"Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind." - Eric Hoffer
This month, students will be busy working on large art and science projects, preparing Christmas crafts, and practicing for their song Silent Night in the annual Fulham School Christmas Concert. Many of the 5/6 students are also members of the ukulele club and will be playing a special tune to kick off the evening. I am excited to see the creativity and enthusiasm that the students are showing towards projects. Students are currently completing their natural regions teach aloud and are beginning to gather materials to build cardboard houses which will eventually be wired with lights and sounds.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Christmas Craft Day
Christmas Sweater Day
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Students will be made aware that "busy work" will not be assigned to be done at home. Students should be able to complete their daily work in the time given in class. However, if a student does not use their time in class effectively, I may ask for the assignment to be completed at home.
For both grade 5 and 6, I will ask for some short assignments to be completed in order to help with the growth of reading and writing. These assignments should not take more than 20 minutes every night and should allow for students to study for tests and quizzes. I understand that our students and families lead busy lives and I do not intend to overwhelm them with homework.
Thursday spelling tests
Grade 5 and 6 students will be assigned weekly spelling words beginning in the second week of September. These spelling words will be given based on the student's assessed spelling level. Spelling tests will be given every Thursday.
Book talk assignments
In order to encourage grade 5 and 6 students to spend time time reading at home, I assign 5 mandatory book talk assignments to be completed throughout the year. Students may complete book talks as often as they please, with extra book talks being rewarded with Class Dojo points. However, the due dates for the each of the 5 book talks is listed below. The book talk form can be found under the homework tab for students may ask for extra forms during class.
1. Thursday, October 12, 2017
2. Thursday, December 7, 2017
3. Thursday, February 8, 2018
4. Thursday, April 12, 2018
5. Monday, June 4, 2018
Grade 6 current event assignments
Grade 6 students ONLY will be asked to complete 3 current event assignments this year in order to help them prepare for the newspaper article portion of the grade 6 PAT exam. This assignment will be explained to students and can be found under the homework tab. The due dates each current event are:
1. Friday, November 17, 2017
2. Monday, December 11, 2017
3. Monday, February 19, 2018
Students will be assessed for their spelling groups during the first week of class. Each groups spelling word list will be posted under the Homework tab.
Students can also now practice their words electronically using my page on Spelling City! Just click the spelling city tab above for full access.