Thursday, September 30, 2010

Science Test

I sent home our first graded science test yesterday.  I asked that students have parents sign it and bring it back to school to show me.  After that, the students may keep it.  I encourage them to save these tests and study them so that they stay fresh on these topics in preparation for the science EOG.  Thanks for helping at home!

Mr. B

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Interims, Frindle, etc. Post by Emily

Today, we are getting our interims back today. I am really excited about what my grades will be.  On Friday we won't be going to school because it is a teacher workday. Which is sad because Friday is technology and we have missed it in the past.  But I'm so excited, and  I just can't hide it! Also we have finished the book " Frindle" by Andrew Clements. It is a very good book. I Emily, encourage you parents, to get your child this book. Today our special is art and we are doing this fun Rene Magritte art project. I can't wait till our first clay project, which is clay faces. I can't decide whether i should do a dog or a person(myself).This year is going to be great, I  hope. This year Mr, knott, our principal, wants us to be the best magnet school in the whole united states.

                                  Stayed tuned for posts from my other classmates!

Math Night and Human Growth and Development Meeting


On Tuesday October 5 we will have Math night at 630pm.  Teachers will have math activities in their classrooms.  Come out for a night of mathematical fun!

Just before Math night at 6pm, the fifth grade teachers will hold the informational meeting for our Human Growth and Development meeting.  If you have questions about what will and will not be taught during this unit, make sure to come to this meeting.

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Mr. B

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Spelling vocab contract

HI !
In class we do spelling vocab contract  ,which is also known as sv contract . On spelling vocab contract we have to get at least 4 activities done in 2 weeks . It can be more than 4 as many as you can do . Oh i almost forgot we also have spelling words . We have 15 spelling words . lately people have been doing travel brochures . Travel brochures have been very popular . at least a half of the class has done it already . Spelling vocab has alot of fun activities .  Well thats all for now talk to you later !


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Water Cycle and Tests

There have been lots of tests lately. I hope we did well on the blue diamonds.  We are making comic strips  to present The Water Cycle to the kindergarteners. By the way, there is a Spelling and Vocab test Friday. Also for those of you in Mr. B's math class, there's a test. Study up if you have to.

Posted by Calvin

Friday, September 10, 2010

Update by Cameron!


In class we have been learning about the water cycle and we have a quiz today. The first step is evaporation, then condensation, then precipitation, then runoff. We started switching for math class on Wednesday. We have a lot of homework.  We have a spelling and vocabulary contract where we have to do a certain amount of activities about a set of fifteen words that we get every 2 weeks. In the morning we have been sort of doing centers where one reading group meets with Mr. Butler and one group does the spelling and vocab words and other groups finish morning work or writes. Check back for more updates from my classmates.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Open House TONIGHT!

Open House is tonight, September 7.  I invite all of you to join us as we talk about our expectations, goals and teaching objectives.  We will present as a Fifth grade team in Mrs. Bell's room at 6:30 and then again at 7:00.  In addition to our presentation, your students have spent much of this morning writing letters to you about what they expect from fifth grade.  These letters will be waiting for you on your child's desk.  I hope to see you there.

Mr. B