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This is my classroom blog! I will post about all the great things we do in class throughout the week as well as important reminders. Check back weekly for updates or enter your email below to subscribe. To be notified of homework updates, please subscribe on the Homework Assignments page as well Thanks!



This week in 5th grade...

posted Apr 23, 2018, 8:09 AM by Caitlin Smith   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 8:10 AM ]

5th graders did an awesome job leading chapel this last week! Thank you to family and friends that came to hear our message.

This week we will be performing again, this time in our school operetta. We will have performances at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 26th

We will also have an early dismissal this Wednesday (4/25).

Next week is May already! The end of the school year is near. 21 (school) days and counting! Let's finish strong!

4 Quarter-Finish Strong!

posted Mar 19, 2018, 3:16 PM by Caitlin Smith

Today marks the first day of our last quarter for the year! Report cards for 3rd quarter will be sent home tomorrow. 

We are starting new units in science and social studies. Be looking for information on our Biome projects coming up!

We are also diving back into our Journeys books which means students will have a packet with spelling and grammar to complete during the week.

Let's make the most of this last quarter and finish the year out STRONG! 

Iowa Assessments this week!

posted Mar 13, 2018, 9:51 AM by Caitlin Smith

After a fun-filled week of activities to celebrate our Lutheran school, it's back to business with testing. Please make sure you are getting plenty of sleep and are eating a hearty breakfast. 
We will not be having memory work or a spelling packet this week so students can get to bed at a decent time and not have to work on homework. We will still have a nightly reading log. 

On another note, Wednesday is an early dismissal day which makes Friday a jeans day. We are also having healthy snack sale on Thursday.

Have a great week!

Movie Trailers

posted Mar 7, 2018, 1:45 PM by Caitlin Smith   [ updated Mar 7, 2018, 2:16 PM ]

As a final project for our novel units the 5th graders made movie posters and movie trailers for the books they read; Stuart Little and Surviving the Applewhites.

Enjoy!




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National Lutheran Schools Week!

posted Mar 6, 2018, 8:43 AM by Caitlin Smith

What a fun we week we have in store for us this week! Below I attached a schedule of events. Don't forget to join us Friday night for the International Fair! 5th graders will be sharing about Ethiopia.

International Fair

posted Feb 16, 2018, 8:28 AM by Caitlin Smith

Silent auction basket Sign-up link

Social Studies Kahoot!-Mesopotamia

posted Jan 11, 2018, 7:55 AM by Caitlin Smith

Spirit Week!

posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:46 PM by Caitlin Smith

Spirit Week

Starting on Monday, January, 8th we will begin Spirit Week!  This is the week leading up to the start of the annual Mid-Winter Tournament.  The eighth grade class has designated the theme week as BEGIN. MAINTAIN. FINISH.  The following are the designated themes

Monday— BEGIN. the Week Comfy in Sweats  

Tuesday— Favorite Sports Team/Player  

Wednesday— Dress Up Day

Thursday— MAINTAIN. Your Cover by Wearing Camouflage

Friday— FINISH. the Week with School Spirit Wear (Your best Blue, White and Gold to cheer on the Trojans!)  

If a student does not dress up for the special day, they must be in school dress code. 

 

We will wrap up the week with a Pep Rally in the gym on Friday, starting at 11:25am.  Please plan to join us, as we cheer on the Trojan teams to Mid-Winter victory!

Don’t forget that Friday, January 12 is an early dismissal day!

New Year!

posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:44 PM by Caitlin Smith

Welcome back! Last week was short and gave us an opportunity to ease back into our old routines. This week is full of Mid-Winter excitement! Each day we will have a special dress up day and end with the Mid-Winter Basketball Tournament on Friday. Because of the tournament, we will have a 1/2 day on Friday.

There have been a few changes to our routine. We have taken a break from our Journeys textbook and started a novel study. This means we will have a break from grammar packets. However, we will still have spelling each week. Students will get spelling pages with the words and a few activities. These pages will be due at the end of the week when we take the test.

Lastly, we are at the end of our social studies unit and will be having our test on Friday. Look for a study guide to be coming home Tuesday!

There are a few other important reminders for this week:

Friday is the end of the second quarter! Students were reminded to finish strong and strive to do their best all the way to the end. Report cards will be sent home next Wednesday.

Bridgehaven classes will begin on January 16th. If you have an questions regrading the material, the director will be at Trinity at 5:30 on Wednesday, January 10th, to answer on parent questions or concerns. She will also have the curriculum along for you to look at.

Next week is snack sale and 5th graders are hosting! This means the 5th grade class will be responsible for providing the snack and the parent helpers. If you are available to help set up and collect money for snack sale on Thursday, Jan. 18th please let me know!

Have a great week!

Kahoot!

posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:43 AM by Caitlin Smith

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