Fifth Grade News
Last Week of School!
- 6/6 The end-of-year 5th grade Crossing Over is on Wednesday from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. in the MPR. We will admit parents into the MPR beginning at 12:15 p.m. Those arriving before that time will wait in the hall outside the MPR.
- 6/8 Last Day of School - Report cards go home and Early Release 12:00
CACERES-LANGUAGE ARTS/SOCIAL STUDIES
Istation accounts are available for every student this summer! Students will continue to log in with their same username and password. Please make sure that your parents and students know this!
Summer Reading is a BIG DEAL!
Did you know that reading during the summer ensures that students don't lose the skill gains they've made during the school year? Help us prevent the "summer slide" by promoting reading this summer. We want students reading during car trips, on airplanes, at the beach, by the pool, and at home during those 100+ degree days!
The expectation from the middle school is for every secondary student to read a book of choice over the summer and be prepared to discuss their reading with peers and the teacher at the beginning of 6th grade.
- *History: Students have USA Studies newspapers that continue in history through the year 2000. They can read these and work on the activities on the back of the newspapers all summer. It will help keep their history skills sharp for 6th grade world history.
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EGG DROP CHALLENGE:
The challenge was given to create a structure for a raw egg that protects the egg from cracking at any height of a fall. We will use the Engineering Design Process and will take this week to start designing and building our contraptions. We will do the drop next week.
CHARITY PROJECT: I will be doing an end of year project to help promote philanthropically thinking. The students have 3 charities to choose from.
- Happy Birthday - Boxes are filled with all necessary items to throw a party for children in foster care, homeless shelters or women's shelters. If your child decides to do this alone or with a team they will chose a child by age and gender and fill a box. I will show them the calendar and let them pick this week. http://sharinghappybirthdays.org/about/
- Make A Wish - Granting wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions gives them more than an amazing experience. This would be a student working alone or in a group earning money to donate to this cause. Some ideas are cleaning cars, walking dogs, a bake sale or etc… www.wish.org
- Buhangiji Albino Center - They are in need of DVDs (for entertainment- they have no wifi, any genre and for all ages) and soccer balls. http://elct-selvd.org/buhangija-albino-center/
Habit 6-Synergize (teamwork)
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Habit 6 - Synergize - Together is Better!
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
This month your child is learning how to use Habit 6: Synergize – Together is better
Today more than ever children interact with people of differing ethnicities, religions, and cultures. Their circle of friends, their schoolmates, and their athletic teams are much more diverse than those of even a generation ago. The person who learns to be open to differences will have more opportunities in education, business, and many other aspects of life. Your child's success depends on being able to understand, appreciate, and includes others.
This month the students will learn what it means to value other people’s strengths and learn from them, get along well with others, even people who are different, and work well in groups. They will learn how to seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because by teaming with others they can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone.
I encourage you to partner with us in teaching your student to practice The Seven Habits at home. To learn more about The Seven Habits and how they can be used at home, visit "Parent's Place" at http://www.theleaderinme.org/parents/