Monthly Archives: September 2017

CONFERENCES – HOW TO GET INTO THE BUILDING AFTER HOURS!

We are all looking forward to meeting with you!  Please note that the front office doors WILL BE LOCKED AFTER 3:45!  For those of you who have later times, we have arranged to have DOOR #20 open for you!  This is the north side door that leads into our hallway from the BUS parking lot. […]

Social Studies & Science Update

We are culminating our U.S. Regions Unit this week with a project.  The kids are really engaged in a variety of activities to showcase their knowledge of a chosen region.  Some students are creating a collaborative Google slides project, some are creating amusement parks with characteristics of a U.S. region, some are creating news shows, […]

Carmel Symphony Orchestra Field Trip

We have an exciting field trip to the Carmel Symphony Orchestra on November 15th at the Carmel Palladium.  This field trip will be absolutely free!  It’s an amazing experience for the children to go to the Palladium.  It’s so fancy!  Also the conductor is skilled at making this a very kid-friendly experience.  They will learn […]

Help Us Help Houston!

Families –  Your students may have told you about our service project, “Help Us Help Houston.” Learning about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma made us want to help in some way, but the task seemed very overwhelming.  However, we’ve found a way to do something small which will make a BIG impact. Lizzie Smith is a […]

Word Study Information and Practice Ideas

We have just begun Words Their Way, which is our “Word Study” program in 5th grade.  Students are grouped based on the initial placement test that we took at the start of the school year.  The Words Their Way program teaches students the spelling patterns and roots that will help them with their spelling and […]

Preparing for math tests

There are several ways to prepare for a math test.  To begin, students have a study guide for the tests.  The study guide should be in each student’s accordion file.  We often take notes over the lessons.  These should also be in accordion files.  The instruction book is also helpful.  As we go over the […]