Second Passion Project – Day 2

We just completed our second Passion Project for the year. I’m extremely proud of our “experts.” They taught, demonstrated, experimented, and impressed us with their knowledge.

On this day, we learned about the Southern Ute Tribe, the Megalodon, how to make homemade Play-Doh, how to whittle, Ruby Bridges, Lindsey Sterling, Britt Nicole, floods, Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, the history of Apple, five of the most popular dinosaurs, and how to paint a mermaid.

Here’s a sneak peek into this day’s wonderful learning ~enjoy!

Second Passion Projects – Day 1

We just completed our second Passion Project for the year. Hats off to an incredible day of learning! These “experts” taught, demonstrated, experimented, and impressed us with their knowledge.

On this day, we learned about Stampy, Maddie Ziegler, Lebron James, the sinking of the Titanic, the history of rollerblading, the similarities and differences of dance and twirl, Walt Disney, cameras and how to take the best photos, the different types of virtual reality, and interesting facts about Legos.

Here’s a sneak peek into this day’s wonderful learning ~enjoy!

Happy Wednesday!

Passion project presentations continued today-We’re continuing to learn about a lot of great topics! Videos will be posted soon!

Only those students going need to have their projects tomorrow. We will have about 3 students present each day. All students should be close to finishing. More projects were turned in today. See photos below. ❤😄👏👍🏻

Please have your child perform his/her speech for you. It should be around 3 minutes and no longer than 8 minutes. It should be engaging and fun. Please sign and return the slip that states your child performed for you.

Return field trip slip. Do not send money at this time. Sign and return, stating that you are aware of behavior expectations to get to attend the field trip.

Easter eggs (filled with candy and taped shut) are due no later than 4/12. Party is on 4/13.

4/14- no school
4/17- no school

Have a blessed evening!

Important Upcoming Information

It’s a happy day! Fifth graders are done with their first administration of the math and reading STAAR tests. We will receive results in about 2 weeks and let you know as soon as we do.

5/8-retake of math STAAR (only if your child didn’t pass)
5/9-retake of the reading STAAR (only of your child didn’t pass)
5/10- science STAAR test

March Book-It is due THIS Friday! Read, read!

We will work on Passion Projects tomorrow, Friday, and Monday in class. Help your child get ready to present soon. A few students will present each day starting April 4. We’ve already had some incredible projects turned in (see photos).

STAAR Testing THIS Week!

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, will begin this week. On Tuesday, March 28th, our 4th grade will participate in the Writing STAAR, and our 5th grade will take the STAAR Math assessment. Wednesday, our 5th grade will complete the STAAR Reading assessment.

We encourage our students to:

  • Go to bed early (get at least 8-10 hours of sleep).
  • Be on time for school.
  • Plan to bring your lunch from home that morning or purchase your lunch from the cafeteria on these two testing days. Food brought in for lunch will not be allowed for any grade level on testing days. VISITORS for lunch will not be permitted on campus on March 28 and 29.
  • Students may bring one, sealed bottle of room-temperature water. NO other drink will be allowed.

We are proud of our students and know that they are ready to show what they can do. Let’s stand behind them and show our support by making sure these tips are followed by all.

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Reading Resource Book

We have worked the past few weeks to create a beautiful resource book in reading. Your child brought home his/her Reading Resource Book yesterday (see photo for an example). This will be homework up until STAAR. Please help your child practice the vocabulary and terms that are inside the book. This will be very beneficial. Thanks for your help.

Our second Passion Project presentations will begin on April 4. Please make sure your child is working on the visual and speech and sounding like an expert.  We will still have 2 more Genius Hour sessions in class after STAAR.

School pictures are this Wednesday.

Mark your calendars for VERY important dates. Make EVERY effort to be here on these days because the state is allowing only ONE make-up day.

3/28- Math STAAR
3/39 – Reading STAAR


February Book It Superstars

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photo credit: www.raininghotcoupons.com

We had a lot of reading going on in the month of February. I’m so proud of the students listed, and pictured, below for achieving their goal of 320 minutes! Wow, that’s an enormous group! You earned a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut (these coupons were sent home before Spring Break). YUMMY! Enjoy!

Congratulations to the RED group for winning the FOURTH TIME in a row! Wow!

Book It for MARCH has started. New tracking sheets came home before Spring Break. Read, read, read! Your goal is 320 minutes. You can do it!

Congratulations:

  1. Kynlee B.
  2. Kinsey W.
  3. Katie A.
  4. Nate B.
  5. Ethan W.
  6. Seth A.
  7. Baylee W.
  8. Gary D.
  9. Blake M.
  10. Ryley K.
  11. Jessica L.
  12. Chris L.
  13. Emily W.
  14. Charity C.
  15. David W.
  16. Matthew W.
  17. Shawn S.
  18. Katie H.
  19. Larkin D.
  20. Kayleigh W.
  21. Kaleb S.
  22. Kanaan M.
  23. Justin K.
  24. Barrett W.
  25. Sydney T.
  26. Will Y.
  27. Chasten S.
  28. Rebekah H.
  29. Gavin S.
  30. Caleb T.
  31. Raylee G.
  32. Aubrey S.
  33. Hunter S.
  34. Jonathan F.
  35. Masen R.

 

Earn Classcraft Points for Practicing Vocabulary

Parents,
I’m so proud of ALL the students who’ve gone onto Quizizz and practiced their reading vocabulary at home. We’ve had quite a few superstars!  Since those first 2 practices are about to expire, I told them I’d create some more quizzes to practice over the break.

The reports show me students who’ve gone on and their results. Each student who practices over the break will earn points in Classcraft. Please have your child use his/her real name (not a nickname) so I can give Classcraft points for working at home. I’m proud of you!

Here are THREE quizzes they can complete. All they need is a device to log into https://quizizz.com/join/ and enter the 6-digit codes below:

004002 (Fifth Grade STAAR Reading Vocabulary)
904077 (Fifth Grade STAAR Vocabulary)
505703 (5th Grade Context Clues Practice)

Have fun! These particular practices will be good thru March 25th.

Thanks for encouraging your child to go above and beyond to be the BEST they can be.

Vocabulary Practice 2

Parents,

As stated in my last post, students have learned the academic reading vocabulary necessary for next year and for the upcoming STAAR test. Therefore, new vocabulary words won’t be coming home. However, it’s crucial that your child continues to practice and review the words. They can do that by clicking on the Vocabulary Practice tab on my blog. Once there, they can play games on Quizlet or practice the words using ready-made flashcards.

Here is the 2nd Quizizz practice for students. Quizizz is a fun way for students to practice their words. All they need is a device to log into join.quizizz.com and enter the 6-digit code below (381364). Have fun! This particular practice will be good thru March 14.

Please have your child use his/her real name (not a nickname) so I can give Classcraft points for working at home. Bravo to all the students who are already taking advantage of this extra practice. I’m proud of you!

Helpful Vocabulary Practice

Parents,

Students have learned the academic reading vocabulary necessary for next year and for the upcoming STAAR test. Therefore, new vocabulary words won’t be coming home. However, it’s crucial that your child continues to practice and review the words. They can do that by clicking on the Vocabulary Practice tab on my blog. Here (on Quizlet), they can play games or practice the words on flashcards.

In addition, I’ll be posting some practice on my blog. Quizizz is a fun way for students to practice their words. All they need is a device to log into join.quizizz.com and enter the 6-digit code below. Have fun! This particular practice will be good thru March 11.

photo credit: quizizz.com