Amana 5th grade Newsletter
Ms. Hess and Mrs. Baxter
Class News 12-4-2015
We also finished presenting our collaborative fairytales. Your student will be coming home with their co-written story. We were so proud of all our authors and illustrators!
Students have been learning how to use Google more. In Social studies, we presented our landform slide and now are going to be creating a Google slide on a Native Culture. We realize that presenting is hard for most students and therefore we will be doing this more often. Friday, we invited each student to read their favorite poem! Shel Silverstein was a class favorite with his rhyming!
We would like to encourage students to continue to work toward their PLP goals set in October. A major one would be memorization of multiplication facts.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Hess' class for winning their 2nd SPARK PE Award for the month of November! We are great at showing leadership in PE and in the classroom!
Thank you for sharing your students with us each day! What a gorgeous day it was today!
SS: I can identify the continents, oceans and landforms.
Writing: I can read and take notes on a Native American tribe.
Reading: I can pick out a theme of a narrative or free verse poem as well as identify if there is rhyme or repetition. I can understand that the same word can have different meanings such as match(a game in volleyball or wrestling) or match(a piece of wood that can start a fire).
Holiday Gift Exchange
We will be celebrating the season of giving through a holiday gift exchange this year. Boys will purchase gifts for boys, while girls will purchase gifts for girls. The exchange will be anonymous and gifts should remain a surprise.
$7 - $10 limit
Gift should be wrapped with a tag indicating boy or girl
Bring gift to school by Friday, December 18
Gift exchange will be at the holiday party on Tuesday, December 22
Please let me know if your family would like assistance in purchasing a gift.
Thanks,Mrs. Baxter and Ms. Hess
12-7 to 12-11 Scholastic Book Fair in the Library12-8-15 Music Holiday Celebration 6-8pm (5th grade sings at 7:20pm) BOOK FAIR OPEN THIS NIGHT
12-18-15 Report Cards will be e-mailed home
12-22-15 Holiday Party in the afternoon with gift exchange
Tentative Schedule for that day will be forthcoming.
12-22-15 Early out at 1:15pm
Guinea Pigs (Rocky and Oreo) over the Winter Break
IT IS DECEMBER...
Snowboots and Snowpants are not required by all, only those who would like to play in the snow during recess.