Chapter 14 science test – Wednesday, May 16

The chapter 14 science test on waves, light and sound will be on Wednesday, May 16th. I will send home the study guide a few days before the test for the students to have the chance to study.

Lesson 32

  1. companies
  2. jellies
  3. sloppily
  4. surveying
  5. theories
  6. steadily
  7. waterways
  8. identified
  9. occupied
  10. disobeyed
  11. remedies
  12. thirstily
  13. decaying
  14. modified
  15. galaxies
  16. industries
  17. attorneys
  18. dismayed
  19. magnified
  20. portrayed

Quiz on Friday, May 11, 2018

The first quiz on Ancient Rome is scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018.  It will cover the Introduction through Chapter 4 and vocabulary.  All students will receive a study guide.


Thank you for your support thus far in our Boosterthon initiative! We are well on our way to our school goal of $15,000! Funds raised during Boosterthon will directly support the Playworks recess program for our K-5 scholars for the 2018-19 school year. Playworks creates a place for every student on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. Through a combination of recess monitor training, explicit instruction in the classrooms, and inclusive games at recess, Playworks help to build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging and have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and into their communities. Studies have shown Playworks to increase safety, inclusion, and empowerment for students during recess, thus decreasing behavior incidents on the playground and increasing time focused on learning in the classroom. We are looking forward to partnering with Playworks next year!
Families are welcome join us for the Fun Run on Wednesday, May 9

8:50-9:40 – Kindergarten

9:50-10:40 – Grade 2

10:50-11:40 – Grade 5

12:20-1:10 – Grade 1

1:20-2:10 – Grade 3

2:40-3:30 – Grade 4

The Fun Run day will be a non-uniform day for all K-5 students. Students are allowed to wear comfortable clothing to run in and tennis shoes. They should also be sure to bring a water bottle.

We are looking forward to a strong finish to our fundraiser and cheering for our students at the Fun Run next week!

Thanks again for your support!

May in Language Arts

The 5th graders have just completed part 1 of Watership Down and hopefully have begun to understand why this is my favorite book of the year. We have already begun our discussions around foreshadowing and theme. We are focusing specifically on the following five themes throughout the book: 1) what makes a place a home, 2) the importance of trickery, 3) the necessity of adapting, 4) what makes a strong leader, and 5) the purpose of “government.” This book will take us through the remainder of the year and will culminate in a final assessment, as well as a final essay.

Ancient Rome

We have entered our unit on Ancient Rome.  All students present for class today, Monday, April 26, received their new books, The Story of Ancient Rome.  Please remind your fifth grader to carry the book in a zip-lock bag for protection, so future students can enjoy reading a well-preserved copy.  As always, I encourage parents to look over the books for your own appreciation of that era.

Lesson 31

  1. evaporated
  2. combining
  3. graduated
  4. unpaved
  5. approved
  6. referred
  7. advertising
  8. crammed
  9. produced
  10. equipped
  11. occurred
  12. memorized
  13. controlled
  14. exciting
  15. abbreviated
  16. calculation
  17. hesitation
  18. organizing
  19. disguised
  20. realized

chapter 13 science test

The chapter 13 science test on energy and energy transformations will be on Thursday, May 3rd. I will send home the study guide a few days before the test for the students to have the chance to study.

Mini-quiz on April 26, 2018

The final quiz on Ancient Greece will cover Chapters 17-19 plus vocabulary.  The students will receive a study guide on Friday, April 20th to prepare for this quiz on Thursday, April 26, 2018.  It will be worth 15 points, instead of the usual 20.

Chapter 15 science test

Since there was no school on Monday, April 16th. The chapter 15 science test will be on Thursday, April 19th.