The fifth-grade students are doing well and are getting back into the daily routine of school. So far this year, they have collaborated with partners in making movies about Ivan and the plight of other poached animals of the jungle, have written their first lab report, and have done an outstanding job giving speeches on why they would be the best Student Council Representative for the fifth grade. The students voted, and this year’s class representatives are Tyler Benoit and Trinity Muro. Alex Clough was selected as an alternate. Congratulations to them all!
I hope everyone enjoyed our field trip to the Big E. I know the students enjoyed the food! Thank you to all the chaperones that helped on the trip. It was a wonderful way to start the year together. A reminder to those who have not brought in their permission slips for Energize CT on Oct. 2nd. Students will not be allowed on the trip without a signed permission slip.
Book reports are due on November 30th. This semester students must read a Newbery Award winning book. I will introduce them to the choices and give them suggestions on what books would be appropriate for their reading ability. This project has two parts. Each part will count as a separate grade. In addition to the book report, students will have to present a book talk. An outline detailing the components of the book report and book talk will be explained and distributed to the students.
I look forward to meeting with all of you on the 16th and 17th for conferences. Beforehand, I will send home a signup sheet to those who have not selected a time and confirmation slips as reminders.
We are coming to the end of the first unit in many subject areas. Students are reminded that studying for these chapter or unit tests are an important part of their homework. Please make sure your child is using the quiz show games, online practice, and chapter essay reviews to help them prepare. Some students have missed homework assignments. Remember even though homework is not graded and is for practice, it still counts.
A special thank you to the Hall family for donating a wireless printer to the classroom. The students have already been printing their writing samples and vocabulary posters on it.
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