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Peek at the Week
January 2010
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4 5 6 7 8
Day 3 - Gym Day 1 – Music Day 2 – Media Day 3 - Gym Day 1 – Music

IB Planner:
Agents of Change ROUGH DRAFT
and NOTES DUE Spanish Spelling Test
Reading Log and
Journal Page Due First Grade Buddies F.A.D. 

Star of the Week: Lydia M.

 12/24 – Winter Break Begins
 1/4 – School Resumes
HOMEWORK  1/6 – Rough draft and notes due
Agents of Change Summative Assessment
Homework expectations over winter  1/11 – Final draft due Our classroom is getting low on a few
break went home with students on  1/11 – Art Enrichment 2:00-3:00pm supplies. If you are able to donate any
Friday, December 18. Students need to  1/12 – Parent Board Meeting 6:30pm of these items to our classroom, we
write a rough draft for their Agents of  1/13 – DARE starts! would really appreciate it! We are in
Change summative assessment report  1/14 – Information Night 6:00pm need of the following items:
over break. They are also expected to Pencils
fill out the reading log and complete a Crayola Markers
journal page. Look for more
information on the class website. We have set up a website for all the 5th grade Students could also use an old (but clean!)
classes this year. Please check it out! sock to use as an eraser for our white boards.
In math this week, we learned how to use
bar graphs to estimate and find information. We WEATHER
also practiced rounding decimals. We will continue Please make sure your child has
working with this unit after winter break. Please appropriate clothing for winter –
continue to check out links on our class web site coat, hat, and mittens are a must!
for more practice with decimals and place value. Don’t forget boots and snow pants
In our current IB planner, students are when needed. Many students have
focusing their inquiry on Agents of Change. The Patrol Duty outside and need to be
central idea of this planner is that individuals have prepared for any and all types of
made contributions through language and the arts. weather.
Students continued their research and note-taking
this week. Note-taking packets were checked to
make sure students have enough information to
write their rough draft over the break. Students
should be writing and completing their rough draft
Patrol Bowling Field Trip
over winter break. The rough draft is due by
January 6.
In literacy, students finished their poetry
books. Students should have shared their book with
you. The poetry book will be included in our
portfolio. Because of the short week, we did not
have spelling words this week. WILD ABOUT READING
We also had some fun things happening in Our class voted to participate in
our classroom this week. We spent time with our the Wild About Reading contest
first grade buddies on Monday. We also made put on by the Minnesota Wild. We
some holiday art, using a rainbow scratch card. brainstormed ideas for a class
Students also created marshmallow snowman and cheer and submitted our entry.
enjoyed a movie in their pajamas! Now we wait to see if our cheer
We are continuing to work on was chosen as one of the top 12!
demonstrating the IB learner profiles and attitudes.
Students were caring when they worked with their
buddies. We are still working on being respectful CONTACT
listeners. Keep it up! INFORMATION:
Have a great holiday! See you in 2010!!  Lexi, Gabby, TayTay, Marina, Kayla, Aleah, Tabitha
Sarah Wagoner
Room 114
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