Cross Country Road Trip

Cross Country Road Trip

(without leaving Aptos)

Join us from 2-3 on Tuesday for a trip around the United States in the fifth grade classrooms. Begin your journey in Mrs. Van Gundy’s room and continue on through Mrs. Riggan’s room.

We look forward to traveling together!

Week 36 May 23-27

Wow. We have a super busy last two weeks of school. It’s exciting to see all the fifth grade learning come to a close. But with that comes a fifth grade equivalent of finals week over the next two weeks!

School Happenings:

  • Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe matinee – May 25
  • Field Trip to Roaring Camp – May 26
  • Jog-A-Thon – May 27
  • Half Day – May 27 Out at noon
  • No School – Memorial Day – May 30
  • Talent Show/Promotion – June 2, 1:15-2:45
  • Half Day/All school picnic – June 3, Lunch at 11

Classroom Happenings:

  • Monday –  Art at 11:40
  • Tuesday – Tech at 11:40, Spanish 2:20
  • Wednesday– Play
  • Thursday – Field Trip
  • Friday – Jog-a-thon running 11:05-11:30

Homework Due Dates:

  • Monday: Missing work
  • Tuesday:  Math Review, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Wednesday: State projects, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Thursday: Math 12-1, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Friday: Bible Lesson packet, Social studies/spelling menu, missing assignments, anything not finished in class

Upcoming Tests/Projects (For the Rest of the school year):

  • Language Arts Unit Assessment part 1 (5-23-16)
  • Language Arts Unit Assessment part 2 (5-24-16)
  • Math chapter 11 Test (5-24-16)
  • Grammar Test on Pronouns (5-25-16)
  • Language Arts Unit Assessment Vocabulary (5-25-16)
  • State Project (brochure and 3-D display) (5-25-16)
  • Writing Unit Assessment (5-27-16)
  • Soc. St./Spelling Pre-test  (5-27-16)
  • Talent Show Practice (5-27-16)
  • All 50 states and 50 capitals test (5-31-16)
  • Math Exit Test part 1 (6-1-16)
  • Math Exit Test part 2 (6-2-16)

Spelling List:

All the states and capitals of the USA. They will fill in their map and get their list on Monday!

Talent Show and Promotion Day

June 2 is our Fifth Grade Talent Show and Promotion day. The kids have been buzzing about what they want to do to show off their talent! Please talk with them and be sure they are choosing something that will bless you and their class.

The time for this special even is 1:30-3 on Thursday, June 2. You are welcome to come and enjoy the show!

 

Week 35 May 16-20

There are 14 more class days until summer. It’s exciting and sad all at the same time! It has been fun looking back at the growth and maturity of our kids. I look forward to seeing them grow for years to come and hope they all come and check in over the years.

Friday is the school carnival! Be sure to buy your wrist bands, and volunteer to help if you can! This will be my first carnival at TLCS. I am really excited to join in the fun!

School Happenings:

  • Adolescent Talk – May 16th
  • Carnival – May 20th
  • Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe matinee – May 25
  • Field Trip to Roaring Camp – May 26
  • Jog-A-Thon – May 27
  • Half Day – May 27
  • No School – Memorial Day – May 30
  • Talent Show/Promotion – June 2
  • Half Day/All school picnic – June 3

Classroom Happenings:

  • Monday –  Art at 11:40
  • Tuesday – Tech at 11:40, Spanish 2:20
  • Wednesday– PE at 1:15
  • Thursday – Special Civil War presentation
  • Friday – PE at 10:35

Homework Due Dates:

  • Monday: Missing work
  • Tuesday:  Math 11-7, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Wednesday: Math 11-8, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Thursday: Math 11-9, Reading comprehension, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Friday: Math 11-10, Bible Lesson packet, vocabulary, spelling menu, missing assignments, anything not finished in class

Upcoming Tests/Projects:

  • Bible Verse Quiz (5-20-16)
  • Soc. St./Spelling Test (5-20-16)
  • Reading/Vocab. 6-4 Quiz (5-20-16)
  • Talent Show Practice (5-19-16)
  • State Project (brochure and 3-D display) (5-25-16)
  • All 50 states and 50 capitals test (5-31-16)

Spelling List:

Northwest Region of the USA. They will fill in their map and get their list on Monday!

Bible Verse:

Proverbs 3:1-12

1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
    but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
    and bring you peace and prosperity.

