George Kneeland, Andrea Mondell

5MK Weekly Newsletter
Friday, May 18, 2018

Reading Response Review: This week was the kick off to our final phase of the “at- home” independent reading program. To reiterate, students have been asked to complete one reading response question which is due every Friday morning. This process will continue each week until the student receives an “A” grade on three responses. A response packet with all of the reading prompt questions, the response format, and a modeled written response was sent home on Tuesday and can be found in your child’s red homework folder. For a student to be successful in this endeavor, he or she must continue to read for at least 20 minutes each night. In addition, the student must learn to follow a format, locate and write using text-based evidence to support a topic sentence, and plan/organize time and work. We have reviewed the entire process with the students and have worked on several models. The students know what to do… now they just have to follow the strategies they have learned. Please check in with your child regarding this endeavor. 

Architecture Dream Houses? Yes!!! In math, we completed our architect house projects. Although it may not be evident from the final “blue print”, the students engaged in a great deal of measuring (to the nearest 1/16”) and fraction calculations in order to construct their dream houses… Well Done! In addition, we finished our unit on volume by taking our mid-module assessment in the classroom. Our final project will involve comparing the volume of the fifth grade lockers to those lockers located in the sixth grade wing of the middle school… Any predictions???

Graduation News: 

A) There will be a Parent Meeting next Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the music room to kick off Fifth Grade Celebration. It will be hosted by Mr. Malone and the Fifth-Grade team. We will provide an overview of the Fifth-Grade Celebration, including a discussion on topics such as food, decorations, and a possible “off campus” celebration. No worries, if you cannot make the event but still want to participate just send us an email expressing your interest and we will have a committee member get back to you. 

B) As far as the dress code is concerned, the children should have a “neat and clean” appearance. The boys can wear pants or “nice” shorts if they wish, coupled with a button down or collared shirt. The girls can wear a dress, skirt, pants, or shorts. However, the length of attire for all students should be appropriate. Finally, please note that a reception will follow the celebration outside in the courtyard.

As always, we thank you for your continued support!

Mr. Kneeland & Ms. Mondell

Important Notes and Events

  • Northwest Creek Field Trip: Monday, May 21st from 8:50 to 11:30 a.m. - No M.P.
  • Parent Meeting Re: Fifth Grade Celebration: Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. [Rescheduled]
  • Spring Concert: Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 28th… No school!
  • Save the Date: Fifth Grade Celebration – Friday, June 15th @ 10:30 a.m.