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June Newsletter

From Grade 5, Room 23

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 Dear Parents/Guardians,
I cannot believe that we are in the final stretch of our year! Time has definitely flown by. With the end of the year approaching, I have included some of the final events that are taken place during these last few weeks of school.
  • June 1st--Stratford Library Book Talk
  • June 2nd--Field Day: Our theme this year is Chapel's Wild, Wild West. Students are encouraged to wear "cowboy" attire for the day. However, should your child not want to dress to the theme, please send him/her in the Chapel dress code. Also, a permission slip went home about popcorn being handed out during field day from 99 Restaurant. This permission slip must be signed and returned in order for your child to participate with the popcorn hand out. Please send me an e-mail if you do not have the permission slip. Lastly, students should wear a hat and apply sunscreen at home to help protect them from the sun. I am sure that we will have a blast during field day!
  • June 9th and 10th--We will be trading lunch shifts with Grade 4 because of their field trips to the marsh. Our lunch time will be at 11:00-11:30. We will eat in the courtyard one day and have a picnic lunch outside the other day. I will send home more information when everything has been confirmed. Also, because of he early lunch shift, we will have snack later in the day.
  • June 14th-16th--These are the last three days of school. Dismissal will be at 12:30 as all three days are half days. Report cards will go home with your child on June 16th.       
Please read a short summary of what grade 5 is doing in each subject area listed below.
Math--The students are currently working on determining volume of rectangular prisms. We are also starting geometry whereby the students are learning about the characteristics and qualities of various two dimensional figures.
Reading--The students are presently working on creating a poetry book. The book is comprised of different poems that they have created based on craft and structure concepts and skills learned in class. We also incorporated writing poems based on art. Students have been viewing, interpreting, and writing poems based on works of art by Norman Rockwell.
Writing--Students are focusing in on developing their "voice" in their writing. We are looking at and discussing writers' styles in mentor texts, poetry, and works of art in order for students to find and hone their own literary style. Students are using these lessons to aide in their composing of poetry for reading class.
Science--Students will be tested on the Sight and light Unit of Study. We have begun our final unit which is The Earth, The Sun, and The Moon.
Social Studies--Students are presently reading about the American Revolution. Their field trip to Judson-Perry House was very informative about what life was like for the colonists who had different alliances between the Loyalists and the Patriots. 
I would like to take this time to express my appreciation for having such a supportive parental team this year! It has been a pleasure working with both you and your child! The students have made so much growth and I have witnessed phenomenal achievements academically, socially, and emotionally. All of this was made possible because of a team effort between school and home. I have so enjoyed working with your child, and I wish you much happiness and success in the school years to come! Have a wonderful summer break!
 With warmest regards,

Mrs. Giaquinto