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
    in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

Do not be wise in your own eyes;
    fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
    and nourishment to your bones.

Honor the Lord with your wealth,
    with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
    and your vats will brim over with new wine.

11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
    and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
    as a father the son he delights in.

Week 34 May 9-13, 2016

Thank you all for the kindness you showered me with last week. I feel very loved and appreciated! I know that I am the most blessed woman being able to teach your amazing kids! I love them. Thank you for letting me hang with them everyday!

As we are nearing the end of the school year things are getting busy! Please keep on encouraging our students to be diligent and work hard! I know summer is coming and it’s hard, but there is still so much to teach them!

If you haven’t signed and sent in the permission slip for the adolescents talk, please do so as soon as possible. We need to make plans and coordinate with all the teachers involved.

Another permission slip has come home this weekend. It is an all day field trip to Roaring Camp Railroad to learn more about the Civil War. It promises to be an exciting day!

School Happenings:

  • Fifth Grade Wax Museum – May 9th, 2:20 in Monske Hall
  • Adolescent Talk – May 16th
  • Carnival – May 20th
  • Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe matinee – May 25
  • Field Trip to Roaring Camp – May 26
  • Jog-A-Thon – May 27
  • Half Day – May 27
  • No School – Memorial Day – May 30
  • Talent Show/Promotion – June 2
  • Half Day/All schoo picnic – June 3

Classroom Happenings:

  • Monday –  Art at 11:40
  • Tuesday – Tech at 11:40, Spanish 2:20
  • Wednesday– PE at 1:15
  • Thursday – Music at 11:40
  • Friday – PE at 10:35

Homework Due Dates:

  • Monday: Final Book Club Response
  • Tuesday:  Math 11-1, research writing, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Wednesday: Math 11-2, research writing, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Thursday: Math 11-4, research writing, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Friday: Math 11-5, research writing, missing assignments, anything not finished in class

Upcoming Tests/Projects:

  • Book Club Writing Project (5-9-16)
  • Bible Verse Quiz (5-12-16)
  • Soc. St./Spelling Test (5-13-16)
  • Reading/Vocab. 6-4 Quiz (5-13-16)
  • Science quiz Digestive System (5-13-16)
  • Talent Show Proposal Due (5-19-16)
  • State Project (brochure and 3-D display) (5-25-16)

Bible Verse:

Proverbs 3:7-12 New International Version (NIV)

Do not be wise in your own eyes;
    fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
    and nourishment to your bones.

Honor the Lord with your wealth,
    with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
    and your vats will brim over with new wine.

11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
    and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
    as a father the son he delights in.

 

Spelling List: 

The States and Capitals of the Mid West Region of the United States of America.They will have a map completed to study from on Monday.

Week 33 May 2-6, 2016

Last week’s Spring Concert was so fun. Our kids were entertaining and talented, but more importantly they worshiped the Lord! I am so proud of them!

Items your students need:

The kids need to bring some colored pencils for Social Studies. We are going to do several maps in this unit and we need colored pencils.

The kids could also use a ruler at home. The next math unit involves lots of measuring!

School Happenings:

  • National Day of Prayer – May 5th, 8:30 in the sanctuary
  • Fifth Grade Wax Museum – May 9th, 2:20 in Monske Hall
  • Adolescent Talk – May 16th
  • Carnival – May 20th

Classroom Happenings:

  • Monday –  Art at 11:40
  • Tuesday – Tech at 11:40
  • Wednesday– PE at 1:15
  • Thursday – Music at 11:40
  • Friday – PE at 10:35

Homework Due Dates:

  • Monday: Final Narrative Writing, Book Club Reading
  • Tuesday:  Book club reading,  math 10 review, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Wednesday: Book club reading, math 10-12, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Thursday: Book club reading, missing assignments, anything not finished in class
  • Friday:  Book club reading, Math 10-E, missing assignments, anything not finished in class

Upcoming Tests/Projects:

  • Writing Project (5-2-16)
  • Bible Verse Quiz (5-6-16)
  • Soc. St./Spelling Test (5-6-16)
  • Wax Museum Final Speech (5-6-16)
  • Book Club Project (5-6-16)
  • State Project (5-25-16)

Bible Verse:

Proverbs 3:1-6 

1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
    but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
    and bring you peace and prosperity.

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
    in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight

 

Spelling List: 

The States and Capitals of the North East Region of the United States of America.They will have a map completed to study from on Monday.