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Update from Ms. Ginis – week of 2/29

Good morning, parents!

Here are some reminders for the week:

*Parent teacher conferences are being held this Thursday. I look forward to seeing all of you. Please try to adhere to the times that I sent you and I will do my best to keep on schedule and not keep anyone waiting for too long.

*We are working hard to prepare for the upcoming ELA and Math Exams. This should be a time of focus and hard work for the children. I will gladly show you on Thursday what your child’s classwork looks like and discuss ways to improve, if necessary. This year, the NYS ELA Exam is April 5-7 and the NYS Math Exam is April 13-15.

*It’s not all work! There are fun times ahead, too. On Wednesday is Read Across America day. Official notice from the school was sent last week, I believe. Children should come dressed in pajamas and bring in their favorite book. This year, the fifth graders will enjoy a pajama dance party in the afternoon. If you’d like to contribute to the fun, please send in a snack (chips, cookies, drinks, candy, and so on) to go on the food table at the party. It will be shared with the rest of the fifth grade children at the party.

*March Madness week is coming! This year, it will take place on the week of March 21. A notice from the school will be coming soon to break down the festivities for each day. On Thursday, March 24, we will have our annual fifth grade Olymipics. Our class color will be black, so please have a black shirt ready for your child on that day. And come in to school that day, dress in black, and cheer on our class!

*Please look for an upcoming letter (this week) requesting early childhood pictures of your child for the graduation slide show.

Have a wonderful week and I look forward to meeting with you on Thursday.

Yours,
Ms. Ginis

Homework for Class 5-303 – February 29, 2016
1. Read for 20-30 minutes and do a reading log response. 2. Math – NY Ready – pages 215-216 – Lesson 33.
3. Weekly math review sheet #2 due Friday. Keep up with the daily work.
4. Book projects and graphic organizers for 6 Million Paper Clips will be collected on Wednesday. 5. Six Million Paper Clips test – Friday.
6. Spelling quiz – Friday – word list 19
*Sign, correct, and return all tests and quizzes
*The last senior dues payment of $50 is due on Thursday, March 31
*Read Across America is Wednesday – wear your pjs and bring in your favorite book. *PTC and half day – Thursday

Homework for Class 5-303 – March 1, 2016
1. Read for 20-30 minutes and do a reading log response. 2. Math – NY Ready – pages 227-228 – Lesson 35. Yes, we are skipping Lesson 34. 3. Weekly math review sheet #2 due Friday. Keep up with the daily work.
4. Book projects and graphic organizers for 6 Million Paper Clips will be collected tomorrow. 5. Six Million Paper Clips test – Friday.
6. Spelling quiz – Friday – word list 19
*Sign, correct, and return all tests and quizzes
*The last senior dues payment of $50 is due on Thursday, March 31
*Read Across America is tomorrow – wear your pjs and bring in your favorite book. *PTC and half day – Thursday

Homework for Class 5-303 – March 2, 2016
1. Read for 20-30 minutes and do a reading log response. 2. Math – NY Ready – pages 235-236 – Lesson 36.
3. Weekly math review sheet #2 due Friday. Keep up with the daily work. 4. Six Million Paper Clips test – Friday.
5. Spelling quiz – Friday – word list 19
*Sign, correct, and return all tests and quizzes
*The last senior dues payment of $50 is due on Thursday, March 31 *PTC and half day – Thursday

Homework for Class 5-303 – March 3, 2016
1. Read for 20-30 minutes and do a reading log response. 2. Math – NY Ready – pages 241-242 – Lesson 37.
3. Weekly math review sheet #2 due Friday. Keep up with the daily work. 4. Six Million Paper Clips test – tomorrow.
5. Spelling quiz – tomorrow – word list 19
*Sign, correct, and return all tests and quizzes
*The last senior dues payment of $50 is due on Thursday, March 31 *March Madness is coming up – March 21-24
*Bring in old pics for the slide show

Homework for Class 5-303 – March 4, 2016
1. Read for 20-30 minutes and do a reading log response. 2. Math – NY Ready – pages 249-250 – Lesson 38.
*Sign, correct, and return all tests and quizzes
*The last senior dues payment of $50 is due on Thursday, March 31 *March Madness is coming up – March 21-24
*Bring in old pics for the slide show