Week of May 2-May 6
Post ELA/Literacy PARCC
Our ELA schedule was modified this week due to testing and full-band rehearsal on Thursday. We did, however, have the opportunity to meet in small groups for reading. My Dolphins created fabulous dwellings for Karana. They are working on descriptive paragraphs about their dwellings. My Seahawks participated in an interesting fishbowl discussion regarding Charlotte's interactions and choices made throughout our novel.
I was able to conference with many children to review opinion essays. The written feedback I am providing is intended to help the children know the "next step" in their writing process. The feedback I have received from them is that they like having a written record of what they have done well, and in which areas they should focus.
Your children should have completed, or should be very close to completing, the following:
- Finish the novel
- Complete the Note-taking Packet for the final four chapters of their book
- Complete and be prepared to discuss the Study Guide
*The hard deadline for these three items is Tuesday, May 10.
Today, a Discussion Leader was identified to help move the discussion along when it got repetitive or stagnant. Sabrina and Eshal acted as our leaders today.
Students in the Outer Circle took notes on points they found interesting and questions they had while listening to the discussion.
Students offered their support of ideas discussed; they also offered different opinions, providing evidence from the text to back-up their claims.
Riderwood Art Show
Thank you, Mrs. Kirschnick & volunteers, for treating us to a special night.
The last day for content rotations is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10. *This may be subject to change depending on Monday's PARCC administration.
Full Orchestra Rehearsal is on Wednesday; Full Band Rehearsal is on Thursday.
A.C.E.S. Day is rescheduled to Wednesday, May 11 at 2:25 on the upper field. Please be sure to dress appropriately and to wear sneakers.
The Faculty vs. Fifth Grade Students Volleyball Game will be held on Friday, May 13 at 1:45.
Mark Your Calendars
Field Day – June 9 – More information will be forthcoming.
Grade 5 In-School End-of-the-Year Party – June 14 from 1:00 – 3:00. The kids will still have lunch in the cafeteria that day.
Parent-planned pool party at Valley – June 16 – 1:00 to 4:00 – More information will be forthcoming.
Grade 5 Farewell “Graduation” Assembly – June 17 – Cafeteria by ticket only – Ceremony begins at 9:00 with the doors opening at 8:30. A reception will be held in the gym immediately following the program. Grade 5 instrumental music students participating in the prelude will need to report to Mr. Mueller’s room at 8:30. Their performance will take place prior to the start of the ceremony at 9:00. Dress for the Farewell includes dresses, skirts for the girls, and slacks, oxford style button down shirts or polos for the boys. No shorts or flip flops, please. More information will be forthcoming.
*** Note: All residency documentation must be completed in order to receive your (3) graduation tickets.
- Read the Weekly Wrap-up
- Check engrade for missing assignments
- Novel Final Assessment--Tuesday, May 10 -note-taking packet due
- Wordly Wise List 19 Spelling Test--Friday, May 13
*NO vocabulary word cards will be due for this week
Teacher Appreciation Week
With much love and appreciation,