Fifth Grade Rock Star News
Grade 5 at LJM
January1/13/16 Boots Day
1/18/16 Holiday (Possible Inclement Weather Make-up day if an inclement Weather day occurs 5 or more day before the 18th)
1/19/16 No School for Students/Professional Development Day
1/20/16 End of Marking Period 2
1/27/16 Report Card Distribution
2/1-2/8/16 Jump Rope for Heart
2/5/16 PRIDE Friday (wear Black and Gold)
Fabulous Fifth Grade News!
Before the holiday break, 5th grade participated in a friendly competition of "penny wars" where all money raised went to sponsoring a puppy that would eventually train for the Iditarod in Alaska. The competition was so fierce, the students ended raising $616.08. As a grade level, we were able to sponsor not just a puppy, but also a lead dog. The lead dog's name is Littlehead and the puppy's name is Boone. The money we raised can buy 616 booties to protect the dog's feet or provide 616 pounds of meat to feed them! You can follow the dogs progress following Hey Moose! Kennel on Facebook. They also have a website: www.heymoosekennel.com. On this site, there is an excellent 24 minute video about Kristin Pace and three other mushers who completed the Yukon Quest last year.
Kristin and Andy Pace, the dog mushers and owners of Hey Moose!, are sending regular updates to our classroom and we plan to video chat with them later in the school year, when they are not preparing for the Iditarod or the Yukon Quest. Needless to say, the Pace family was both grateful and astounded at the work of our fifth graders. To quote one of our emails from Kristin, "definitely feeling the love."
Save the Date!
Throughout the fifth grade year, students become experts on one colonial figure and complete many projects here at school. In May, we showcase all of our hard work with our Colonial Figure Wax Museum. The date has officially been set! Please mark your calendars and save the date for Thursday, May 26, 2016.