May 11th, 2006
Reading: Today was a reading day for Literature Circles groups. We also watched and discussed a video about how students can keep themselves safe from abusive situations; this was part of the health curriculum.
Language Arts: Students continued to work on their rough draft of their individual Take a Stand projects. Students should be done with their surveys and graphs, and now be writing their argument. The final persuasive piece will be due Monday, May 15.
Spelling: None today as students completed a Math Skills post test consisting of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. This was counted as a nine-point math grade.
A spelling test will be taken on Tuesday. The Level Four Core Word list is an option for continued practice.
Math: We played a review game to study for our next test over division, remainders, number stories and coordiate points, which will be taken Monday.
Science: Students continued to work on their Space Fashion Show projects. Students are planning their costume and writing fashion show scripts. See the requirements for more information. The Space Fashion Show will be on Tuesday, May 16, and will be worth a test grade.
Social Studies: None today due to art and our discussion of last-minute Mackinaw matters!
- Our Mackinaw trip begins tomorrow at 6:00 am. Please arrive around 5:45 am.
- Thanks for volunteering! A volunteer appreciation luncheon is being planned for Monday, May 15, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Please come! RSVP here or send in a note.
- HELP WANTED: Mr. Keilitz is looking for parents willing to help with Field Day, which is May 31. If you are willing to help, please fill out the form here. Thanks!
- McGrath Family Cookbooks are on sale now. Copies can be purchased for $10 and all proceeds go towards our Mackinaw trip. Checks are payable to McGrath.