Mrs. Larimore's Newsletter

5th Grade

Big image

February 8, 2016

Wow! What a wonderful Catholic Schools Week it was. Thank you to everyone who helped to make it a special week of celebration. I think we are all ready to get back to normal as much as possible. We will be having our Mardi Gras parade & dance on Tuesday, February 9th. Students may wear Mardi Gras colors (purple, gold, green) or some type of Mardi Gras shirt with jeans, etc. In 5th grade we do not set aside a time for a Valentine party. We do allow students to bring valentines to pass out if they want and if anyone wants to send in a treat, that's ok too. We will exchange Valentines on Friday, February 12th.

We are starting a new chapter in math, mulitiplying fractions, and so far everyone thinks it easier than adding & subtracting. We have also started a new unit in science and will be learning about our skeletal system and joints. Don't forget to check out my webpage for class updates and upcoming tests. THANK YOU FOR SENDING YOUR CHILD TO SJS!
Big image

"Claymation Projects"

We have started a new project to work on group cooperation, planning, sequencing, and problem solving. Students are working in groups of three to plan and produce a video using claymations. This project is done entirely at school. Eventually we will need the use of cameras with SD cards. Hopefully some of you will have cameras we can use. This is such a fun project the kids really get into. You'll love the results!

5th Grade Fundraiser!

Each year the 5th grade goes to the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, TN. The cost of the bus can be a little expensive, so we have decided to collect can pull tabs in order to help lower the bus cost a little. Please pass the word and send in those pull tabs to benefit your child!

REMINDERS:

*School Day Mardi Gras ~ Tuesday, February 9th (float parade) & theme day
*Ash Wednesday ~ February 10th
*School is in Session on President's Day - Monday, February 15th
* Spirit Wear Wednesday - February 17th
*Father/Daughter Dance - Friday, February 19th