Dear Parents and Guardians,
On December 20, 2017, all of the fifth graders at LJM will be making holiday ornaments. We will begin at 1:30 pm in the cafeteria and finish shortly before dismissal time. We will be using applesauce and cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and glue to form the dough. Then we will roll out and cut the ornaments using cookie cutters. We are in need of volunteers to help the students with the process as well as the possible loan of rolling pins. We will also need parents to help us with clean up. If there is a special cookie cutter shape you or your child would like to use, they should bring it to school with them that day. All cookie cutters and rolling pins should be clearly labeled so that we will be able to get them back to the proper owners.
If you would like to help, please let us know so that we can inform the office and expedite the sign in process. If your child is allergic to any of the ingredients in the ornaments, please let us know that also. We can provide a full list of ingredients if you have any concerns. We would love to share this festive time with you. Please let us know if you are interested in attending by next Friday, December 15, 2017. We hope to see you then.
Thank you to those of you who have already sent in your papers for Grandparent’s day. This is taking place from 9:15 to 11:15 this Friday, November 10. If you know that a grandparent is planning on attending and has not yet sent in their paper, please do so as soon as possible. We have found that there is a long backlog of people signing in on the day of visitation. When the line gets long at check-in the grandparents have less time to spend in the classroom with their grandchildren. We look forward to seeing many grandparents on Friday!
The following is the homework for next week, and we will write it in the planners on Tuesday.
Math: 9/5 HL 1.8 Writing: timed writing Reading: Read 20 minutes
9/6 HL 1.9 Everyday Edit Read 20 minutes
9/7 HL 1.10 timed writing Read 20 minutes
You will notice that there is no written response in reading this week. We are trying to balance how much writing is part of homework and keep the homework to 50 minutes per evening. Also, since we will be doing DRAs in reading this week, there is not a specific task to link to a reading lesson.
Please let us know if you have any questions.