April 24 – April 28

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on April 23, 2017

Upcoming events: 

April 25 – Students visit BMS 

June 1 and 2 – 5th grade camp

This week in class: 

Math:  Measurement conversion

Reading:  Information, Government

Read a loud:  Johnny Tremain

Writing:  Information, Government

Science: Night Sky

History: Revolutionary War – Test Wednesday

Homework:  Monday – math, Tuesday – history review, Wednesday – spelling

 

April 17 – April 21

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on April 15, 2017

Upcoming events: 

April 11 -M-Step testing (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

April 25 – Students visit BMS

June 1 and 2 – 5th grade camp

This week in class: 

Math:  M-Step

Reading:  Information

Read a loud:  Johnny Tremain

Writing:  Information

History: M-Step

Homework:  Monday – math, Wednesday – spelling

***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.

April 10 – April 14

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Posted by pbouwens | Posted in News from Mrs. Bouwens | Posted on April 9, 2017

Upcoming events: 

April 11 -M-Step testing begins (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

April 25 – Students visit BMS

June 1 and 2 – 5th grade camp

This week in class: 

Math:  Measurement conversion

Reading:  M-Step

Read a loud:  Johnny Tremain

Writing:  M-Step

History: American Revolution

Homework:  Tuesday – spelling, Wednesday – reading, Thursday – Math

***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 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.

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