The 5th Grade teachers are coordinating a Clean Up Day outside of Fox Hill School for their students. The goal is to help teach the 5th graders to become champions of the planet. Students will have the opportunity to head outside during different intervals of the day on Friday, June 8th (rain date one week later) to tidy up around the school by raking, cleaning up trash, planting flowers, and possibly spreading some mulch. In an effort to help the students accomplish this goal, some supplies and parent volunteers will be needed.
It would be wonderful if anyone is willing to donate the following:
• Flats of flowers (approximately 12 flats)
• Paper lawn and leaf bags (approximately 40 bags – they usually come in packs of 5)
• Large green trash bags (1 or 2 boxes needed)
• Borrowed rakes (approximately 10 needed)
• Borrowed small handheld gardening shovels for planting (approximately 6 needed)
Thank you so much in advance for helping the 5th graders learn about taking care of their environment while also showing their pride in their school.
**There is a convenient online sign up available at: http://bit.ly/5thgradecleanup
If you have any questions at all, please contact Colleen Spreadbury directly at email@example.com
We are asking each student for a donation of $2. The donation will be used to purchase flowers to present to the folks who help make the spring concert possible! We are hoping to collect the donations as soon as possible so we can plan ahead.
Thank you in advance,
Just a reminder that tomorrow is day one of Math MCAS for grade 5! Make sure to use this as an excuse to get the kiddos into bed early! A nice hearty breakfast will also help get things off to a good start in the A.M.! We will have a second day of testing on Thursday as well, then return to our regular schedule. I’m looking forward to seeing the successes of your students, as they have worked hard all year and are ready to show what they’ve learned.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is day one of ELA MCAS for grade 5! Make sure to use this as an excuse to get the kiddos into bed early! A nice hearty breakfast will also help get things off to a good start in the A.M.! We will have a second day of testing on Thursday as well, then return to our regular schedule. I’m looking forward to seeing the successes of your students, as they have worked hard all year and are ready to show what they’ve learned.
Students are encouraged to wear Red, White, and Blue tomorrow as we welcome Kali Flanagan! Kali is a former Fox Hill student, who just won a gold medal with the USA hockey team at the Winter Olympic Games! I know that we are all looking forward to this special opportunity.
Due to low attendance, I will be switching the Thursday afternoon math support session to Thursday mornings. The Wednesday morning session will remain unchanged. Students are welcome to come in for either day or both days.
Math Support Sessions:
Wednesday Morning (7:40-8:25)
Thursday Morning (7:40-8:25)
If neither of these times work for your student and you would like for them to meet for extra support, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a quick reminder to those interested in submitting yearbook messages. The form and payment for yearbook messages are due this Thursday, March 22. If you need a second copy of the form, or have any questions please email me today.
Wear your green tomorrow in honor of St. Patrick’s Day over the weekend!
Just a reminder that tomorrow Wednesday, February 7th, there is before school math support at 7:40.
I look forward to seeing your students then.
Today was a wonderful first day back from vacation. We had a mid year review of classroom and grade level expectations, went over a few new routines, and worked extremely hard. In math we are wrapping up our unit on adding and subtracting fractions, which will be followed up by multiplying fractions. We will continue to integrate visual and spatial learning of math through ST Math (in class and at home) as another means of promoting ownership of the concepts.
In reading, students are focusing on fictional comprehension skills. The skill focus for this week is to determine the theme of a text by providing evidence directly from the text. We will also be starting a new core book, “Number The Stars” by Lois Lowry. We have added a new element to nightly reading homework. Students will be required to write a quick 3-5 sentences about what they have read that night. I also have given the students a choice board for their vocabulary words. Instead of assigning a specific task such as writing sentences, students should pick three of the activities on the choice board a week. The vocabulary choice board assignments are due by Friday. I asked students not to do all three choices on one day, that way they can access the words throughout the week at home, as well as in class.
This week in social studies, students are focusing on comparing an early New England Colony to an early Middle Colony. I will be assigning a map project for the students to work on at home. I will be asking them to have you sign the project directions sheet to make sure that they shared the information with you.
Have a fantastic day,