Fifth Grade Factoids #1

February 19, 2020

Thank you all so much for making our student-led conferences so successful. I thoroughly enjoyed getting a chance to talk to you all one-on-one.

Thank you for the thoughtful gift for Teacher of the Month. Purple is one of my favorite colors, and what better way to stay hydrated than a purple Yeti cup. The monetary gift was greatly appreciated, too, and came in handy when I went to Arizona this past weekend.

Please continue to encourage your children to be kind and compassionate. We are are special children of God and should treat each other as His dearly loved children. I love your children, too, and when I hear that there has been bickering and name-calling, it makes my heart hurt. Please know that I pray for our class every day, and it is my prayer that God leads my students to treat all their classmates kindly.

Memory for this week is paragraphs 3-6 of the Third Article of the Apostles Creed,, found on page 255 in the Religion book.

Spelling for this week is Unit 23. There was no pretest because of the Presidents’ Day holiday, so all students will take the test on Friday.

There is a Science test on Friday, February 21. There is also a Math test for Intermediate 5 students.

If you have not contributed to our auction spa basket, we could always use more items. Please bring items by February 21. And don’t forget to get your auction tickets! This year’s theme is Luau, and it is going to be a lot of fun! Tickets are available in the school office.

Iowa Tests of Basic Skills are coming up during the week of March 20. Please avoid scheduling appointments during the morning hours for that week that would conflict with testing.

I will have the final decisions made for speaking parts for the Spring Musical by the end of this week, and then I will distribute scripts. The Spring Musical is April 24.

Now that the website is up and running, I will regularly post information here. If you have any questions, please contact me via email or Remind.

Have a great week!