Monday, December 9, from 2:45 - 5:00 5th grade student
Tuesday, December 10, from 2:45 - 4:30 4th grade student
Call Backs will be FRIDAY, December 13 from 3:00 - 5:00
Shakespeare Performance, Julius Cesaer: Tuesday, December 10 at 8:30
Winter Wonderland Fair Day: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1st and 2nd Recess- we are hoping many students bring in goodies for our bake sale!
Holiday Concert: Wednesday, Dec. 18th 1:00-1:50Grandparents Day (rescheduled): Friday, December 20th at 8:30AM
Gaine Class Holiday Party, Friday, December 20th. (around 11)
GET READY BEL AIRE! Your child has taken a class on the importance of being prepared for a disaster. They have important homework to do with you, which is due on December 18. Please take this assignment seriously and together create or revamp an evacuation plan and an emergency plan. Be sure you have all the food and supplies you will need and that your smoke detectors are working! You just never know.
Next week, students are going to be assigned their first book report. They are going to choose an artist to research and learn about and will create a trifold that includes a biography, a timeline, a letter to the artist, a reproduction of a piece of their art, and a imitation piece of art in the artist's style. This is a comprehensive project as well as a fun and interesting one.
This month the students will be working with fractions, performing arithmetic operations and using visual models to represent fractions. By the end of this unit students will be able to:
1. Convert fractions to decimals
2. Find equivalent fractions
3. Add and subtract fractions
4. Exchange mixed numbers and improper fractions
5. Compare and order fractions in terms of size
6. Use decimals to solve contextual problems
Now that November is over, students turn their attention toward revising their NaNoWriMo novels. They are learning about the importance of choosing appropriate titles, using vivid verbs, pruning unnecessary information, adding using sensory details, and more. At the end of the month, they will edit their work for correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Stay tuned for more information in 2014 about getting five free copies of your child’s book.
Speaking of grammar, lessons continue to focus on irregular verbs this month. Students will learn the difference between sit & set, lie & lay, and rise & raise.
The students are continuing their earth sciences unit with Mr. Remmers. During this unit they will focus on the following:
We are going to learn about Life in the 13 Colonies. More specifically about colonial governments, economic systems, trades, and social and religious movements that took place at that time.
Students will be learning about the first English permanent settlement, Jamestown. They will create a newspaper article in the program, Pages, based on important events that took place from 1606 through 1698.