Mrs. Keely Aman 9/28/2015
Just a quick, weekly update to keep you in the loop. Business first! Keep your eyes open later this week, camp information and forms are coming home; you should see them by Friday. School pictures are just around the corner, October 7. The week following pictures is a busy one: student led conferences take place on October 15 (more information coming soon), the school's Annual Fun Run is Friday October 16, and our book fair is October 16-October 23. Many thanks to those who have submitted promises for Fun Run donations. (Quick shameless PTA plug) Our PTA works hard to keep student activities rolling and to keep them at a reasonable cost. For instance, our fifth grade camp trip costs are offset by the PTA, they organize school assemblies, and support the teachers (smart boards for teachers, school supplies, etc.) So keep those donations and promises coming in - the money goes directly toward your child's education!
Reading has been exciting! We completed Edward's Eyes and are wrapping our launching unit later this week. We will be moving into character studies and will be reading the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, in class. The new Math program is catching on and I believe the students are starting to run with it. The skills build daily and are work with fractions continues. Our first test will be next Tuesday and will cover unit 1, Fractions. we will continue with our lessons in COMIC-E Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. We are introducing and working on measurement, communication, and experimenting. Chapter 2 in Social Studies is going well. We will finish this week and will continue on with Chapter 3 to further study Native American Cultural Regions. ISN's are looking good and students are putting a great deal of effort into them. We will work on Social Studies on Monday and Tuesday each week. Finally, the kiddos completed two Friday letters in writing, and have done them in Google. We reviewed how to upload/submit our work yesterday, since it was a new skill and still a bit confusing. If you didn't get the opportunity to see your student's letter, ask again!
Thanks again for your continued support!
I'll see you soon,
Parents will have the opportunity to meet with students to learn about their progress and goals in school. These meetings will be held in October. Parents, more information on our conferences will be coming home shortly.
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We plan on having all the kids experience 5th grade camp for the 2015-2016 school year! It will be a day camp for two days this fall. The estimated cost will be about $50 (this would be the maximum cost-hopefully there will be some additional revenue to lower the price). We are hoping that giving you advanced notice will allow you the opportunity to prepare for the cost.