It's that time of year for our 5th grade annual Reading Olympics month. This is a great event that gets students excited about reading, allows them to participate in a multitude of events highlighting a variety of the multiple intelligences that they are learning about in advisory class, and have friendly competition amongst the classes.
The opening ceremonies will be on Friday, March 2nd. Students should wear their class color (5G-green, 5H-red, and 5S- blue). The ceremony will start after recess. Students will be receiving a new reading log this month, and it will be need to be signed nightly. You should have received a letter outlining this on Friday.
Please contact any 5th grade teacher with any more questions.
Tuesday, February 20th will be our second Success Assembly. It will take place in the gymnasium from 7:30-8:30. All parents and family members are welcome to attend. Students will be recognized for CORE and Unified Arts related classes, as well as clubs they may participate in.
Please contact your child's homeroom teacher with any further questions.
Students participated in lessons instructed by our enrichment teacher, Ms. GC, for the "Start With Hello" week. This program was created by the Sandy Hook Promise foundation. It is a social learning opportunity that highlights supporting your peers, rather than participating in isolating behaviors.
UPDATE on SCHOOL CALENDAR: As hopefully all of you received a letter from our superintendent, Dr. Jacoby, outlining that change to our school schedule. Due to the numerous amount of snow days our district has already called, the professional development days scheduled for Feb. 20 & 21 have been cancelled. Those days will be rescheduled for the end of the year, and students will be attending school on Feb. 20 & 21 that week as well.
UPCOMING EVENT: Please keep an eye out for paperwork outlining our annual Reading Olympics 5th grade event. This will take place during the month of March, and there will be many ways that students can participate throughout the month.
Sickness continues to be all around us during this tough winter season. If your student is out of school for multiple days, please try to check in with their teachers to find out what work needs to be made up. Or, remind your student to check in with their teachers upon their return so that they do not fall behind.
Also, many of the 5th grade teachers use Google Classroom on a regular basis. This is a great place to look at for resources and assignments.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
-Keep your eye out in the next few weeks for information regarding our annual Reading Olympics, which will be taking place during the month of May.
I have been teaching for twelve years, and eleven years in the town of Willington, CT.