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    Miss Claiborne's Class News




    April 29, 2011 

    We will be going to Topeka to visit the capital and the Kansas History Museum on May 12th. Permission slips will be sent home next week, please return them as soon as possible. If you would like to goin us on the trip please let me know!


    Important Dates:  
    Gr. 5 Farewell May 20
    Gr. 5 to Volunteer at Harvesters
    Field Day, May 26 (rainout date is May 31)
    Talent Show, May 27 gr.1-3, am; gr. 4 and 5, pm
    EOY Celebration Assembly, May 31, pm


    Tuesday, May 3rd is an Early Dismissal Day. 


    5th Grade Farewell Packet

    Your 5th grader should have brought home a packet with forms as well as a white paper tube. The tube is a time capsule the students are creating to remember their elementary school days. Please read the letter in the packet and have your child decorate the tube. You will also find a questionnaire for the time capsule as well as a permission slip/lunch form for 5th Grade Farewell activities in the envelope.

    Please return all items--decorated tube and completed forms (via the envelope) to the teacher by Friday, May 6


    We will be attending the Buy-One-Get-One Book Fair Thursday from 12-12:30. 

     The final PTO sponsored skating party will be held Saturday, April 30, 4:30-6:30pm at Skate City.   
    We have started our Children's Book Project!  We are currently working on illustrating.  We are illustrating our stories with colored pencils.  If you have colored pencils or hand-held sharpeners at home, please send them in with your child.  They will really help us create beautiful illustrations.





    5th Grade Farewell Volunteers Needed


    There are several activities regarding 5th Grade Farewell that need parent involvement. Please read below and see if you can help out.




    Farewell Events:

    To ensure our 5th graders have a great time and events are well organized, we need volunteers to help with 5th Grade Farewell activities, Fri., May 20. We need helpers at Incredibowl from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and also at Heritage Park from 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. If you are interested in helping, please contact Lela Broussard (mbroussa@aol.com) or Angie Leondedis (aleondedis@yahoo.com) and state your preferred event/time. 



       Thank you for all of your support!!

    Ami Claiborne











    This Weeks Learning Targets



    In writing next week, students will continue writing their Children's Book Project.  Please see the timeline under the Class Resources tab.  This is a very important project for 5th grade :-)  Last Friday we had our illustrations lesson with Mrs. Hotujac.  We are working on finishing up the illustrations.


    In reading next week, we will be reviewing comprehension skills and main idea/supporting details.



    Area and Perimeter of Triangles and Circles

    Students will work on finding the equations for the area and perimeter of circles and triangles.




      **If your child is interested in accessing the science texts online, the website is: www.pearsonsuccessnet.com . This website is an excellent tool!  Students can listen to the current chapters as well as look at games, activities, and experiment ideas.  All students now have the username and password recorded in their planners. 


    The student will learn to:

    • identify the sun as a star and compare its characteristics to those of other stars
    • Classify bright stars visible from earth by temperature, color, age, brightness, and distance from earth.
    • Sequence the life cycle of a star.
    • Compare general characteristics of planets, moons, comets, and asteroids.
    • Understand position and motion of the earth, sun, and moon that explain day, month, year, season, phases of the moon, eclipses, and tides.
    Social Studies

    Next week in Social Studies we will continue discussing our nation's government. On Thursday, May 12th, we will be heading to Topeka, KS to visit the State Capital and the Kansas History Museum. 


    Next Week's Specials


    Monday:  Art

    Tuesday: Spanish/PE

    Wednesday: Music/Spanish

    Thursday: PE/Music

    Friday: Computer