Happy Spring Break! Below are some words from me this week as we look ahead to some much needed rest.
- Today, the students are coming home with only their report cards. As a grade level, we have chosen to wait and send graded papers and Gator Checks home on the Monday we return so that all the papers don’t get lost in the shuffle. Inside report card folders are a couple of reminders from the PTA, so take a moment and check those out. Anyone still looking to buy Field Day T-shirts, our class is ROYAL BLUE!
- Yesterday, students brought home individual spring pictures. Take a look and decide whether or not you want to keep them. If so, please send in the correct amount of money for Strawbridge Studios. If not, just send them back to me. Class pictures haven’t made it back to school yet but are sure to be here soon.
- The week we return will be a busy one with Earth Day Celebrations Tuesday and our Field Trip on Thursday. Check out Mrs. Reams blog and the latest Gator Gab for service projects connected to Earth Day. Then, be on the lookout for a field trip email to come out once we get back with some important reminders.
- Academically, we have wrapped up our latest reading short story, Elena, with a quiz today. We will continue to hit key skills after the break and hopefully fit in one more novel study after SOLS. Also after break, we will review key concepts in our Matter Unit (Test on the horizon for April 28th) and wrap up work with the Southwest Region (Quiz planned for April 25th). We will complete one more unit of Word Study, beginning April 29th and running for 5 weeks. Then, the review and testing will hit us hard before we know it. These last two months of 5th grade will fly by.
I have reminded the kids that while I know their excitement for middle school grows with each passing day, I still need them to focus on finishing this year strongly. Let’s make it a great ending to their elementary careers! For those of you traveling, please be safe! Enjoy your break and I’ll see you on the flipside!