Fifth Grade News To Know
Mrs. Meeker's Class, Crissey Elementary
Last Thursday was our first day of D.A.R.E. Officer Bretter Wernert will be teaching the students about making healthy choices for their body and strategies to deal with peer pressure. This program will continue every Thursday until March 10th. The students will work on an essay about what they learn during D.A.R.E. and one student from each school will read their essay at the D.A.R.E. graduation. This is something we will work on during Olweus time. The students fill in workbook pages during each D.A.R.E. lesson and they will use them along with an outline to write the report.
Interims will be sent home on Friday. Please sign and return them on Monday. Several students expressed anxiety about having a "B" on their interim and I was a little taken aback by their reaction about earning a "B." They acted as if a "B" isn't acceptable and seemed to feel it is like getting an "F." I reminded the students that this is an interim and not their final grade, but I would like to say that fifth grade math makes a big leap from the math in previous years and a "B" is nothing like an "F." I try to give several opportunities for extra credit throughout the trimester and will give at least two more before the end of this trimester.
I am sending home a flier about coordinating the fifth grade recognition. This will take place at the end of May and we need parent volunteers to help plan this event. If you are able to help in any small way I would greatly appreciate it! We will meet on February 4th at 6 p.m. in the Crissey Cafeteria. I hope to see you there!
There will be a dine about at Bob Evans on Thursday evening. Bob Evans will donate a percentage of each bill to our wonderful, hard working Crissey Parents' Club.
I hope you enjoy your week and please contact me with any questions!