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4-2-18


 Hi 5th Grade Families,

 
Happy April and welcome back! Hope you had a restful and fun spring break! Here is some news and some updates for this week-

Young Ameritowne!
YAT is here! We head out for a day in Towne on Thursday. To get ready, we will review banking basics, have a couple rounds of staff training, and then prepare with a SNEAK PEAK Wednesday! Thursday, students should bring a small sack lunch with a sandwich/main dish and one or two little sides. They can purchase the rest of their food at YAT. If you have not been able to send in the $24 field trip fee, please send that along to school tomorrow. If you have volunteered to come to YAT, look out for an email with a link to the "parent training" information early this week. 


Reading Logs and SOAR

 

Reading Logs for March are due today (although kids can bring them tomorrow, as well). The next SOAR party is this coming Friday afternoon. Weather looks good for some outdoor games and play. 

PARCC/CMAS Testing
CMAS state testing will resume next week (April 9) with math testing Monday-Wednesday morning. It will push our science/social studies/STEM rotations to the afternoon time each of those days. The following week (April 16), kids will take PARCC tests for science Wednesday-Friday morning, and we will do rotations at a different time on those days, as well.  

Growing and Changing

Speaking of science, here is the planned schedule for Growing and Changing beginning the week after Spring Break. Below, you will find links to the Jeffco Parent Presentation and the Parent Table Talk Topics. Please know that we might get a little off schedule when specific questions or instruction take longer than anticipated. Also, please note that the dates below represent DAY ONE in our three day rotation between Science, Social Studies, and STEM. Snowden has her homeroom class on DAY ONE. We are "Day 3" of the rotation. 

Week of April 2-April 9: Introduction and Chapter 1
April 11-April 18: Male and Female Reproductive System Chapter 2
April 10: Menstruation/Changing Feelings Chapter 2 and 3
April 24: Chapter 4- Fertilization
April 27: Chapter 5 and 6- Fetal development/pregnancy/childbirth
May 9: Chapter 7- Harassment, abuse, STDs, drugs and alcohol

Parent Presentation:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1GQP_SP2jD1_MohFuKO8lNyM-mzYXRRV2NF0AW-iFTEo/edit?usp=sharing

Table Talks:

Please don't hesitate to contact any of the three 5th grade teachers if you have any questions about the upcoming science unit!

Thanks so much. It is nice to be back in the swing of things, and I look forward to seeing everyone again this morning. I've missed those kiddos! Have a great week!

Mrs. Vallory Darting, M.Ed.

5th Grade Teacher

Blue Heron Elementary School

Littleton, CO