Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Long Awaited Update


I apologize for not posting in a REALLY long time.  Apparently the blog slipped my mind.  I'm going to make an effort to post more regularly.

We finish the Human Growth and Development unit today with a Jeopardy review game.  The students exhibited maturity throughout the unit but I'm pretty glad to be done with it!

In math, students are finishing up fractions and will be moving on to data analysis.

In reading, my students are divided into groups that are reading either Because of Winn-Dixie or The Giver.  We are working on making inferences and drawing conclusions from the text.  Please help your child work on this at home during reading log.

The students currently have two projects that, for the most part, need to be completed outside of school.  The students have an essay for DARE that is due December 7.  Dr. Farias, the music teacher, has assigned a research project on a musician.  This project is due January 4.  The requirements for both projects have been given to the students.  If your child has lost the requirements, please let me know and I'll send home a fresh list.  If certain aspects of the projects cannot be completed at home, we will make arrangements for them to be completed at school.

Thanks and enjoy your Thanksgiving Break,

Mr. Butler

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fifth Grade Yard Sale! Novemeber 13, 7am-Noon

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to make you all aware of the yard sale that will be taking place at JY Joyner on November 13th.  We are selling donated items to raise money for our trip to Washington DC.  The money will be used to ensure that all students can afford to go on the trip and may also be used to reduce the price for all individuals.

Volunteers are needed to help man the yardsale in two shifts: 7-930 and 930-12.  If you are available, please contact Anna Baird at abaird@nc.rr.com.  All help is very much appreciated.

We also appreciate donations of gently used items.  Bring them by the modular building and drop them off on Tuesday or Thursday mornings.

Mr. B