Miss Heusel's Class
Welcome to 5th Grade!
Dates to Remember...
September 21: PTA Meeting
September 23: School Spirit Day - Missing Summer Day
Wear your camp shirt or a place that you traveled to
September 27: PTA Fall Olympic Walk-A-Thon
Wear Red, White, and Blue, as well as sneakers
What We're Reading...
Please ask your child about the book! The more they talk about their reading outside of the classroom, the stronger their understanding of the book will be. Students really open up and share their opinions in class, and it would be great for you to see them get excited about what they're reading.
Wonder is both heart-warming and witty, and we have really been enjoying it in class.
If you're interested in reading along with us, your child can show you how to access the PDF version on their Google Account, which you can save to your home computer. The book is available on Scholastic as well (though Costco is currently selling it for only $9.99).
Want to extend learning beyond the book?
When we finish this book, you can encourage your child to read Auggie and Me, by the same author. They sell the book through Scholastic Reading Club, so you can even earn our class points by ordering it!
Our class code is MGDTP
More Good News:
This book is actually being turned into a movie set to hit theaters in April 2017! The movie will star Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay.
Hooked on Books
Some students have asked if they can read their Hooked on Books book in class. I do allow this, because realistically, it can be confusing for some students to be reading two books at once. Of course, the report must be done entirely at home. You may find that, because students read some of their book in school, they are finishing the book sooner. This simply means they should be moving on to other books in the meantime!
Snaps from the Classroom...
Student Login Information
The math curriculum that your child receives this year is the same in every class. While the classes may move at different paces, the content does not change. As such, your child's current math class does not affect whether or not they qualify for enrichment, nor does it determine their placement at Pine Brook.
If you have questions about your child's math class or progress, it is best to email their math teacher directly (if it's not me!). Their email addresses are below:
Mr. Bennett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Harvey: email@example.com
Mrs. Straehle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Wildman: email@example.com
Until Next Time...
As always, feel free to contact me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.