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Reminders

  • Track & field training camp on-going
  • Book Fair this week
  • Pizza orders for May are due by Fri. May 2nd

 Homework

  • Word Study:  List #14  test on Fri.
  • Reading:  research your author for your cereal box project; have rough drafts done this week.
  • Writing:  draft of children’s story due this week.
  • Library on Fri.
  • PHE: Tues. & Fri.
  • Start thinking about something to send to your pen pal

Question of the Day:   Do you think professional athletes are overpaid?  (For example, a member of the Yankees signed a seven-year, $156 million contract this spring, which works out to almost $22 million per season.  Is he working hard enough to earn that much each year?)   If you want to learn more before commenting, take a look at this website, which shows the world’s highest paid athletes.

Reminders

  • Track & field training camp on-going
  • Book Fair this week

 Homework

  • Word Study:  List #14  test on Fri.; Compound words sheet due Wed.
  • Reading:  research your author for your cereal box project; have rough drafts done this week.
  • Writing:  draft of children’s story due this week.
  • Math:  secret probability quiz tomorrow.
  • Library on Fri.
  • PHE: Tues. & Fri.

Question of the Day:   If you found a large sum of money (no wallet or id with it) in a parking lot, what would you do with it?  

 

Students of the Week

Yes, for the third time this year we have more than one SOTW.  Clearly our Switzerland display was well done, judging by teacher and student comments as they visited.  I’m very pleased with everyone’s effort on this.  However, one group stands out beyond the rest because they had to commit their own time and resources outside of school; mainly to see some creative ideas come to fruition.  So, congratulations to Alyssa, George, Bram and Ambria for going above and beyond!  Your hard work preparing foods for sampling is more than SOTW worthy.  (I might also add that they worked really well as a group throughout the process.)

Leave your congratulatory notes for Ambria, Bram, George and Alyssa here.

Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you to those families who helped provide food for today’s potluck lunch.  My apologies for the short notice but we managed to pull it off and enjoy a filling lunch.  Today’s Multicultural Day celebrations were a great way to cap a busy week.  The students worked hard on making our classroom look as Swiss as possible; we had games, puzzles, videos and food for the visitors from other classes.

With the busyness of Multicultural Day out of the way, it will be back to the grind with the numerous projects on the go.  The cereal box book report due date is fast approaching.  Students should be finished their book by now and working on draft copies of the content that goes into the project.  I hope to have them all completed by the end of the month.  In writing, students should be beginning the draft stage of their children’s stories and be bringing home a copy to share with you in the coming week.  By the beginning of May, I would like to see everyone working on the final product.  There is no planned homework for the long weekend (students were given more time today to finish yesterday’s word study) but those falling behind timelines in both the reading and writing projects may need to make up for lost time by catching up this weekend.

Below you’ll see movie trailers for a read aloud we did a while back.  Students worked in pairs using iMovie on the school’s iPads.  “The House on Hackman’s Hill” is about a pair of cousins who venture into an abandoned house to find a mummy.  Have a look and see if your child’s trailer got the job done.

I have noticed a slip in organization by many over the past few months.  Desks are starting to lose their neat and orderly look and Reminder Binders are beginning bulge with excessive papers.  Anything in the Overflow section is free to be removed at home.  Other contents should be placed within the rings of the binder itself.  Essentially, I should be able to hold the binder from the spine and nothing fall out.  This extended weekend might be a good time to tidy up the Reminder Binder.

I’m still waiting on word from the printers about our magazine.  I guess we’ll have to wait until next week to receive it.  Fortunately, Home and School was kind enough to donate $150 to help pay for the project, so we thank them for their generosity.

Reminders

  • Track & field training camp on-going

 Homework

  • Word Study:  List #14  pretest Tues.; Your Notebook #2-4 & 9 due Tues.
  • Reading:  research your author for your cereal box project; have rough drafts done by next week.
  • Writing:  draft of children’s story due by next week.
  • PHE: Tues. & Fri.

Question of the Day:  What are your extra long weekend plans?  

 

Reminders

  • Track & field training camp on-going
  • Bring your potluck food tomorrow

 Homework

  • Word Study:  List #14  pretest Tues.; Your Notebook #2-4 & 9 due Tues.
  • Reading:  research your author for your cereal box project.
  • PHE: Tues. & Fri.

Question of the Day:  What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?  

 

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