Monday, May 23, 2016

Information for This Week

I wanted to get some information to you this week:

1) There will be no more homework this week and next week

2) I am collecting books from students, to return to my classroom library. If you see any of my personal books at your home, could you please return them back to class.

3) Students need to begin thinking about 5th grade speeches for graduation. If they are interested in speaking, they must have their speech completed by this Friday. Students will share their speech on Friday morning. We will announce speakers later that day.

4) Graduation attire: At the very least, boys are expected to wear khaki pants or slacks with a collard shirt; NO tennis shoes. Anything beyond that, such as ties or bow ties, is even better. Girls dress is much more open ended. I think we are asking for no spaghetti straps, or if you are going to wear spaghetti straps, your child should have some kind of sweater covering the straps. If they are wearing high heels, they should begin bringing them to school to practice walking in.

5) I have included some pictures from last week's CFI share fair and the Maker's Faire at EdVenture. I'll try to post more soon. By the way, the class won a Makers Medal of Merit award from EdVenture. Our class had the youngest sharers, and were one of the few maker's groups there (most of the other groups were selling things). I don't know what the medal exactly meant, but I'm glad the class' hard work was recognized.



















Thursday, May 12, 2016

Promotional Video for Maker Faire

EdVenture came out to our classroom a few weeks ago and created this promotional video for the Maker Faire.



Monday, May 2, 2016

Homework for the Week of May 2nd

The copy machine at school is still not functioning so I will not be sending out a homework packet. For homework this week, students should be working on either their Prodigy.com accounts, or their KahnAcademy accounts, for at least 30 minutes. Students also have their literature study books, or self-selected books, and should read for 20-30 minutes a day.

As a reminder, students are taking the SC Ready: Math test tomorrow. This test will be completely online. We have already spend some time getting to know the online test, including answering the kinds of questions that may be on the test.