Newsletter: Week 34 of 37

We're learning leadership with our reading buddies
May 22 - 25, 2017

   It has been a while since the students have taken a day off, but the week has finally arrived! No school on Friday this week, as we will have a long, 4-day Memorial Day Weekend. In the classroom, we have wrapped up MAP and move forward to wrapping up the last few units and chapters we have left. We're doing our very best until the very end!! Make it a great week, everyone!

Person of the Week


Topics to Talk About at Home

Discuss what challenges our class has faced with being leaders to our reading buddies this year. It is a struggle to help redirect the 1st graders back to their books if they are distracted, want to talk, or play instead of read. What have the 5th graders learned? What strategies have they used to help encourage a passion for reading?

Upcoming Events

  • May 22 - Outdoor School Meeting about 6th Grade (6:30pm in Mr. Middleton's room, just before the 7pm Parent Meeting)
  • May 25 - Class Party: All Birthdays!
  • May 26 - No School (Teacher Work Day)
  • May 29 - No School (Memorial Day)
  • June 12 - Field Trip: Tigard Bowl & Pizza Caboose (details coming soon)
  • June 13 - Last Day of School! (dismissal at 11:30)
  • June 13 - All-School Picnic! (12:00-3:00)
  • June 16 - Report cards emailed
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Ruth | Memory verse: Ruth 1:16 | Quiz Thursday
  • Math - Chapter 7 | Quiz Thursday
  • Science - Plants Unit
  • Social Studies - Middle Ages Unit [view Mrs. Proulx's website for more]
  • Read Aloud - Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
  • Reading - Book Chats (cont.)
  • Writing - Middle Ages Research Paper (purple info packet should be stored in student binder/accordion folder)
  • Spelling - No new assignment due to MAP
  • Grammar - Punctuation Unit
  • Other - N/A
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Annual End-of-the-Year Survey to Help Mr. Riedl Improve

I am continually learning and growing as a teacher, and I appreciate any specific feedback you can give me at the end of the year. I feel like I have learned more this year than any other year so far in my teaching career. Over the summer, I have several things in mind that I'm planning to work on to be better next year, and I would any other suggestions that you think might be helpful. Please CLICK HERE to give me feedback by taking a quick survey. Thank you so much for helping me be a better teacher in the years to come!

Other School-wide Events

Be sure to read the WHCS Weekly News to learn more about other school-wide events at West Hills Christian School. It is emailed to the entire school regularly on Friday afternoons. Thanks so much!

Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | | 971-361-6113 (mobile) |
Mrs. Proulx | visit her website | 503-977-5488 |

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