May 27 & 28
Important Announcements and Dates:
May 27 - Tuesday : Last day for math; Health Fair with parents and classroom visits 2:30-3:30 in our classroom.
- We will write thank you notes to people who make our school day special
- We will have art
- We will visit 4th grade Inquiry projects
- 2:30-3:30 HEALTH FAIR - Parents, guardians, grandparents and friends - you are welcome to come make a drop-in visit our health fair where students will present what they learned and display their models and brochures. We have a full house of visitors from 2:30-3:30 PM, so parents may want to come in the later half. At 3:30 when all things are put away (iPads, personal belongings) parents might want to take their child home early - just remember to sign out in the office.
May 28 - Last Day:
- Visit classroom projects
- Bring a book to read.
- Test straw rockets
- Make straw whistles
- Other science activities
- School Assembly
- May bring year books for signing.
Have a great summer break! Read a lot.
May 29 - Last Day for Teachers
May 30 - Teacher meetings
June 3 - Technology Meetings
June 12 & 13 Teacher Professional Development
July 31 -Teachers "officially return" (most of us have been here for weeks ;-)
August 4 - See you returning as 6th graders!!!
Language Arts - Reading
Language Arts: Writing
Language Arts: Vocabulary and Grammar
A Poem a Day increases fluency.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ~Albert Einstein
Usual Weekly schedule for Specials:
Monday PE & Music;
Wednesday No Specials (Late Start)
Thursday Library Checkout and Computer Lab;
Friday Music & PE,
GRADING RUBRIC FOR STANDARDS
Above Expectation: In addition to exhibiting Level 3 understanding goes beyond what was taught in class and applies to diverse situations. Does additional research and thinking about the topic. Expands answers/projects to address this. Shows creative thinking skills and unusual but appropriate ways to apply learned information. "Thinks outside the box."
Proficient/Mastery: No major errors or omissions of information, ideas or processes that were explicitly taught. Is able to complete all parts of assignments independently.
Basic: No major errors or omissions for simpler ideas BUT errors or omissions regarding complex ideas. May need help from teacher/adult for more complex parts of assignment.
Below: Shows partial knowledge of simpler and complex ideas. Needs help to complete assignments.
Incomplete: Even with help does not complete work, shows little understanding of concepts or skills needed. Needs help to complete assignments.