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Peek at the Week
March 2010
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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Day 1 - Music Day 2 – Media Day 3– Gym Day 1 - Music Day 2 – Media

IB Planner:
Civil Struggles Spanish
First Grade Buddies MIS AMIGOS
Start new book clubs
Spelling Test
Art Enrichment
2:00-3:00pm FAD 
Star of the Week: Ted

YOUR CONFERENCE TIME IS __________, MARCH ___ at _________.

If possible, please bring your 5th grader to conferences with you. I look forward to seeing you!

Reminder… the book fair will be set up in the Media Center during Conferences.
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO?  3/4 – Evening Conferences
In math, we continued our unit on (NO SCHOOL) READING!!
multiplication and division with whole numbers and We have great news! Our class
decimals. This week, we practiced different strategies  3/5 – Morning/afternoon Conferences received 5,300 votes in the public
to multiply two and three digit numbers. Many of the (NO SCHOOL) online vote which put us in second
strategies we have learned involve breaking the  3/8 – Evening Conferences place. Because we were in the top
problem apart, so it is very important that students  3/12 – Mis Amigos 2, we earned the Hat Trick Prize.
know their multiplication facts. Students can practice This includes a trip to the Xcel
facts at home with flash cards. There are also some
 3/18 – 5th Grade Music Performance 7:30pm Energy Center, where students
great games and activities under the math links on our  3/29 – 4/2 – Spring Break (NO SCHOOL) will watch the Wild hockey team
class webpage. practice, tour the facility, enjoy
We also wrapped up our science unit, titled lunch, and have a story read to
“Variables”. With this three week focus, we were WE NEED PENCILS AND KLEENEX!! them by a current Wild player.
hoping to give our students some important, Our class is in desperate need of pencils and is They have not set a date for this
fundamental science knowledge that they will build on yet, but I will be getting that
also running low on Kleenex! If you are willing
in middle school and beyond. Our class conducted information to you as soon as I
to donate either of these items, please send them
experiments with Flippers this week. We also took the hear. We will need a couple
with your child to school. Thank you!
end of module assessment, which will be shared at chaperones, but I anticipate using
conferences. a lottery system for those who are
Because of the short week, there was no interested. Thanks for voting!!!!
spelling list this week. Next week, we will continue
with spelling and start a new book club based on the
historical fiction genre.
Next week, we will begin our next IB Planner
titled Civil Struggles. The central idea of this planner is
that societies have civil conflicts due to differences.
Inquiry will focus on different civil struggles of the
past and today, including the Civil War.
We are continuing to work on demonstrating
the IB learner profiles and attitudes. Our classroom has
had a hard time lately showing respect towards CONTACT
classmates and adults. Please continue to discuss INFORMATION:
appropriate and respectful behaviors for school with Sarah Wagoner
your child.
As we approach the spring, please remind your
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Working with Flippers in Science
We have had several students struggling to complete
their homework on time over the past couple weeks.