Weekly Update

May 29, 2015

Important Dates

June 5: 5th Grade PTA Party 6:00 p.m.

June 8: Bowling Field Trip

June 9: PODS at 8:15 a.m.

June 9: 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony 6:30 p.m. (see below for information)

SOL tests are over..

BUT... we are still acquiring knowledge! We are working on United States geography by learning about important bodies of water and our states and capitals. Students are individually researching a state and completing a graphic organizer booklet. While we have stopped switching classes for math instruction, we are doing math investigations in our room. This week we made discoveries with Martin Gardner's theory of Palindrome Conjecture and next week we will be investigating binary numbers.

We wrapped up our latest read aloud, Al Capone Does My Shirts, with a character report card and lots of discussion about story endings and a bit of 1930's history.

5th Grade Recognition

5th Grade Recognition is quickly approaching! Please see below for suggestions and guidelines for Tuesday night June 9.

Students need to report to our classroom at 6:15 (students only please). The ceremony begins at 6:30- so you will want to already be seated. J

Dress/Attire Suggestions:

Boys: pants or nice shorts with a collared shirt...please no graphic T-shirts, jeans or flip flops.

Girls: dress, skirt, or dress pants… please no jeans, tank tops, or flip flops.

Tuesday evening is a special night! Your children will be walking across the stage to receive their certificate and have their picture taken. Refreshments will be served in the main hall following the ceremony. This will be a great time for taking pictures!