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, agreed to chaperone on our field trip, 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. Don’t get left behind! Also, please note that we will not be stopping on the way for any reason.
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 thirty 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.
Did you know that you can create a parent account on both prodigygame.com and zearn.org to assign your child math practice over the summer? I recommend this!
…to the following people who have summer birthdays:
Abby (June 13)
Elias (June 20)
Ellie (June 27)
Sebastian (July 2)
Sydney (July 28)
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. There will be no verse test this week.
Language Arts – We will finish our study of Promises to Keep, the biography of Jackie Robinson.
Math – We’ll play Geometry Jeopardy for review and do more practice with the Prodigy Math Game.
Social Studies – We’ll read an ebook about Abraham Lincoln as we wrap up our study of U.S. history.
Science – We will watch a movie giving a Christian perspective on stars, galaxies, nebulae, and other amazing things God has put in our galaxy.