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Peek at the Week
March 2010
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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Day 1 – Phy Ed Day 2 – Music Day 3– Media Day 1 –Phy Ed Day 2 – Music

IB Planner:
Civil Struggles
DARE First Grade Buddies MIS AMIGOS
Spelling Test
Art Enrichment
2:00-3:00pm FAD 
(Happy Birthday
Brianna! 3/6 )

YOUR CONFERENCE TIME IS __________, MARCH ___ at _________.

If possible, please bring your 5th grader to conferences with you. I look forward to seeing you!

Reminder… the book fair will be set up in the Media Center during Conferences.
IMPORTANT DATES: Homework over the long,
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO?  3/4 – Evening Conferences conference weekend:
In math, we continued our unit on (NO SCHOOL)
multiplication and division with whole numbers and
A couple of weeks ago,
decimals. This week, we practiced different strategies  3/5 – Morning/afternoon Conferences th
every 5 grader received a
to multiply two and three digit numbers. Many of the (NO SCHOOL) Student Thesaurus Dictionary
strategies we have learned involve breaking the  3/8 – Evening Conferences from the White Bear Lions
problem apart, so it is very important that students  3/12 – Mis Amigos Club. These thesauruses have
know their multiplication facts. Students can practice been very helpful during our
facts at home with flash cards. There are also some
 3/18 – 5th Grade Music Performance 7:30pm
Writer’s Workshop time, so we
great games and activities under the math links on our  3/29 – 4/2 – Spring Break (NO SCHOOL) are writing to the Lions Club to
class webpage. thank them for this generous
We also wrapped up our science unit, titled gift. Today in class we talked
“Variables”. With this three week focus, we were
about the elements of a good
hoping to give our students some important,
fundamental science knowledge that they will build on
thank you note, one of the 5th
in middle school and beyond. Our class conducted grade writing standards, and we
experiments with Swingers this week. We also took the worked on a guide for this note.
end of module assessment, which will be shared at Please remind your student that
conferences. he/she needs to edit and write
Next week, we will begin our next IB Planner their final copy of this thank
titled Civil Struggles. The central idea of this planner is you, then bring it to turn in at
that societies have civil conflicts due to differences. conferences.
Inquiry will focus on different civil struggles of the Thank you for your support
past and today, including the Civil War. with this!
We are continuing to work on demonstrating
the IB learner profiles and attitudes. I was out of
school yesterday for a 5th grade team planning day, and
I was so pleased to come back to a great report from
the substitute teacher. Our team is working hard to be CONTACT
respectful and responsible…way to go!  INFORMATION:
As we approach the spring, please continue to
focus with your child on being responsible with turning Julie Stonehouse
work in on time. We have had several students Room 115
struggling to complete their homework on time over (651) 407-7600 x1609
the past couple weeks. We’re setting those good
middle school habits now!