Newsletter: Week 26 of 37

Rice Museum Field Trip!
March 16 - 19, 2015

   We had a great field trip to the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals last week, thanks to all the volunteers! I will be gone in Seattle again this weekend for a wedding, so Mrs. Gelsinger will be back to teach the class on Monday! Woohoo! I'll be back on Tuesday. This is the last week to turn in missing or late work before report cards, so get it in by Thursday! Remember, no school on Friday. Make it a great week, everyone! Spring Break is right around the corner!!!

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 17 - Spring Musical after school (Auditorium, 3:10-4:10)
  • Mar 18 - Puberty Talk (details below)
  • Mar 19 - End of Second Trimester
  • Mar 20 to 29 - No School (Spring Break)
  • Mar 30 - Third Trimester Begins
  • Apr 03 - First Friday Spirit Day! ShoWHCSchooSpirit! 
  • Apr 03 - Report Cards emailed to families
  • [more] - click to view calendar

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Lesson 12: Samson | Verse: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 | Lesson & Verse Quiz Thursday
  • Math - Chapter 7
  • Science - Rocks & Minerals Unit (cont.) | Rock Collections due after Spring Break! (details below)
  • Social Studies [Mrs. Proulx] - Ancient Greece Unit (cont.) | Test Monday
  • Reading - Fables Unit | Read aloud: The Invisible Girls by Sarah Thebarge (my friend!)
  • Writing - Student Fables | Student tweets @MrRiedl5th
  • Spelling - Integrating Wired For Reading with Sitton curriculum (cont.)
  • Grammar - Adjectives Unit (cont.)
  • Other - None

Rock Collection Project

Our science lab instructor, Mrs. Swain, assigned the students a Rock Collection Project, which is due on the morning of Tuesday, March 31st, after Spring Break. Each student should collect at least 8 different rocks or minerals in order to identify them. The students must NOT know the type of rock or mineral collected (it would defeat the purpose of attempting to identify it in Science Lab). Please use an ordinary egg carton to collect them, numbering the carton spots #1-8 for the rocks or minerals to be placed in. If anyone has extra egg cartons at their house, please bring them in for students who do not have one to use for collecting. This has already been explained to the students in class. Thank you, and please direct any questions to Mr. Riedl or Mrs. Swain.

Puberty Talk - March 18th

Each year, the 5th and 6th grade classes schedule a talk with the students about adolescence and general changes to expect. This year's Puberty Talk will be held on Wednesday, March 18th. You should have received a permission/email notification from our school nurses. Please read their message and if you do not want your child to attend, you may reply to them indicating that you wish for your child to be excused from this talk. If you do not respond to their email, they will assume that your child has permission to attend. Please feel free to contact me or the school nurses if you have any questions.

Person of the Week

Leanna Rosenbaum!

Other School-wide Events

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Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | | 503-609-0109 |
Mrs. Proulx | visit her website | 503-977-5488 |

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