March 27 – March 30

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

Upcoming events: 

March 31 – April 7 – Spring Break

April 11 -M-Step testing begins

April 25 – Students visit BMS

June 1 and 2 – 5th grade camp

This week in class: 

Math:  Volume

Reading: Comparing two texts

Read a loud:  Johnny Tremain

Writing:   writing for given topics

History: The war has begun!

Weekly Vocabulary Word:  Interpret –  To explain the meaning of something

Homework:  Tuesday, math, Wednesday, spelling. ***Over Spring Break please keep your child reading and if possible have them use Study Island and/or Moby Max. Thank you!

***A great idea to help students sharpen their skills is to use Study Island or Moby Max. Each student has a log in and both can be accessed at home.

March 20 – March 24

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

Upcoming events: 

Wednesday, March 22 – Butter Braid Fundraiser pick up 3 – 4:30 (If you are coming to pick up your child’s order it will be in our room.)

March 31 – April 7 – Spring Break

April 25 – Students visit BMS

June 1 and 2 – 5th grade camp (A  note will be sent home Monday giving parents a chance to let us know if they’d like to join us at camp.)

This week in class: 

Math:  Review and test Unit 6

Reading: Comparing two texts

Read a loud: The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Johnny Tremain

Writing:   writing for given topics

History: Review the events that led the colonists to war, test Wednesday

Weekly Vocabulary Word:  paraphrase  –  To put into different words, to restate or reword

Homework:  Tuesday, history test notes, Wednesday, spelling, and Thursday, math. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

***A great idea to help students sharpen their skills is to use Study Island or Moby Max. Each student has a log in and both can be accessed at home.

March 13 – March 17

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

Upcoming events: 

 

March 13, 15 and 16 – Parent – Teacher conferences

Saturday, March 18 – Spring Carnival from 11am to 2pm. Our class basket theme is, Sports. Students may bring in any items related to sports to help fill our basket.

Wednesday, March 22 – Butter Braid Fundraiser pick up 3 – 4:30

March 31 – April 7 – Spring Break

This week in class: 

Math:  Comparison Story Problems

Reading: Wrapping up historical fiction

Read a loud: The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Johnny Tremain

Writing:  Publishing and sharing our historical fiction stories

History: Closer to War

Weekly Vocabulary Word:  summarize  –  To sum up clearly in fewer words

Homework:  Tuesday, reading, Wednesday, spelling, and Thursday, math. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

***A great idea to help students sharpen their skills is to use Study Island or Moby Max. Each student has a log in and both can be accessed at home.

March 6 – March 10

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

Upcoming events: 

Tuesday, March 7 – Butter Braid orders are due

Friday, March 10 – Student Early Release, 12:15

March 13, 15 and 16 – Parent – Teacher conferences

Saturday, March 18 – Spring Carnival from 11am to 2pm. Our class basket theme is, Sports. Students may bring in any items related to sports to help fill our basket.

Wednesday, March 22 – Butter Braid Fundraiser pick up 3 – 4:30

March 31 – April 7 – Spring Break

This week in class: 

Math:  Comparison Problems

Reading: The students are now reading historical fiction on their own.

Read a loud: The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Johnny Tremain

Writing:  Drafting story mountains

History: “Breaking up is Hard to Do”  Closer to War

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Refer –  To mention or speak about something

Homework:  Tuesday, reading, Wednesday, spelling, and Thursday, math. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

***A great idea to help students sharpen their skills is to use Study Island or Moby Max. Each student has a log in and both can be accessed at home.

February 27 – March 3

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

This week’s special events: 

NEA READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK:

 To celebrate reading and Dr. Seuss’ birthday we are having a SPIRIT WEEK! Here are the details:

Monday 2/27 – Crazy socks for FOX IN SOCKS

Tuesday 2/28 – Wear Stripes and/or your favorite hat for THE CAT IN THE HAT

Wednesday 3/1 – Wear clothes backwards/mismatched for WACKY WEDNESDAY

Thursday 3/2 ( Dr. Seuss’ Birthday) – Wear green for GREEN EGGS AND HAM 

Friday 3/3 – Wear red and/or blue for ONE FISH, TWO FISH

Upcoming events: 

Friday, March 10 – Student Early Release, 12:15

March 13, 15 and 16 – Parent – Teacher conferences

Wednesday, March 22 – Butter Braid Fundraiser pick up 3 – 4:30

March 31 – April 7 – Spring Break

This week in class: 

Math:  Story Problems

Reading: The students are now reading historical fiction on their own.

Read a loud: The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Johnny Tremain

Writing:  The class will list possible ideas for historical fiction and create timelines to see if the ideas have what is needed to write a story.

History: Things heat up in Boston!

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Organize –  To arrange things, to classify or order

Homework:  Tuesday, math Wednesday, spelling, and Thursday, math. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

***A great idea to help students sharpen their skills is to use Study Island or Moby Max. Each student has a log in and both can be accessed at home.

February 20 – February 24

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

Upcoming events: 

Monday, February 20 – Butter Braid Fundraiser  begins

Tuesday, February 21 – Symphony concert/field trip: We will miss lunch at school. The students may order pizza or bring a sack lunch and we will eat when we return.

