Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Update for the week


Washington DC field trip information went home yesterday. Look it over and send back the filled-out information sheet as soon as possible.

Vocabulary contract assignments are due this Friday and we will have a quiz on their definitions as well. Please encourage your student to study!

We will be having a short quiz on landform vocabulary this Thursday. Students should be studying their vocab flipbooks that we created in class.

The JYJ Jamboree is happening this Friday. The Fifth Grade Fundraising committee has organized a hot dog and bake sale to raise money for the DC trip. Make sure you come out and support them!

This Friday we will be working on painting the awesome landforms we created two Fridays ago. If you have any egg cartons laying around, we could use them to hold paint. Please send them in by Friday morning. If you would like to come help out in the classroom as we paint it would be very much appreciated. We will begin around 845.


Mr. B

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Vocabulary words

New vocab words were handed out today! Students are expected to create a word-square for each word and complete two of the activities by October 21. Students will also be assessed on the meanings and usage of the words on October 21.

      auspicious- (adj.)   favorable, hopeful, or successful

belligerent- (adj.)  eager to fight or having an aggressive attitude

blindsided- (v.) to surprise unpleasantly

cringe- (v.) to pull back or shrink in fear, pain, or distaste

daunting- (adj.) overwhelming or intimidating

disperse- (v.) to spread out or break up

garish-  (adj.) overly bright or tastelessly showy

reevaluate- (v.)-  to look back, check or study  the significance, importance, or correctness of  something

pandemonium- (n.) a crazy place; a state of chaos, confusion, or disorder

poignant- (adj.) very emotional or moving

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

First Post 2011-2012

Hello parents!

Thank you for checking in on my blog! You should be able to subscribe to it allowing you to receive notification when I update it in the future. 

I will make my best effort to post updates from the classroom frequently. I will post assignment updates, topics we are studying in class and requests for help or supplies in the classroom. 

The first request I have is for materials we will use for a hands-on landform project we will be creating on Friday. For this project, we will create dough to make models of landforms. We will need 8 bags of all purpose flour, 8 containers of table salt, 8 pieces of foam board or cardboard and 5-6 large mixing bowls. In addition to those supplies, I would really appreciate volunteers on Friday morning to help with mixing the dough. We will be making the dough from 845 to 945. Please comment on this post to make note of what you are able to send in or whether or not you are able to help.

Thank you for everything and check back here for more very soon!

Mr. B