Gringer Gazette

Week of May 23rd - 27th


Monday, May 23 - Day 3 PE & Recess

Tuesday, May 24 - Day 4 Computer Lab & Recess

Wednesday, May 25 - Day 5 Music & Recess

Thursday, May 26 - Day 6 PE, Spanish & Recess

Friday, May 27 - Day 1 Art & Recess (Students will be dismissed 15 minutes early today)

No School on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day!

Science Performance Test - May 31st - June 3rd

Science Written Exam - June 6th

Homework this week!

In preparation for the science exam, students will not have math homework this week. Instead they will have a packet of science practice questions. The whole packet is due on Friday, May 27th.

Seabreeze Field Trip

Students should have brought home a permission slip last week for the end of the year Seabreeze Trip. We will be going on Friday, June 17th this year.


Students have a great understand of first person and third person points of view. This week they will be working on comparing stories that are told from two different points of view. They will be looking at how this changes the way they see the characters.

We will be going back to opinion writing this week. Students will be writing an opinion piece answering the following question: Should children under the age of 13 be allowed to have their own Facebook page?


We have wrapped up our Electricity and Magnetism unit which goes along with the planner "How the World Works". I am sending home a parent reflection for this planner. Please feel free to complete the reflection and return it at your earliest convenience. This week we will be starting our last planner titled "Sharing the Planet". Below is the central idea and lines of inquiry:

In order to survive plants must adapt to their environment.

  • • All seeds germinate (FUNCTION)
  • • Plant parts have useful functions. (FORM AND FUNCTION)
  • • All plant parts have a function in order for the plant to survive. (FUNCTION)
  • • Plants respond differently to sunlight. (CAUSATION)
  • Math

    We will be wrapping up comparing decimals this week and moving on to ordering decimals and mixed numbers. Towards the end of the week we will begin adding decimals to the tenths and hundredths place.