Christmas Songs To Practice!

This post is for the kids!!
Here are the 4 songs you will be doing for the Christmas Concert this year. You may use these links to practice as much as you’d like!
Oh What a Glorious Night
Actions:
Carol of the Bells, with little hand bells
After each grade performs we’ll do two group songs with all the students:
1. Joy to the World:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gbaHB-roZ4

2. Born is the King, with motions

karaoke- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnMBUjCPaZ0

Q2 Week 4: November 27-December 1

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing time away! It’s hard to believe that we only have 5 weeks until Christmas Day! How exciting!

When we return to school on November 27th, we will begin discussing science fair projects. We will talk about what makes a good experiment. We will also look at previous year’s runner-up projects. If you are in the mood to begin discussing them this week you can take a look at the following sites for general ideas…

http://science.santacruz.k12.ca.us/pdfs/ScienceFairGuide.pdf (go to page 11 and page 18)

http://www.mpmschoolsupplies.com/ideas/science-fair-projects/grade-5/

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/recommender_register.php

School Happenings:

  • December 8-10 – Twin Lakes Church Christmas Concert
  • December 13-15 – Middle School Presents A Christmas Carol (Please see the school website for more details)
  • December 19 – Christmas Carols and Cookies (our annual Christmas production)
  • December 22 – Half Day
  • December 23-January 7 – No School – Christmas Break

Classroom Happenings:

  • Monday – Music
  • Tuesday– PE
  • Wednesday – Chapel
  • Thursday – Field Trip (leaving at 7:40 a.m. so be early!)
  • Friday – Tech and Spanish

Homework Each Night:

  • Monday: Math, book club (reading and journal), unfinished classwork*
  • Tuesday: Math, book club (reading and journal), unfinished classwork*
  • Wednesday: Math, book club (reading and journal), unfinished classwork*
  • Thursday:  Book club, Vocab. Packet, Study for tests
  • Friday: Math, book club (reading and journal), unfinished classwork*

*Unfinished classwork could include spelling worksheets, grammar, writing, history, science, reading, etc. … please check the planners nightly.

Study on Your Own Schedule (pay attention to test schedule):

  • Bible Verse
  • Spelling List
  • Vocabulary Packet
  • 13 Colonies Map
  • AR reading (Due January 26)

Upcoming Tests/Projects:

  • Friday 1: Spelling Test
  • Friday 1: Reading/Vocab. Test
  • Friday 1: Bible Test

Bible Verse this week:

Joshua 1:9 

 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. 

Spelling List:

  1. minus                                                Bonus:
  2. loser                                                         1. valley
  3. humor                                                     2. hypothesis
  4. closet                                                       3. proprietor
  5. recent                                                      4. apprentice
  6. student                                                    5. intolerant
  7. equal
  8. profile
  9. local
  10. comet
  11. vacant
  12. punish
  13. cavern
  14. shiver
  15. decent
  16. linen
  17. legal
  18. panic
  19. smoky
  20. tyrant

Q2 Week 3: November 20-21, 2017

Thanksgiving Contest - What Are You Thankful For?

This week we are going to take time to talk about what we are thankful for. As a class we have talked a lot about thankfulness already. One thing our class has expressed they are thankful for is this school, the building, our friends and our ability to bless others. I am very thankful for this class and you, their parents! I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving Break!

School Happenings:

  • November 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break = no school and no crosswalk
  • December 8-10 – Twin Lakes Church Christmas Concert
  • December 13-15 – Middle School Presents A Christmas Carol  @ 7pm.  $2 general admission / $1 students, seniors and active duty military / ages 3 and under are FREE.
  • December 19 – Christmas Carols and Cookies (our annual Christmas production)
  • December 22 – Half Day
  • December 23-January 7 – No School – Christmas Break

Classroom Happenings:

  • Monday – Music
  • Tuesday– PE
**Please note November 21 Thanksgiving party and November 30 Field Trip

Homework Each Night:

  • Monday: Math, book club (reading and journal), unfinished classwork*
  • Tuesday: Math, book club (reading and journal), unfinished classwork*

*Unfinished classwork could include spelling worksheets, grammar, writing, history, science, reading, etc. … please check the planners nightly.

Study on Your Own Schedule (pay attention to test schedule):

  • Bible Verse
  • Spelling List
  • Vocabulary Packet
  • AR reading (Due January 26)

Upcoming Tests/Projects:

  • Monday 20: Reading Unit 2 Assessment 1
  • Monday 20: Science Water Unit Final Test
  • Tuesday 21: Reading Unit 2 Assessment 2
  • Tuesday 21: Spelling and Vocabulary Unit 2 Assessment
  • Tuesday 21: Math Unit Test

Bible Verse this week:

No Verse this week due to the short week. 

Spelling List: Review of previous 100 words!

  1. absent                  11. accepted              21. submit           31. referred
  2. cautious               12. gnarled                22. loses              32. they’re
  3. gallop                   13. kennel                  23. amusing       33. forbidding
  4. turquoise             14. doesn’t                 24. couldn’t        34. complicated
  5. we’re                     15. envied                 25. didn’t            35. surroundings
  6. possibilities         16. liberties              26. douse             36. notches
  7. jogger                   17. qualified             27. he’d                37. identities
  8. dentist                  18. potatoes             28. injured           38. zeroes
  9. blizzard                19. she’d                  29. valley              39. scrawny
  10. fascinated            20.relied                  30. taxes               40. fountain

Q2 Week 2 November 13-17, 2017

Thank you all for joining me at Parent Teacher Conferences this week. It was great to get a chance to reconnect and brag about this fantastic class a little!

