AES Holiday Spirit Week – December 18-22

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on December 14, 2017

December 18-22

Monday the 18th

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Wear warm hats, beanies, and scarves

 

Tuesday the 19th

Candy Cane Lane

Dress in Red and White

 

Wednesday the 20th

Long Winter’s Nap

Wear cozy pj’s

 

Thursday the 21st 

Grinch-mas 2017

Dress up as a Who or other characters from the Grinch

 

Friday the 22nd

Ugly Holiday Sweaters

December 11 – December 15

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on December 10, 2017

Upcoming dates:   

December 20 – Bowling with Miss Stokes!

December 22, Friday – 5th grade Holiday Breakfast at 9:50 in the cafeteria (co-chairs are Amy Snip and Tami Carter)

December 25 – January 5 – Holiday Break

This week in the room:

Math –  Multiplication with whole numbers

Science – Essential Question: How do scientists and engineers use the properties of matter to make useful products?                          Focus Question; Why are cooking tools made of different materials?

History – Review Native American regions and the Columbian Exchange. Test Thursday

Writing – Information, publishing our books

Reading – Information, reading to grow our knowledge

Read – a – Loud – Blood on the River

Homework:

History – Wednesday, test review

Math – Thursday

Reading – Students should be reading 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a Pizza Hut reading log to record their reading.

December 4 – December 8

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on December 3, 2017

Upcoming dates:   

December 5 – Holiday Program at Fellowship Church – Students’  arrival time is 7:15 and our program will begin at 7:30

December 22, Friday – 5th grade Holiday Breakfast at 9:50 in the cafeteria (co-chairs are Amy Snip and Tami Carter)

December 25 – January 5 – Holiday Break

This week in the room:

Math –  Operations with fractions, review and test

Science – Essential Question: How do scientists and engineers use the properties of matter to make useful products?                          Focus Question; Why are cooking tools made of different materials?

History – Plains Native Americans and the Columbian Exchange

Writing – Information, crating our Table of Context and working on our chapters

Reading – Information, reading to grow our knowledge

Read – a – Loud – Blood on the River

Homework:

Math – This is a review week and homework will depend on the needs of the student. Check your child’s agenda to see if they have homework.

Reading – Students should be reading 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a Pizza Hut reading log to record their reading.

November 27 – December 1

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on November 26, 2017

Upcoming dates: 

  • P.E. Cares Food Drive Update… WE WON!!!!!
  • Thank you for donating to those in need!

December 1 – Early release for students, 12:15

December 5 – Holiday Program at Fellowship Church – Students’  arrival time is 7:15 and our program will begin at 7:30

December 22, Friday – 5th grade Holiday Breakfast at 9:50 in the cafeteria (more details coming soon)

December 25 – January 5 – Holiday Break

This week in the room:

Math –  When dividing is also multiplying, review multiplying and dividing fractions

Science – Essential Question: How do scientists and engineers use the properties of matter to make useful products?                          Focus Question; Why are cooking tools made of different materials?

History: Columbian exchange

Writing – Information, drafting our books

Reading – Information, reading to grow our knowledge

Read – a – Loud – Blood on the River

Homework:

Math – Tuesday and Thursday (page 94 if not done in class)

Reading – Students should be reading 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a Pizza Hut reading log to record their reading.

November 20 and November 21

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on November 19, 2017

Upcoming dates: 

  • P.E. Cares Food Drive ends Monday. The students would love to be the class that brings in the most food items. It’s their last chance to go bowling with Ms. Stokes. So, bring on the non perishable food items!!

November 21, Tuesday – Wonder at Rivertown Cinema at 5pm. I will be calling the cinema on  Monday to give them a head count. They will rope off seats so we can sit together. Remember kids need to have a parent with them, as this is not a school function.

November 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break

December 5 – Holiday Program at Fellowship Church – Students’  arrival time is 7:15 and our program will begin at 7:30

December 22, Friday – 5th grade Holiday Breakfast at 9:50 in the cafeteria (more details coming soon)

December 25 – January 5 – Holiday Break

This week in the room:

Math –  When dividing is also multiplying

Science – Essential Question: How do scientists and engineers use the properties of matter to make useful products?                          Focus Question; Why are cooking tools made of different materials?

History: Comparing early American regions and their people

Writing – Information, reading mentor texts and finding information writing qualities and writing information drafts

Reading – Information, reading to grow our knowledge

Read – a – Loud – Blood on the River

Homework:

Reading – Students should be reading 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a Pizza Hut reading log to record their reading.

