Look what’s hoppin in our class this week!

This week, our unit of study is reviewing letters I through p and the theme or the week is animals that hatch for an egg. For review week, we will play a few of our many favorite games. The alphabet mystery box and the bean bag letter toss. For creativity, we will create a chick that hatchs from an egg, sequence to a chick that hatches from an egg. We are also hatching a dinosaur from an egg. The children do not know what’s going to hatch from the egg so please keep it a secret.
We will be observing this egg for the next few days and discuss what happens when it hatches.

Investigator Club, we will focus on the following;
Let’s meet Bruno Buzz Bee

Alphabet Recognition: Find the letter
Objective is to understand that letters form a word.

Literally: Burno Buzz Bee
Objective is to recite the story

Friendly reminder;
Picture day is tomorrow. If you would like to get your child’s Spring pictures, please send in your form with a method of payment.

No letter bags will be sent home this week due to review. However if your child would like to bring In his/her favorite toy that begins with the letter I or P, they are more then welcome to do so to share with the class on Friday.

We would like to welcome Mr. Ewan who is our mystery reader this week. We look forward to hearing some of London’s favorite books.

Pajama day is this Friday. Wear you me favorite pjs to school.

Early release is this Friday during carline time 12:45. Lunch will be provided.

Spring break is April 1st through 5th. We will resume back to school in April 8th.

Spring egg hunt is April 17th . Please provide 14 plastic eggs filled before April 17th. Thank you. If you need some help with this, please let us know and we could be more then happy to help out.

Thanks for help! Have a great week

Super Sunny Saturday

Hello and Happy Saturday!
Where do I begin in saying how great these past few days have been for your student and me? Right now, my washing machine is full gear with clothes that remind me of all that we did during our field trip to the 4H Center on Jekyll Island. I wouldn’t be surprised if your washing machine is working right now as well. If you come across anything that doesn’t belong to your student, please bring it to school on Monday and we will have our own lost and found so all items go home to the rightful owner.

I must begin by thanking Mr. Ovbey, Dr. Feinberg, Mrs. Tomsic, Mr. Boyle, and Mrs. Parham for making sure all of the Sea Stars and Squids were on time for the classes, keeping them safe, and for making sure that all went well throughout the trip. There are just not enough words or ways of saying, “Thank you for all of your hard work and efforts that were given so all of our 4th graders had an awesome adventure. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for all you did.”

I am hopeful that you received the pictures we sent so you could get a glimpse of your student learning about the different phases of the beach and all that go on with each of the ecosystems and adaptations. Your student touched a few reptiles, learned about some constellations and what’s happening to our beaches and wildlife as erosion continues to change the make-up of coastal regions.

It may take some time for your student to tell you ALL that they learned during our trip because so much information was taught and it will take time to recall everything they did and saw. If your student did write in his or her journal during each class that will help them recall so much of our time spent at the 4H Center. Please make sure that your student’s journal comes to school and stays with them for it will be needed for upcoming assignments. Thank you very much.

Please enjoy the rest of the beautiful spring weekend, enjoy the stories you hear, and I look forward to seeing everybody Monday morning and listening to the best and favorite parts of our field trip. Until then, back to laundry, finishing up report cards and a little more of rest and relaxation.

Yours truly,
Cheryl Leagan
4th grade lead teacher

5th Grade Weekly Update for Week of March 25th

We were so impressed with our students at Camp Widjiwagan! They showed compassion, bravery, and an eagerness to learn something new each day we were away! We hope everyone was able to get a good night’s sleep and we look forward to only one more week until Spring Break! Remember, early release is on Friday at 1:00! Individual spring pictures are this week. If you still have not sent in the form, or want another, let us know ASAP and we’ll make sure to sneak you in before picture day!

Math: We will continue to review decimal operations this week as we begin to incorporate decimal of the day activities into our daily routine. Before we left for our field trip, students used their knowledge of decimal operations to complete a mosaic coloring sheet. Those who did not finish were instructed to finish it this weekend and bring it in on Monday. I would check with your child to see if he or she is one that needs to finish! This week, we will see how decimal operations can help us with metric conversions!

Science: We will head into lab this week to learn more about our final simple machine, the inclined plane. Since we are approaching the end of our unit, students will also receive the short response test question, so they will have plenty of time to perfect their responses and practice. Our unit test will take place the week we return from our break.

This week, we will focus on English/Language Arts subjects and will not have history. It will allow us extra time to, hopefully, get our research papers finished up and begin our next unit of study, poetry.

