Sunday, December 11, 2011

What's Up 12/12


I apologize for the delay of several weeks with the blog. The holidays and report cards took up all of my time.

Your child should be working each night on their sea creature research project

Due to the Research project we will not have a December book project. The next book project will be due at the end of January

Winter reading program starts 12/12 all students are expected to participate and turn in forms each week. They can read their January book for this and kill 2 birds with one stone

Pigeon Point money and medical forms were due December 2. Please turn these in so I can send them off. We are still waiting for a few families to turn these in.
Our chaperones for Pigeon Point are
Anthony Saponara
Eric Figueroa
Jeff Phillips
Michael Fitting
Julia Cronin
Marianne Dilworth
Tony Breslin
Michelle Gonzales

I am very grateful that I did not need to draw names from a hat and that we are able to take all chaperones who expressed interest in joining us.

 Fieldtrip to NASA on December 16

If your child is in Reading Academy or Inside they now have access to a paid website to help them practice their reading skills (thanks Marianne for setting this up)
username: readlaba math is getting difficult and I know it's been a long time since you all were in 5th grade go to You Tube and search for "Khan's Academy" for tutorials on math subjects (thanks Michelle)

Behavior –Some times 4’s and 5’s but we are also seeing 2’s and 3’s (sigh…)

Math -  We are working on division. Division with 2 digit divisors and we will be moving into dividing with decimals

English Language Arts – We have been practicing for and taking the ELA Benchmark test
Theme 4 is Person to Person (We will come back to Theme 3 as it deals with the American revolution)