Hmmmmm snow or no snow???? That is the question.
Ready or not, middle school is coming! On Monday, Dr. Fellows, the principal of Holman Middle School, as well as Mrs. Walter, one of the counselors, visited us at the Park to talk about middle school. Students brought paperwork home in their Monday Springer Folder about important dates for parents. At the end of the month, your child’s math teacher and I will begin the process of recommending courses for your soon to be sixth grader. More information to follow.
A sign up genius for parent teacher conferences will go live Sunday evening, be on the lookout.
We were also treated to a performance by the Richmond Symphony.
In the classroom…
In reading, we worked on character traits and how they differ from emotions. We are doing some character studies on different book characters. One of the books we read was My Rotten Red Headed Brother and then we began the novel Because of Mr. Terupt, which talks about 7 different characters, all fifth graders.
In science, we continued to discuss the function of different organelles of plant and animal cells. We listened to a rap that was not only fun but educational. Try getting this song out of your head! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zafJKbMPA8
In social studies, students worked collaboratively to research a southeastern state. We love our new Chromebooks!
In writing, we are working on snow globe stories. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to be trapped in a snow globe? Well, students brainstormed ideas and created stories about how they got trapped in a snow globe and then how they escaped.
With middle school on the horizon, we have talked a lot this week about organization, time management, and being responsible for one’s belongings. Students are certainly allowed to work on classwork at home, if they get behind. However, students are given a fair amount of class time to complete assignments. Please periodically check PowerSchool to keep up to date on your child’s grades. Nobody likes a surprise, when it comes to grades.
Whatever weather we get this weekend, I hope you all have a safe, warm and cozy weekend!
And my favorite picture from reading buddies this week!
Important Dates and Reminders:
Monday, 1/21 – School Closed
Friday, 1/24 – end of 2nd 9 weeks
Monday, 1/28 – No School for students
Thursday, 1/31 – Field Trip (Info coming home Monday)