It's hard to believe that we are already in December and just weeks away from finshing the second grading period. Here are a few things to keep in mind as we finish up the "year."
*CCHECO's popcorn sale ends on December 5th. If you'd like to place an order, please send on forms by Wednesday. CCHECO's next meeting is on December 10th at 5:30.
* Winter MAP testing is coming up! Students will take the Reading and Math MAP assessment on the week of December 10th.
*Classroom Holiday parties will be at 3:00 on December 20th. Candy Gram sales will run from Dec. 4 - Dec. 14. *Students will not have school on Friday, December 21st which is a teacher records day. Winter break will run from December 21st - January 6th. We will resume classes on January 7, 2019!
Today is the first day of the second grading period.....ALREADY! Grades will be posted to report cards for the first grading period on Wednesday, October 24th.
The Scholastic Book Fair will held in the library this week. Students in my homeroom will go to the book fair on Wednesday at 9:20. Please send money in an envelop with your child if they will be purchasing books.
Don't forget...Parent-teacher Conferences start this week. The first night is this Thursday, October 26. The second night is October 30th. The third night, November 8th, is a walk-in night for parents from Mrs. Hollingsworth's homeroom that need to speak to me about their child's performance in Reading or Social Studies.
Veterans Day - Students are encouraged to interview a Veteran in their life and invite them to a special Veteran's Day breakfast and Assembly
In Reading, we are close to finishing our first workshop unit with just 4 lessons left. Many students are also finishing up their first book club book, Hatchet, and are getting ready to choose their next book. Club meetings are scheduled every Friday where students will get a chance to talk to club members about their book.
In Social Studies, we will begin looking at how location affects climate with a focus on 5 factors: latitude, closeness to large bodies of water (continental location), altitude (elevation), wind direction, and mountain barriers.
Mark your Calendars:
Nov. 4: Daylight Savings Time Ends - Turn your clocks back one hour.
Nov. 6: Election Day - No School
Nov. 8: Parent-Teacher Conferences (Walk - ins)
Nov. 9 Mother-Son Bowling at Scores 6-8 PM
Nov. 9 Breakfast with Veterans and Assembly
Nov. 12 CCHECO Meeting 5:30
Nov. 16 Hadden Movie Night 6-8
Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving Break - No School
Nov. 26 Hadden Popcorn Sale Begins
To help spread kindness, Hadden students are participating in "Snacktober" during the month of October. Students are asked to donate unopened, non-perishable snacks that will be collected and sent to Project Hope in Painesville. Collection will take place between Oct 3 -17th.
This coming Tuesday, October 8th, is Walk and Bike to school day. I hope to see lots of 5th graders participating!
Don't forget!! There is no school on October 11th and 12th.
*In Reading we are a little more than half way through our first unit of study. I feel that this is the most important 5th grade reading unit so I have been pacing the lessons in order to give the students time to read
Can you believe we have made it to October already? Check out the dates below for upcoming events:
Oct. 4 CCHECO DQ Grlll and Chill night
Oct, 8 Girl Scout Recruitment during recess
Oct. 8 CCHECO meeting at 5:30
Oct. 9 Walk to School Day
Oct. 11: No School Teacher In-Service Day at Riverside
Oct. 12: No School Fall Break
Oct. 15: Candy Gram Sale Begins
Oct. 17: CCHECO Skate Night City Skate Center 6-8
Oct. 19: End of the first nine-week grading period (already!!!)
Oct. 24-25 Book Fair
Oct. 25 Report Card Grades posted
Oct. 25 and Oct. 30 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8 PM
Oct. 31 Halloween -parade/classroom parties 2:45
*In READING we just finished Bend 1 in our Interpretation Book Club Unit. The students are all reading the book, Hatchet, in the classroom. We have set up book club groups so you should start seeing books from school coming home for nightly reading. Now that clubs are set up, Friday's will be set aside for assessments and book club meetings.
In SOCIAL STUDIES we are finishing up a unit on Geography. We created a flip book in class that students will study from for the test on Wednesday. Next we will work on using lines of Latitude and Longitude to find absolute (or exact) locations on a map. A small quiz will follow early next week. I plan to take a short break in Social Studies for about a week while I teach the NonFiction Sign Posts so that we can use those strategies as we start reading our weekly Time For Kids magazines (informational text).
*5th Grade Clubs start next week. Students who signed up for band will be in Band club all year. We have 12 students signed up for Tech Club and 6 students signed up for Art Club. Band members need to bring their instruments to school on special day 4.
*Scholastic Book order forms were sent home this week. If anyone is interested in placing an order, please do so by Friday, September, 14. I ususally only do one or two book orders throughout the year but this first one is always the best because we can earn points to get free books for our classroom library. Any student who places an order this month will get a voucher to order a free $5.00 book next month.
*Well, we made it through the last few days of August and here we are in September already! It was nice getting to meet some parents at Open House. If you were unable to attend, a packet of information that we went over that night was sent home with your child. Their Spring AIR test scores were also sent home. If you haven't seen either, check their take-home folder. Please email me if you have any questions.
*It's going to be a HOT week again, particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please feel free to send in a water bottle with your child. Staying hydrated is key when it's hot and humid like this.
*We will be MAP testing this week. Students will take the Math MAP test on Tuesday and the Reading MAP test in Wednesday.
*Please support CCHECO! Membership forms were sent home this past week - $5.00 for a single membership, $10.00 for a family. The first meeting will be on September 10th from 5:30 -6:30 in the school library. They will kick off their fall spirt wear sale the same day. On September 21st, they will host their first Family Movie night of the year in the Hadden gym from 6:00 - 8:00. As always, it's a fun time for the kids and their parents.
*PICTURE DAY!! Smile pretty for the camera on September 28th. Order forms will be sent home closer to the end of September.
*IN READING, we have been working on reading strategies. Students have learned two new sign posts called Contrasts and Contradictions (when a character does or says something that is different from the way they usually act) and Aha Moments (when a character learns something or realizes something that changes things for them). This week we will continue learning more sign posts for fictional reading.
*IN GRAMMAR, we finished week one and students took their first quiz this past Friday. Overall, they did great! We focused on long A spelling patterns, conjunctions, synonyms, homophones, and sentence editing. We will start Week 2 this week.
*IN SOCIAL STUDIES, students are learning about the differences between single tier time lines and muliple tier timelines. We are not going to spend a ton of time on this topic as I am anxious to get them moving on map skills and geography hopefully in the next couple of days. Students should have completed the first GOW assignment for homework this week. We will check over the answers in class together and I will assign #503 which will be due next Monday.
Welcome back to the 2018 - 2019 school year!
*Tuesday, August 28th is Open House for grades 3, 4, and 5. Open house begins at 7:00 and ends at 8:00. Mrs. Hollingsworth and I will be giving two presentations in her classroom. The first presentation will begin at 7:05 and the second one will begin at 7:35. Please come to the presentation that is most convenient for you.