End of the Year Message

Dear Families,

The end of the school year has passed so very quickly. It seems like we were just beginning to learn about classroom routines AND a little about each other, and now, it is time for me to say goodbye to you as you continue on to middle school. I want to thank everyone for making this year an unforgettable one. I will genuinely miss every single one of my students and their families. A few things to remember this summer:

*Students will be expected to complete 60 minutes a week in math on Khan Academy as well as reading a minimum of 3-5 chapter books during the summer. Students should be prepared to do a book talk at the beginning of the school year. Every student was shown how to use their account on I-learn to complete these requirements. I have attached the document that will help you understand the requirements better. You may use this document to help aid summer learning. Students should continue to visit the reading site IXL over the summer.

I would like to leave you with a few things I find important in my life:

Read, try to make someone smile, help someone, say a kind word to someone, dream things you’d like to do and work to make them possible. And, at the end of the day, be able to say, “Yes, I used the day, well.” Remember…YOU make your own HISTORY!

All the best,
Mrs. Schafer


Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony

Field Day Fun!

Fifth Grade End of the Year Field Trip

Last Week of Fifth Grade

Monday: Finish writing sample
Tuesday: Field Trip Performing Arts Center: Swimming: Bring bag lunch, towel and a change of clothes. Wear your swimwear under your clothes.
Wednesday: Field Day!
Thursday: Promotion at 2:00 pm
Friday: Goodbye Breakfast: students only

Its a busy week! Enjoy all the moments!

Indoor Playworks Pics!

Thank you Coach Toya for teaching us new games to play at recess!

Baby Picture Due! Please send in a 4 x 6 of your child as a baby

As soon as possible please!

Summer Learning! Book Talk Directions

Summer Learning Book Talk Directions

Choose one of the three to five books you read over the summer to present as a book talk in your 6th Grade Language Arts class. Use an 8½ x11 or a 9×12 piece of paper for your presentation.

Front of the Paper

1. Create a visual representation of the book. This could be a picture of the setting, the characters, or your favorite event in the story.

2. Include the title and author of your book.
Back of the Paper
1. Write a complete summary of your book. Be sure to include specific and important details about the events in the story including how the story ends.

2. Write down your favorite passage and the pages it came from. Be sure to have a sticky note while you read so you can easily find your favorite part again and use it for this book talk.

3. Would you recommend this book to a classmate? Evaluate what is good/bad about the book using some specific details about the plot, characters, problem, and solution of your novel.

Recommended Summer Book List for Incoming 6th Graders

All students attending Bryant Middle School must read 3-5 books over the course of the summer. Then, they must select one of the books to present to the class as a Book Talk upon returning to school in the Fall. (Details about the assignment will be shared by your Language Arts teacher in the Fall). Here are some recommendations but you are encouraged to use your lexile level from the Spring Reading NWEA to choose a high interest book of your choice that will challenge your reading ability.

**********Please choose a chapter book and not a graphic novel.***********

Crash by Jerry Spinelli Lexile: 560
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson Lexile: 580
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Lexile: 590
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill Lexile: 640
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Giff Lexile: 650
Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine Lexile: 670
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Lexile: 670
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo Lexile: 670
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park Lexile: 720
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle Lexile: 740
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh Lexile: 760
Refugee by Alan Gratz Lexile: 800
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Lexile: 810
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Lexile: 820
Matilda by Roald Dahl Lexile: 840
Lost in the Pacific, 1942 by Tod Olson Lexile: 880
The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis Lexile: 920
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick Lexile: 930
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Lexile: 950
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell Lexile: 1000

Spelling Words Week of May 28th

autograph, biography, photographer, infraction, fracture, graphic, photograph, biographer, graphite

fraction, refraction, pictograph, phonograph, fractal

Field Day

Monday June 10th is our annual end of the year Field Day celebration. We have obstacle course blow up and a bouncy house. Lots of fun games, Cotton Candy, Sno Cones and Popcorn. PTA is providing lunch for all students with pizza, chips and water. You can bring a lunch from home if you prefer.

Please put sunscreen and bug spray on at home. DO NOT send any sunscreen or bug spray to school. Students cannot use it at school.

Be sure to wear tennis shoes to school for field day. NO sandals, NO Flip Flops allowed.

Parent volunteers are needed to make this a success. Please call Ms. Sandi at 313-827-6750 if you can help out for a couple hours.

Sorry no siblings, only parents and students of River Oaks Elementary may attend Field Day


Preschool, Kgn, 1st & 2nd grade attend field day in the morning.

3rd, 4th, & 5th attend field day in the afternoon

Thank you in advance for helping during Field Day.. Without parent participation we could not have a successful field day…

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