The Githmark Gazette

Here is the Gazette from 5/10/19 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 4/19/19 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 4/12/19 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 4/5/19 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 3/22/19 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 3/15/19 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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We were treated to a TIGER presentation entitled "Brand New Day"on Friday, Feb 22nd. This show encourages Kindergarten through sixth-grade youth to be resilient and to stand up for themselves and others. For more about TIGER, click here to view their informational brochure. campus.plymouth.edu/tiger/wp-content/uploads/sites/116/2010/03/TIGER_Brochure-2018-19.pdf

Native American Museum presentations for Social Studies! Loved how they came out! The students worked so hard!

We were visited by Cody Classrooms on Wednesday, February 20th. They offer hands on science learning workshops. This was an in-school field trip experience. They did two experiments dealing with physical and chemical change. She started by taking a blow torch to a marshmallow. Then she melted two pennies-- one from before 1978 (when they contained more copper and a small amount of zinc) and one current one, which contained substantially more zinc levels. The one with copper melted to a bright coppery shine, and the one with more zinc actually melted. Then the kids broke up into groups and made rockets using Alka-seltzer and plastic pill bottles. They had to do a hands on pressure experiment to see how much water to put in each bottle had an effect on how high the rocket blasted off the desk when a half tab of Alka-seltzer was added. Finally, they did an solubility experiment using skim milk and food coloring called "tie-dyed milk". She added some dish soap to the mix to keep the colors separated to create a tie-dyed look. Then they did the same thing with whole milk and made observations. The whole milk kept the food coloring designs more separated. The children really appreciated the hands-on experiments and learned a ton!


Congratulations to our Invention Convention participants for 2019! Quintin, Abby P., and Isabel (not pictured/present)!

We are so proud of your creativity and willingness to go above and beyond to represent our class!

Isabel won the top prize for 5th grade for inventing a device to help with arm pinching for Diabetics! Congratulations!

We had a Jump Rope for Heart Assembly on Monday, Feb 18! Thanks Mrs. Lemay for rolling this out for us! We were treated to a jump rope team from Londonderry to kick off the fundraiser!

Here is the Gazette from 2/8/19 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 2/1/19 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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NWEA testing starts this week on Thurs (1/31) from 9-10:40 for English/Language Arts and Math testing will be next Wed 2/6 from 9-10:40 am. Please make sure your children get to bed early and eat a healthy breakfast before testing. Research has shown this improves test scores. Thanks in advance for your support!

Here is the Gazette from 1/25/19 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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Congratulations to classmate Hayden M. for being a great sport and giving his best effort in our HMS spelling bee this morning!

Here is the Gazette from 1/18/19 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 1/11/19 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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January 14, 2019---Hello Fifth Graders! While you are home today, try to get your 30 minutes of Khan Academy done for the week, and log some serious reading time into your January books please! I'm here are school working, don't worry the fish are nice and warm! Email me if you have any questions! :)Mrs. G

Hello Parents! Check out this great article on making homework a positive experience! Homework Article

Here is the Gazette from 12/14/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, click on the box below. Then click on the box in the upper left hand corner of the screen to open in a new window. Please enjoy all the student articles by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 12/7/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, double click on the article and maximize the viewing screen by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 11/30/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, double click on the article and maximize the viewing screen by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 11/16/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, double click on the article and maximize the viewing screen by scrolling down.

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Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, November 14th. Any students that need one done, please prepare accordingly.

Here is the Gazette from 11/9/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, double click on the article and maximize the viewing screen by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 11/2/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, double click on the article and maximize the viewing screen by scrolling down.

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Here are some photos from Tinker Day on Friday 10/26 in the Media Center. Thanks to Mrs. Beaudoin for organizing this for us!

Here is the Gazette from 10/26/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, double click on the article and maximize the viewing screen by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 10/19/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, double click on the article and maximize the viewing screen by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 10/12/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, double click on the article and maximize the viewing screen by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 10/5/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, double click on the article and maximize the viewing screen by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 9/21/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, double click on the article and maximize the viewing screen by scrolling down.

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Here is the Gazette from 9/7/18 in the box below... to access all the student's articles, double click on the article and maximize the viewing screen by scrolling down.

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Dear Parents,

First of all, a huge THANK YOU for all the generous donations of supplies to the classroom-- I am overwhelmed with your kindness!

The week of September 4-7 was really great in 5GM! We began our Math in Focus program and completed lesson 1.1, where we used place value to count numbers up to 10,000,000. We read and wrote numbers in standard, word form, and expanded form.

