The Putney Post
West Homer Elementary--5th Grade
Dates to Remember
· November 13,14,15- Artist in the Schools
· November 22 and 23- Thanksgiving Break
· November 30- WHE Spelling Bee 9:30 a.m.
· December 3- Wooden Spoon Book Report due
· December 24-31- Christmas Break
This week we will be participating in two activities outside of our regular classroom routines. In writing students will be completing their practice Analytic Writing Assessment (AWA). Students in the KPBSD take the AWA writing assessment in fifth, seventh, and ninth grade. Students are given three 45 minute periods to complete a narrative prompt. All student papers are then assessed in Soldotna. Although the actual assessment is not until the beginning of December, we give fifth graders a practice round so that they know what to expect when it is time to take the actual assessment. This week is also Artist in the Schools which means our district art specialist will be working with our class several times throughout the week.
The Scholastic Book Fair was a great success! Parents, students, community members, and staff had so much fun running our very own book store for a week. Thanks to the generosity of our West Homer Community many books were sold. Now students’ bookshelves, teachers’ classroom libraries, and our West Homer Library are full of great new books. The selection of books is broader and better every year.
Thank you for your help and support—your students love books!