Weekly Wrap-up

December 21-23, 2015

3 Days to Go!

ELA: We spent the week finishing our projects on Malala Yousafzai, through which we explored how her passion and persistence helped her achieve her goals; how her ideas were transformed into action; and how she has transformed the world for young girls, in particular.

Wordly Wise Incentive: The children were treated (by Mr. Lord) to hot chocolate on Monday in recognition of their continued, strong effort toward using our ever-growing list of vocabulary words. Receiving and reading their citations are some of the highlights for me every week! Please commend them for their efforts and encourage them to keep looking for our words in all that they read and discuss.

STEM Meeting: Ms. Dicara and Ms. Kahl informed students about the upcoming STEM Fair. Forms came home on Tuesday. The STEM Fair is optional, however, it is strongly encouraged, especially for those who would like to be considered for GT Science in Middle School.

*Summary and Approval Form due to Ms. Dicara by Friday, January 15.

*T-shirt order form due January 15 as well.

Winter Party: Many thanks to Mrs. Drew and Mrs. Wolff for another great party! Thank you also to those parents who attended and contributed snacks for the party. The children made snowman book marks to use in their books from the book exchange. The children also participated in a lively game of "Hot Grinch".

AEbleskiver from Markus' Family: Thank you, also, to Mrs. Balesh and Markus for sharing this delicious treat from Denmark. We loved the warm, sugary snack!

Instrumental Music Carolers: Our class had a few representatives who were selected to participate in Mr. Mueller's caroling group. They toured the school on Wednesday afternoon spreading holiday cheer.

Winter Sing Along: Your children participated in their last Winter Sing Along at Riderwood on Wednesday afternoon. A perfect end to our last day before break.

Looking Ahead to 2016

Happy New Year!

The final rotation for content classes in the second quarter will begin on Monday, January 4.

Trash-free Lunch is coming up in the second week of January. In December, our class came in 3rd for Trash-free Lunch, with the highest percentage in 5th grade (possibly ever!) We have our eyes on the Trash-free Medallion Prize, so please start saving your plastic containers now so that we can be 100% trash free on the next designated day. Thank you for your support!

Unusual/Crazy Hat Day is on Friday, January 8.

Spelling List 12

convalesce dedicate dictate

exasperate notable overdue

overthrow penetrate portrait

rebel restrict seldom

stimulate tempest upbringing

Word Cards will be due on Thursday, January 7.

Spelling Test on Friday, January 8.

Wordly Wise Test on Tuesday, January 12.

Mrs. Lord's Fifth Grade Class

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