November 13 – November 17

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on November 12, 2017

Upcoming dates: 

  • P.E. Cares Food Drive ends Friday. The students would love to be the class that brings in the most food items. It’s their last chance to go bowling with Ms. Stokes. So bring on the non perishable food items!!

November 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break

December 5 – Holiday Program at Fellowship Church – Students’  arrival time is 7:15 and our program will begin at 7:30

December 25 – January 5 – Holiday Break

This week in the room:

Math –  Fractional Operations

Science – Focus Question; What are the causes and effects of the changing landscape of the Sleeping Bear Dune?

History: Early Americans

Writing – Information, reading mentor texts and finding information writing qualities and writing information drafts

Reading – Information, reading to grow our knowledge

Read – a – Loud – Blood on the River

Homework:

Math –  Tuesday and Thursday

Reading – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a Pizza Hut reading log to record their reading.

November 6 – November 10

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on November 5, 2017

Upcoming dates: 

November 6, 8 and 9 –  Parent / Teacher conferences

November 6 – 8 – The Wild West Book Fair has come to town! The book fair will also be open on the evenings of Parent-Teacher Conferences (Monday the 6th, Wednesday the 7th and Thursday the 8th.)  Our class will go to the fair on Wednesday so that the students can buy books if they choose to. Thank you to Mrs. Stoub and Mrs. Fellows for all of their hard work and creativity to make the book fair such a fun experience for our students!

November 8 – Students can wear Wild West gear to school as a fun spirit day!

  • Canned Food Drive:

November 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break

December 25 – January 5 – Holiday Break

This week in the room:

Math –  Area models for mixed-number multiplication

Science – Focus Question; What are the causes and effects of the changing landscape of the Sleeping Bear Dune?

History: Early Americans

Writing – Information, reading mentor texts and finding information writing qualities

Reading – Information, identifying non-fiction features and how they help the reader

Read – a – Loud – We will finish Wonder. Our new read aloud will be, Blood on the River

Homework:

Math –  Tuesday and Thursday

Reading – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a Pizza Hut reading log to record their reading.

October 30 – November 3

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 29, 2017

Upcoming dates:

Tuesday, October 31 – 2:00 all school costume parade followed by our pumpkin carving party, from 2:20 to 3:30. Each child is asked to bring in a pumpkin to carve. If they will be riding the bus home that day the pumpkin will need to be an appropriate size to be carried on the bus.

Friday, November 3 – Early release, students are dismissed at 12:15

November 6, 8 and 9 –  Parent / Teacher conferences

November 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break

December 25 – January 5 – Holiday Break

This week in the room:

Math –  Multiplication with whole numbers and unit fractions

Science – Focus Question; What are the causes and effects of the changing landscape of the Sleeping Bear Dune?

History: Early Americans

Writing – Interpretive Essay, publish

Reading – Information, identifying non-fiction features and how they help the reader

Read – a – Loud – Wonder

Homework:

Math –  Wednesday

Reading – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a Pizza Hut reading log to record their reading.

Fun Learning!

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 27, 2017

We had a fantastic day at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village! Thank you to the 11 chaperones and all the students.

The students came in excited this morning to tell me about everything the saw and learned. The room will be a buzz today! #grateful

October 23 – October 27

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 22, 2017

Upcoming dates:
October 23 – Parent / Teacher conference slips will be sent home. Please check your day and time. Sign and return the bottom half of the slip to me. I’m looking forward to speaking with my students’ parents!
October 24 – Turkey Trot

October 26 – Greenfield Village An information slip went home last week. The buses will leave Alward at 7am and arrive back close to 7pm. If you are joining the class as a chaperon I will have directions for you when you arrive Thursday morning. Always a great day!

October 27 – Popcorn Friday

October 31 – Pumpkin carving party, from 2:20 to 3:30. Each child is asked to bring in a pumpkin to carve. If they will be riding the bus home that day the pumpkin will need to be an appropriate size to be carried on the bus.

This week in the room:

Math –  Review Unit 2, then on to multiplication concepts and multiplying with non-unit fractions

Science – Essential Question for unit 2 –Why do water levels of the Great Lakes change over time? Focus Question for this week is; What are the causes and effects of the changing landscape of the Sleeping Bear Dune?

Writing – Interpretive Essay, ideas and drafts for characters

Reading – Focusing on our characters – how we interpret their actions and behaviors

Read – a – Loud – Wonder

Homework:

Math –  No homework this week! (= (Other than reading)

Reading – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. They were given a Pizza Hut reading log to record their reading.

**The students record our daily activities in their agendas. We fill this out together. Homework will be  highlighted.

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