This is my last week at school before I go on maternity leave for the month of May. I am working hard to prepare the students and the substitutes for my absence.
This week our Scholastic News is a special Earth Day issue, with the cover story “Living on the Edge.” Students will complete two quizzes, close-reading questions, a graphic organizer and a writing prompt.
USA Studies Weekly Week 22: Reconstruction. Students will read the articles, complete the crossword puzzle, graphic organizer and quiz.
There is also a GeoSpin this week with a story about monarch butterflies and a quiz.
Our Science Studies Weekly (SSW in Aspire) this week is about Solids, Liquids and Gases.
We will be finishing up Module 6 in math this week as well as reviewing 5th grade concepts from the entire year in preparation for our math SAGE test, which will be on Thursday afternoon.
Before I leave on Friday I will make sure all grades are completely updated. I will have several different substitutes in May, but have managed to schedule one for the majority of the month, Mrs. VanShaar. She will have access to my e-mail and grade book, so she will be entering grades for May.
We will be going on two field trips in May and I’d like to get permission slips handed out, signed and returned before I leave on Friday, as well as chaperones set up. On May 2 we will be going to The Conservation Garden Park in West Jordan from 12:30 to 2:30. On May 15th we will be going to the Clark Planetarium from 8:30 to 2:00. Chaperones will need to drive themselves and their student, and no siblings are allowed. For the Planetarium field trip three chaperones are covered in the cost, so any more than those three will have to pay the $6 fee. If you are interested in chaperoning one or both, please let me know and I will get you on the list. Permission slips will go home tomorrow, please be sure your child returns them by Friday so the substitute won’t have to worry about that.
This year has been amazing! Every single one of these students has made this year one of the best in my 15-year teaching career, and I couldn’t have asked for a better class. I will miss them each very much. I am so happy that I have had the opportunity to see them grow this year in so many different ways. I look forward to seeing them in the halls next year as sixth graders 🙂
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and please remember to continue checking Aspire to stay updated on your child’s grades.
Thank you for all that you have done as parents to make this year wonderful!