Weekly Dates

Hi,

Sorry I was unable to send home Tuesday Folders today. I just couldn’t make it happen! πŸ™

Upcoming Dates

Dec. 9th – Student Half Day

Dec 10th – Young Scientists (Cells)

Dec. 11th – School Wide Spelling Bee (9 AM)

Dec. 11th – Quiz on Plant/Animal Cells and their functions (paper quiz)

Dec. 12th – 5th Grade Performance 6:45 pm

Dec. 18th – Math Fraction Test (5.2)

Dec. 18th – PTA Cookie Exchange

Dec. 19th – Cells/Living Systems Test (Science)

Dec. 20th – Class Winter Celebration

Spirit Week

Dec. 9 – 13

  • Mustache Monday
  • Twisted Tuesday (teachers dress like students/students like teachers)
  • Wicked Wednesday – Heroes and Villains (Are you a hero or a villain? You decide and dress like your favorite hero or your favorite villain)
  • Throwback Thursday (Dress in your favorite decade)
  • Footie Friday (Wear your favorite PJs)

Bonus Day!!! Friday, Dec. 20th

Tacky Sweater Day! Wear your favorite tacky holiday or winter gear!

Dec. 2nd – 6th

Upcoming Dates

Dec. 2nd – 6th Class Spelling Bee (Day not yet assigned)

Dec. 4th – Make Up Picture Day

Dec. 5th – Plants Quiz **This is a change!

Dec. 6th – Cubs Night In – 5:30 – 8:30

Dec. 9th – Student Half Day

Dec. 11th – School Wide Spelling Bee (9 AM)

Dec. 12th – 5th Grade Performance 6:45 pm

Dec. 18th – PTA Cookie Exchange

Week of 11/18 – 11/22

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 18th – Student half day

Nov. 20th –Report Cards go home

Nov. 20th – VA Rep. Theater: The Velveteen Rabbit

Nov. 21nd – Vocab Quiz (Last One!) Feel free to use Quizlet on blog! (Chapters 52 – 67)

Nov. 22nd – Science Tests on Oceans

Nov. 22nd – IB Writing Test (Applying students only)

Nov. 26th – Turkey Trot – Grades 3-5 will β€œtrot” from 10-10:30

Nov. 26th – Math Test (Decimal Computation)

Nov. 27 – 29 – No School (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Dec. 6th – Cubs Night In – 5:30 – 8:30 (A flyer went home last week but check the PTA website for more info.)

Nov. 11-15

Upcoming Dates

CTES is having our annual canned food drive!

Nov. 11th – Ocean Floor Quiz (Sorry it must be a Monday!)

Nov. 11th – Veterans Day Assembly

Nov. 12th –PTA Spirit Night @ Anant Cuisine of India (5-9pm)

Nov. 13th – Young Scientists (Oceans)

Nov. 13th – Last Day for Canned Foods

Nov. 15th – Vocab Quiz (Chap. 42-51) Feel free to use Quizlet on blog!

Nov. 26th – Turkey Trot – Grades 3-5 will β€œtrot” from 10-10:30

Ask your child what novel they’re currently reading. Who’s their favorite character and why?

Nov. 4th – 8th

Upcoming Dates

CTES is having our annual canned food drive!

Nov. 4th – Parent Teacher Conferences (3 – 6:30 pm)

Nov. 5thStudent Holiday (If you’re able, GO VOTE!)

Nov. 6th – Science Quiz (Weather)

Nov. 8th – Math Quiz (Decimal Place Value/Rounding)

Nov. 11th – Ocean Floor Quiz (Sorry it has to be a Monday!)

Nov. 11th – Veterans Day Assembly

Nov. 12th – Fire Drill

Nov. 13th – Young Scientists (Oceans)

Nov. 13th – Last Day for Canned Foods

Nov. 18th – Student half day

Week of Oct. 21st – 25th

Upcoming Events

Oct. 21th – Safety Patrol Pinning Ceremony (10:30 AM)

Oct. 22nd – Mix it Up Day at Lunch!

Oct. 22nd  – Peer Buddy Applications Due

Oct. 23rd – Math test on Order of Operations

Oct. 24th – Fall Family Picnic (6 – 8pm)

Oct. 24th – Book Fair opens! Yessss!

Parent Teacher Conferences

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Sign up for Fall Conferences πŸ™‚

-AG

Apple Lab!

We had a problem: the sliced apples we’d save for snack would brown by the time we wanted to eat them in the afternoon. Was there a way we could prevent them from browning?

Students selected 3 different household products that might prevent the apples from browning and we dipped each apple slice for 60 seconds.

Here’s a fantastic sample! Lemon juice worked really well. As it turns out, white grape juice also seemed to work well.

We had groups of 3 choose their own independent variables and write their own hypothesis. They worked through the scientific method together.

“I really thought salt would work, because I know it helps preserve meats, so I thought maybe it would do something similar with the apple.” This logic was a brilliant way to use an educated guess to to predict what would happen. Although he was incorrect, he sure was thinking like a scientist! πŸ™‚

School Board Visit – Sept 27th

We had Micky Ogburn, our School Board Member, come speak with us on September 27th. Students learned a lot and she was able to answer a variety of questions. Some of my favorite questions:

Student: Are you [The School Board]Β  responsible for getting us our Chromebooks.

Ogburn: Yes, yes we are.Β 

Student: Thank you for doing that.

 

Student: Why don’t we have solar panels?Β 

Ogburn: Well, CTES’ roof wasn’t designed for solar panels, but the new schools we will be building will have them. We are really excited about that.