In Reading, we all chose books to read in class for 20 min and at home for 20 min and are adjusting to making sure we have our books with us at all times. I encouraged students to choose books in their LEXILE LEVELS (which they will get after completing their NWEA testing). I am currently reading "Because of Mr. Terupt" by Rob Buyea as a read aloud. It's a touching story that lends itself to many valuable classroom discussions on how we learn differently and how to treat and take care of each other.

We began writing Current Events, and even learned how to use Google classroom to write The Githmark Gazette. Our first posting will come out on Monday, as we ran out of time this afternoon. About half the class finished up NWEA Reading testing, so we will finish up on Monday morning as well. In Science, we worked on taking a closer look while making detailed observations of our hands. In Social Studies, we talked about plate tectonics and how all the continents used to be one giant land mass called Pangea.

Monday is gym class, so don't forget to wear your sneakers!

Homework for next week will be one math paper, which will be handed out on Monday and due on Friday. Reading will be to read for 20 minutes a night, even on weekends. You can expect this each week.

Enjoy the weekend! :)Mrs. G

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Attention incoming 5th graders!! Here is our updated supply list! :)Mrs. Githmark

Many students from our class received special recognition at our end of the year awards assembly.... congrats to all (and sorry for not getting everyone)

Field Day Memories...... we had so much fun together! Thanks to all our amazing parent volunteers and Mrs. Olkonen who made this day possible!

Attention Students: The field trip for tomorrow (6/18) has been cancelled due to extreme heat conditions. Don't worry, I have reserved air conditioned spaces around the school tomorrow and have some great activities lined up! We can still have a picnic lunch in the classroom together if you wish! It's activity day tomorrow anyway, so we will be able to participate in that after all!

Our butterflies have hatched! 6 of our painted lady butterflies emerged from chrysalis today! How exciting! We will feed them watermelon over the next couple of days before we release them into the wild!

Prodigy

Your class is going to use Prodigy at school!

These are instructions to get setup.

Class code: 23246F

1. Go to www.prodigygame.com/play

2. Click New Student

3. Enter the Class Code then follow the instructions


Parents can create a free account to view their child's math progress:

1. Go to www.prodigygame.com/NewParent

2. Enter your account details to create an account

3. Add your child with their username and password

On May 30th, our class visited the Hooksett Riverwalk Trail for the second time. Each student is developing a question relating to the wildlife or plant life found on the trail and will create QR code trail markers that guests visiting the trail can interact with while using the trail. We did some observations, took photographs and participated in a scavenger hunt. It was a beautiful day to be outside in nature! Thanks so much to our chaperones Mrs. Popkin, Mr. Laliberte, and Mrs. Conomacos for joining in on the fun!

We were treated to a guest speaker from the Forest Preservation Society on May 17th, who taught us about how to identify trees, and how to tell how old they are. Very informative!

We were visited by Cody Outdoor Classroom on May 14th. They taught us a fantastic STEM lesson on how to build roller coasters using the forces of motion to design them. Thanks Cody, we had an excellent experience!

On Friday, May 4, our class took a field trip with Mrs. Brotherson's class to the Riverwalk Walking Trail just behind the courthouse in Hooksett. We were treated to guest speakers Mrs. Dwyer a bird expert from the Audubon Society, Mr. Dresser (Alex's dad) a fisheries expert, and Mr. Waterman a local tree expert. Students were asked to make observations about what they saw and heard in nature, and to develop 3 questions they want to learn more about. In the upcoming weeks, we will take two more trips to photograph and gather more research and data about their questions in order to create QR codes and questions to leave along the trail for local visitors to enjoy. Here are some pictures from our adventure....Thanks to our local experts for volunteering their time to teach us SO MUCH!!


May 7, 2018

Today we were invited to attend a special lesson taught my our Media Specialist, Mrs. Beaudoin. The topic was the design of Roller Coasters using motion and design. We began with a discussion about the key vocabulary concepts. The we looked at how roller coasters are designed and the different ways they are propelled using force to create more acceleration. Here is the site we used http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/coaster.html . Check it out at home to learn more about it! Then we used ipods inserted in viewers to experience coasters in virtual reality using the Dive City app. Here are some pictures of the students in action . . .

There will be ho math homework this week (4/30/-5/4/18). We have math testing tomorrow, 5/2 and I would like students to focus their attention on getting some rest and doing their best on the test. Thanks! :)Mrs. Githmark


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Some pics from our field trip to the planetarium in Concord!

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Githmark Gazette entries from 1/19/18

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Githmark Gazette Entries from 1/16/18


Congrats to our spelling bee representatives (and bff's), Chloe and Kyra!

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Native American Museum Project Presentations were AMAZING!! Thanks everyone for all their research and hard work!

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Our Class Motto: Be like a Pineapple--Have Thick Skin, Be Sweet on the Inside and Stand Tall!