Friday, September 30, 2011

HW grade 4 Oct 3-6

Grade 4:
Mon: map on one of the N.E. states
Tues: map on one of the N.E. states
Wed: Chapter 2 of Jake Drake (we will read chapter 1 in school) read and summarize
Thurs: Chapter 3 of Jake Drake read and summarize

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nature’s Classroom
Monday, October 3
Please have your child at the bus by 7:30 am.  We are leaving from Great Woods Rd. (by the softball field) at 7:45-8:00.  We will pack the bus from the back door.
Friday, Oct 7
We will be arriving in Lynn on Friday between 12:30-1:00.  Please pick up your child at Great Woods Rd. site.
If your child takes any medications please put it in a Ziploc.  Write your child’s name on the outside.  (The medical administration form goes inside if you have not given it to me).  I will have a medication box for you to it in …..See me at the bus.
Please label everything you can with your child’s name.  They will need bug spray.  Use a rope or a bungee for sleeping bags.
Check Grade 5 blog for pictures throughout the week.
If you would like to send mail/small package to your child at NC the address is:
Nature’s Classroom                      
19 Harrington Rd.              Mail it this week to be sure they get it.
Charlton, MA 01507         Any last minute question/problems please ask

Monday, September 26, 2011

FREEDOM HERO: IQBAL MASIH Grade 5 assignment

Hi grade 5 - here is the video of Iqbal. You must watch it with a parent. Also, please reread the story of Iqbal with someone at home. Explain our study of Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad as well. Mrs. K

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Our first day of school photos

Grade 5 September 2011

Grade 4 September 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

HW week of Sept 26-29

Grade 4: continue to read Snot Stew and summarize
Mon: Chapter 11
Tues Chapter 12 finish the book and bring back to Mrs. Kennedy
Wed: Social Studies worksheet will go home
Thurs: Social Studies worksheet will go home
We will be reading My Name is Maria Isabel in class. Here is a link to work on the narrative elements in a story.

Grade 5: Please read a chapter a night in Shiloh and summarize. It is very important that all of the paperwork for Nature's classroom be passed in ASAP.
Thanks, Mrs. Kennedy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nature's Classroom

Here is a link to the site the 5th graders will be going to. You may want to explore the site for other info about what a typical day look like. All of the paperwork that you got at the parent meeting needs to be sent back to school ASAP. Thanks,
 Mrs. Kennedy

Monday, September 19, 2011

Change in band instrument rental date

There is an incorrect instrumental rental date on some of the instrumental forms sent home with students.
The correct dates to rent an instrument at Breed Middle School are as follows:
     Band Instruments (trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone, drums)  TUESDAY, SEPT. 27th
     String instruments (violin, viola, cello)....................................................THURSDAY, SEPT. 29th

Sunday, September 18, 2011

HW week of Sept 19-22

Grade 4: Please continue reading and summarizing a chapter a night of Snot Stew.
In Social Studies we have been studying the New England Region. Here is a game to play identifying those six states:

Grade 5: Please continue to read and summarize a chapter a night in Shiloh.
In Social Studies we have been reading a biography of Harriet Tubman and learning about the Underground Railroad. Here is a link to help you learn more:

Saturday, September 10, 2011

HW week of Sept 12

Welcome Back!
Reading HW from Mrs. Kennedy
 HW for grade 4: Read and Summarize a chapter nightly of Snot Stew in the black notebook that was sent home. We completed chapter 1 together in class.
Mon: Chap 2
Tues Chap 3
Wed Chap 4
Thurs Chap 5

In class we will be reading The Gardener in our Trophies book. Here is a link to an online site to practice the vocabulary words for the story:

HW for grade 5: Read and summarize a chapter nightly of Shiloh. We read the first few chapters together.
Mon: Chap 3
Tues: Chap 4
Wed Chap: 5
Thurs: Chap 6
A simple Social Studies project will also be going home for HW one night this week. I am unsure of the night as of now.
Important: The instrument demo is on Tues for grade 4 and 5. If you choose to have your child play a musical instrument, the lessons are during the school day. If the timing of the lesson conflicts with Math or Reading please be aware that your child may have to make up missed classwork after school and at home.

 Open Houseis scheduled for Sept 20 from 6-8.
Gym day for both grades 4 and 5 is Friday.