What a great job the 5th grade did last Thursday evening at the Christmas program! I was very proud of them. We are winding down and have hit the last few days until Christmas break. It is a busy week and we have a lot going on:

5th grade will shop at the Santa Shop on Tuesday.

Tuesday is the Student Council NUT day. For a donation of a toy, book, game, etc to Riley Hospital, students may come dressed as “Christmas Twins” with another student. See the flyer that was sent over the weekend or with The Roar.

On Thursday, we will have our Christmas party after lunch (around 11:50) with the Middle School. We dismiss at 1:00. The bus will not come until its regular time, so you must sign up for extended care through YMCA ahead of time.



We are working on multiplication with decimals.

Social Studies-

We are testing on Thursday. After break, we will learn about the 13 original colonies and the road leading to the American Revolution.



From Mrs. Tieken: We are wrapping up our study of Advent.  There will be no test,  just finishing up activities.


Reading/Language Arts:

Vocabulary: Test tomorrow. No new list until after break. 

Writer’s Workshop: This week, we are working on revising our rough drafts for final evaluation. 

Language Arts: Figurative language activities

Reading: Time permitting, I am hoping to do Christmas Around the World activities

All students must have one AR novel read by Dec. 19 and have AR test taken for a grade. Genre assigned is historical fiction. 3rd quarter genres will include fantasy/science fiction for 1st half and the 2nd half will be a choice of a mystery or a Newbery Award-winning book. 



Biome/food chain projects are due  Wednesday, Dec. 19.  Pictures do not need to be printed but can be hand drawn. Please assist students in getting the resources they need (books, internet, library, etc), but please encourage them to work independently. There has been work time in class, but not all students have chosen to take advantage of that time.




Monday:  Music 2:00-2:40

Tuesday: PE 2:00-2:40 (bring clothes)

Wednesday: Library 12:30-1:15

Thursday: Mass 8:30-9:15, Band 9:30-10:15,  Art 2:00-2:40

Friday:  PE 1:15-2:00 (bring clothes)