• 4th Grade Newsletter for Aug. 5-9

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  • 5th Grade Newsletter for August 5-9

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  • Fifth Grade Supply List 2024-2025

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  • 24-25 Supply List for 4th Grade

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  • Last Week of School Activities

    Next Week's Activities

    Monday- *Talent Show for students who signed up to share a skill or talent (during Social Studies blocks)

    Tuesday- *Summer Birthday Celebrations will take place in our homerooms on Tuesday morning. Birthday kids, if you'd like to bring a store-bought birthday treat to celebrate this would be great!

    May~19 Leighton  21 Fabi   22 Cooper  23 Leo  June~ 3 Arrahbella   4 Mark        17 Isadora      July~ 2 Jackson  4 Kaydence  19 Aticus   27 Madi

    *Movie in the afternoon! The Secret Lives of Pets-students may bring a small blanket. We'll provide the popcorn! :)

    *Return Chromebooks to Library. All stickers need to be taken off.

    Wednesday- 5th Grade Activity Day- Outdoor Games in the a.m./Lunch and Dessert Provided/ Crafts in the pm Thank you to the McAvoy family and Insectek Pest Solutions for sponsoring all of our celebration events!!!!

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45A4AA23AAF9CF8-49463219-endyear#/

    Thursday- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-HALF DAY SCHEDULE--DISMISSAL AT 11:30

    *T-shirt/Yearbook Signing-take home all school items

    *Have an amazingly fun summer!!! Don't forget to check out the library for great reading opportunities! 

    Looking forward to a great week of fun-filled activities.

     

     

     

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  • Final Newsletter for our Fabulous Fifth Grade Firebirds

    Monday- Reading- LITERATURE STUDIES- BLOCK 1-A WRINKLE IN TIME; BLOCK 2- DANGER IN THE DESERT; Writing- Finish Sharing Poems this week; SS-5-29 The Battle of Gettysburg

    Tuesday- Reading & Writing- Literature Studies, Discussion and Answering Journal Questions;  SS- 5-30 Gettysburg Address

    Wednesday- Reading/Writing Lit. Studies and Answering Chapter questions after reading; SS 5-31 The Wars Final Stages

    Thursday-Reading and Writing- Literature Studies, Discussion and Answering Journal Questions; SS  5-32 The War Ends Part I

    Wednesday- Reading/Writing Lit. Studies and Answering Chapter questions after reading; SS 5-31 The Wars Final Stages; SS 5-33 The War Ends Part 2

     

     

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  • Newsletter for April 29-May 3

    Monday- Reading-START LITERATURE STUDIES- BLOCK 1-A WRINKLE IN TIME; BLOCK 2- DANGER IN THE DESERT; Writing- M8D8-Grammar-Adj.; SS 5-24 War Rages On     Tuesday- Reading Lit. Studies; Writing- M8-D9 Linking Verbs; SS- 5-25 Emancipation Proclamation Part 1

    Wednesday- Reading Lit. Studies; Writing M8-D10-Type, Print add images to Poems; SS- Emancipation Proclamation Part 2     Thursday-Reading Lit. Studies; Writing- SHARE POEMS!; SS 5-27 Life During the Civil War

    Friday- Reading-Lit Studies; Writing-FINISH SHARING POEMS!; SS- 5-28 The Strain of War

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  • April 22-26th Newsletter

                                                ELA/SS Assignments

    Monday- Reading M8C3D2-Reading Workshop- Inside Out and Back Again Quiz; Writing M8D7 Drafting Part 3; SS- 5-20 The Two Sides

    Tuesday- FIELD TRIP to AMC 10:15-1:45; Social Studies 5-21 Strengths and Weaknesses

    Wednesday- Reading M8C3D3 Reading Workshop-Dawn Assess.; Writing M8D8 Grammar Adjectives; SS-5-22 A New Kind of War

    Thursday-FIELD DAY—8:45-10:45; Writing- Love That Dog; SS- 5-23 The Anaconda Plan

    Friday- Reading-START LITERATURE STUDIES- BLOCK 1-WRINKLE IN TIME; BLOCK 2- DANGER IN THE DESERT; Writing- M8D9-Grammar-Adj. Linking Verbs; SS 5-24 War Rages On

    Riddle Answers: an egg; footsteps; all the couples survived!

