News From Our 5th Grade Classroom 12/11/15
What's Happening in the Classroom
Notes from the Teacher
We are going to the Merrillville Planetarium on Wednesday December 16th from 9:30-12:00. We will be back in time for lunch. To help support the Planetarium and keep costs low for schools to attend, student will be allowed to visit the gift shop (this provides extra funding for the planetarium).
Below is a note from Student Council about their first service project of the year:
This supply drive will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and go until Wednesday, December 16. It will benefit the Valparaiso Schools Back Pack Project and Hilltop Food Pantry.
The Valpo Back Pack Project is a mini food pantry housed in all the elementary schools so that the social worker can send home food and household supplies to families in need when necessary.
Items that we will collect are: toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, toothpaste, detergent, body soap and shampoo. These are all items that food stamps cannot be used to purchase. Also canned and boxed food will be collected.
In math, our test over Unit 4 is on MONDAY, December 14th. We will work on using geometry making a winter scene the rest of the week (Thursday and Friday).
In Writing, we will continue our unit on persuasive writing by writing our rough draft of the persuasive letters.
In Reading, we will finish our novel study by working on a Think Tac Toe. Groups will work together to make 3 projects based off the novel they finished this week. We will have our Unit 5 Test on Monday.
Special Events this Week:
Tuesday-This is Our Story Practice: 9:55-11:30
Tuesday-Preview the Holiday Store 11:30
Wednesday-Field trip 9:15-12:00
Thursday-Holiday Store Shopping 2:30
Time Leaving Central - 1:15pm
Front of Courthouse
Health Department (inside)
Central Park (1:45ish)
Spelling List for This Week
Dates to Remember
December 15-This is Our Story Performance
December 14-PTA meeting
December 16-Planetarium field trip in the morning
December 18-Last Day of School before Winter Break
January 4-Return from Winter Break