Ms. Then's Newsletter

April 25th

Paideia Seminar

On Friday, Jeremy Spielman from central office facilitated a Paideia seminars with the fifth grade classes using the short story "The House on Mango Street." Students read the short story prior to Friday morning and came ready to discuss views and opinions. What makes a house a home?...

Important Dates

  • 4/28 9:30-11 Battle of the Books competition at Vance Elementary

  • 4/28- Family Voices/Community Outreach - Grant Center, 5:30-7:00pm
    4/29- Friday Claxton's Spring Musical: The Nifty Fifties 7:00 pm
    4/30- Saturday Claxton's Spring Musical: The Nifty Fifties 7:00 pm
    5/1- Sunday Claxton's Spring Musical: The Nifty Fifties 2:30 pm
  • 5/2-5/6- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/2- MAP Testing for Reading
  • 5/3- Muddy Sneakers at Bent Creek
  • 5/4- MAP Testing for Math
  • 5/12-5/15- LEAF Festival
  • 5/12- Muddy Sneakers at Bent Creek
  • 5/14- 5K for the Boys Running Group "Let Me Run"
  • 5/16-5/20 EOG Spirit Week
    5/20: Spring Book Fair begins
  • 5/25- EOG testing for Math
  • 5/26- EOG testing for Reading
  • 5/27- Muddy Sneakers at Weaver Park in the morning. 9-12 Lunch at school.
  • 5/30- Memorial Day Holiday- No School
  • 6/1- EOG testing for Science
  • 6/3- Field Day at Memorial Park
  • 6/6- Fifth Grade Service Project- Campus Clean up! (We will need popsicles! )
  • 6/7- Claxton's Museum of American History 10-12
  • 6/7- Awards Ceremony (Time to be announced)
  • 6/8- Fifth Grade Graduation!! 9:00
  • Currently working on...

    In Math we will continue to work on think of fractions as division. (Dividing a bag of flour by quarters or halves and seeing if there is enough for a recipe.)

    In Reading we have been identifying figurative language such as the difference between figurative or literal meanings of phrases.

    In Writing we are publishing our final copies of Our Twist on Romeo and Juliet. You can view your students story through their google drive.

    In Science we are completing our study of the human body. This week we complete our life size models with digestive and respiratory systems. Students will complete an end of unit assessment on Friday.

    Homework will be sent home on Thursday.

    Here is a look at the artist we will be working with for LEAF

    M.A.K.U. Soundsystem
    Global Rhythms – 3 days

    Genre: Folklore, Punk, Funk, Rock, Roots

    Outreach Dates: May 11 - 13

    Format: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem is an immigrant band now hailing from New York City, sharing their powerful performance lineage with the Asheville community through music that combines authentic Columbian Folklore and Caribbean grooves. During their dynamic performances, M.A.K.U. Sound system explores how multicultural communities can grow together through a positive perspective encompassing love, hardships, and the embracing of different cultures. Their various musical backgrounds allow them to truly exemplify the idea of World Fusion and bring together a diverse room of listeners through their empowering sound. M.A.K.U. Sound system brings their unique collaborative way of life to each performance, as well as to this workshop, where students will learn about the immigrant experience, the power of art in the lives of everyday people, and the “D.I.Y.” lifestyle involved in composing and performing music. Youth performance at LEAF is Saturday, May 14th, 11 a.m. at Lakeside Stage.