The Cloud Connection

Dec. 15, 2014

Reading: This week we'll be reading informational texts and using strategies that help with comprehension of important information.


Writing: We'll review our goal for the last qtr. and complete some of the projects we started, but haven't had time to finish. We'll also work on making up some of our "own" vocab words using our Latin/Greek roots.


Math: Students will work on understanding multiplication of decimals this week. Homework: Mon. pg. 415-416,Tues. pg. 421-422 and Wed. pg. 427-428.


We are hoping to have decent weather so we can fly our hot air balloons this week.


Reading logs are due on Monday, Jan. 5th.


The end of the qtr. is Dec. 18 so all student work needs to be turned in by then. Thank you for helping your child do their best to complete their work and finish strong.


Student Council is opening the school store before school Dec. 16. They'll have pencils, erasers and other fun school supplies available.


The class voted to have a gift exchange on our last day together, Dec. 18th. The gift needs to be a generic gift that both boys and girls would like. Please keep these under $5 if possible. We talked about gifts 5th grade students like: candy, games, markers, etc. Students are encouraged to make something from home that would work if they'd rather do that than purchase a gift. We'll play a game to exchange gifts so gifts shouldn't be brought with a particular person in mind.


Many thanks to all of the parents who brought goodies for the bake sale during the concert and helped out. We made over $300!


The concert was a great hit and your children did a great job backstage. Thank you for your support!


Wednesday morning is the last day to contribute non-perishable food for the Share the Spirit food drive.


If you can donate something for our Breakfast Buffet on Thursday or come and help from 8-9 please let me know. We'd appreciate the assistance.


Please enjoy the holidays with your families, and think SNOW!

Share the Spirit

Monday, Dec. 1st, 8:30am to Wednesday, Dec. 17th, 10:30am

995 Soundview Ave

Homer, AK

Students will be participating in the canned food drive for the holidays for Share the Spirit. Any non-perishable items are welcome. Please send those in anytime from Dec. 1-17. The class with the most items will earn an extra class of P.E. Thank you for donating if you're able.

Breakfast Buffet in class

Thursday, Dec. 18th, 8:30am

995 Soundview Avenue

Homer, AK

We'll have breakfast in class on Thursday for our Christmas party. If you can donate some breakfast items (eggs, link sausage, cheese, muffins, syrup, fruit, etc. please let me know.) We'll also have our gift exchange in the morning since Orca Olympics will take up the afternoon.

Orca Olympics/Dress in your favorite sporting gear

Thursday, Dec. 18th, 1pm

995 Soundview Ave

Homer, AK

Our last day before the Christmas holiday will be a fun-filled afternoon of Orca Olympics. Student Council is also sponsoring a "dress as your favorite athlete/sport/team/etc. day"

Christmas Vacation

Friday, Dec. 19th, 8:30am to Sunday, Jan. 4th 2015 at 7pm

995 Soundview Ave

Homer, AK

Enjoy time with your loved ones this holiday season! I'll see students on Jan. 5th.