ELA: This week, we are starting our Poetry Unit! We will review some key terms that we will see throughout our unit and practice using those terms while reading poems by Tony Medina, Robert Frost, William Wordsworth, and William Shakespeare. Students will also be introduced to our outside reading for the quarter, Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo. This week’s assignment will cover the first six chapters of the book (21 pages) and will end with a discussion on Thursday. Pairing Tiger Rising with a poetry unit is a match made in heaven! Tiger Rising is full of figurative language that we’ll also notice all throughout our poetry unit. And just in case that’s not enough to do for the week, we’re also going to be typing up our research papers. Any extra typing practice you can work on at home will help us fine tune those typing skills is helpful! Mrs. Butcher has some great links on her blog to help practice, her favorite is Typing Club. http://wamediatech.weebly.com/5th-grade1.html

Week at a Glance:
Tuesday: Spring Pictures
Thursday: Tiger Rising Discussion Chapters 1-6
Friday: Spring Party and Early Release @ 1:00

Spring is Here!

Hi there!

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather Spring has brought us. Hopefully it will stick around for a while! We have had so much fun creating and learning all about Spring. We made kites last week and finally got a chance to try them out yesterday. I have attached pictures of the fun! Enjoy your weekend!

5th Grade Weekly Update Week of March 25th

We were so impressed with our students at Camp Widjiwagan! They showed compassion, bravery, and an eagerness to learn something new each day we were away! We hope everyone was able to get a good night’s sleep and we look forward to only one more week until Spring Break! Remember, early release is on Friday at 1:00! Individual spring pictures are this week. If you still have not sent in the form, or want another, let us know ASAP and we’ll make sure to sneak you in before picture day!

Math: We will continue to review decimal operations this week as we begin to incorporate decimal of the day activities into our daily routine. Before we left for our field trip, students used their knowledge of decimal operations to complete a mosaic coloring sheet. Those who did not finish were instructed to finish it this weekend and bring it in on Monday. I would check with your child to see if he or she is one that needs to finish! This week, we will see how decimal operations can help us with metric conversions!

Science: We will head into lab this week to learn more about our final simple machine, the inclined plane. Since we are approaching the end of our unit, students will also receive the short response test question, so they will have plenty of time to perfect their responses and practice. Our unit test will take place the week we return from our break.

This week, we will focus on English/Language Arts subjects and will not have history. It will allow us extra time to, hopefully, get our research papers finished up and begin our next unit of study, poetry.

ELA: This week, we are starting our Poetry Unit! We will review some key terms that we will see throughout our unit and practice using those terms while reading poems by Tony Medina, Robert Frost, William Wordsworth, and William Shakespeare. Students will also be introduced to our outside reading for the quarter, Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo. This week’s assignment will cover the first six chapters of the book (21 pages) and will end with a discussion on Thursday. Pairing Tiger Rising with a poetry unit is a match made in heaven! Tiger Rising is full of figurative language that we’ll also notice all throughout our poetry unit. And just in case that’s not enough to do for the week, we’re also going to be typing up our research papers. Any extra typing practice you can work on at home will help us fine tune those typing skills is helpful! Mrs. Butcher has some great links on her blog to help practice, her favorite is Typing Club. http://wamediatech.weebly.com/5th-grade1.html

Week at a Glance:
Tuesday: Spring Pictures
Thursday: Tiger Rising Discussion Chapters 1-6
Friday: Spring Party and Early Release @ 1:00

March 23, 2019 Newsletter

One more week to go until Spring Break (April 1-5)!! Don’t forget there will be NO TREE HOUSE on Friday, March 29 after class. Every child will go home in car line at 12:45!!!! My husband and I will be going to our hometown, New Orleans, where we will go on a gastronomical tour. If you have been to Louisiana, you know the food is phenomenal!

The class had a great time this week playing games with our 5 Senses. We played, “What’s Missing?” for our sense of sight. “Who or What is Making That Sound?” for our sense of hearing. “What’s That Smell? where we had to guess at mystery scents. We tasted something salty, sweet, sour and bitter for taste. We felt an object in the mystery bag and had to guess what it was without peeking. Plus, your preschooler made a fantastic book that he can refer to over and over again. I explained to them that we INVESTIGATE or learn through our 5 Senses. We each created our own “Mr. Potato Head” and had fun playing a game with “Mr. Potato Head.”

