End of the Year Party:

What a great turnout we had for our end of the year party! We had 36 students make it out for games, snacks, and fun! The weather cooperated and the sun even came out just in time for the squirt gun fight! HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!!

Last Day Reflections

Hello 5th grade families,

I am so honored to have spent this school year getting to know your child! Every student has touched my heart and I will remember them for many years to come. Thank you for your support throughout the year, it truly makes a WORLD of a DIFFERENCE when we work as a team! I look forward to seeing everyone that can make it at the end of the year party at Mrs. Belanger’s on Thursday. (Please see previous communication for more info).

I will be coming in throughout the summer and will need lots of help to prepare for the next school year! If your child would like to help out, I will be looking for volunteers. Stay posted and I will post dates/times to my blog over the summer.

Have a GREAT summer and enjoy your time as a family!

Mrs. Ellis

Below are some pictures of a few of our balloon activities we participated in over the last few days of school. The kids and I had a blast!

Friday: 6/10/16

What a fun and BUSY week! Field day went great and turned out to be a beautiful day!! Reminder that ALL late work & fix-it papers are due Monday, June 13th. June 14th is the last day of school and will be a 1/2 day with dismissal at 11:45 a.m. 5th grade celebration assembly is also on that day at 9:00 AM. Cake and refreshments in the cafeteria and a short EOTY classroom award session are to follow. Report cards will be sent home in the mail. Have a great weekend! ~Mrs. Ellis

Box Tops Beach Party:

We had a fun time at our Boxtops beach party today!





STEM til the END: Bubble Party

Challenge: Using only 2 kinds of gum, which kind of bubble gum can blow the biggest bubble?




WhiteCaps Recap

We had such a great time at the WhiteCaps game yesterday! They played an exciting game and won 5-0 against The Great Lakes Loons! It ended up to be a chilly day for a ball game, but everyone had a great time watching the game with friends! Thanks to all the chaperones who joined us on the trip.

End of Year Party!!!

Hello All,

Wow! This year has flown by and is quickly coming to an end. Your children have become very near and dear to us which is why we are inviting them to Mrs. Belanger’s house on Thursday, June 16 from 1-3:30 for some backyard fun and team building activities. Students will receive an invitation the last day of school, so this kind of a SURPRISE! We hope to see everyone! If your child is able to attend, please sign up on the following spreadsheet (attached below).

You’re Invited to
Mrs. Belanger’s House

For: End Year 5th Grade Party
When: Thursday, June 16
Time: 1:00-3:30
Where: 1709 Ricky Dr.
RSVP: 740-8253

What to bring: A water bottle, a towel, squirt gun, bug spray, water shoes and hiking shoes. Please put on sunscreen and wear your suit under your clothes prior to coming.

Directions: 31N to M120 exit. Stay in right hand lane and turn right on River; an immediate right on Riegler; left on Becker; right on Ricky.
My house is the 5th one on the right-1709 Ricky Dr.

NOTE: Please make sure your child has had lunch prior to coming. Feel free to sign up to bring a snack to share.

End of Year Party Sign-Up

Dissection Success!

Wow!! Our pig heart/lung dissection was amazing! The students did such a great job staying on task, working together as a team, and teaching others what they were learning! I loved watching and listening to the students explain to other students from Kindergarten through 4th grade about the heart and lungs and their functions. Thank you to ALL who came to help set up, assist students, and clean up! It is GREATLY appreciated!!! :)


Friday: 6/3/16

Mon., June 6 (8:30-11:00) will be our pig heart/lung dissection. Volunteers are welcome to come set up, assist students, and clean up. We will be headed to the WhiteCaps game Tuesday, June 7 (bus will be leaving the Ross Park parking lot at 9:30 a.m.). Parents will not be able to ride the bus, so plan on following the bus or meeting us there. Students will need to buy a lunch at the concession stand, which will cost approx. $7-$11. Students will need to wear their 5th grade t-shirt. (See the information sheet in your child’s Friday Folder for more details). Wednesday, June 8 will be the Body System Science test. Students created a lapbook to use to prepare for the test. They will need to know the major functions of each system and how they interact with other systems. Field Day will be Friday, June 10th. Students should wear their 5th grade t-shirt, bring a water bottle, sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Have a great weekend! ~Mrs. Ellis

Next week’s learning targets:
1) Reading: Review week for 3rd trimester assessment
2) Math: I can solve multi-step word problems

STEM ’til the END

Thursday 6/2: Paper Chain
Problem: Make the longest chain using only one piece of paper, scissors, & glue.