Can you believe we only have 3 more weeks of school?! I hope you received your "May is Marvelous" newsletter last week. For your convenience, I will also post those dates below. We have a lot going on; if you'd like to participate in any of the events, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I will know who to expect.
The kids said goodbye to our student teacher, Mr. Bryan, on Friday. Thanks to Jennifer Hollingsworth for sending in cupcakes for our goodbye party! The students made him cards, and we also made him a painting that he can hang in his classroom some day.
Next week, we are busy with our GMS visit and Field Day in addition to our regular classes. We need 100 water balloons from our class for field day. Please email me ASAP if you can help out.
We will still be having regular classes this week. Students should bring their supplies for their reading and math classes as well as supplies for their career portfolio.
This week in reading, my classes will be working with comparing historical nonfiction texts. They will also compare and contrast jobs of different kinds of scientists, create proofreading practice, and make book posters for books they've read and loved this year. Free advertising - I love it! One of my classes will also read about Roberto Clemente, a baseball hall of famer!
May is Marvelous: Dates
Monday, May 5th 5th grade trip to GMS; buses leave around 8 am, return by lunch time
Wed., May 7th Career Essay Outlines DUE
Thursday, May 8th Sandwich Project! Please send in BREAD AND JELLY. We will also need other supplies for a special snack; we need Rolos, pretzels, and M&Ms. Please send in all items by Wednesday.
Friday, May 9th Career Essays DUE; Field Day! Reading and math classes in the morning, then lunch around 10:30. 5th Grade Walk around the track is around 11 am.
Monday, May 12th Rain date for Field Day
Tuesday, May 13th Author visit to CAA
Wed., May 14th Walk to School Day; meet at Rock Creek Park; Career Project Posters DUE
Friday, May 16th Italian Ice, $2; Career Projects Due! This is also CAREER DRESS UP DAY. Essays should be turned in by today, and posters should be finished. Students need to come in dressed for their careers, ready to present. Appropriate props are allowed. Presentations are at 12:30 - parents are invited to attend!
Tuesday, May 20 Walk to Bruster's; we will take a tour and make our own ice cream flavor! Please send in $3 each. Leave school at 12, arrive at 12:15. Return to school by 1:30.
Wed., May 21 Visit Guest House - perform a concert (music To Be Determined)
Thursday, May 22nd End of Year Party @ Funtastik, 10 am; please bring in $5 for arcade games. Pizza, cupcakes, and drinks are provided.
Friday, May 23rd Last Day of School; Last Day Breakfast. The school is providing a basic breakfast for all the students; please feel free to send in additional breakfast snacks if you would like. We will eat after announcements. We will have our end-of-year slideshow around 8 am, then students will receive class awards after that.