We also covered the letters O & P. For our letter craft, we made “Oscar the Grouch” from Sesame Street and a picnic tablecloth for letter P. Speaking of picnics, we had a fantastic pizza picnic Friday on the field with plenty of sunshine, music but no ants!

Our Spring party is this Thursday! Please don’t forget your dozen candy-filled plastic eggs for our egg hunt. Fingers crossed for a nice morning!

Next week, will be letter review, plus we will learn about animals that hatch from eggs (oviparous animals) and will do fun things on this subject.

“Popcorn” is the answer to the question. We use all 5 senses when we eat it!

Have a splendid weekend.

Wanda and Sandy

March 23, 2019 Newsletter

One more week to go until Spring Break (April 1-5)!! Don’t forget there will be NO TREE HOUSE on Friday, March 29 after class. Every child will go home in car line at 12:45!!!! My husband and I will be going to our hometown, New Orleans, where we will go on a gastronomical tour. If you have been to Louisiana, you know the food is phenomenal!

The class had a great time this week playing games with our 5 Senses. We played, “What’s Missing?” for our sense of sight. “Who or What is Making That Sound?” for our sense of hearing. “What’s That Smell? where we had to guess at mystery scents. We tasted something salty, sweet, sour and bitter for taste. We felt an object in the mystery bag and had to guess what it was without peeking. Plus, your preschooler made a fantastic book that he can refer to over and over again. I explained to them that we INVESTIGATE or learn through our 5 Senses. We each created our own “Mr. Potato Head” and had fun playing a game with “Mr. Potato Head.”

We also covered the letters O & P. For our letter craft, we made “Oscar the Grouch” from Sesame Street and a picnic tablecloth for letter P. Speaking of picnics, we had a fantastic pizza picnic Friday on the field with plenty of sunshine, music but no ants!

Our Spring party is this Thursday! Please don’t forget your dozen candy-filled plastic eggs for our egg hunt. Fingers crossed for a nice morning!

Next week, will be letter review, plus we will learn about animals that hatch from eggs (oviparous animals) and will do fun things on this subject.

“Popcorn” is the answer to the question. We use all 5 senses when we eat it!

Have a splendid weekend.

Wanda and Sandy

Happy Spring

Hi Families,
We have had a great week continuing to learn about healthy eating habits. We are learning the difference between fruits and vegetables through sorting activities, stories, and games. The gorgeous weather as us all talking about spring (which is next month’s theme). We have already started to craft and display our fabulous artwork. Our fine/gross motor skills are developing each every day. We are practicing pumping our legs on the swings, and our forward rolls are looking fantastic (thanks Mrs. Goodson). We wish you a Happy Friday! Do not forget to encourage me to make healthy eating choices! A special thank you Mr. Ofodile for stopping by to read to us!

Educationally Yours,🌈🌈🌈🌈
Ms. Nixon and Mrs. Biter
*reminders* No Treehouse Friday March 29

Weekly Update March 25, 2019

Hello Everyone,

Are you ready for the weekend?! We are too!

Thank you to everyone for returning report cards so promptly. We had a great third quarter as a class and I’m proud of their hard work.

Important Notes:
– Book Reports are due Friday, March 29th
– Spring Break begins Friday, March 29th with dismissal at 1. There is no afternoon treehouse. Break is from April 1-5th. School resumes Monday, April 8th
This Week:
Language Arts Reading: We will be reading an informational text called From Plant to Seed
Vocabulary Strategies: We will be working on using context
Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Text and Graphic Features and Cause and Effect
Phonics: Words with au, aw, al, o, a
Math: We are wrapping up our unit this week focusing on word problems and the calendar. Our Chapter Test will be Thursday, March 28th
History: We have begun our next unit on civil rights leaders with Susan B. Anthony.
Science: We finished our fifth investigation exploring the effects of water pollution. When we return from break we will review and have our test tentatively that Thursday.

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Hi Families,
We have had a great week continuing to learn about healthy eating habits. We are learning the difference between fruits and vegetables through sorting activities, stories, and games. The gorgeous weather as us all talking about spring (which is next month’s theme). We have already started to craft and display our fabulous artwork. Our fine/gross motor skills are developing each every day. We are practicing pumping our legs on the swings, and our forward rolls are looking fantastic (thanks Mrs. Goodson). We wish you a Happy Friday! Do not forget to encourage me to make healthy eating choices!
Educationally Yours,
Ms. Nixon and Mrs. Biter
*reminders* Early dismissal

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