Homework: The students are encouraged to read 20 – 30 minutes a night.
Please read with your fifth grader.
Listen to them read. Ask them about what they are reading.
Recognize if the book they are reading is too easy or too hard.
Is your fifth grader finishing their book? Or, are they skipping around and abandoning a book often?
Agendas – It is the student’s responsibility to fill these out. I model this every day for them, so the agenda should be filled out clearly. Any work that needs to be done at home should be highlighted. What your child records in their agenda reflects what we do in each subject area on a daily basis. Classroom agendas in fifth grade are meant to get your child in the habit of organizing themselves before middle school.
As the end of our time together approaches I want to thank each of my students’ parents for their support this year! I was blessed daily by your children! This week at Alward our staff will acknowledge our volunteers. The 5th grade students made cards to thank the volunteers. Please stop by sometime this week and pick one up.
Mrs. Boers sent me a celebration picture. It shows many happy children! This event was only possible because of the help from several incredible parents!
What a great day! A huge thank you to all the parent volunteers! The children had a wonderful time. We were able to send Mrs. Garcia, from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, back with several gifts. These will be used by children in the hospital. Please enjoy these highlights.
Mr. Bouwens and I spent some time this summer up north visiting our daughter, Annie, who lives in Sutton’s Bay. While we were there we had liberal visitation rights to her dog, Dylan. He’s our grand dog and we love to spend time with him. One day we were driving around wondering what to do and we decided to go to Sleeping Bear Dune’s scenic drive. If you’ve never been I highly recommend it! It is a beautiful place. We all had fun enjoying the sights and smells. (Dylan loves new smells.) I wanted to share a few photos to show a bit of the beauty. I hope you enjoy them.
Miss Burmeister and I, stayed cool this summer in the Upper Peninsula learning about Michigan history.
In this photo, we are at Cliff’s taconite mine. The underground iron ore mines were in full operation from 1867-1967. The upper peninsula of Michigan is rich with iron ore and the mine location along Lake Superior is the perfect location for shipping the ore to other parts of the country.
We are standing with a group of teachers in front of a huge truck with GIGANTIC tires. Can you find us?