Lins' Updates

Week of December 7th - December 11th

Today the student's explored an "Hour of Code" which is a website that promotes "Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science"

Each student had the opporunity to create an account on and spend some time creating code (this website can be accessed at home as well!). Creating code is a skill used to build phone apps, websites, and video games. The main focus of this program is to get all students, especially girls involved and interested in computer science.

For more information about how your child can change the world with code, watch this promotional video for Hour of Code:

Coin Reward!

Our classroom has successfully earned our coin goal! Friday we celebrated with PJ day and dodgeball/phy. ed games! It was great letting out a little steam with games and relaxing the day away in our comfy clothes!! :)

Dodgeball Fun!

Footie PJ's, Fleece, Stuffed Animals, and More!

Reader's Workshop / Literacy

I've been so impressed with the student's thoughts and responses about the civil rights movement and planning/execution of the March on Washington. I've seen some awesome improvements in thoughtful log entries, and especially summaries!

Unit 4 Test Complete!

We took our Unit 4 test this week -- keep an eye out for an IPP (break down of test scores!) to be coming home sometime next week!

Unit 5 focuses on fractions! Family letter will be on it's way home soon!

Friendly reminder: All students have access their login codes for both Xtra math and Front Row (both math support websites!). If you have access to the internet, I highly encourage the extra math practice to continue improving fact fluency and assist with content practice!

Writer's Workshop

This week we successfully finished our research about our events, organized some pictures, and started our drafting about events. Our current focus is on drafting our notes into flowing sentences and adding our "own ideas" to make the writing more interesting!

Social Studies - Map Tests

This week's map test covered World Political

Christmas Break/January test: United States and Cities

Please know that your child is welcome to re-take any/all of the tests until they feel they have received their highest grade. Final map test scores will have to be completed before the end of Quarter 2.


Germ Patrol Needs Help!

Germ season is upon us -- Ok, we're in school, so germ season is always here :)-- but our classroom is trying our best to stay germ-free, and healthy! This includes hand-sanitizing before snack as well as keeping our hands clean after using tissues. We try hard to keep the desks, door handles, and tables wiped down to keep germs to a minimum! However, we are running low on Lysol/Clorox wipes! If anyone will willing to donate germ wipes or hand-santizer, we would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you!

Holiday Updates

This year we will be having a holiday party and as Secret Santa book exchange in our classroom on December 22nd. Each student completed a short survey about the genre/type of books they like to read. Your child should have come home with a name and the completed survey last week. The book can be purchased new or gently used with a price limit of $5. Please let me know if you need help with ideas!

On another note the 5th grade will be running a food drive to make donations to the Food Pantry. We will deliver the good during the week before winter break. Please be on the look out for a note home and more detailed information to come!

Important Dates to Remember

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 23, 24, 25-- NO SCHOOL! Happy Holidays!!