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Mrs.

Stonehouse’s
Peek at the Week
November 2010

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


8 9 10 11 12
Day 2 - Music Day 3 – Spanish Day 1 – Phy Ed Day 2 – Music

5th Grade Homework Packet due!


Drumming NO SCHOOL!
(no Spelling Test this (Staff Development)
Exchange
week due to only
being in school
BRING A BAG for 3 days)
LUNCH and DRINK!
First Grade Buddies
MIPTO Mtg. 6:30 pm

FUNDRAISER PICK-UP IMPORTANT DATES: PATROL UPDATE


Delivery of Innisbrook items is scheduled  11/8 – Drumming Exchange The Black team took over duties on
for Monday, November 22nd from 3:30  11/12 – NO SCHOOL Monday, November 1. They will be on
until 6:00 in the school gym. Watch for  11/19 – Hat Day duty two weeks, until November 12.
more information regarding delivery  11/22 – Innisbrook pick-up Please check the schedule posted in the
details in your child’s backpack and in the  11/25 – NO SCHOOL fifth grade classrooms or on the team
Buzz Sheet as delivery day approaches. website.
 11/26 – NO SCHOOL

CLASS WEBSITE:
We have set up a website for all the 5th grade classes this year. Please check it out!

http://www.fifthgradeteam.weebly.com
ROOM 115 – CLASS NEWS
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO?
It’s been a week of beginnings…
TRICK OR CAN
Our classroom collected cans
This week in math we began working
for the food drive. Thank you
in Unit 3 which focuses on addition and
fifth graders and families!!
subtraction of whole numbers and decimals.
We have focused on place value and equalities
and inequalities in decimal numbers.
This week we began working on our
new Unit of Inquiry, titled Civil Struggles. We
have already had some very interesting class
discussions about concepts including
“struggles”, “conflict”, and “perspectives”. We
discussed the women’s suffrage movement.
Did you know that November 2nd was the 90th
anniversary of women voting in America? We
Working with decimals during Math!
also worked with our Social Studies curriculum
to learn about the causes of the Civil War.
Next week, we will find out more about what
happened during the Civil War.
We also began a new language arts
rotation block in which we work on spelling, DRUMMING EXCHANGE
journaling, DEAR, and a book club assignment. 5th graders will be participating in a
Overall, students are doing a great job of drumming exchange with 5th graders
completing their Book Club work on time. from Sheridan Elementary School on
Each group is reading a book about some type Monday. Students will be coming
of civil struggle. Ask your son or daughter together to perform World
about the book they are reading with their Drumming pieces that they have
group. There are also times where they meet been working on in the music
with me or Mrs. DeSmet to go over important classroom. Students will spend half a
CONTACT INFORMATION: day at each other’s school working
reading skills and strategies. Our spelling list
this week focused on words with the /oo/ together to perform previously
Julie Stonehouse learned and new material.
sound.
Have a great weekend! Don’t forget to Room 115 Please provide your child with a
turn back your clocks on Sunday!!  (651) 407-7600 x1609 bag lunch and a bottle of water on
jlston@wbl.whitebear.k12.mn.us Monday, November 8th.