Our Monthly Update:
Dear Parents, (& Students)
April is here! I hope you all enjoyed Spring Break. I know that I did. (March was a LONG month. 🙂 Granted, we did enjoy our OREO party. Thank you so much for your yummy donations!
Note: We also successfully finished our State writing test. I don’t have the students official scores but I can tell you that they worked hard and without a doubt did their best! That alone is what matters most.
*As you know, the end of the year is approaching. In turn, our remaining testing season is in full swing. Please make sure your students are in attendance whenever possible.
We have decided that we will be doing some in school writing/animation activities to replace our traditional President Reports and annual Wax Museum Presentations! We wanted to lighten the workload at the end of the year and help the students experience some additional online methods of doing research and creating presentations. (Animoto and Prezi etc.)
Our replacement Parent Activity for the year will be a GAME night competition, ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader.’ This activity will be held next week on Wednesday, April 18th from 6-7pm. It is specifically for YOU and YOUR 5th-grade student. We will have a fun ‘whole group’ style competition along with prizes and refreshments. It will be a great way to spend some one on one time with your student. It will also be a great way to discover what they have been learning this year!
Math: We are starting our last math unit today. It is on 2-D Shapes and Triangles/Angles. We will test on this Thursday, April 19th.
Language Arts: Our current focus is reading a minimum of 110+ wpm, generating factual, inferential, and evaluative questions about complex texts, and producing personal writing.
*STATE TESTING DATES: (Please make sure your student is at school on the following dates. Thank you!)
- April 24th (Tuesday) – SAGE Language Arts Test (Part 1)
- April 25th (Wednesday) – SAGE Language Arts Test (Part 2)
- May 1st (Tuesday) – SAGE Science Test (Part 1)
- May 2nd (Wednesday) – SAGE Science Test (Part 2)
- May 8th (Tuesday) – SAGE Math Test (Part 1)
- May 9th (Wednesday) – SAGE Math Test (Part 2)
*Other DATES TO REMEMBER:
- April 13th – Awards Assembly
- April 18th – 5th Grade Parent Night “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader’ (6-7p)
- April 19th – Choir Concert
- May 4th – Cino De Mayo Party