The Kruskamp Chronicle: 9/16/16

5th grade news and more...

Classroom Pics

Practice Looking in the Pantry for Parts of Speech

When your child is eating breakfast or having a snack, start a fun game of "What's that Word?". Just take a box out of the pantry and look for adjectives, nouns, and verbs. Parts of speech are everywhere!

Arrive on Time for CogAT Testing

Wednesday, 9/21

Thursday, 9/22

Friday, 9/23

*Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 and will last 30 minutes each day.

Next week in...

  • Science: Why are genetics important?
  • Reading: Similes and metaphors are examples of figurative language.
  • Word Work: We'll study words with "igh". (ex, light, might, night)
  • Writing: We are publishing our realistic fiction writing samples.
  • Grammar: How do we keep our verbs in the past tense when our story takes place in the past?
  • Math: How is division the reverse of multiplication?

Counselor's Corner:

Just as a reminder, we are now requesting that when a student is absent from school, documentation such as, a note signed* by the parent/guardian or a doctor's excuse stating reason for absence is needed within 48 hours of return.

*an e-mail will also be considered a signed note

Important Dates:

CogAT testing:

9/21-9/23, begins at 8:30 AM


EARLY RELEASE & Parent/Teacher Conferences:

Early Release, 9/28 and 9/29


Book Fair Browsing:

9/27, 11:00-11:20


Book Fair Buying:

9/30, 11:20


DA (District Assessment) Testing:

10/3-7 (more info to come)