     

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  • PJ/Hat Kona Ice Day

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  • Newsletter for April 15-19

    This Week’s Assignments

    Monday- Reading- M8C2D3 Rdg. WS w/Vocab., Elisa’s Diary; Spelling Words 1-10 cursive in journal; Writing- M8-D4 Pre-Writing-Love That Dog/Poetry; SS 5-14 Challenges of Slavery

    Tuesday- Reading M8C2D4 Vocabulary Strategy, Rdg. WS-take quiz, Amplify; Writing- M8-D5 Drafting Part 1; SS-5-15 The Country Goes to War

    Wednesday- Reading- M8C2D5-Generative Vocab; Rdg. WS; Writing- M8D6 Drafting Part 2; SS 5-16 Election of 1860 and Secession

    Thursday- Library- Britfield; Reading M8C2D6 Week 2 Assessment; Writing M8-D7 Drafting Part 3- Features of Poetry; 5-17 The Civil War Begins

    Friday-(Full Day) M8C3D1- Rdg. WS w/Vocab. Inside Out and Back Again; Writing- Spelling test, M8D8- Grammar-Adjectives; SS-5-20 The Two Sides

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  • Newsletter for April 8-12

    This Week’s Assignments

    Monday- Reading: AASA Practice Test on-line, M8C1D5 Rdg. WS w. Vocab.; Writing- M8-D5 Drafting Part 1Poetry-Continue to Read the Focal Text- Love That Dog; SS- 5-13-The Search for Compromise FULLY CHARGE YOUR CHROME BOOK FOR TOMORROW—GET GOOD SLEEP TONIGHT. J

    Tuesday – AASA State ELA Part 1 TEST- FULLY CHARGE YOUR CHROME BOOK FOR TOMORROW—GET GOOD SLEEP TONIGHT. J

    Wednesday –AASA State ELA Part 2 TEST- EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST AND BRING A HEALTHY SNACK/WATER AND MINTS IF YOU’D LIKE. FULLY CHARGE YOUR CHROME BOOK FOR TOMORROW—GET GOOD SLEEP TONIGHT. J

    Thursday – AASA State MATH Part 1 TEST- FULLY CHARGE YOUR CHROME BOOK FOR TOMORROW—GET GOOD SLEEP TONIGHT. J

    Friday- AASA State Math Part 2 TEST- FULLY CHARGE YOUR CHROME BOOK FOR TOMORROW—GET GOOD SLEEP TONIGHT. J

     

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  • Please Read

    Dear Fantastic Firebird Families,

    Attached is next week's newsletter with specific dates for our state testing.

    Last year, the 4th grade teachers had a wonderful idea that we'd like to repeat this year. 

    The 2nd attachment below will explain in detail- we'd like you to write a few words to your child encouraging them before they test next week. I will send an envelope home with them today and a copy of the 2nd attachment. You can add inspirational, motivational messages to let them know you're rooting for their success. Send back the sealed envelope with your letter/s in it by Monday so we have them before our first test on Tuesday morning.

    Thank you so much for making this a positive and memorable experience for your child. We appreciate you!

    Thank you in advance!

    The 5th Grade GP Teachers

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  • Newsletter for April 1-5

             AASA Testing Dates  

     Wednesday, April 3- Writing

    April 9 ELA Part 1;

    April 10-ELA Part 2;

    April 11-Math Part 1;

    April 12-Math Part 2

    Please make sure your chromebooks are FULLY CHARGED.

    Please get good rest, eat a healthy breakfast and bring a healthy snack for a positive kick to your testing. J

    Riddle 1: What month of the year has 28 days?
    Riddle 2 : What is full of holes but still holds water?   Riddle 3: What question can you never answer yes to?

          This Week’s Assignments 

    Monday- Reading: AASA Practice Test on-line, M8C1D1 Rdg. WS w. Vocab.; Writing- M8-D2 Poetry Read the Focal Text- Love That Dog; SS- 5-10 Women’s Movement

    Tuesday –Reading: M8C1D2 Rdg. WS myBook-A Movie in My Pillow; Writing- M8-D3 Vocabulary; SS- 5-11 Frederick Douglas-FULLY CHARGE YOUR CHROME BOOK FOR TOMORROW—GET GOOD SLEEP TONIGHT. J

    Wednesday –AASA State WRITING TEST- EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST AND BRING A HEALTHY SNACK/WATER AND MINTS IF YOU’D LIKE.

