Sunday, May 20, 2018

Week 33!

The students are almost done with testing!  Science is the last for them this coming Monday and Tuesday.  Don't forget...Mrs. DeLello and I are offering morning dodgeball on both Monday and Tuesday at 7:45.  We had 21 kids join us last week and would love to have more!  Send kids right to the gym.

  • Finished SAS testing
  • Began a review for a CMS placement test
  • 6 centers through the 2 classrooms
  • Kids self paced and visited two teacher centers per day
  • Book Clubs met on Tuesday and Friday
  • Symbols and symbolism was focused on
  • Students look at certain people, things, events in their book and focused on what is may symbolize
  • The Thief of Always by Clive Barker is getting GOOD!

  • Quick unit on ecosystems before science testing
  • We played "Eat or be Eaten"
  • Studied food chains and why hawks are found in NYC
  • We discovered what plants eat
  • Consumers, producers, predator, prey, food chain, photosynthesis, recycled energy
Social Studies
  • Groups are finishing up "Memestories" which showcase events of the Revolutionary War
*Boston Freedom Trail:  This coming Thursday!  All students should be in the classroom at 745 am ready to go.  Please dress for the weather with comfortable walking shoes.  Water, snacks and lunch are a must.  Pick up is at 4:15.  I'll try my best to send an email when we leave Bunker Hill.  I chose two names out of a hat to determine who will be riding the bus.  The two parents are Jeanne Calias and Denise Bergeron!

Important Dates

State Testing 5/21-5/22 (SCIENCE)
Early Release 5/23
No School 5/28
EHS Children's Theater Production 5/30
June 11th:  CMS Step Up day
June 14th: End of 5th Celebration at night
June 18th: Last day of school and Odiorne field trip
June 18th: 5th Grade Walk Out

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Week 32!

Here's a peek into our busy week!

With testing on the 14th and 15th as well as the 21st and 22nd, Shannon DeLello and I have decided to offer up morning dodgeball to any students in our classes.  The activity in the morning will help them focus and stay calm and present during testing.  If you are interested, you may send your kids to school those mornings at 7:45 right to the gym.  Shannon and I will run dodgeball as well as other outdoor activities.  Please note that we will NOT run dodgeball on Tuesday, May 15th due to a meeting.

  • We studied triangles and how to classify them
  • Students measured and created angles as well as found missing measurements
  • Students learned about volume and how to find it
  • IXL has been a great tool to review for SAS testing next week
  • We began our fantasy unit with 5D
  • Students discovered fantasy settings are QUITE different than realistic fiction
  • We explored magical elements
  • We learned magical elements alongside our character
  • Students learned about character problems and the affects of them
  • The Thief of Always by Clive Barker is a fantastic fantasy read aloud
  • 5D and 5L began fantasy book clubs (clubs meet on Tuesdays and Fridays)

Social Studies
  • We are finishing up our read aloud
  • Students are in pairs or trios to create a "Memestory"
  • 15 events around the war are being researched by the groups

HUGE permission slip packet went home on Thursday.  
Please make sure all are returned to me by next Friday, the 18th.  

Important Dates

State Testing 5/14-5/15 (MATH) and 5/21-5/22 (SCIENCE)
Early Release 5/23
No School 5/28
EHS Children's Theater Production 5/30
June 11th:  CMS Step Up day
June 14th: End of 5th Celebration at night
June 18th: Last day of school and Odiorne field trip
June 18th: 5th Grade Walk Out

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Week 30!

Here are some pictures from Jump Rope for Heart as well as our Empowerment Emporium!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Week 29!

The students have been working so hard each and every day on their Ted Talk.  They cannot wait to showcase it to you next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Here's the latest schedule with days and the correct order.  Here's what we've also been also been working on in 5L!

  • Just finished division of fractions
  • Moving onto Geometry and Volume
  • Math testing 5/14 and 5/15
  • Ted Talks, Ted Talks and more Ted Talks
  • Kids have practiced in small groups using the Smartboard
  • Other groups have videoed each other
  • All students shared GLOWS and GROWS

*Social Studies
  • Revolutionary War is underway
  • Our read aloud is hysterical, please ask your child
  • The 5D-5L Revolutionary timeline is filling up
  • Students are understanding different perspectives based on identity

Week of Empowerment coming April 16-20

Students will work on a self guided, self taught topic they are passionate about.  Ask your child about their interests this weekend.  As a team of teachers, we introduced this learning experience to all the 5th graders!

Important Dates:
Jump Rope for Heart and Garden Walk 4/20
April Vacation: 4/23-4/27
State Testing 5/1-5/4, 5/14-5/15 and 5/21-5/22
Wellness Walk 5/9
Early Release 5/23
No School 5/28
EHS Children's Theater Production 5/30
Field Day: June 8th
Visit to CMS: June 11th
5th Grade Graduation: June 14th
Odiorne State Park: June 18th

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Week 28!

It's hard to fathom that April is now a reality.  I cannot believe how quickly time is passing.  We've been busy and hard at work this past week in 5L. Here's some quick highlights:

*Important Information:
-Early Release: Wednesday, April 4t
-Early Release: Wednesday, April 11th
-TED TALKS: will be held on Tuesday April 17th and Wednesday April 18th in the afternoon.
-Jump Rope for Heart: Friday, April 20th

*Mantra Posters:  Here are some examples of the mantra artwork that your kids created.  The rest need to be laminated but I will post pictures soon!

*Social Studies Raps: 5D and 5L are rapping their way through the curriculum again.  Small groups chose a topic about the Revolutionary War and created a rap, complete with background music to explain the event.  Be on the lookout on SeeSaw for these!

*Ted Talks: We've been hard at work crafting our Ted Talks.  Kids have moved from the writing phase into the speaking phase of this process.  On Friday, four brave individuals performed their talk in front of two classes to get feedback.  I can't wait for you to see them!