Monday, May 22, 2017

This Week

Testing begins this week. Please make sure your child is getting a good night's sleep, eating a good healthy breakfast, is studying for tests and finding ways to relax.  We believe in your child and just want them to be able to do their best!

This week-
Study for Social Studies SOL and start working on Science homework (5th grade study guide)
Tuesday- Bring iPad to school to get checked
(INTERVENTION- If you need to work on Science project or get any help with Science SOL test, please come see me during this time.)
Wednesday- Reading SOL test
Friday- Social Studies SOL test and Early Close

*Fiddler on the Roof performance on Thursday and Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

Next week-
Study for Science SOL and complete Science homework.
No school on Monday
Wednesday- Science Homework due (Study guide checklist)
Thursday- Math SOL test
(INTERVENTION- If you need any help with Science SOL test, please come see me during this time.)
Friday- Science SOL test

TESTING Reminders-
Bring a sweatshirt in case you get cool but dress for warm weather so you do not get too hot.
Bring water to be able to take water breaks during testing.
Bring a book to read when you are finished.

Other good things to remember for the Reading SOL-
During the test- take a brain break, relax, take a walk, get a drink of water, stretch, take deep breaths.

Testing-
Remember to read and find the answer. There is only 1 right answer!
Take your time to read and find the answer- do your stop and jots and highlight.
Then trust your gut, be decisive and move on. Don't get distracted by the distractors.
You can slash the trash, use 50/50, use context clues and word parts for unknown words.
Try your best and remember the test does not define you. You are AWESOME!

Friday, May 5, 2017

SOL Testing Dates

The upcoming testing schedule is:

Language Arts- May 24
Social Studies- May 26
Math- June 1
Science June 2

Remember to start studying!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May is here!

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last week's Spring Performing Arts Showcase. It was amazing! This week is a quieter week. We will be wrapping up our end of year MAP testing and students will be recognized for earning the Honor Roll for 3rd quarter.
We are looking for tissues, pencils, glue sticks, scissors and tape. Thank you so much for all of the donations you have already sent int! Have a great week!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spring Performing Arts Showcase & Book Fair

Our Spring Performing Arts Showcase is this Tuesday night at 6:30. Students are expected to arrive at 6:15. Those with speaking parts and roles needed for the 3rd/4th grade concert will need to arrive at 5:15 for the 5:30 performance. Thank you for your support with this important event, Mrs. Young's final elementary school performance before she retires at the end of the school year.

The Book Fair is this week. Our class will be attending on Tuesday and Thursday. Please send money with your child if you would like them to be able to buy books. 

Also, please remember to send back signed report card envelopes and Field Day permission slips.
We are looking for paper towels, tissues, glue sticks and student scissors. Thank you for all of your donations to our classroom! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Coming this week...

We have our Spring Performing Arts Showcase next Tuesday at 6:30. Students are expected to arrive at 6:15. Please let me know if your child plans on attending or not attending. Mrs. Young and the fifth graders have worked really hard and we are hopeful to have a great turnout!

The Book Fair is next week from April 24-28. Please send in money if you would like your child to be able to buy books. I also will take Scholastic Book orders this week if you or your child lets me know by Monday if you are interested.

Please remember to send in your Field Day permission slips. Field Day will be on June 12.

Our Fifth Grade Ceremony will be on June 13 at 10:00 and the last day of school will be on June 14.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school this week!

We have field trips on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please remember to send in permission slips as soon as possible and bag lunches on those days (unless you signed up for school lunch). Thanks!

Also, please remember to send in Field Day permission slip as soon as possible. Thank you!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

CSA Week

CSA tests are this week. Remember to study!
Monday- Language Arts
Tuesday- Science
Wednesday- Social Studies
Thursday- Math

Friday is an Early Release Day and students will be dismissed at 1:49.

All 3 field trip permission slips, lunch forms and $9 for the Sports Hall of Fame are due by Friday.

This is the last week of the quarter and then spring vacation is next week from 4/3-4/7.

Reports card will come home on April 17.

We will have our field trips to the Sports Hall of Fame on April 12, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center on April 13 and Yorktown on April 14. Busy week!

The Fifth Grade Performing Arts Showcase is on April 25 at 6:30.