5th Grade Performance
The 5th Grade Students had a remarkable performance Tuesday evening. It’s always nice to see the culmination of their hard work and talents.
Students have now completed 5 of their 20 lessons. While a few are still showing resistance, most have come a long way towards cooperating and learning. It would be very helpful to have your support and encouragement of this program at home. The program is developing the habits of teamwork, self-discipline, coordination, and self-esteem. The more students cooperate, the more they learn and practice, and the more satisfying the experience is. Thank you.
15 Great Read-Aloud Books for Older Kids:
Please help your child make a schedule of reading in order to complete the book report book in time. They were due Thur., Jan 31. Since this is now the date for the Math Benchmark, I am changing the due date to Friday, Feb. 1.
Middle School Transition
Important papers were sent home Friday. These explain how to create an account in PowerSchool and view your child’s course selections. If you haven’t created an account yet, please do so without delay.
Here is a link to Ms. Walker’s blog for more information:
Graded Paper Folders
Graded Paper Folders were sent home Friday. Please review, sign, and return these by Tuesday. Thank you.
Career Day Volunteers Wanted
Even though we sent home the Career Day flyer previously I sent another copy home again on Friday to see if we could solicit more response. Ignore the previous due date, and please send in the form this week if you would like to volunteer at this year’s Career Day.
Warm Clothing Drive
The drive continues through this Friday.
Dates to Note
Mon, Jan 21 – Student Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tues, Jan. 22 – Wordly Wise Unit 6 Quiz
Tues, Jan. 22 – 5th Grade Celebration Planning Meeting
Wed, Jan. 23 – Reading Benchmark Part 1
Thur., Jan. 24 – Reading Benchmark Part 2
Thur., Jan. 24 – Suffix Quiz
Thur., Jan. 24 – Pocahontas VIP Planning Meeting (7 pm) – This is a repeat mtg.
Fri, Jan. 25 – Geography Quiz – Landforms & Bodies of Water
Fri, Jan. 25 – Athletic Gear Spirit Day, End of 2nd Qtr, Buzzy Bash #2 at 1 pm
Mon, Jan. 28 – Student Holiday
Tues, Jan. 29 – Fri, Feb. 8 – Parents log onto PowerSchool to review teacher selected courses and select an elective.
Tues, Jan. 29 – Feb. 1 – Kindness Week
Wed, Jan. 30 – Math Benchmark Part 1, Green Team Meeting 2:45
Thur, Jan. 31 – Math Benchmark Part 2
Fri, Feb. 1 – Historical Fiction Book Reports Due
Fri, Feb. 1 – National Read Aloud Day, Steven Smith Author Visit
Tues, Feb. 5 – Science Benchmark
In Academics This Week:
In whole group students will have the Reading Benchmark this Wednesday and Thursday. The suffix quiz is on Thursday also. Students have their flashcards to help them study as well as games linked on Schoology. On Friday, we’ll continue our point of view study. This is a challenging skill. Not only will we consider the point of view of the narrator, but we’ll also look at the inferred point of view of other characters in a narrative text or other people or groups in a nonfiction text. This will continue into the following week.
In small group students will review the story elements of a short story. Then, they will be introduced to a new vocabulary unit on Greek & Latin root words.
Students will continue exploring the Southeast region and will study geography terms such as “cape,” “plateau,” and “delta.” Here’s a great practice quiz: https://www.quia.com/quiz/5118316.html
English / Writing
The Wordly Wise 6 Quiz is now on Tuesday. Here is a link: https://quizlet.com/171140149/wordly-wise-book-4-lesson-6-flash-cards/
Students will move on to working with Greek and Latin root words later this week.
The following free program is offered by the HCPS Family & Community Engagement Series:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019. • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Brookland Middle School, 9200 Lydell Rd. Richmond, VA 23228
Positive Behavior Support Strategies to Use at Home
Molly Dellinger-Wray, Partnership for People with Disabilities – Virginia Commonwealth University
This session will define positive behavior support and provide a brief overview of Positive Behavior Support and information on the function of behaviors that challenge us at home. Participants will be given some strategies to help promote positive behavior and prevent the need for problem behaviors to occur.
Have a great week!