    Thursday –Reading: M8C1D3- Vocab. Strategy; Rdg. WS w/Vocab., Writing: M8D4- Asking Questions/Preparing to Write; SS-5-12 End of Chapter 12 Blooket review

    Friday- Reading: M8C1d4 Generative Vocab. Reading WS; Writing- M8D5 Drafting Part I; SS- 5-13 The Search for Compromise

    Answers: 1. All of them 2. A sponge 3. Are you asleep yet?

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  • Newsletter for March 25-29

    Assignments in ELA/SS

    Monday- M8C1D1 Reading Workshop w/Vocab.; Safety Superstar Assembly 10:15-11:00; Writing M8-D2 Poetry: Love That Dog; SS- Finish SS-05 DBQ

    Tuesday –M8C1D2 Reading Workshop: Moving to a New Country: A Survival Guide; Writing M8-D3 Poetry; SS- 5-10 Women’s Movement

    Wednesday- AZSci Part 1 and 2 in the am/ Part 3 in the pm; STEAM Night 5:00-7:00pm!!!

    Thursday –Baseball Opening Day—wear your favorite team! Reading M8C1D3 A Movie in my Pillow; Writing M8D4-  no spelling test this week; SS- 5-12 End of Chapter 12 Blooket

    Friday – Spring Break Day- NO SCHOOL

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  • March 18-22 Newsletter

    Assignments in ELA/SS

    Monday- Reading M7C3D5; Writing M8-D2 Poetry-Love That Dog; Research Paper turn into 1st Person Speech; SS 5-8 Underground Railroad Part2

    Tuesday – Reading M7C3D6 Assessment; Writing M8-D3 Poetry-Love That Dog; preparing for STEAM Night/Wax Museum; SS- 5-9 U.R. Part 3

    Wednesday –Reading M8-C1D1- Writing M8-D4 Poetry-Love That Dog; preparing for STEAM Night/Wax Museum; SS 5-10 The Women’s Movement

    Thursday –Reading M8C1D2- Writing M8-D5 Poetry-Love That Dog; preparing for STEAM Night/Wax Museum; SS- 5-11 Frederick Douglass

    Friday-Reading M8C1D3- Writing M8-D6 preparing for STEAM Night/Wax Museum; SS 5-12 End of Chapter 11 Review/Blooket.

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  • Newsletter for week of March 4-8

    Read Across America!!

    Monday- bring a great book, blanket and flashlight for DEAR   Reading Dr. Seuss-Bartholomew and Oobleck-Make Oobleck!!

    Tuesday-“Wears” WALDO? Reading a recipe-Make homemade ice cream!

    Wednesday-BIZTOWN- dress for your job! J

    Thursday- Dress like a Harry Potter Character

    Friday-Dress like a Fairytale Character

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  • Newsletter for February 26-March 1

    Assignments in ELA/SS

    Monday-Reading- M7C2D4 Vocab., Rdg. WS- myBook: Spaceship One; Writing M7-D14 Editing the Research Paper; SS-5-3 Cotton

    Tuesday- Reading- M7C2D5- Vocab., Rdg. WS; Amplify; Writing- Presenting the Research Papers; SS- 5-4 People of the South

    Wednesday- Reading- M7C2D6 Assessment; Writing: M7D16 Presentations continue; SS- 5-5 Blooket Review of Chapter- BOOK FAIR OPENS!! J

    Thursday-Reading M7C3D1 myBook: Mighty Mars Rovers; Rdg. WS w/Vocab.; Writing: M7D16 Finish Presentations- start turning the Research paper into the WAX MUSEUM First Person speech; SS- 5-6 The Abolitionist Movement

    Friday- Reading M7C3D2 Rdg. WS w/Vocab.; Writing: Spelling words into sentences; Continue turning the Inventor paper into the WAX MUSEUM First Person speech; SS- Junior Achievement! J

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  • Newsletter for February 20-23

                                             ELA/SS Assignments

    Monday-NO SCHOOL- PRESIDENTS DAY!!!

