Miss Birie's Weekly Update

December 15, 2016

From Miss Birie

Hello!


Happy Holidays! I hope you and your family have a wonderful winter break! Relax, stay warm, and have fun!


The Fifth Grade Team understands that this is a time of family and friends, so no homework will be assigned over break. However, we would like to reward students who do make an effort in completing iReady requirements.


iReady Reward Criteria

From December 19th - January 2nd, any student who completes 90 minutes of iReady Math + passes 2 lessons AND 90 minutes of iReady Reading + passes 2 lessons will receive a pizza party when they return to school.


Again, please understand this is not an assignment and students who do not complete iReady over break will not have a consequence. Many parents have requested homework over break and this is what the team has provided.


I hope you can all join us Friday for Gallery Hop! Parents are invited to BRJH from 1:00-2:00! If you haven't seen the light show, make sure you check it out tonight from 5:30-7:00!


Thank you for all you do! Have an amazing break!


-Miss Birie

Important Dates

December 16 - STEM Middle Gallery Hop

December 17 - January 2 - Winter Break No School

Gallery Hop

Gallery Hop

When: Friday, December 16, 2016

Where: STEM Middle @ BRJH

Time: 1 pm - 2 pm (Community Shopping)


Gallery Hop Info for Students

Challenge: Your challenge is to collaborate with a group of 5th graders to produce a high-demand good that will sell to the public and BRJH students.


Constraints:

  • Goods must be sold for under $5.00
  • Must have a supply of at least 15 goods (preferably more)
  • No homemade food allowed
  • Groups must stick to the holiday theme they chose
  • Some class time the week of Gallery Hop will be given to work on goods. ELT can also be used. Students may have to work on some of this at home.


Student Schedule for the day:

  • AM STEM Middle Concert
  • 10:35 am Lunch & Recess
  • 11:20 am Gallery Hop Business Set Up
  • 1:00 pm Community Shopping
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm Student Shopping
  • 3:00 pm Clean Up

Second Quarter Incentive

At the end of each quarter, students who have consistently demonstrated the Habits of Mind all quarter will earn a fun incentive day. The event is Mini Golf/Bowling/Pizza at Gahanna Lanes.


Criteria:

  • No more than 8 missing homework assignments.
  • All Anchor Assignments MUST be completed prior to the trip.
  • No more than 5 behavior checks-These are behaviors that would interrupt class, but DO NOT REQUIRE AN OFFICE REFERRAL. We are not talking about missing chromebooks, pencils, etc.
  • No office referrals.
  • No ISS (In-School Suspension) or OSS (Out of School Suspension)


Midterms were sent out two weeks ago to let parents know of students progress towards this incentive.

Math 1

This week, we are working on Coordinate Plane (GEO 5.1 & 5.2).


Homework-Students need to complete 45 minutes of iReady by Monday, December 19th.

Standards Mastery Assessment on Thursday for GEO 5.1 & 5.2.

Math 2

This week, we are working on Coordinate Plane (GEO 5.1 & 5.2).


Homework-Students need to complete 45 minutes of iReady by Monday, December 19th & 3 "Green Lights" on Reflex.

Standards Mastery Assessment on Thursday for GEO 5.1 & 5.2.

Social Studies Class

This week, we are focusing on Gallery Hop.