This Friday (a short day) is the last day of school (and school will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m.). Wow, this year has flown by! I have enjoyed getting to know the fifth graders, and I hope this has been a good year for all of you! I want to thank all of the parents who have helped out in the classroom, organized events, chaperoned on field trips, brought in supplies for parties and projects, and spent long hours with your children at home helping them with their studies. You have helped make this year a successful one for them and for the class as a whole. Thank you, and may God bless you! Have a wonderful summer!
Field Trip Reminder
Don’t forget that all students (and parents who are helping on our field trip) need to be at school NO LATER than 6:45 tomorrow morning! The bus will leave promptly whether everyone is there or not (because we are buying tickets for a 9:00 show at the Taipei Astronomical Museum, so we can’t be late)! Don’t get left behind!
On Friday morning, we will have our end-of-year party. If you would like to bring in treats, please send them to school with your child on Friday. Since this will be early in the morning, let’s try to bring mainly “brunch” items such as muffins, fruit, yogurt, etc. instead of lots of sugary sweets. There is a sign-up sheet on the classroom door. Parents, you are welcome to come and help out; please sign up on the sheet if you would like to. Thanks!
Preparing for Middle School
One of the best ways for students to prepare for sixth grade is to read, read, read! I strongly recommend that students read English books for at least twenty minutes a day throughout the summer. This will help keep their English skills up and reinforce correct grammar and sentence structure, which will be very important as they start middle school. It would also be a good idea to practice typing regularly, as most assignments in sixth grade will need to be typed.
Social Studies Presentations – Now Available to View!
Using Google Slides, the students have created ebooks about different topics in U.S. history. These are now available for you to enjoy! You can view them at https://bit.ly/2IIPSXA
…to the following people who have summer birthdays:
Catherine L. (June 3)
Lilly (July 11)
Liberty (July 24)
Chloe (July 29)
Jana (August 7)
Here’s What We’ll be Learning This Week:
Bible – Since we have finished our Bible workbook, our Bible lessons this week will continue to come from a short book about heaven by Randy Alcorn.
Our verse this week is Titus 3:4-6, which says, But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Language Arts – We will read several stories that go with topics we’ve been learning about this year.
Math – We’ll do some review and play Geometry Jeopardy!
Social Studies – Students will have time to read and enjoy each other’s homemade ebooks!