    Tuesday-Reading M7C2D5 Spaceship One, Vocab., Rdg. WS- Theme, Amplify; Writing: M7-D13 Editing I; SS: 5-1 The Industrial North

    Wednesday- Reading- M7C2D6 Assessment-Theme; Writing: M7d14 Editing II-Peer Proofread; SS: 5-2 People of the North

    Thursday –Reading-  M7C3D1 (CFA) Rdg. WS with Vocab. MyBook Mighty Mars Rovers; Writing- M7-D15 Developing a Bibliography-send to Mrs. D to print; SS: 5-3 Cotton

    Friday – Reading- M7C3D2 Vocab. Rdg. WS- understand relationships or interactions between 2 or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts; Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity; Writing: M7D16 Presentations start- will continue Monday. SS: JA with Mr. C

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  • Feb. 12-16 Newsletter

    ELA and SS Assignments

    Monday-Reading-M7C1D6 Assessment; Writing M7-D9/10 Revising I Grammar; SS- M4- Finish King Andrew/Start the Oregon County

    Tuesday-Reading M7-C2-D1 Great Discoveries, Amazing Adventures; Writing-District School City Opinion Prompt; SS M4-23 Finish/24-Statehood of Florida and Texas

    Wednesday-Happy Valentine’s Day! Reading: M7-C2-D2 Rdg. WS-compare/contrast, Vocab. Great Discoveries Amazing Adventures; Writing: **School City- District Opinion Prompt; SS- M4-24 Extension on Florida and Texas

    Thursday-Reading: M7-C2-D3 myBook: Space Ship One; Rdg. WS w/ vocab.; Writing: M7-D11 Revising II-Peer Editing; SS- M4-26 War with Mexico (skipping 4-25)

    Friday-Reading: M7C2D4 Vocab., Rdg. WS; myBook Space Ship One; Writing M7-D12 Grammar-Adverbs; SS- Junior Achievement lesson with Mr. C.

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  • February 12-16th Newsletter

    ELA and SS Assignments

    Monday-Reading-M7C1D6 Assessment; Writing M7-D9/10 Revising I Grammar; SS- M4- Finish King Andrew/Start the Oregon County

    Tuesday-Reading M7-C2-D1 Great Discoveries, Amazing Adventures; Writing-District School City Opinion Prompt; SS M4-23 Finish/24-Statehood of Florida and Texas

    Wednesday-Happy Valentine’s Day! Reading: M7-C2-D2 Rdg. WS-compare/contrast, Vocab. Great Discoveries Amazing Adventures; Writing: **School City- District Opinion Prompt; SS- M4-24 Extension on Florida and Texas

    Thursday-Reading: M7-C2-D3 myBook: Space Ship One; Rdg. WS w/ vocab.; Writing: M7-D11 Revising II-Peer Editing; SS- M4-26 War with Mexico (skipping 4-25)

    Friday-Reading: M7C2D4 Vocab., Rdg. WS; myBook Space Ship One; Writing M7-D12 Grammar-Adverbs; SS- Junior Achievement lesson with Mr. C.

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  • Newsletter for February 5-9

    February 5-9th- Assignments

    Monday-Reading: M7-C1D1 Spelling/Handwriting; Vocabulary, Rdg. WS: MyBook A Few Who Dared; Writing-M7-D8 Draft-Research; SS- M4-19 Trail

    Tuesday- Reading: M7C1D2 Rdg. WS w/Vocab. Into the Unknown-Above and Beyond- compare/contrast events ideas; Amplify Reading; Writing M7-D9 Revising I Avoid Plagiarism; SS- M4-20 Letter to Congress  

    Wednesday- Reading: M7C1D3- Vocab. Strategy; Redg. WS w/ Vocab-author’s purpose-analyze text structure; Writing M7-D10 Grammar; SS: M4-21 King Andrew Thursday- HALF DAY- RELEASE AT 11:30 Reading- M7C1D4- Vocab., Rdg. WS- myBook Into the Unknown- structures of informative text; Amplify; Writing: M7-D11 Revising II Peer Editing; SS- M4-23 The Oregon County;

    Friday-HALF DAY- RELEASE AT 11:30 Reading: M7C1D5 Rdg. WS-Content Area Words; Writing: M7-D12 Grammar-Adverbs; SS M4-24 Statehood for Florida and Texas.