Just a quick recap on what we talked about:

  • Cursive practice starts in second quarter and will start being required in third and fourth quarters.
  • Late work will be 10% off each day that it is late and given a zero at 2 weeks.
  • No name papers will require 2 tickets to be taken off the wall and graded.
  • Fix-it tickets are only given 2 days before the original grade is kept.
  • The new book club starts on Monday and the student is fully responsible to rad and journal at home.
  • Upcoming projects: Science Fair (end of November), President’s biography (end of December), State Reports (4th quarter) and Bible Wax museum (end of 4th quarter)

Now for the fun stuff! We have our first field trip on November 30th. We will be heading to the Tech Museum of San Jose. We will be leaving at 7:40 in the morning and returning as close to 3 at the traffic will allow. Permission slips are paperless, so check your emails for sign ups!

Thanksgiving week is fast approaching. Unlike in the past, we do have school the first two days of that week. Please let us know if your student will be absent the 20th and 21st as there are unit tests those two days. However, on the fun side of fifth grade, we are having a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving party. If you are interested in helping to supply some of the goodies please send me an email and I will assign items to be sure we have enough of each thing (we have specific goodies in mind).

School Happenings:

  • November 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break = no school and no crosswalk

Classroom Happenings:

  • Monday – Music
  • Tuesday– PE
  • Wednesday – AR party
  • Thursday – PE and Art
  • Friday – Tech and Spanish
*Please note November 21 Thanksgiving party and November 30 Field Trip

Homework Each Night:

  • Monday: Math, book club (reading and journal), unfinished classwork*
  • Tuesday: Math, book club (reading and journal), unfinished classwork*
  • Wednesday: Math, book club (reading and journal), unfinished classwork*
  • Thursday: Math, book club (reading and journal), vocabulary packet, unfinished classwork*
  • Friday: Math, book club (reading and journal), unfinished classwork*

*Unfinished classwork could include spelling worksheets, grammar, writing, history, science, reading, etc. … please check the planners nightly.

Study on Your Own Schedule (pay attention to test schedule):

  • Bible Verse
  • Spelling List
  • Vocabulary Packet
  • AR reading (Due January 26)

Upcoming Tests/Projects:

  • Monday 13: Math Quiz
  • Monday 13: Science Exit Ticket (water cycle)
  • Thursday 16: Bible Quiz
  • Thursday 16: Math Quiz
  • Friday 17: Reading Comprehension Quiz
  • Friday 17: Spelling Test
  • Friday 17: Final “How To” paper due in google classroom
Please note: Science Unit Final is 11/20, Math Unit Final is 11/21 and Reading unit assessments are 11/20 & 21.

Bible Verse this week:

Deuteronomy 8:6

Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him.

Spelling List:

  1. dentist                                   11. jogger                                              BONUS:
  2. flatter                                    12. fifteen                                               1.  merciful
  3. submit                                   13.mustang                                            2.  vapor
  4. champion                             14. absent                                               3.  irregular
  5. summon                                15. goggles                                             4. temperature
  6. blizzard                                 16. empire                                              5.  jealous
  7. kennel                                   17. hollow
  8. valley                                     18. fragment
  9. vulture                                   19. gallop
  10. pigment                                  20. culture

Quarter 2 Week 1: November 6-10

It’s a new quarter. The kids were excited to learn that on Monday morning they all have straight A+s. So exciting!

I look forward to meeting with each of you next week. Please remember that I have several meeting in a row, so we need to run on time! If you’d like to come by early we will have some examples of the large projects coming up over the next 3 quarters in the hall to check out. And the scholastic book fair will be happening in the lobby downstairs as well! It’s a great chance to buy some Christmas gifts!

School Happenings:

  • November 6-10 – Scholastic Book Fair
  • November 8-10 – Parent Teacher Conferences = noon dismissal
  • November 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break = no school

Classroom Happenings:

  • Monday – Music
  • Tuesday– PE
  • Thursday – PE and Art
  • Friday – Tech

Homework Each Night:

  • Monday: Math, unfinished classwork*
  • Tuesday: Math, unfinished classwork*
  • Wednesday: Math, unfinished classwork*
  • Thursday: Math, vocabulary packet, unfinished classwork*
  • Friday: Math, unfinished classwork*

*Unfinished classwork could include spelling worksheets, math, history, science, reading, etc. … please check the planners nightly.

Study on Your Own Schedule (pay attention to test schedule):

  • Bible Verse
  • Spelling List
  • Vocabulary Packet
  • AR reading (Due January 26)

Upcoming Tests/Projects:

  • Tuesday: Math Quiz
  • Thursday: Bible Quiz
  • Friday: Reading Comprehension Quiz
  • Friday: Spelling Test

Bible Verse this week:

Psalm 107: 1 and 8 

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.

Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for mankind.”

Spelling List:

  1. you’ve                                  11. we’re                                                 BONUS:
  2. she’d                                    12. couldn’t                                                   1. rebellion
  3. that’s                                    13. I’ve                                                           2. divination
  4. what’s                                  14. didn’t                                                       3. won’t
  5. doesn’t                                 15. they’re                                                    4. pressure
  6. there’s                                 16. shouldn’t                                                5. wrestle
  7. you’re                                  17. wouldn’t
  8. wasn’t                                  18. he’d
  9. we’ll                                     19. don’t
  10. we’ve                                   20. isn’t