Canham Updates

March 2015

Upcoming Dates


These last 2 weeks of March we will be collecting donations for Pennies For Patients.

Thank you for all your donations thus far. Online donations can be made at this site:

Parkview Donations - This will take you to our class page so we can get credit for the donation.

24 - 5th grade Band Concert

22 - 31 - Human Growth and Development will be taught - see letter

26 - Field Trip to Harley Museum and Play (permission slips due ASAP)

27 - Donate $1 to wear PJs for Pennies for Patients


1 - Independent Reading Book due and PBIS Celebration

2-12 - Spring Break

13 - Wear Black for "Perseverance"

15 - Conferences (sign-up sheet coming soon)

17- Green & Healthy Fair

What are we learning?

Reader's Workshop

We finished our book clubs last week. The students had great discussions and showed deeper level thinking! We will now be digging into different text structures. We will be comparing and contrasting these text structures to be able to think more deeply about events, ideas, information and concepts presented.

Just a reminder that students should be reading every night. Their independent reading book is due April 1st!

Writer's Workshop

The students compared and contrasted themselves to someone else in the class, they learned how to funnel through their topics and how to format their writing while expanding their thoughts. We will now be comparing and contrasting characters in our book club books.


This week we will start converting US Customary units of measure. The students learned about metric conversions last week. It is always fun to see the students use their decimal knowledge in real world applications!


We have started studying the different body systems. The students will be coming together as specialty doctors this week and forming clinics. They will be researching their specialty system - making models and diagrams to teach the other members of their clinic about their body system. The clinics will then get "patients" and work together to help figure out their patients' problems.



The students need to have working headphones at school for everyday use.

Dry-Erase Markers

Many students are out of dry-erase markers, so is our classroom supply. Please replenish your child's markers if needed.

Art and Music Field Trip

We will be going to the Harley Davidson Museum and First Stage Theatre on March 26th. Please send back signed permission slips and $6.00 by the 19th.