Stonehouse’s Peek at the Week
December14-18, 2009
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Day 1 – Phy Ed
IB Planner: Agents of Change Spanish (So. America Research is due) Art Enrichment 2:00-3:00

Day 2 – Music

Day 3 – Media

Day 1 – Phy Ed

Day 2 – Music
Spelling Test AoC Note Check for Final Project Due Homework Packet Due

Family Gathering 6:30pm

Patrol Field Trip Bowling 1:00-3:00
Papa Murphy’s Pizza Night

The first School Patrol reward event has been scheduled for Thursday, December 17. Patrols will be going bowling at White Bear Lake Bowl from 1:00 – 3:00pm. Students should NOT bring extra money to spend that day for food or arcade games. We appreciate your support with this.
       12/14 – Art Enrichment 2:00 – 3:00 12/15 – Family Gathering 6:30pm 12/17 – Patrol Field Trip 1:00 – 3:00 12/23 – Winter Celebration /5th grade PJ Day 12/24 – Winter Break Begins 1/4 – School Resumes 1/6 – Rough draft and notes due

Classroom Wishlist
Our classroom is getting low on a few supplies. If you are able to donate any of these items to our classroom, we would really appreciate it! We are in need of the following items: Packages of lined paper Crayola Markers Kleenex

We have set up a website for all the 5th grade classes this year. Please check it out!

WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO? In math, we continued working with decimals. Students were introduced to a few new strategies to use when adding or subtracting bigger numbers. Students should be using which ever method they are the most comfortable with. Please check out links on our class web site for more practice with decimals and place value. In our new IB planner, students are focusing their inquiry on Agents of Change. The central idea of this planner is that individuals have made contributions through language and the arts. This week we learned about different agents of change including Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Frida Kahlo. The summative assessment was explained and students had time to brainstorm who they would like to do their report on. We will start researching next week and begin taking notes. In Book Clubs we are continuing our study of elements of non-fiction. This week we studied text features, text structure, and completed character maps. We also began book club role pages. The groups are working independently—I appreciate their efforts. As a part of taking responsibility for our own learning, we have also have been working on being respectful listeners. Ask your 5th grader what “active listening” looks like. Have a great weekend, enjoy the snow!  WEATHER
Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing for winter – coat, hat, and mittens are a must! Don’t forget boots and snow pants when needed. Many students have Patrol Duty outside and need to be prepared for any and all types of weather.

Our class voted to participate in the Wild About Reading contest put on by the Minnesota Wild. We brainstormed ideas for a class cheer and submitted our entry. Now we wait to see if our cheer was chosen as one of the top 12!

Wacky Hair Day!!


Julie Stonehouse Room 115 (651) 407-7600 x1609

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