Harris' Updates

Week of November 17-21

This Week's events

Tuesday, Nov 18th- Texas Roadhouse Night 5-8pm

Wednesday, November 19th - Monthly Guidance lesson, Grandparents Day at the Media Center, Thanksgiving lunch served in the cafeteria

Thursday, November 20th - Chorus Performance (for student body at 8:30AM) night performance at 6pm.

Friday, November 21st - Chapter 3 Math Test & Science quiz

*Book Fair continues all week in the Media Center. Friday is the last day!*

Thanksgiving Lunch Menu

On Wednesday, November 19th we will have our annual Thanksgiving lunch in the cafeteria. The lunch menu for the day: Choice of: Turkey & dressing, corn dog, PB & J, Yogurt & cheese, or Chef Salad.

Texas Roadhouse Night is TONIGHT 5-8pm

Math News

This week we will be completing Chapter 3 - dividing with by one digit. We will continue dividing after Thanksgiving Break moving into dividing by 2 digits. Chapter 3 Test will be on Friday, November 21st.

Thanksgiving Holiday Break Nov 26-29th

Science News

Students are learning about mixtures and solutions! There will be a quiz on Friday.

Extra Credit opportunities were sent home last week in Thursday folders. They are due the date of the test. Test date has not been announced, but I anticipate sometime during the week of Dec. 15th.

Human Growth & Development

Our fifth graders will spend the afternoons of Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25 learning about the changes puberty brings to their bodies.We use a curriculum developed by Procter and Gamble, which includes gender-specific videos and question-and-answer sessions.Please take time to visit http://www.pgschoolprograms.com/parents.php and scroll to the bottom to view the videos and materials if you have concerns. If you decide after reviewing the materials that you wish to OPT OUT of this instruction for your child, please respond to this email or send a written statement of your preference to opt out no later than November 21.

Thanksgiving Wishes . . .

Due to the short week, I will not send a "Harris Update" newsletter next week, but I wanted to take time to wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I am truly thankful for every single child I come in contact with everyday. Your children are precious and bring so much joy to my professional and personal life. Thank you for sharing them and their vibrant personalities with me. They make my heart glad and I am thankful for them! :)

I hope that you all enjoy the extra time with your family and that you are able to find at least one reason you are thankful! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Melanie Harris

Ms. Melanie Harris

Oak Pointe Elementary School

5th grade, Math & Science