with Ms. Cloyd & Mrs. Drayton
The Academy of Environmental Sciences at Dutch Fork: Title I
2. Crossroads information
3. Fox Cub Reporter
4. School pictures information
Literacy & SS w/Mrs. Drayton
Summarize daily life in the post–World War I period of the 1920s, including improvements in the standard of living, transportation, and entertainment; the impact of the Nineteenth Amendment, the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, and Prohibition; and racial and ethnic conflict.
You're children will be in charge of developing our lessons over the next week! I am so excited about the investigations we will be participating in to become experts in areas of the 1920's. Our expert investigations will begin on Thursday. :-)
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
In observance of Black History month and to address the above standards, we will celebrate, read, and analyze the works of Langston Hughes and investigate the huge impact of the Harlem Renaissance on America past and present. The students will also focus on how they, too can become influential writers and/or artists such as Langston Hughes and so many other Harlem Renaissance figures.
Additionally, I'd like to make it known that in our classroom, we do not wait for the month of February to acknowledge the accomplishments of African Americans. Whenever we have the opportunity to make multicultural connections with our 5th grade curriculum, it's important for me to acknowledge and celebrate ALL cultures throughout the school year.
Student World War I Mini-Lessons
Sample: JaLeia & Jaylah's Lesson Notes
These ladies did a fantastic job explaining what President Wilson meant when he said "The world must be safe for democracy." We now understand that in order for other countries to have the same liberties that a democratic society provides us, America had
to enter World War I.
Math & Science w/Ms. Cloyd
Reminder: Math Night February 11 from 6-730 in Mini Theatre and Ms. Cloyd's room
We are starting on Chapter 7 on Monday.
In this chapter we will be studying ordered pairs, order of operations, number patterns and graphing. We will continue to work on division and multiplication in a small group setting.
Please encourage your child to work on the multiplication/division packet I sent home for extra practice. I have told my students that if they bring me a front/back complete, that I will give them an extra 100 in the gradebook.
The science fair problems were fantastic!! I am so proud of how hard each and every one of my students worked on these projects. I was thoroughly impressed by how they turned out and their grades reflected that! :)
This week we began our new unit on Forces in Motion. In this unit we will explore gravity, friction, magnetism, Newton's laws of Motion and more! !
We Need Your Help
PTO Bingo Night
Our school's annual Bingo Night is scheduled for Friday, March 21. The PTO needs help with items for the silent auction. Each class is asked to donate an item or basket for the auction. The class that raises the most money with their donation will win a pizza party! Please email your child's homeroom teacher if you would like to be in charge of helping the class put together a basket or donating something to auction. The item(s) can be handmade by the students, so if you are crafty and would like to come to our class to help the students make something, we'd love to have you!
Here are some ideas from the PTO for donations:
Items made by a class tend to be top sellers. Items may include plates, chairs, or quilts. Items that utilize students handprints or fingerprints are awesome. The sky is them limit! You can find hundreds of items by doing a Google or Pinterest search!
Create a basket around any them you choose! You or a parent may know a business that could donate a gift card or item and work a theme around that. Possible themes include Gardening, Carolina or Clemson, Game Night, Books, Travel, Spa, Picnic, Date Night, and Cooking.
Do you know someone who could provide a one-of-a-kind experience? Perhaps you know someone who could provide backstage passes to a major event, a behind the scenes look as a local disc jockey, or maybe you know a local athlete who would be willing to spend a couple of hours playing a sport with the winning student and a friend. Anything that would give students (or adults) the opportunity to experience something that not everyone has the opportunity to do would work for this!
Do you have a special skill or talent that you would be willing to share with an auction winner? Perhaps you are skilled at sewing and could teach the winner how to sew a simple item. Maybe you're a gifted song writer or poet, and you and the winner could work on an original piece.
Thanks in advance!
District 5 Dance Marathon
Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 1pm
11629 Broad River Rd
Each District Five School will have a team.
Participant cost: $5.00
Participant cost including a D5DM t-shirt: $10.00
Register at: www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/D5DM
All proceeds support Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital