Mrs. Pittman's Class Update

January 8, 2016

Happy New Year! Welcome Back!

Hi All,

Happy New Year! I hope each of you had a fantastic Winter Break filled with lots of good memories and fun, family activities. I was so glad to be back to school Tuesday and see all of these smiling , beautiful faces!! I want to Thank all of you for the wonderful Christmas treats and gifts. You are very kind and I truly appreciate your generosity!!

Now that we are back, January will prove to be very busy, so get ready! We have our 5th Grade T-Shirt contest starting this week, we will jump into many new units in our academics and we have our schoolwide Spelling Bee coming up. All of this among all the normal things that go on each day in our classroom. Homework will step up a bit and we will tend to focus on writing over the next few months in many different areas!

Hope Winter finds you all warm and ready to get down to business!! Its going to be a great 2016!!!

5th Grade T-Shirt Contest!

We are having our Annual T-Shirt contest to pick the theme and artwork for our 5th Grade Finale...hard to believe it is that time again!! Your student should have brought home information about this yesterday or today and the deadline is next Friday, January 15th. Any and all students can participate by handing in their artwork and theme idea on the required paperwork. Let me know if your child needs an extra copy of this. I am always amazed at the ideas and artwork that come from our students!

Report Cards will Come Home January 22nd.

Please make sure to be on the lookout for Report Cards coming home on Friday, January 22nd. You may keep the report card and any paperwork in them at home, but please sign the envelope and send it back into school!


Spelling Bee

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!! Thomas O'Halloran is our first place winner and Liam Puckhaber was our second place winner. Thomas will compete in our school wide Spelling Bee on Friday, January 15th at 9:30 am. Good Luck Thomas!!

Parent Teacher Conferences Coming up in February

Just a heads up that Parent Teacher Conferences will be February 24th-25th. details concerning sign up for meeting times will be coming home at the end of January, so be on the look out!! I am looking forward to seeing all of you!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Please be reminded that we will be out of school on Monday, January 18th to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Day! Enjoy your day and please do something to reflect on this special day.

What we are Learning next week!

Math: 2D Figures

Reading: Novel Studies/Book Clubs

Finding Evidence in Texts

Grammar: Adjectives/Adverbs

Writing: Step by Step how to be an Effective Writer

Science: Changes in the Earth's Surface

Social Studies: WWI