Please see the following email sent home earlier this evening:
Just a quick update on some of the events and activities taking place next week at school and within our classroom. First, thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our Three-Way Conferences this week. It is always wonderful to be able to meet in person and to get to share your students' successes with you. If you were unable to attend Three-Way Conferences this week but would like to set up a meeting at another time, please let me know. I am more than happy to schedule a meeting at a later date that is a better fit for your schedule and would love to be able to talk to all parents/guardians before report cards go home if possible.
Our annual Halloween Dance will take place on Tuesday, October 30th from 5:30-7:00 pm in the school gymnasium. All students are welcome to attend with their families. Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in order to attend. Entrance is by donation for healthy school initiatives. Glows sticks, water, and snacks will also be on sale throughout the event. Families may also participate in the pumpkin carving contest. Bring a carved pumpkin from home. Throughout the evening, families will vote on and decide the winning pumpkin. We hope to see many of you there!
The students and I discussed some options for our classroom Halloween Celebrations yesterday. We have decided that we would like to have a Halloween Smoothie Making Competition. Students will be divided into teams of 5-6. Each team will work together to write a recipe for a spooky, Halloween themed smoothie. Then, I will assist each team in preparing their smoothies, to be enjoyed as a healthy Halloween treat by the team as well as our guest judges. Afterwards, we are going to be watching 1-2 episodes of "A Series of Unfortunate Events," as we have already read and are almost finished reading the first and second books in this series as a class. If there are parents/guardians who are able to supply ingredients or supplies for our Smoothie Making Competition, please sign up using the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oZEJP7sJVbx328ajHWf5Bwv0_hBKHFmT8YZPQgY0VvI/edit?usp=sharing. If you are unable to enter your information into this document, please let me know and I can enter it for you. Also, please remember that parents/guardians are in no way obligated to bring ingredients. I will provide whatever is necessary for all students to participate.
Students are welcome to wear Halloween costumes at school this upcoming Wednesday. We will be having a Halloween costume parade in the school gymnasium at approximately 10:10 am so that students are able to view each classes costumes. The students and I have discussed school rules surrounding costumes. Students may bring masks as part of their costumes and are welcome to wear them within our classroom. However, as many younger students may be uncomfortable with or frightened by masks, we will take them off when in the hallways or gymnasium.
Finally, next week we will be having a Spirit Week in support of the United Way. Students are welcome to participate in the following theme days and, if able to do so, can donate $2 to the United Way. Spirit Week will run from October 29th to November 2nd. Each day's theme are as follows:
- Monday - Twin Day
- Tuesday - Teacher/Professional Day
- Wednesday - Halloween (Wear a Costume)
- Thursday - Talent Day (Sport, Dancewear, etc.)
- Friday - PJ Day
As always, remember that students are not obligated to make a donation and are welcome to participate in the above without doing so. Thank you everyone! As always, please let me know if there are any questions or concerns in regards to any of the above,
- Ashley Barrington, Grade 5 Teacher
Weekly Homework: Study for Math
- Read 20 minutes (track in your Agenda)
- Book Talk (due October 30th)
- Scholastic Book Orders (due October 30th)
- Whole Numbers Unit Test (Monday)