Mon. May 7 Reading State Testing
Thurs. May 17 Oregon Landform Project due (See attachments)
Fri. May 18 Jet Boat Field Trip – 11:30-2:00 – Meet at OMSI dock – See DOG for permission slip and details
Fri. May 18 MITCH Auction – doors open at 6:30
Tue. May 29 Will-Stauffer Colonial House in Aurora – Field Trip
May 30 & 31 May Book Report – Award and Speech
June 4-7 Camp Week – Drop off and pick up at Cook Park
Mon. June 4 Pioneer Day – Fun pioneer cooking and activities at Cook Park
Tue. June 5 Field Trip Magness Tree Farm
Wed. June 6 Service Learning at Magness Tree Farm
Thu. June 7 Last Day of School – Field Day – Pick up at 12:00
60 minutes of Reading (fill out RAH log)
Work on Landform Project (due May 17)
Read and go over part of Treasure Island Reader’s Theater
I will be available on Friday, May 11 from 8:00 – 2:00 for conferences. Also after school on May 9 and 10th from 3:30-5:00. I will have a sign up sheet in the office or e-mail me a time you would like to come. These will be student lead for them to show you what they have learned this year.
Oregon Landform Project – Due Thursday May 17
This is NOT a project you can do the night before it is due. So please plan accordingly. Students should all have a RED folder with all the project details. See attachment for project guidelines. We made a sample Legend in class, which the children can use as a model when they make their own for the map. Some students expressed an interest in making a more detailed legend and creating a more detailed topography map. They are welcome to do that if they choose and I encouraged them to make this a fun project. I would like the color copied maps and RED folders returned so I can use them with next year’s students. Students have also been working on labeling maps in class to learn the geography in Oregon. They have four maps that they made in class to help them place rivers, cities, lakes, mountains, and states on their salt dough maps. Be sure to go to the web-site listed in the project information sheet.
I assigned parts on Thursday. This is for fluency reading practice and will not be performed for an audience. We are learning how to read with proper expression, intonation, pacing, and phrasing. This is fun to way to practice fluency skills, as well as covering the great story written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
We have been waiting for nice weather to take our volcanoes outside and “explode” them. I am hoping to do this on Tuesday, May 8 at 1:00. Parents are invited to attend. We will also be learning about “variables” from our scientific inquiry model.
Jet Boat Field Trip
I will be sending home permission slips next week. I need a firm head count as to who will be coming so I can get it fully paid for. We will meet at the OMSI boat dock at 11:30. Boat departs at 12:00 rain or shine and we will not wait for late comers. Please take your child to the bathroom in OMSI before bringing them the dock.
If they weather is nice and sunny be sure to have your student sun screened. If it is raining, have your students wear warm, water proof clothing, as the boat has no cover. One year when we went it was cold and rainy and many student showed up in snow gear. They were all toasty and warm and we had a great trip. So rain or shine, if you are prepared this is a great trip.
May Book Report
I changed the project from a literary collage to making an award for a book character and giving a speech to present the award to the character. See project detail in your students DOG.
I will need some parent help for our Monday Pioneer Day. We play pioneer games, make crafts and do some dutch oven cooking. Let me know if you are available that day to help at the park. I will also need chaperones for our two trips to Magness Tree Farm.
What we are learning…
Math Test 16A; Inv. 8; Lessons 83-85; Reteach 81-85
Reading DRC wk 24; Treasure Island Reader’s Theater; DEAR
Spelling/Grammar List 22; prefixes/suffixes
History/Geography Oregon Studies & Geography; US Constitution
Science/Health/Ag Volcanoes - Variables