Martin's Memos

Volume 2, Issue 36: May 31, 2019

This Week


Please read the information in our newsletter below and let me know if you have any questions. Please check out our "Year in Review: Ms. Martin's Class 2018-2019 Video"! I love making these at the end of the year and this is no exception! I'm so looking forward to making a big school one next year :)

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. Kate Martin

5th Grade Only End of Year Celebrations

A couple more events are planned for the 5th graders at the end of the year. These events, listed below, will be an opportunity to celebrate the end of elementary school with the other Woodland 5th graders. Please note that the 4th graders will not participate in these events.

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year and with that our end of the year picnic. Our picnic will be on Tuesday, June 11th from roughly 12:45-2:15 pm. 5th grade students will eat a picnic lunch on the playground/field and then have a chance to play games.

We need your help! We will need parents to help prep and serve the food from the Discovery Room and parents to help organize and supervise the games.

If you are able to help, please sign up using the link below. If you have any questions, please let me know! :)

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4th/5th GT End of Year Picnic

Don't forget to send in $5 for the 4/5 GT picnic!!!!!
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Pics of the Week

This Week...

Math: Students continued in their math groups for only a couple of days. We did MAP review and testing on the other days.

Purple group - finished unit 5

Yellow group- working on unit 12

Green group- working on unit 12

Orange group- working on unit 4

Social Studies/Science (5th): The students began working in their small groups to prepare questioning/answers for their witnesses. The students practiced their roles/procedures with a "dress rehearsal" on Friday.

Reading: The student's book clubs are finishing up this week and next week. (Some groups are at different places in their books) We will continue our reading lessons on "Patterns of Change" until we have no more time to do so..... :)

Writing: The students are continuing to learn how to write a scientific paper by planning an experiment, conducting it, recording results, and then writing their findings as an essay. This week the students finished their drafts and started revising and editing.

Enrichment: Enrichment project! The students are all working at their own pace and have to find an alternative presentation method other than Google Slides or Prezi. These are due 6/6.

Looking Forward to Next Week...

Math: Students will continue their in their math groups.

Social Studies (5th): Mock trail preparations continue....the mock trial event will be on 6/7 in the morning. We are not making it a big event since this is their 1st time attempting this.

Reading: Book clubs are ending. We will continue our reading unit with the William and Mary GT Curriculum titled "Patterns of Change".

Writing: Students will begin to revise, edit and publish their scientific papers!

Enrichment: Enrichment 5.0 is due 6/6.

Suggested School Supply Lists 2019-2020 School Year

For you over-achievers out there who like to look for deals over the summer - here are next year's suggested school supply lists! Last year, many parents asked which supplies were used as community supplies vs. personal, so we tried to organize them in that way this year. Please note that you will not know which class your child is in (for 2-3, 3-4, 4-5) until August, but you could start gathering the many common items in the meantime. Additionally, for those in 6th grade next year, the exploratory classes held at AMS may have additional supplies (TBD).

Upcoming Important Dates

Normal School Hours: 8:32 - 3:39 (GT dismissal 3:34)

Half Day Hours: 8:32 - 11:45 (GT dismissal around 11:40)

Early Release: 8:32-1:39 (GT dismissal around 1:34)

Late Start: 10:32-3:39

  • June 4: 5th grade trip to Airtime
  • June 6: Kindergarten Music Concert @ 2:45pm
  • June 7: Field Day
  • June 11: 5th Grade picnic
  • June 12: 4/5 GT Classes picnic
  • June 13: HALF DAY - PM Records
  • June 14: HALF DAY - Last Day of School
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