Friday, March 10 – Student Early Release, 12:15

March 13, 15 and 16 – Parent – Teacher conferences

Wednesday, March 22 – Butter Braid Fundraiser pick up 3 – 4:30

March 31 – April 7 – Spring Break

This week: 

Math:  Review division with whole numbers and decimals

Reading: Historical Fiction reading groups

Read a loud: The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Writing:  Take notes on characters and settings using mentor historical fiction texts

History: Stamp and Sugar Acts

Science: Fossils, and Heredity-Adaptation Quiz Thursday

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Develop – To elaborate and expand upon something

Homework:  Tuesday, spelling, Wednesday, science review, and Thursday, math. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

***A great idea to help students sharpen their skills is to use Study Island or Moby Max. Each student has a log in and both can be accessed at home.

February 13 – February 17

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

Upcoming events: 

Tuesday, February 14 – Valentine Party from 11:00 – 12:00 / Julie Snider is the lead parent for this party.  jsnider50@gmail.com   Thanks, Julie!

Monday, February 20 – Butter Braid Fundraiser  begins

Tuesday, February 21 – Symphony concert/field trip

Friday, March 10 – Student Early Release, 12:15

March 13, 15 and 16 – Parent – Teacher conferences

Wednesday, March 22 – Butter Braid Fundraiser pick up 3 – 4:30

March 31 – April 7 – Spring Break

This week: 

Math:  Division practice and knowing whether to divide or multiply in real world problems

Reading: Historical Fiction reading groups

Read a loud: The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Writing:  Take notes on characters and settings using mentor historical fiction texts

History: French / Indian War

Science: Acquired or inherited traits

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Develop – To elaborate and expand upon something

Homework:  Tuesday, math, Wednesday, reading, and Thursday, math. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

***A great idea to help students sharpen their skills is to use Study Island or Moby Max. Each student has a log in and both can be accessed at home.

February 7 – February 10

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

Upcoming events: 

Monday, February 6 – Winter Break (no school)

Tuesday, February 14 – Valentine Party from 11:00 – 12:00 / Julie Snider is the lead parent for this party.  jsnider50@gmail.com   Thanks, Julie!

Monday, February 20 – Butter Braid Fundraiser  begins

Tuesday, February 21 – Symphony concert/field trip

Friday, March 10 – Student Early Release, 12:15

March 13, 15 and 16 – Parent – Teacher conferences

Wednesday, March 22 – Butter Braid Fundraiser pick up 3 – 4:30

March 31 – April 7 – Spring Break

This week: 

Math:  Divide whole numbers and decimals

Reading: Historical Fiction

Read a loud: The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Writing:  Take notes on mentor historical fiction texts

History: Government in the colonies, Unit 4 test Friday

Science: Heredity 

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Comprehend – To understand something and to figure out its meaning

Homework:  Tuesday, math, Wednesday, reading, and Thursday, history review. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

***A great idea to help students sharpen their skills is to use Study Island or Moby Max. Each student has a log in and both can be accessed at home.

January 30 – February 3

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

Upcoming events: 

Friday, February 3 – Student Early Release, 12:15

Tuesday, February 14 – Valentine Party from 11:00 – 12:00 / Julie Snider is the lead parent for this party. jsnider50@gmail.com   Thanks, Julie!

Monday, February 20 – Butter Braid Fundraiser  begins

Tuesday, February 21 – Symphony concert/field trip

Friday, March 10 – Student Early Release, 12:15

March 13, 15 and 16 – Parent – Teacher conferences

Wednesday, March 22 – Butter Braid Fundraiser pick up 3 – 4:30

March 31 – April 7 – Spring Break

This week: 

Math:  Divide whole numbers and whole numbers with decimals

Reading: Historical Fiction

Writing:  Opinion argument essay, publish

History: Slavery in the colonies

Science: Excretory system – human body test Friday

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Comprehend – To understand something and to figure out its meaning

Homework:  Tuesday, math, Wednesday, reading, and Thursday, science review. The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.

***A great idea to help students sharpen their skills is to use Study Island or Moby Max. Each student has a log in and both can be accessed at home.

January 23 – January 27

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

Upcoming events:

Friday, February 3 – Student Early Release, 12:15

Monday, February 20 – Butter Braid Fundraiser  begins

Tuesday, February 21 – Symphony concert/field trip

Friday, March 10 – Student Early Release, 12:15

March 13, 15 and 16 – Parent – Teacher conferences

Wednesday, March 22 – Butter Braid Fundraiser pick up 3 – 4:30

March 31 – April 7 – Spring Break

This week: 

Math:  Review Unit 4, then on to Unit 5, divide whole numbers

Reading: Non-fiction, research

Writing:  Opinion argument essay, draft

History: Triangular Trade

Science: Respiratory system, Endocrine system, and Excretory system

Weekly Vocabulary Word: Draw –  To take out or pull out specific information

 

 

Homework:  Tuesday, math, Wednesday, reading, and Thursday, math. 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 or Moby Max. Each student has a log in and both can be accessed at home.

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