Galaxy House News
May 19, 2017
Week in Review
Our students have been very busy with MAP testing, preparing for concerts, and working on the final projects of the year. Here are just a few reminders as we culminate another year of learning! If your child does not have a display board yet, please help them to obtain one soon. Also, please help your child return all library books by Friday, May 26 to the Dyer Library.
As for their learning, some of our students have been hard at work convincing their audience to think or do a certain way through argument writing. Specifically, sixth graders are making public service announcements (PSAs) on a variety of health topics from tobacco use to oral hygiene using the Green Screen App. Our fourth and fifth graders are wrapping up the year with additional work in the informative genre. Fourth graders are reflecting on their year and convincing their audience about how they have improved this year. Fifth graders have studied a particular type of informative writing: the compare and contrast piece. This has provided them with specific practice using transitional words and phrases appropriate to this type of writing.
Thursday, May 25: Field Trip to BHS to see Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Friday, May 26th: Early Release
Friday, June 2: Final work plan due
Monday, June 5 at 8:30-10:30 am: Service-to-Others trip to Cooper 4k-5k Montessori classes
Tuesday, June 6 at 8:10-10:30 am: Sixth grade only trip to Karcher
Wednesday, June 7 at 12:35-1:30 pm: Invention Convention
Thursday, June 8 at 12:45 pm: Sixth Grade Ceremony; all parents are welcome to attend!
Friday, June 9: Early Release....LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Today we will be sending home a list of journal prompts to use to respond to literature or nonfiction text. Keeping a reading journal and responding occasionally can keep kids actively thinking as they read and really engaging with the text. We encourage all kids to read different genres and text types this summer to prevent the summer slide. Here is a link to the American Libary Association's Summer Reading List: http://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/2017-summer-reading-list
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Students will have an opportunity to see BHS's production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Many of our former students are in this play!
We can't wait to see all of you at our Invention Convention. Students are working on editing and revising their projects and publishing them for you to see. Many students will need to build their model at home this week or next.