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Weekly Team News -- May 15th

We are in the homestretch. The final nine days of school are upon us. We have lots of special activities coming up, and our final projects will be finished and shared. Here we go!


The big 'Museum' projects are due this Thursday, May 18th. The ELA pieces include an essay and a poster. The social studies piece is a 3 dimensional 'artifact' that goes with their topic. Requirements and rubrics should be in their packets. Students will share with peers in class this Thursday and Friday. Parents are invited to view the projects in our 5th Grade Showcase on Tuesday, May 23rd, from 10:00-11:30 in the 5th grade area.

Math Update

Students are working on long division this week. They will be completing a movie marathon project that will show their division skills.

Science Update

Students continue to work on the Invention Convention projects. The projects (logbook, prototype, and presentation) are all due on Thursday.

Social Studies

Students continue to work on their Museum projects. Social Studies aspects include the timeline and images for their posters, and their museum artifact. Many students have said that they are working on their artifact at home. All aspects of the project are due on May 18th. Students in Rice/Brennan who finish early are working on an unrelated project, a map of an imaginary land.

Important Dates

May 15th - 5th Graders vs. Teachers Volleyball Game during morning specials.

May 16th - Mary Lin Field Day 12-2.

May 18th- Museum Social Studies/ELA project due

May 18th- Invention Convention Projects Due

May 23rd- 5th Grade Showcase for parents 10:00-11:30

May 23rd- 5th Grade Luau on the playground 11:30-2:00 w/ food trucks to purchase items for lunch, free photo booth, and a DJ for music and dancing!

May 24th- 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony. Auditorium doors open at 9:15. Ceremony begins at 10:00. Cupcakes in the amphitheater (outside the cafeteria) after the ceremony.

May 25th- Last day of school. We will be cleaning and packing the class, signing yearbooks, and saying goodbyes.

Contact Information

To contact Mr. Rice, please email him directly at

To contact Mrs. Brennan, please email her directly at

To contact Ms. Shumacher, please email her directly at

To contact Ms. Iskhakova, please email her directly at

To contact Ms. Damiani, please email her directly at