Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sled Building / Conferences / Spring Fling


These kids rock at cleaning up!

Hannah and Madeline Sanding Runners

Kyle and Jacob Water Testing


Happy Sled Builders


This week we had a great time building our sleds for the Ikidarod!  We are hoping we get a chance to run them, but the weather looks pretty warm for the near future. 
Animal Lover Theme basket items keep coming in and we can still take more!  The basket will be awesome!
Conferences and report cards are right around the corner.  March 5th is conference day. Check with your student to see if you have a conference invitation.
Spring Fling Volunteers:  Every year 5th grade students sign up to help run games at the Spring Fling.  We would love to get as many of the kids here as possible on March 16th for our fun night.  Sign ups will be coming soon.  We really appreciate the help and we couldn’t do it without the 5th grade helpers.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Video Conference / H.H. Pizza Order / Vday Party




Video conferencing with Terry Lynn Johnson Monday was a treat!  We enjoyed getting to ask her about her life as a real author.  Also, she told us a funny story that involves chasing a bear with a chainsaw and “smarties” the candy.  Ask your student what happened!
We also are signed up for the theme basket “Animal Lover” at our spring fling.  You can send in anything animal or pet related to add to our theme basket.  It’s a ways off, but nice to start collecting things now. 
Valentine’s Day Party Volunteer Spot is filled!  Thank you!
Hungry Howies Order Forms due this Monday!  Please send only 1 check.

Scholastic Book Orders:
Class Code:  RH78M
Order online:  https://clubs.scholastic.com/5th-grade-2/
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Friday, January 19, 2018

STAR Tests and Great Lakes Hydrosphere





It was a good week back in the groove.  We will be taking STAR reading tests most Friday’s this term.  NOTE:  These scores do go up and down a bit, but encourage the kids to shoot for their personal best on Friday mornings.  We are setting a goal each week to improve.  The test results come home Friday or Monday.
This week we finished up our mini unit on the Great Lakes Hydrosphere in science and will be moving on to Force and Motion next week.  It’s a fun one!
Still  looking for student volunteers or to attend our charity hockey game and help with a few tasks, Chuck a Pucks, and making lots of noise!  Email me if you’re interested or plan on attending (see attached poster). 

Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 Welcome Back! Fun Times Ahead!






I hope everyone enjoyed the break, and is as fired up as I am to be back in action full time! 

I’m looking forward to all of the fun learning and experiences we have planned for the winter months.  This will culminate with the traditional Quincy Ikidarod in late February!  We will be building sleds here and racing them here at school.  View the Quincy Ikidarod video from a few years back to get an idea of what it’s all about .  Exciting times ahead!

Check out our Wetland eBook.

Scholastic Book Orders:

Class Code:  RH78M

Order online:  https://clubs.scholastic.com/5th-grade-2/

Make sure to like our Facebook Page to see all the highlights!





Thursday, December 7, 2017

Secret Santa's / Christmas - Ice Skating Party





The kids chose Secret Santa's this week.  Ask your student who they have!  Remember all three small gifts should not be more than 5$ in all. 
The Christmas Ice Skating Party will be Dec.  22nd.  Please check out this  Volunteer Spot Sign-Up for donating items / setup and clean up for our Hot Dog Lunch that day.
All parents are invited to attend our ice skating party @ Griff’s Ice House West.  Our ice time is 12:45—1:35pm.  You can watch or skate.  Just bring a few bucks for skate rental or your own.
Also, check out our Wetland eBook.
Scholastic Book Orders:
Class Code:  RH78M
Order online:  https://clubs.scholastic.com/5th-grade-2/
Make sure to like our Facebook Page to see all the highlights!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wetland eBook, Christmas - Ice Skating Party

Made with Padlet





Our wetland ebook is complete for Braymer’s class.  We are still finishing up a few sections from the other classes.  You can view the final copies at this link.   Wetland eBooks 

The Christmas Ice Skating Party will be Dec.  22nd.  We are going to do a secret Santa gift exchange and a hot dog lunch.  Gifts should be under 5 dollars.   We will pull names out of a hat next week.

All parents are invited to attend our ice skating party @ Griff’s Ice House West.  Our ice time is 12:45—1:35pm.  You can watch or skate.  Just bring a few bucks for skate rental or your own skates.  There will be a note coming in a week or two as the celebration gets closer.  Also, we will send a Volunteer Spot Sign-Up for donating items for our Hot Dog Lunch that day.


Scholastic Book Orders:

Class Code:  RH78M

Order online:  https://clubs.scholastic.com/5th-grade-2/

Make sure to like our Facebook Page to see all the highlights!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

“Wonder Movie” / Quincy Bowl / Thanksgiving




Thank you everyone for your support in our private showing of the movie “Wonder.”  It’s such a great story and it will be another fond memory for us as fifth graders seeing it all together on the day it comes out! 
The Quincy Bowl is this coming Tuesday at 2pm.  This year I talked Cal DeKuiper into playing on the teacher team.  Should be a blast and yet another great memory of fifth grade for the kids. 
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break everyone, I hope you find some peace and solace during the busy holiday season, and as always, GO LIONS on Thanksgiving Day!
BTW, my plans changed so I will be here and going to “Wonder” tomorrow!  I’m super excited!
Scholastic Book Orders:
Class Code:  RH78M
Order online:  https://clubs.scholastic.com/5th-grade-2/
Make sure to like our Facebook Page to see all the highlights!