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Friday Fort/Electronic Afternoon

The kids have been working hard to earn Outstanding certificates to get a special reward afternoon. Well, they did it! So, we talked about what we wanted to do and this is what they came up with.

Forts- They may bring in a blanket to construct a fort. They may also bring in a stuffed animal if they would like. During their fort time, they will be doing quiet reading and they want to be cozy. 🙂

Electronics- They may bring in an electronic device to play with after recess. If they choose to do this they will be responsible for taking care of it. The school will not have any responsibility for lost or broken devices, so take care of what you choose to send in.

Fifth Grade Testing Dates for M-STEP

Spring is coming, and with it comes our annual state assessment. Fifth grade will be taking the M-STEP on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 11
Wednesday, April 12
Thursday, April 13
Tuesday, April 18
Wednesday, April 19
Thursday, April 20
Friday, April 21
Please avoid making appointments that would cause your child to miss school on these dates.
Mrs. Reagan
Mrs. Burdis

A Letter to Parents

Dear Parents,
I cannot believe  we are approaching the end of October this week already.  Our time together since early September as a class is literally flying by.
Parents have been busy planning our Fall party that is from 2:30-3:30 on October 31.  Everyone is welcome to join if they are able.  Just be warned, we might put you to work! 🙂  Today I told the kids that they should bring their costumes and that they would change into them after lunch.  Hopefully with all the excitement with the arrival of our Raey Guang visitors and our welcoming assembly today the kids all remember.  If not, well….we will just make the best of our day!
Today I sent home a take home essay question that will count towards part of their grade on the the kids final assessment for unit one in Social Studies.  Due to all the interruptions in our day today, I decided if some kids forgot I would make arrangements with them to complete this at school. 
I wanted to let all of you know that this week is our last week toward our goal of 750 minutes of nightly reading for the month of October for the kids.  We are so close to reaching our goal and having our party.  We need 75% of the class to have the party, and the kids needed to fulfill their reading goal to participate.  Double check your child’s minutes and allow them a quiet environment to catch up in their minutes if they need to.
On Monday I had the substitute send home conference slips for each of your children.  In an earlier post I posted the entire schedule for your reference.  I have had a few minor changes to accommodate last minute schedule changes.  If you find your scheduled time just won’t work for you, please email me so we can make arrangements to meet at another time.  Parent teacher conferences are always such a pleasure for me.  I always look forward to sharing all the successes your children are having!
Finally, it has come to our attention that many of you have not been receiving blog updates.  We have learned that if you have subscribed to the class blog through the email subscription, your email notifications may be going to your SPAM folder.  Please go to your SPAM folder to see if this is the case. If this is the case, you can change your filter settings so that these emails go to your INBOX not your SPAM box.
As always, please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns!
See you all soon,
Kym Burdis

Just Write

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Our class is preparing for our big writing celebration at Georgetown. The celebration will take place the week of May 14-18, 2012.   This is a huge celebration of our year long work in writing with student and staff stories covering every bit of space in our hallways and classrooms.

Many children like to wear our special JUST WRITE shirt for this celebration. If you would like to get one for your child, the cost is $15.00. An order form can be printed off and sent in from the blog (link below). Paper order forms will arrive home this week for all youngest and only building reps.

Just Write Order Form 2012