Next week’s weather forecast is looking pretty rough! It appears there is a chance that school could be cancelled for inclement weather. As a result, we have decided to postpone next week’s grammar and vocabulary assignments in order to ensure we have enough time to review social studies, wrap up novel groups, and continue with Freedom Walkers. Announcements about school closings will come from Dr. Bein’s office; at this point, no decisions have been made to cancel school any days next week. Plan on a “regular week,” just no grammar and vocabulary. If school does end up being cancelled at some point, any necessary changes to assessment dates will be announced on Edmodo.
Students with numbers 13-24 have their next Vlog due on Friday, February 1. The directions, topic choices, and rubric for assessing them can be found here.
Next Friday, February 1st, the students will take a test on the Revolutionary War novel they are now completing. We will work on a study guide next week in preparation. This will be an open book test and students may use their packets and notes from novel group meetings; the study guide may not be used on the test. Students should be sure to review their notes and study guide prior to the test to ensure they can use their test time effectively and efficiently.
Tuesday, January 29th we will have our History Alive Chapter 15 Test on the Bill of Rights. Resources to review can be found here or on Edmodo.
The Scholastic Book Fair returns to Dryden next week! Our class will visit the book fair during the school day on Wednesday, January 30. Students will not be allowed to shop during the lunch hours, but they may shop during our class visit or at Family Reading Night on January 31. A flyer was sent home in your student’s Friday folder.
At the end of February, 5th Grade will have the annual Erin’s Law Presentations. These will be given by our wonderful social worker, Mrs. Judy Thompson. Each 5th grade class is scheduled sometime throughout the week of February 25th. If you would like any further information about Erin’s Law, our district website has some resources you can explore.
Have a great Dolphin week!