So much has been happening in the classroom throughout these last few months! I'd like to offer a few links with some slideshows and pictures for you to enjoy. I hope they make you smile! I'd also like to give a few updates on our curriculum and school happenings.
Back in January, we wrapped up our Bridges program, and it was a wonderful experience for all involved! Here is a slideshow of the fun we had. We will see our Bridges Buddies again later in the year for a reunion.
Math:Topic 8 assessments will be going home soon. We are focusing on fractions! Look for a topic 9 letter in your child's folder this week.
Nonfiction writing projects are well underway. Ask your child what he or she has learned about either Canada or Mexico! This project has layers of skills involved: researching using a variety of sources, note-taking, writing nonfiction text from notes, and a final product too!
Fun Photos from the Past Few Months:
The Kindness Committee of the Fifth Grade Student Council is starting a fund raising campaign to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation. The money supports research to treat the disease and find a cure. The committee has several fund raisers planned for the spring. The first is a coin drive that begins Monday, March 6. We have donation bins placed in each pod and one in the school lobby, as well. Today, two of our students made a school-wide announcement about the campaign. We hope you will talk with your child about this worthy cause. Please consider sending your child to school with loose change or a dollar bill to contribute to our fund raiser.