Estridge Edition

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.

Subjects

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

Friday-Caroling Downtown

  • Time Leaving Central - 1:15pm

  • Route

    • Front of Courthouse

    • Health Department (inside)

    • Central Park (1:45ish)

Spelling List for This Week


collection

protection

perfection

construction

expression

discussion

oppression

impression

extinction

subtraction

analyze

apologize

beautify

diversify

forbidden

Connecticut

Massachusetts

Rhode Island

New Hampshire

Vermont

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