Mr. Ross' Weekly Newsletter

May 8, 2015

"Fun is good."

- Dr. Seuss

Thank You!

Thank you to all of the students and parents who gave me cards and gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week! This class has been a wonderful one and I am truly lucky to have such supportive students and parents. The gifts were all very special, thank you.

Students in Action

What Will We Be Learning This Week?


We will be completing Unit 8, which focuses on equations, functions, and order of operations.

Language Arts

We will be reading Freedom Crossing, a historical fiction novel centered around the Underground Railroad.

Social Studies

We have finished our USA Studies Weekly assignments for the year. Our focus in Social Studies from here on out will be on the Underground Railroad with the novel Freedom Crossing.


We will be continuing our study of large-scale weather patterns (the third part of our weather unit).

Our unit test will be Friday, May 22.

Weather Patterns 1 - The Water Cycle

Weather Patterns 2 - Measuring Weather

Weather Patterns 3 - Weather Patterns

Odds & Ends

Technology in the Classroom

We have started using Google Classroom, which is basically a way for me to organize digital assignments and materials for students that I would have otherwise just uploaded to Google Drive. You can access this by going to The student login is the same as for the other google accounts.

Thank you for sending in the tablets and other devices for your children to use. We are now using these devices on a daily basis in our classroom so they are very helpful to have!

Upcoming Events

5/12 - PDQ Spirit Night

5/12 - 6th Grade Play

5/13 - Progress Reports

5/15 - Box Tops Collection Date (Final Collection Date of Year)

5/15 - PTO Haw River 2015 Benefit Dance

5/25 - No School (Memorial Day)

6/1 - June 1st 3-6 EOG Pep Rally with Sir Purr 1-1:30pm

6/2 - Reading EOG

6/3 - Math EOG

6/4 and 6/5 - Science EOG (Half of 5th grade will take it one day, half will take it the next.)

6/8 - 3-6 Field Day

6/9 - Success Celebration (Inflatables)

6/9 - PDQ Spirit Night 5-9pm

6/9 - June 9th Quest Summer Parent Information Meeting Cafeteria 6pm

6/10 - Awards Ceremonies

  • 1st-2nd Grade 10:30 am
  • 3rd-5th Grade 8:30 am

6/10 - Sixth Grade Graduation 6:00 pm

6/11 - Last day of school.

Block Schedule

Monday 5/11 - PE

Tuesday 5/12 - PE

Wednesday 5/13 - Music

Thursday 5/14 - Drama

Friday 5/15 - PE

Monday 5/18 - PE

Tuesday 5/19 - Music

Wednesday 5/20 - Drama

Thursday 5/21 - PE

Friday 5/22 - PE