November 28 – December 2

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on November 26, 2016

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Holiday Music Program at Fellowship Church:  December 6 at 7:30

Secret Santa Shop:   December 6 – December 8 (We shop on the sixth.)

5th Grade Holiday Breakfast:  December 21 at 9:45

Holiday Break:  December 22 – January 2, 2017

This week:

Math:  dividing whole numbers and whole numbers with fractions

Reading: Nonfiction text structures

 Writing:  Research historical people

History: Southern colonies

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Locate –  To find something, identify or discover

Read-A-Loud: Blood on the River by,  Elisa Carbone

Homework: Math homework on Tuesday and Thursday.  Also, we work on math fact fluency most days and these sheets are sent home so that the students can practice them. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

Another good idea to help students sharpen their skills is to use Study Island. Each student has a log in and Study Island can be accessed at home.

November 21 and November 22

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on November 20, 2016

This is a short two day school week. Math, reading, writing and history will run as normal. Last week the students researched Thanksgiving and wrote what they learned on a turkey. The turkeys will come home on Tuesday so that they can share their Thanksgiving facts with you.

I hope you all have a safe, blessed time during our Thanksgiving break!

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November 14 – November 18

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on November 13, 2016

Our class won the change war and we spent over $200.oo at the book fair for classroom books! Thanks to all the parents who allowed their children to bring in change! Also, thank you to all the parents who took time to meet with me last week. It was great to talk with each of you.

Upcoming Dates: 

Thanksgiving break – November 23 – November 25

This week:

Math:  multiplication with fractions

Reading / Writing:  We will focus on non-fiction text features.

History: From exploration to colonization

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Locate –  To find something, identify or discover

Read-A-Loud: Blood on the River by,  Elisa Carbone

Homework: Math homework on Tuesday and Thursday.  Also, we work on math fact fluency most days and these sheets are sent home so that the students can practice them. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

November 7 – November 11

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on November 6, 2016

Upcoming Dates: 

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Election Day – Tuesday,  November 8

Book Fair – November 7 – 11

This week:

Math:  multiplication with non-unit fractions

Reading: Our focus will transition from fictional characters to informational texts.

Writing:  Students will publish their Interpretive Essays.

History: Christopher Columbus, encounters and exchanges, review Three Worlds Meet, and test on Thursday

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Demonstrate – To show how to do something clearly

Read-A-Loud: Blood on the River by,  Elisa Carbone

Homework: Math homework on Tuesday and Thursday.  Also, we work on math fact fluency most days and these sheets are sent home so that the students can practice them. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

October 31 – November 4

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 30, 2016

Upcoming Dates: 

Pumpkin Carving Party – Monday, October 31 (right after the one o’clock parade) The students will bring their pumpkin to school Monday to carve.721952-thm

Change War – Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4   Our class would love to keep the money we collect to spend on books for our classroom library! Keep the change coming please!!

Early Release – Friday, November 4

Book Fair – November 7 – 11

Parent / Teacher conferences – November 7, 9 and 10.

This week:

Math: We will spend some time reviewing Unit two and then on to Unit three, basic multiplication concepts and multiplication with non-unit fractions.

Reading:  Looking closely at our characters

Writing:  Interpretive Essays, We’ve been using mentor texts to write detailed first paragraphs. The students will try this with their own character and then develop the following paragraphs.

History: Christopher Columbus and other European explorers

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Explain – Tell about something so people understand  it

Read-A-Loud: Wonder, by Raquel J. Palacio

Homework: Math homework on Thursday.  Also, we work on math fact fluency most days and these sheets are sent home so that the students can practice them. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

October 24 – October 28

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 23, 2016

Upcoming Dates: 

Walk-A-Thon donuts and cider class prize!! – Tuesday, October 2520493175-thm

Turkey Trot – Tuesday, October 25, begins at 5

Change War – Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4

Pumpkin Carving Party – Monday, October 31 (right after the one o’clock parade)

Book Fair – November 7 – 11

Parent / Teacher conferences – November 7, 9 and 10.

This week:

Math: Adding and subtracting decimals

Science: Force and Motion Review, test Tuesday

Reading:  Looking closely at our characters

Writing:  Drafting personal Interpretive Essays

History: European Exploration

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Distinguish – To set something apart from something else

Read-A-Loud: Wonder, by Raquel J. Palacio

Homework: Math homework on Tuesday and Thursday. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night. Also, we work on math fact fluency most days and these sheets are sent home so that the students can practice them.

October 17 – October 21

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 16, 2016

Upcoming Dates: 

Picture Retakes – Wednesday, October 19

Walk-a-thon – Friday, October 21

Pumpkin Carving Party – Monday, October 31 (right after the one o’clock parade)

Parent / Teacher conferences – November 7, 9 and 10.

This week:

Math: Place value, adding decimals

Science: Forces and motion of flight

Reading:  Gathering ideas for our interpretive essays

Writing:  Interpretive Essay

History: Explorers

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Contrast – to find differences among things

Read-A-Loud: Wonder, by Raquel J. Palacio

Homework: Math homework will start coming home on Tuesday and Thursday. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night. Also, we work on math fact fluency most days and these sheets are sent home so that the students can practice them.

October 10 – October 14

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 9, 2016

Upcoming Dates: 

 

Greenfield Village trip – Thursday, October 13 (The payment information/chaperon sheet must be returned 218-thumbby Tuesday. A note with details will be sent home Monday.)

Early release – Friday, October 14

Pumpkin Carving Party – October 31

This week:

Math: Decimals

Science: Mass and weight

Reading:  Gathering ideas for our interpretive essays

Writing: Begin Interpretive Essay

History: Comparing Native American tribes and learning about early African empires

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Contrast – to find differences among things

Read-A-Loud: Wonder, by Raquel J. Palacio

Homework: The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night. Also, we work on math fact fluency most days and these sheets are sent home so that the students can practice them.

Library News

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in library news | Posted on October 7, 2016

A note from Mrs. Fellows:
PIZZA HUT BOOK IT! PROGRAM
We have kicked off our Pizza Hut Book It! Program once again!  The Book It! Program is all about turning kids who read because they have to, into kids who read because they WANT to.  Through Book It!, your child has the opportunity to earn a certificate for a free Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut by filling out the calendar that was sent home, and by meeting the monthly reading goals that were set.  Return this calendar to the library at the end of the month to receive this certificate.  There is no purchase necessary.  HAPPY READING! images-1-rmow2u

October 3 – October 7

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on October 2, 2016

Upcoming Dates: 

Butter Braid Fundraiser Pick Up – Wednesday, Oct 5,  2:30 PM – 4:00PMthflogo

Greenfield Village trip – October 13 (The payment information/chaperon sheet may be returned any time this week with payment.)

This week:

Math: Review Unit 1 and assessment

Science: Mass and weight

Reading:  Literary discussions around texts

Writing: Memoir, revising, editing and publishing

History: Looking at the people who lived in America before European exploration

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Compare – to find similarities among things

Read-A-Loud: Wonder, by Raquel J. Palacio

Homework: The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

It’s Eagle Spirit Week: (Here’s the scoop on what to wear each day!)

Monday Sweet Dreams  Day (Comfy day  PJ’s / sweats)

Tuesday:   Taste the Rainbow Day   – Wear your grade’s color!

K-Yellow       1st-Green     2nd-Purple     3rd-Blue     4th-Orange      5th-Pink 

Wednesday: Willy Wonka Hat Day  – Wear your favorite Hat

Thursday:  Now-n-Later Neon Day  – Wear neon colors

Friday:  Eagle Pride is Sweet Day  – Wear your Maize and Blue

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