ASPIRE 5th Weekly News
October 14, 2016
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 17-19 - CogAT testing for 5th graders
Oct. 18 - District Pink Out Day - Wear pink in order of Breast Cancer Awareness
Oct. 19 - National Unity Day - wear Orange
Oct. 22 - Fall Festival
Oct. 24-28 - Red RIbbon Week - The themes for the days are listed below.
Oct. 28 - Lunch with the Principal
Oct. 31 - ASPIRE "Curse" Day
Nov. 15 - 1st Math Olympiad Trial
This Week in ASPIRE 5
When the end of the 9-weeks rolls around, there is always a little panic for some students as they realize that the drop-dead deadline has finally come. The scholars have worked hard to finish up what needed to be finished up this week. They have all had several opportunities to manage time and display grit as they persevered through to finish the assignments on time.
In Humanities this week our scholars have been exercising their right to vote. They were active listeners during the Student Council Officer campaign speeches. They took notes about what the candidates had to say about their character, their accomplishments, and their ideas for improving our school through StuCo. When we returned to class, each scholar wrote an analysis of one of the speeches that had an impact on them as a voter. We discussed that there were many qualified candidates this year and that the decision would require thought. The next day they voted and had to wait until the next morning to find the results. It was a great real world experience!
In science the scholars worked together to create and present a Pecha Kucha to review the properties of matter. What's a Pecha Kucha you ask? It's a presentation of 20 slides (pictures only) which are presented for 20 seconds each in a fast paced presentation style. They did a great job!
NEXT WEEK in CLASS:
Math:6th Grade Accelerated Math
- Operations with multiple forms of rational numbers.
5th Grade Math
- Deconstructing word problems
- Review division of 3 digit numbers by 2-digit and 3-digit divisors.
- Algebraic Reasoning
- If characters from one story dressed up as characters from another story - who would they choose and why?
- Reviewing Scholar goals as we begin the second 9-weeks.
- Cultures Collide - The Powhatans and the Settlers at Jamestown, Pochahontas, Chief Powhatan and Captain John Smith
- Properties of water
- Catching up on presentations
CogAT Testing Next Week
Red Ribbon Week - October 24-28, 2016
Monday, October 24: Our Future is Bright- Wear neon colors and sunglasses
Tuesday, October 25: Sock It to Drugs- Wear crazy socks
Wednesday, October 26: Don't Get Mixed Up with Drugs- Wear mismatched clothes
Thursday, October 27: Lights Out on Drugs- Wear pajama pants
Friday, October 28: Team Up Against Drugs- Wear your favorite team's jersey or shirt
Fall Festival Plans
Chess Club Opportunity
The following flyer was created by our very own ASPIRE parent Kym Rogers. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to compete in 2 upcoming chess tournaments as a Glenhope team. Thank you Mrs. Rogers for all of your help!
Play in Chess Tournaments with your
We want to encourage those who are learning chess to play in local scholastic tournaments. These tournaments are a great way to learn more about chess and have fun supporting your classmates. Each tournament has multiple sections so that students play others of a similar age and chess level.
We would love to have a Glenhope team at the following Fall tournaments:
Nov. 5 School location to be determined, Lewisville ISD
Dec. 3 School location to be determined, Keller ISD
Parents: The tournaments are not school functions, and families will be responsible for entry fees, transportation, and supervision of their children.
I am putting together an email list of those who are interested in learning more about scholastic tournaments. Please contact me if you would like to be on the list or if you have any questions. I will forward the tournament flyers to those on the list.
My husband and I have taken our boys to tournaments for several years, and can help with registration, US Chess membership, and other questions.
Kym Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org