Ms. Ingle's Messages

week of September 7

Muddy Sneakers

Fifth grade is in planning stages with our Muddy Sneakers representative. Muddy Sneakers is a program that provides science-based field trips designed to enrich work done in the classroom. We would like our first expedition to take place toward the end of September. This week, your child will bring a Muddy Sneakers release form home with their homework packet. It is very important that this release is sent back right away. We will need if before our first trip!

Literacy

We are now working through 2 of our daily 5 rounds! Great work team! We have surpassed our stamina goal during 'Read to Self' and are still building toward 20 minutes during 'Work on Writing'.

This week, during 'Work on Writing', students are allowed to work on 'free-writing' on any subject they choose. They will also continue work on the writing process. Students are learning to use specific graphic organizers and are working through the following steps to create completed writing samples:

  1. Prewrite
  2. Draft
  3. Revise
  4. Edit
  5. Publish

As students become more comfortable with this process, we will move into more detailed evidence-based writing.

Dates to remember

  • 9/1 PTO Meeting 6 pm
  • 9/7 NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)
  • 9/17 Back to School Dance 3 pm & 5th Grade Open House 6 pm
  • 9/22 International Potluck 5:30 pm
  • 9/25 NO SCHOOL (parent-teacher conf. day)
  • 9/28 NO SCHOOL (teacher work day)
  • 9/30 Health Fair (during school)