Posted in Uncategorized on 03/04/2014 01:34 pm by Mrs. Ellis
It’s time to look through your cupboards for all those items that may have box tops on them and send them in! We are currently tied for 1st place in our Box Tops Challenge for the month of Feb/March! Contest ends this FRIDAY!
Thanks for your help,
Posted in Uncategorized on 02/28/2014 03:57 pm by Mrs. Ellis
The March Newsletter is now posted and is in your child’s Friday Folder. Please review it for important information and events!
March 2014 Newsletter
Posted in Uncategorized on 02/21/2014 03:34 pm by Mrs. Ellis
Check out our fluency performance from this afternoon that we performed for our Kindergarten buddies! Thank you for taking the time every Wednesday and Thursday night to practice with your child!
Posted in Uncategorized on 02/13/2014 11:25 am by Mrs. Ellis
Learn how to order fractions! Click on the link below!
Ordering Fractions Lesson
You can find the link under the “Math” section on the side of the Blog as well.
Posted in Uncategorized on 02/12/2014 08:25 pm by Mrs. Ellis
Just a reminder that our Valentine’s Day party is tomorrow (Feb.13th) from 1:00-2:00. We are having an ice cream sundae party and parents are welcome to attend!
If you need another copy of the class list, please contact me and I can email it to you!
Posted in Uncategorized on 02/06/2014 11:21 am by Mrs. Ellis
Reading Club Order Due Date: February 28
Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub
One-Time Class Activation Code: J386K
Please remember to place your Reading Club orders by February 28! Book order flyers went home in your child’s Friday Folder.
You can shop and submit your order online or return the printed order form with payment directly to me. No matter how you order, every purchase you make earns FREE Books and educational supplies for our classroom.
The arrival of the book box is always a highlight-thanks for making it happen!
If This Is Your First Time Ordering Online:
- REGISTER at Scholastic.com/readingclub
- ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code from the top of this letter
- CHOOSE from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks
- SUBMIT the order to me by the due date at the top of this letter
- EARN FREE Books for our classroom too!
Posted in Uncategorized on 02/03/2014 03:25 pm by Mrs. Ellis
The students got to experience how big the sun really is by guessing how many Earth’s can fit across the diameter of the sun!
They also got to see the distances between the planets and how far away they are from the sun with this fun toilet paper activity!
Posted in Uncategorized on 01/30/2014 03:38 pm by Mrs. Ellis
The February newsletter is now posted! You can find it under the “Newsletter” tab or by clicking on the link below. The newsletter will also be in your child’s Friday Folder. Please review it for important information and all the latest 5th grade news!
February 2014 Newsletter
Posted in Uncategorized on 01/29/2014 10:16 am by Mrs. Ellis
Just a reminder that Solar System projects are due on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH. Rubrics and guidelines were sent home with your child and are located below.
Solar System Project
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Posted in Uncategorized on 01/20/2014 03:50 pm by Mrs. Ellis
Research, create, and have fun!
As part of the 5th grade curriculum the state of Michigan has mandated that every child design and create “a model of the solar system that describes the position and relationship of the planets and other objects (comets and asteroids) to the sun.”
This project is to be completed at home and is due Wednesday, February 5th. A rubric was attached to your child’s assignment book and will tell you how the project will be graded to use as a guideline.
You can buy a “Solar System Kit” to use in this project, but there are many other ways to create this project without spending any money. You may also use mobiles, dioramas, or other methods to create this project. It does not have to be 3-dimensional to meet the rubric. I am interested in how creative your child can be to complete this task. It must be research-based and to scale. Parents may advise, but please let your child complete this on his/her own.
The project is due on Wednesday, February 5th
Students should check their notes from class for additional help. Extra credit in the form of adding the asteroid belt, meteors, comets, Ceres, and Eris is available.
Solar System Project