Last Week NewsDear Parents and Friends, Whew! ISTEP IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give your child a HUGE hug! They have done an OUTSTANDING job on all sections. I couldn't be more proud!!! Here are a few notes for next week. Upcoming events this week in and around The Castle: Field Day Mr. Beattie is looking for volunteers to help with the Mary Castle Field Day on Wednesday, May 17th The 6th, 5th, and 4th, grades will have their Field Day from 9:00-10:30. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade will have their Field Day from 12:00-1:30. If you would be interested in helping all of the day or just part of the day please fill out the parent volunteer form and have your child give the form back to their homeroom teacher or have them place it in my teacher mailbox by May 12th. Thank you for your help and the more volunteers we can get the better our Field Day will be. Thursday, May 4th: Flower Sale Pick Up, The Mary Castle PFO needs your help with volunteering next Thursday May 4th for our annual flower sale pick up date. Click here to donate any amount of time you have to help our school. Thanks for your support. Tuesday, May 9th: PFO Meeting @ MEC; 7pm Thursday, May 11: Talent Show Try Outs (Flyers for students interested went home in Take-Home folders on 4/28/17) Friday, May 12: International Festival 6-8:30/Teachers winning Canned Food Drive get a PIE in the FACE! Come and see! Tuesday, May, 16: Culver's Night Wedensday, May 17: Field Day (Look out for volunteer forms soon!) Tuesday, May 23: Talent Show (Times TBA) Wednesday, May 24: Awards Day & Classroom Celebration: Meet the Press Party (Tentative) (Times TBA) Thursday, May 25: Last Day of School, 6th Grade Awards/Clap Out, 6th Grade Picnic Homework Next Week ***Goal is for all students to be done with Lexia. Individual emails will be sent to families of students who are not done with the program. Please encourage your child to work at home as needed. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday No Homework this week: ISTEP Testing Today Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Meet the Press! The tentative date for our Meet the Press Party will be on Awards Day for 4th Grade: Wednesday, May 24. Times are TBA as scheduling for end of the year activities are still being prepared. We will be celebrating your child and the many projects they have finished Quarter 4. The celebration will be held in our classroom. Students will showcase the following projects: Geometry Cities Nonfiction Magazines (Meet the Press!) Tiny Houses Completed Genius Hour Projects Class Economy Projects County Fair Projects In math, we are continuing Topic 14: Graph Points on the Coordinate Plane. We are also launching a 2-week long project: Geometry Cities! Please click the links below for more information. Throughout our geometry unit, your child has learned the following skills: How to identify a geometrical figure using geometry vocabulary Naming geometrical elements and describing their features How to draw various figures given a set of characteristics How to find the area and perimeter of geometrical object The use of geometry in the real world such as in map reading, architecture, and more! Students will work in teams to sketch a blueprint, or rough draft, of their city, edit and revise the draft as a unit, and outline their vision on a large sheet of butcher paper. Students have been given a set of requirements for completing this assignment. Students will be graded on their work using a rubric. There will be points given based on neatness, teamwork, work ethic, and accuracy. This culminating activity will act as a significant portion of your child’s math grade for Term 4. Please read over the instructions included in this packet with your child and take a moment to look over the student samples here. In writing, students are publishing their nonfiction magazines using a program called, Canva. Learn all about it on www.canva.com! Magazines are created based on topics students are interested in and articles are written in the 5 different nonfiction text structures: compare & contrast, cause & effect, problem & solution, sequence & order, and description. Articles should be related to the magazine topic. See the rubric below for more information. Click the magazine cover pages below to get a SNEAK PEEK at our Magazines! For these last weeks of school, students will be participating in a classroom economy! This week, students will officially begin Phase 2 of this unit--using goods and services to create an income and contribute to our classroom economy. Students are choosing a skill or hobby they are passionate about, and working toward creating a store or service based on that idea. Examples that kids have come up with include: -Different flavors of popcorn -Friendship bracelets -Braiding hair -Painting nails -Creating Samurai objects from rocks -Creating store fronts for classmates Some students are choosing jobs and services that will require extra materials. They may ask you to take them to the store to purchase these items. Your family is in no way obligated to do this, however, donations are welcome. I have access to many materials and items that students can use. I have encouraged them to check with me first before coming home with requests. Please let me know how I can assist with this. In Social Studies during the week of ISTEP, students in all 4th grade classes will be researching a county in Indiana. Students have written letters to the Chamber of Commerce in their county seed and are eagerly awaiting responses! A final, “County Fair” will be held in classrooms in May during the last weeks of school! Stay tuned for more! Please let me know what questions you have about any of our upcoming learning goals or activities! Students are excited to end our year strong and I am thrilled to lead the way! Thank you all for your support and hard work with students outside the classroom. Have a great week, Andrea Cannon

