Newsletter: Week 25 of 37

Awesome surprise last Friday!
March 14 - 17, 2015

   Please be aware that I will be making a change to how we use school supplies for the rest of the year! On Monday I will be collecting all the student school supplies (i.e., colored pencils, markers, gluesticks, etc.) to share our supplies altogether as a classroom community. The reason for this is to encourage more teamwork and better organization in the classroom. If you have questions about this, please contact me. Additionally, please remember that this is the last week to turn in missing work and Correction Forms before report cards! Thursday is the last day I will be accepting work, so please check the updated grades online with your child to make sure the data is accurate. Let's be sure to work hard and focus these last four days before Spring Break. Make it a great week, everyone!

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 17 - Puberty Talk (details below)
  • Mar 17 - Last day of 2nd Trimester
  • Mar 18-27 - No School (Spring Break)
  • Mar 28 - Start of 3rd Trimester
  • Apr 01 - Report cards emailed
  • [more] - click to view calendar

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Lesson 14: Samson | Verse: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 | Lesson & Verse Quiz Thursday
  • Math - Chapter 5 | Test Thursday
  • Science - Rocks & Minerals Unit | Rock Collection Project due 4/5 (see below)
  • Social Studies [Mrs. Proulx] - Ancient Rome Unit
  • Reading - Novel study
  • Read Aloud - Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • Writing - Daily microwriting
  • Spelling - In-class practice | Bi-weekly assessment
  • Grammar - Adjectives Unit | Test Tuesday
  • Other - Music [Mrs. Brumley] - Classical Quiz Monday

Science: Rock Collection Project

Our science lab instructor, Mrs. Swain, assigned the students a Rock Collection Project, which is due on the morning of Tuesday, April 5th. 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

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 Thursday, March 17th. You should have received a permission/email notification from our school nurses last week. 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

Mr. Johnson!

Other School-wide Events

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Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | | 503-756-3309 |
Mrs. Proulx | visit her website | 503-977-5488 |

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