Fifth Grade Flash

September 16, 2016

On Monday, September 12, we had first responders join us for announcements. Thanks to everyone that came to join us! We were able to have a great discussion with our kids about how they positively impact our community!


We also had the leadership class from the Oakville High School come do creative, fun team building activities with us on Tuesday. Ask your students about what their favorite parts were and check out the pictures below.


-Lauren, Ashleigh and Jessica

Contact Us

Lauren Ellington - ellingtonl@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net - 467-7332

Ashleigh King - kinga@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net - 467-7337

Jessica Woulfe - jwoulfe@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net - 467-7326

Schedules


  • Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


Ellington- PE & Music- Art- Library- PE & Music -PE & Music

King - PE & Music -Music - PE & Music - Art - PE & Library

Woulfe- Art - PE & Music - Music - PE & Music - PE & Library

Reading

We are still conferencing with students and discussing how to be good group members to prepare for book clubs.


Students should be reading at least 20 minutes every night.

Writing

In writing we are working on endings for our personal narratives. We will be using a writer's checklist to help improve our writing. We will also look at other texts that students can use to draw ideas.

Math

We are working on adding and subtracting decimals and the addition properties.


Students should be reviewing the place value charts and memorizing where the millions to the thousandths place are.


Keep practicing math facts- multiplication and division!

Science

We are currently studying different types of forces and Newton's three laws of motion.

Social Studies

Students should continue memorizing states and capitols using their flashcards at home each night. We will have our quiz on September 23rd. We are finishing up our geography unit and moving into Native American Cultures.

Upcoming Events

Blades Block Party

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6pm

5140 Patterson Road

St. Louis, MO

The Block Party has been rescheduled! Come party with us!

Bobcat Mile

Friday, Oct. 7th, 1pm

5140 Patterson Road

St. Louis, MO

Bobcat Mile is coming soon! More information to come.

Technology Agreement

Dear Blades Elementary School Families,

I would like to thank the Blades Bobcat Boosters for the continued support of classroom instruction through the acquisition of technology like Smart boards and document cameras. All 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms have replaced their student desktops and added laptops or chromebooks for student use. This has been effective due to the district providing Wi-fi for the entire building. The future is very bright at Blades in terms of technology integration in our classrooms and student engagement!!


However, despite these gains, the pace of changes with technology has made it difficult to remain on the cutting edge of educational technology in all areas. Many Mehlville and area schools have adopted the use of e-readers (iPad, Kindle, Nook, various tablets) within the classroom. I have had a number of parents contact me with the question “Can my child bring their e-reader to school to read the great book they’ve been reading at home?” This question brought forth the notion that we cannot ignore the fact that a number of our students do all their reading outside of school on these electronic devices.


I am thrilled that students are feeling excited about reading due to these devices, and I want to do anything within my power to enhance student learning at Blades. Like other schools, we call this initiative B.Y.O.T. (Bring Your Own Technology). We are only allowing this for 4th and 5th grade students.


It is my expectation that any device brought to school be used appropriately and only by that student. If a student brings their device, it can only be used as an e-reader. If a student is found abusing this policy, they will no longer be allowed to use the device at school and parents will need to pick up the device in the office. Students are NOT allowed to bring iPods or mobile phones to school use as e-readers. Sharing of devices is NOT allowed.

I also need to clarify that Blades will NOT be able to replace any lost, stole, or damaged devices while at school or on the school bus. If you would like your son or daughter to be able to use technology brought from home at school, please complete the information below and return it to your child’s teacher. If you have any questions, please contact me at 314-467-7301 or your child’s teacher. Thank you!!


Dr. Jeremy Booker

Principal

Blades Elementary

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My student _______________________________________________ is granted permission to use the following technological device at the discretion of his or her teacher to enrich learning. I understand that Blades is NOT responsible for any theft, loss, or damage that occurs to the device.

Parent Signature: __________________________________________________________________

Permitted Devices: __________________________________________________________________

First Responders Assembly

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Team Building