**We do not have a late start tomorrow.
**We will continue with our NWEA testing.
** Camp forms are due in by the end of the month. If you want to chaperone please check your background status with the office.
** The science project- The Earth, Sun, Moon model is due today.
**Students continue to work on Article a Day in their journal.
This week has been very busy getting work finished before winter break. Students are finishing up assignments they had on Google Classroom, Flocabulary, and Readworks.
We had a singalong in the gym today, a movie for PBIS tomorrow, and a winter break party on Friday! The party committee decided to have a voluntary gift exchange on Friday. Students who are participating in the exchange should wrap a gift suitable for a boy or a girl between $5 and $10.
We will be cleaning out our desks and lockers on Thursday so please send in a bag so they can bring things home.
Have a peaceful and safe vacation.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 11th, we have a parent meeting to talk about our 5th grade camp experience.
We will meet in the media center from 6:00 -7:00.
Please try to not bring children. Thanks, hope to see you there.
If you were scheduled for a conference on Tuesday (yesterday) the new date for these conferences is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18. I will use the same times and will send a reminder tomorrow. If you CAN NOT make this day I will gladly arrange a better time. Please email if you know that this new date is not possible.
Thank you for your support and cooperation,
Happy snow day. I hope everyone is staying safe and warm. I think this is the earliest snow day we’ve ever had.
* We will be moving our bookfair day to tomorrow morning at 10:30.
*I will also contact those of you who had a conference scheduled for today to reschedule.
Good evening parents,
Please visit Mr.Short’s Haigh School Blog. Due to the weather, we are cancelling the Halloween parade. We will have an indoor version but will not be able to accommodate family and friends. Please see Mr. Short’s Blog for further details.
Many thanks for your understanding
** I sent home conference reminders today. Please check to see if the day and time will still work and send back the bottom half so I can make a final schedule.
** Thursday students can wear costumes to school. Remember no toy weapons. Masks can be worn for parade but not during class. The party committee is ready with food, games, and treats. Others are welcome to bring treats to pass. These will be passed out at the end of the day. Party will be from 1:00-2:40. The parade will start around 2:50. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather.
**Friday is 1/2 day. Students are let out at 11:40.
** Report cards will be passed out at conferences.
**I sent home the emergency form for you to check over. Please send back with any corrections necessary.
** Please sign and return the social studies quiz. This way I know that you are seeing them.
**Students are reading novels and writing about them in their journals. They are also going on iLearn to our Book Forum to discuss their book with friends that are reading the same one. This is part of their reading grade.
Here is a video of students experiencing a chemical change.
Flubber is always a big hit. Check out our flubber videos on our Seesaw tab
Students are assigned a set of articles from Readworks on Monday. They have all week to complete 5 out of 6 of them. They are to read the article and write about them in their BOK section of their Language Arts journal. This week we were focused on main idea and key detail so they had to find this in each article. The topic of the articles all dealt with our government because we are learning about the 3 branches and their jobs. They have been working on their posters in class and will present them today. Look for pictures and videos to follow.
Biblionasium is the website we are using to keep track of student reading at home. Please check that your student has logged in the minutes and book titles that they are reading at home. This is part of their reading grade.
Thank you to all of the families that came out for Open
House. It was fun to meet new parents and see past students. We had quite a few
parents’ sign up for conferences. Those
who did not get a chance will get a note about open times.
* We are finishing
up the NWEA tests this week and will be getting into a real routine.
* I put a link on
the Social Studies page that lets you download an open textbook that we use sometimes
during the year. Remember to choose 5th grade under the download heading. We
start the year learning about our government and its 3 branches.
* In science we are
working on learning the Scientific Inquiry and the Properties of Matter.
Students will conduct experiments to learn about how matter reacts in different
circumstances, how to collect and record data, and construct arguments to
support their findings.
*By now students have signed up on Biblionasium to keep track of their reading at home. I have sent an email to you so you can monitor their reading minutes also.
Thank you for your support. If you have any concerns please email me.