The Putney Post

West Homer Elementary--5th Grade

Dates to Remember

February 14- Valentine’s Day Class Party 2:30-3:00

February 17- District Art Specialist

February 25- KPBSD Budget Meeting 5:30pm @ Homer High School Library

February 28- Student Council Spirit Day---"Red Carpet Day"

March 7- Teacher Inservice, No School (End of Quarter 3)

March 10-14 Spring Break

Classroom Happenings

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit West Homer this week. It was great to catch up with each of you at conferences. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to discuss your fifth grader's strengths and goals for the remainder of the year.

What's Next?

This next week we will be starting our second round of fractions. Students will be adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. In reading students will be developing their curiosity of new and interesting words while reading The City of Ember . We will begin our study of Early English Settlements in social studies. Finally, in writing students will be developing claims with strong supports within our opinion/argumentation writing unit.

Valentine's Day

Our class will be having a Valentine’s Day party from 2:30 to 3:00 on February 14th. Students may choose to bring cards and treats to share with their classmates. Please be sure to include all students on our class list. Thank you!

Shop and Give

Support W.H.E.’s 4TH Grade Outdoor Education Camp

This Saturday Timeless Toys is donating 10% of every purchase to help fund the 32nd Annual West Homer Elementary School Outdoor Education Camp!

Shop early for Valentine’s Day!

Shop for a birthday party!

Shop for yourself!

All you have to do to support this event is shop at Timeless Toys this Saturday and mention this event when checking out!

Paul Banks Winter Carnival

February 8th


There will be classic carnival games, bounce house, face painting, carnival food, cotton candy, prizes and fun!

For more information contact the Paul Banks PTA at

IXL- Math Practice Site

To get your child started on your home computer, please follow these steps:

1. Go to

2. Enter your child’s username and password and click Sign in.

Username: firstinital,lastname@westhomer (EX: eputney@westhomer)

Password:firstinital,lastname (EX: eputney)

3. Choose 5th grade.

4. Find a skill to practice that relates to what we have been covering in class.

IXL Skills to Practice This Week: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators