Room 26 Weekly News

June 6, 2016


We are in the homestretch! The last couple weeks of school are going to be SO busy with finishing up our final units of study, preparations for promotion, field trips, and speeches! Here are some important dates this week:

Monday 6/6: Career Day spirit day. P.E.

Tuesday 6/7: Students attending San Marcos Middle School next will visit the middle school (back before lunch). Last Science Garden of the year.

Wednesday 6/8: P.E., A.R. Wheels Party (invitations were sent home last week)

Thursday 6/9: Last Library visit of the year.

Friday 6/10: Beach Day spirit day. Flag Salute. Final day for classroom AR points. 5th Grade tshirts and yearbooks distributed.

Next week, students will be giving their Demonstration Speeches in addition to the following events:

6/13: P.E.

6/14: Woodland Park Pool Party

6/15: P.E. (last day) and Ability Awareness Assembly

6/16: Students attending San Elijo Middle School next year will visit the middle school (back before lunch).

6/17: Flag Salute, Expert Fair, A.R. Field Day (for students who reached Level 5)

The last week of school:

Monday 6/20:

Tuesday 6/21: 5th Grade Promotion 9:00am (there will be an opportunity to take pictures afterwards.) 5th Grade Promotion Party 11:30-1:45. Please see Sign Up Genius link in earlier email for volunteer/donation opportunities.

Wednesday 6/22: Flag Salute. Last Day of School. Staff vs. 5th Grade Kickball Game.

Language Arts

This week, we will be completing our last novel study of the year on The Girl Who Owned a City. After that, our Language Arts time will be used to prepare for our promotion presentations and do Demonstration Speeches.


This week, students will be doing "Game Day" presentations. A purple assignment sheet was sent home about this last week. Each student was assigned a day to bring in a board game from home. They will be explaining how to the play the game to a small group of students, who will then play the game. This can be trickier than it seems! Please help your child by letting them "practice" their explanations and play the game with you at home. Most students told me they have a game at home in mind and discussed it with their small groups. However, I have several games in the classroom I told students they may borrow including Pictionary, Apples to Apples Jr., Yahtzee, Clue, Uno, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit (Kids Edition), Qwirkle, and QBitz/QBitz Extreme. Please let me know ASAP if your child needs to borrow one of my games.

If your student is signed up for Day 1, he/she should bring in his/her game TOMORROW!


We have completed the 5th grade Science curriculum and will be focused on Social Studies this week.

Social Studies

We are finishing up our chapter on the U.S. Constitution and Government early this week. We will be concluding our year with an overview of Westward Expansion.


P.E. - Monday and Wednesday

Science Garden - Tuesday (last one)

Library - Thursday (last one)