Mrs. O’Connell’s Parent Newsletter Week of 11-2-2015

Mrs. O’Connell’s Parent Newsletter
Classroom Needs:
Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, and
Week of 11-2-2015
I was sorry to hear that the class trip to the corn maze was cancelled due to mud. I will let you
know as soon as I find out more information about a class trip.
Science Fair Projects are due in two weeks on Monday November 16, 2015. If you have not
purchased your tri-fold boards, you should do that ASAP- because sometimes they become
scarce and hard to find. You can find these at Wal-Mart, or Michaels.
Remember that my web site has lots of information about the science fair projects. Please do not
hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. The children will receive two test grades for the
science fair project. One for presenting to the class and the other one for their project. Last year I
think all of my students got A’s so please do not stress. I will be going light on homework the
next two weeks so the students have plenty of time to work on their boards.
November 2nd—Vision/Hearing Screening
Science Benchmark Assessment
November 3rd- Math Benchmark Assessment
November 4th- ELA Benchmark Assessment
November 5th—Report Cards
November 11th—Holiday
November 16th- Science Fair Projects due.
November 18th- Meteorologist Visits 5th grade.
November 19th- Science Fair Projects on display & winner announced 6:00-6:30 pm.
We are now in the 2nd quarter of school so I will have the students empty their data
from their Tuesday folder. We will start new.
This week in School:
Reading: We are reading The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.
Skill: Sequence
Grammar lesson: subject-verb agreement
Wordly Wise: Lesson 5 test is on Friday.
Writing: The children will be working on a Revolutionary War webquest.
Our next probe will be due on November 6, 2015. The students always have two weeks to
complete their probe. The topic will be the 13 Colonies.
Social Studies: We will be learning about the thirteen colonies and the road to the
Revolutionary War.
This week’s states we are learning about are:
Math: We are learning division.
Homework for week of 11-2-2015
Math: Division practice
Reading: read 20 minutes each night.
Vocabulary: Study Wordly Wise vocabulary words, test on Friday.
Writing: Probe about life in the 13 Colonies, due November 6, 2015.
Social Studies: We will not have a Scholastic News test this week. (Work on Science Fair
Project 
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at
[email protected] 704-819-1698