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Subject: Last Week NewsDear Parents and Friends, Whew! ISTEP IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give your child a HUGE hug! They have done an OUTSTANDING job on all sections. I couldn't be more proud!!! Here are a few notes for next week. Upcoming events this week in and around The Castle: Field Day Mr. Beattie is looking for volunteers to help with the Mary Castle Field Day on Wednesday, May 17th The 6th, 5th, and 4th, grades will have their Field Day from 9:00-10:30. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade will have their Field Day from 12:00-1:30. If you would be interested in helping all of the day or just part of the day please fill out the parent volunteer form and have your child give the form back to their homeroom teacher or have them place it in my teacher mailbox by May 12th. Thank you for your help and the more volunteers we can get the better our Field Day will be. Thursday, May 4th: Flower Sale Pick Up, The Mary Castle PFO needs your help with volunteering next Thursday May 4th for our annual flower sale pick up date. Click here to donate any amount of time you have to help our school. Thanks for your support. Tuesday, May 9th: PFO Meeting @ MEC; 7pm Thursday, May 11: Talent Show Try Outs (Flyers for students interested went home in Take-Home folders on 4/28/17) Friday, May 12: International Festival 6-8:30/Teachers winning Canned Food Drive get a PIE in the FACE! Come and see! Tuesday, May, 16: Culver's Night Wedensday, May 17: Field Day (Look out for volunteer forms soon!) Tuesday, May 23: Talent Show (Times TBA) Wednesday, May 24: Awards Day & Classroom Celebration: Meet the Press Party (Tentative) (Times TBA) Thursday, May 25: Last Day of School, 6th Grade Awards/Clap Out, 6th Grade Picnic Homework Next Week ***Goal is for all students to be done with Lexia. Individual emails will be sent to families of students who are not done with the program. Please encourage your child to work at home as needed. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday No Homework this week: ISTEP Testing Today Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Homework Schedule Resumes -Topic 14 Practice Meet the Press! The tentative date for our Meet the Press Party will be on Awards Day for 4th Grade: Wednesday, May 24. Times are TBA as scheduling for end of the year activities are still being prepared. We will be celebrating your child and the many projects they have finished Quarter 4. The celebration will be held in our classroom. Students will showcase the following projects: Geometry Cities Nonfiction Magazines (Meet the Press!) Tiny Houses Completed Genius Hour Projects Class Economy Projects County Fair Projects In math, we are continuing Topic 14: Graph Points on the Coordinate Plane. We are also launching a 2-week long project: Geometry Cities! Please click the links below for more information. Throughout our geometry unit, your child has learned the following skills: How to identify a geometrical figure using geometry vocabulary Naming geometrical elements and describing their features How to draw various figures given a set of characteristics How to find the area and perimeter of geometrical object The use of geometry in the real world such as in map reading, architecture, and more! Students will work in teams to sketch a blueprint, or rough draft, of their city, edit and revise the draft as a unit, and outline their vision on a large sheet of butcher paper. Students have been given a set of requirements for completing this assignment. Students will be graded on their work using a rubric. There will be points given based on neatness, teamwork, work ethic, and accuracy. This culminating activity will act as a significant portion of your child’s math grade for Term 4. Please read over the instructions included in this packet with your child and take a moment to look over the student samples here. In writing, students are publishing their nonfiction magazines using a program called, Canva. Learn all about it on www.canva.com! Magazines are created based on topics students are interested in and articles are written in the 5 different nonfiction text structures: compare & contrast, cause & effect, problem & solution, sequence & order, and description. Articles should be related to the magazine topic. See the rubric below for more information. Click the magazine cover pages below to get a SNEAK PEEK at our Magazines! For these last weeks of school, students will be participating in a classroom economy! This week, students will officially begin Phase 2 of this unit--using goods and services to create an income and contribute to our classroom economy. Students are choosing a skill or hobby they are passionate about, and working toward creating a store or service based on that idea. Examples that kids have come up with include: -Different flavors of popcorn -Friendship bracelets -Braiding hair -Painting nails -Creating Samurai objects from rocks -Creating store fronts for classmates Some students are choosing jobs and services that will require extra materials. They may ask you to take them to the store to purchase these items. Your family is in no way obligated to do this, however, donations are welcome. I have access to many materials and items that students can use. I have encouraged them to check with me first before coming home with requests. Please let me know how I can assist with this. In Social Studies during the week of ISTEP, students in all 4th grade classes will be researching a county in Indiana. Students have written letters to the Chamber of Commerce in their county seed and are eagerly awaiting responses! A final, “County Fair” will be held in classrooms in May during the last weeks of school! Stay tuned for more! Please let me know what questions you have about any of our upcoming learning goals or activities! Students are excited to end our year strong and I am thrilled to lead the way! Thank you all for your support and hard work with students outside the classroom. Have a great week, Andrea Cannon
Date: May 21st 2017

Dear Parents and Friends,

It's the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!  I can't believe it!  As I take time to reflect on our journey together, I get a very bitter-sweet feeling!  Bitter because I will deeply miss seeing your childrens'' smiling faces each morning and sweet because I know that they are on to greatness in 5th Grade High Ability!  It has truly been a year of inspiration and personal as well as professional growth.  Thank you families for all of your support, kindness, and generosity this year.  It's been amazing working with each of you! 

Upcoming events this week in and around The Castle:

Monday, May 22:  Spirit Day!  Hats and Sunglasses

Tuesday, May 23:  Career Day!  Talent Show 

Wednesday, May 24:  Awards Day & Classroom Celebration:  Meet the Press Party 

Agenda:

10:30-11:00 4th Grade Awards

11:00-11:30  Gallery Walk in Classroom

11:30-12:00 Refreshments & Class Awards (Parents are invited to take home large projects at that time)

 

Thursday, May 25:  Last Day of School, 6th Grade Awards/Clap Out, 6th Grade Picnic 

 

Have a great week,

Andrea Cannon

 

 



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