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.




IMPORTANT DATES

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!

Anneke Thompson & Michelle Glisch