5th Grade Weekly Update for Week of May 20th

Math: This week, we will put the finishing touches on our shape books and print! Students from previous years have told me that these shape books have been a great resource to look back on in sixth grade, so I recommend keeping them as a reference!

Science: Students did an outstanding job with their first oral exam! I can tell they really studied those flashcards and knew their stuff! Well done! Rubrics were sent home in Friday Folders. It included the questions I asked and the response I was looking for. Please review and let me know if you have any questions!

History: Our final Renaissance test will take place on Monday. Students played a review game and checked their study guide. This should be all they need to study to prepare for the test. The vocabulary we tested on last week will be all throughout the test, so if they are still not feeling confident, they need to review that as well.

ELA: We are finishing up our “Letters to our Future Selves” this week. If you haven’t sent in a picture for this project, please send one ASAP! We are also completing a “Survival Guide” for our rising fifth graders. Many remember their guide the setting on their desks at the beginning of the year! Continue to practice poems leading up to our poetry coffee house on Wednesday.

Spanish: Final on Wednesday!

Other:
Bring in yearbooks Wednesday through Thursday for autographs!

Wednesday is our Poetry Coffeehouse that we’ve been preparing for! Students have memorized their poems and are ready to present! Parents, grandparents, and siblings are all invited to attend our culminating event! It will take place on Wednesday morning at 8:00 in Mrs. Rozier’s room. Coffee, hot chocolate, and goodies will be served.

We made adorable bookmarks for our book buddies last week, please send in a gently used book to give them by Wednesday. We will be delivering the books that same day! If you don’t have one, you can always purchase one from the used book sale on Monday and Tuesday!

On Thursday, students will participate in our annual dodge ball/handball tournament with the sixth graders. We will start at 1:00 and end the event with an ice cold treat! Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the heat and has a refillable waterbottle. We will be switching back and forth between the grassy area behind the STEAM building and the multi-purpose room.

Cure Childhood Cancer is a great cause our Jr. Beta Club has chosen to support this year. If you would like to donate to Ca$h for a Cure, please bring your contribution to your homeroom teacher through Tuesday, May 21st. Thank you for supporting this wonderful cause!

The Used Book Sale will take place Monday, May 20th and Tuesday, May 21st. Come shop with your family and get a jump start on summer reading! 100% of the profits support the rising 8th graders’ trip to Spain.

All families are invited to attend the Wood Acres Honors Assembly on the last day of school, Friday, May 24th at 9:30 am on the Quad. Come enjoy a morning of excitement as we wish our 8th grade graduates a farewell, give scholarships to graduating high school Wood Acres alums, and pass out loads of well-deserved awards to our amazing students. Students are allowed to leave with their families after the assembly. Just please make sure to check out with your homeroom teacher. Otherwise, we have early release at 1:00. There is no treehouse on the last day of school.

Week at a Glance:
Monday: Renaissance Test, Used Book Sale, report cover for shape book due
Tuesday: Used Book Sale
Wednesday: Coffeehouse @ 8:00, Yearbook signing, Spanish Final, bring in book for book buddy
Thursday: 5th/6th Tournament, Yearbook signing
Friday: Candy awards and honor’s assembly @ 9:30

This Matters At Wood Acres.

  • High Expectations For Teaching And Learning

  • Strong Instructional Leadership

  • Safe Learning Environment For Everyone

  • Positive And Welcoming School Climate

  • Valuing Time On Task For Mastery

  • Close Home School Partnerships