accordingly. We are going outside most days.

If your child is going to camp please click on the health form link in the last post and fill out the form. Make sure you fill all areas.

Thank you for your support

Mrs. Lahooti

 

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This Week

This week we are sending home more information about camp. Here is a link to the online health form that you can fill out for your child going to camp. Health form

The yellow camp form is for student campers. The green form is for the chaperones. If you are a chaperone and can drive your child and/or student gear, please let me know. We are trying to save money by only taking one bus.

Thank you,

Mrs. Lahooti

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This Week

This has been a busy week.  Students are creating their biomes focusing on the Earth’s systems- biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and atmosphere.  They worked in groups to make posters showing how the 4 spheres work together to create diverse ecosystems.

The posters are being uploaded to Seesaw and we are videotaping ourselves in front of a greenscreen so students can explain the parts of their ecosystem.

We have also written letters to King George explaining why the American colonies want to separate from England.  Students have also added these to their Seesaw journal.  We will soon be learning about the American Revolutionary War.

Students are creating an opinion paper using 4 different sources to write about their favorite Superhero.  They had to choose between Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man, and explain what makes one better than another.  There is talk about dressing up as a super hero and taping themselves for Seesaw.

Please remind your student to read at home and add their minutes to Biblionasium.

***Money and permission slip for the Read-thon is due Friday.***

Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Lahooti

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This Week

Well, hopefully the worst of the weather is behind us and we can look forward to full weeks of school ahead.  We have finished up our NWEA testing, almost finished with WIDA testing, and put parties and half days behind us for awhile.  (Except for next week – which is a 4 day week).

I have introduced a new website called Biblionasium. This is a spot that students can keep a digital reading log.  The 5th grade team as adopted this program to help students, parents, and teachers keep track of what reading is getting done at home.  Students can log into their page and add the title of the book they are reading. They will be able to add the number of pages as well as the amount of time they spend reading each day at home. Parents can add their email address so they can  see what their child is reading.

We also have a book forum on iLearn that students are logging into to talk about what they are reading.  Students are expected to log in 2-3 times per week to discuss their book with the group.  They must also comment thoughtfully on at least 2 other postings in their group.  Hopefully this leads to deeper understanding of what they are reading.  This will become part of their reading grade.

On Wednesday students used cups, motors, and batteries to create a robot that would be able to move and also stop at a certain point.  They will continue to work on these during the year. I look forward to seeing how creative they can be. Here is a sample.

Robots

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Camp Deposit Extension/ SKI TRIP CANCELED

Camp Deposit Extension

Because we had several students out on Tuesday, and three snow days off this week, some students were not able to turn in their camp deposits and permission slips.  Please be sure to submit them by tomorrow, February 1st.

****SKI TRIP CANCELED *****

 

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This Week

This week we turned in our social studies brochures, 2019 goals, and graphic novels.  Please check with your child to make sure these  got handed in. We are continuing this week with NWEA testing for reading.  Students that read at home build stamina and can read  longer books without getting discouraged.

****Camp reminder**** we have our camp meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6:00 PM in the media center. Come find out what it’s all about!!

Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Lahooti

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Happy New Year

Welcome back,

We all made it back to school after a long break.  It sure was hard getting up this morning but  it was good getting back with our friends.  We are jumping into the new year with our NWEA testing. We will space the four tests out doing one a week between now and February 1st.  Please help your child do his or her best by making sure they have a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast.

There will be a Camp information meeting next week on Wednesday 16th at 6:00. Please come and learn about this wonderful opportunity for your child.  A spokesperson from the camp will be there to answer all of your questions. We are very excited to be able to offer this experience.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Lahooti

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