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  • Newsletter for Jan. 29-Feb.

    Monday- Reading-M6C3D2 Vocab. Strategy; Rdg WS w/Vocab., Amplify; Writing: M7-D4 Prewriting: Asking Questions; SS: JA CAMPAIGN SPEECHES FOR CITY HALL POSITIONS!! J     Tuesday-Reading- M6C3D3- Theme-Vocab., Suffixes- ant, -ent; Writing: M7-D5 Writing a Thesis Statement; SS- City Hall Speeches Continued. J

    Wednesday-Reading-M6C3D4 Interactions w/ individuals, events, ideas; Figurative Language-Reading WS; Writing- M7-D6 Research; SS-BizTown interviews J

    Thursday- Reading- M6C3D5 Vocab., Rdg. WS- Analyze and Informative; Writing- M7D7- Research II; SS- BizTown interviews continued J

    Friday- Reading- M6C3D6 Assessment; Writing M7-D8 Draft; SS, BizTown interviews continued. J

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  • Newsletter for January 22-26

    Monday- Reading-M6C2D4 Spelling-Cursive Handwriting, Vocab. Strategy- Rdg. WS w/ Vocab. Play, Louis, Play; Writing- Finish Miss Alaineus M6D 3&4 ; SS- M4-D18; Indian Removal Act

    Tuesday- Reading- M6C2D5 Gen. Vocab., Rdg. WS-Author’s Voice/Tone; Amplify; Writing- M7-D2 Read the Focal Text The Day Glo Brothers; SS-M4-19 Trail of Tears

    Wednesday- Reading M6C3D6 Assessment; Writing- M7D2 Read the Focal Text-The Day Glo Brothers; SS- M-20 Letter to Congress

    Thursday- Reading-M6C3D1-Reading WS-Interactions between events and characters; myBook: Phyllis’ Big Test; SS-423 The Oregon Country

    Friday-Reading-M6C3D2 Vocabulary Strategy; Rdg. WS with Vocabulary, Determine the theme from details in text; Writing- M7-D4 Prewriting-Asking Questions; SS- Junior Achievement! J

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  • Newsletter for Week of Jan. 16

    Assignments in ELA/SS

    Monday- No School- MLK day

    Tuesday- Reading M6C2D1 Spelling myBook-Rita Moreno;Writing- M6-D6 Planning the Draft; SS- Blooket M4-16 End of Chapter 7 Review and Assessment

    Wednesday- Reading- M6D2 Vocab. Strategy, Rdg. WS with vocab. Compare/Contrast; Writing M6-D7 On Demand Prompt; SS- M4-17 Chapter 8 Age of Jackson

    Thursday-Reading M6D3 Rddg WS w/Vocab. myBook Play, Louis, Play!; Writing M6-D8 Beginning the Draft- Narrative; SS- Indian Removal Act

    Friday- Reading M6D4 Vocab. Strat. Rdg. WS w/Vocab. Central Idea; Writing- M6D9 Completing the Rough Draft; SS- J.A. with Mr. C

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  • Newsletter for January 8-12, 2024

    Monday- Reading- M6D2C1- Spelling/Handwriting-cursive Rdg. WS; M6-D2 Introducing the Focal Text; SS- M4-D12 Inventions Part 2 

    Tuesday- DISTRICT ELA Interim #2 Reading- M6D3- Vocab. Strategy, Rdg. WS, Amplify; Writing- M6-D3 Read the Focal Text Miss Alaineus; SS- M4-D13 Inventions Part 3  Wednesday-Reading- M6D4 Vocab., Rdg WS- Drawing Inferences; Writing- Vocabulary; SS- M4-D14 Unity and Sectionalism

    Thursday-Reading- M6D5 Vocab.,Rdg. WS- Compare Points of View, Writing- M6-D5 Preparing to Write; SS- M4-D15 The Monroe Doctrine

    Friday-Reading M6D6 Assessment (CFA); Writing- Watch Dr. MLK’s I Have a Dream speech. Quick Write; SS- Junior Achievement with Mr. Z!- Financial Literacy

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