Sharon's Weekly Update 5-17-18

posted May 17, 2018, 10:21 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Hello, Room 9 families!

Welcome to the end of the year! Most students are about halfway done with their portfolio. We are planning our Ten Day Countdown, which begins on May 30th. We are finishing state testing. 

As students finish their PORTFOLIO, we will be creating covers and compiling the books. These portfolio books will stay in the classroom for reference next year. Please let me know when you would like to see your student's portfolio -- this is a HUGE work and I am proud of each student's accomplishment. Most portfolios should be ready to view during the last week of school.

After students finish their portfolio, they are working on creating and earning BADGES. Badges are designed by students as personal research. Each badge has components of research writing, expert consultant, and original creation. Currently, students are working on badges in Shakespeare, square roots and perspective drawing.

Remember the DANCE-A-THON on Friday night! Join us in the gym or dance at home. Students earn bracelets for each 15 minutes of participation. We start dancing promptly at 6:30pm... see you then!

Human Growth and Development Parent Information Session
On Tuesday, May 22 at 5:00pmPlanned Parenthood will give their overview presentation to parents for the upcoming Human Growth and Development unit the 5th Grade Upper-Elementary students will participate in during the last week of school. Learn what your child will learn about and have your own questions about the curriculum answered! The parent information session will be held in Clint's Room, so please enter through the outside door at the top of the stairs.

Here are some needs Room 9 has right now:

* Volunteers! If you have a few hours in the morning, there are a few students who would benefit from extra guidance on portfolio work. Let me know what your schedule looks like and I would love to see you!

* Chaperones! One of Room 9's traditions is to spend the night at Ridgeline on the last day of school. Chaperones should plan to arrive at school at 7:45 pm on Wednesday, June 13 and will stay at school until 8 am on Thursday, June 14. If you have questions or if you are available, please let me know! I will need a total of 5-6 parent chaperones.