Newsletter: Week 32 of 37

Assembling a clock with gears!
May 4 - 8, 2015

   Our class had a lot of fun last Friday organizing a peaceful protest in regards to First Friday Spirit Wear Day. We had a great discussion about equality of t-shirts, free speech, Baltimore, civil rights, and how we can express our opinions in a way that is respectful and pleasing to God. It was both exciting and meaningful... be sure to discuss what happened at home! In other news, please note that we need a parent volunteer for the last trip to Neighborhood House on May 19th (click for volunteer schedule). Make it a great week, everyone!

Upcoming Events

  • May 05 - Annual Parent Meeting & Prayer Walk (7pm)
  • May 05 - Outdoor School Meeting for upcoming 6th graders (after Parent Meeting, in Mr. Middleton's classroom)
  • May 06 - Progress Reports emailed to families
  • May 11 to 15 - Book Swap (for details ask Mrs. Reichen)
  • May 12 - Spring Band Concert
  • May 19 - Last trip to Neighborhood House (VOLUNTEER NEEDED from 12:30-1:45)!
  • May 21 - Class Party: All Birthdays! (1:00-1:50)
  • May 22 to 25 - No School (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • May 28 - Surprise!!! (2:30pm in Mr. Riedl's room)
  • May 29 - Eva Joy Riedl Baby Shower with all 5th graders (1:00-1:50, Auditorium)
  • [more] - click to view calendar

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Lesson 17/18: Saul | Verse: 1 Samuel 12:24 |
  • Math - Chapter 8
  • Science - Plants Unit
  • Social Studies [Mrs. Proulx] - Middle Ages Unit | Check Middle Ages contract!
  • Reading - Begin working on biography presentations | Finish reading biography/autobiography book & "As You Read" Form due Monday
  • Writing - Poetry Unit | Student tweets @MrRiedl5th
  • Spelling - Integrating Wired For Reading with Sitton curriculum | Weekly quizzes
  • Grammar - Adverbs Unit | Test 5/15
  • Other - None

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) for the Spring sessions begin the week of April 20th. To ensure results that accurately reflect student knowledge, it is important that each student has plenty of rest, has a good breakfast, and does not have interruptions (i.e., doctor appointments) scheduled during the time of their tests. Below are the specific dates/times that our class is scheduled. Please let me know if you plan to be gone any of these dates. Thank you!
 - Monday, April 20, 12:45-1:40pm
 - Thursday, April 23, 9:30-10:20am
 - Monday, May 4, 12:45-1:40pm
 - Tuesday, May 5, 2:00-2:50pm

Box Tops for Education!

The last day for collecting box tops to count towards a party is Wednesday, May 13th. All box tops funds support the Literacy Resource room. The winning class gets a party on Thursday, May 21st from 6-9 pm at & movie night!! Thanks for supporting our school!

Person of the Week

Hannah Gitt!

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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