Please see below for the information from my recent email regarding upcoming field trips. As always, please email me with any questions or concerns.
We have 3 Spring semester field trips scheduled for 5th grade:
One payment of $35 can be made to cover all 3 trips on Skyward Family Access by Friday, February 9th.
Our fifth graders will take a short field trip to Hill Country Middle School on Wednesday, January 31st from 9:00 to 10:45ish a.m. We will join fifth graders from Cedar Creek and Eanes Elementary to get a peek at some of the fun things that will happen next year at HCMS.
Note: You do not need to do ANYTHING for this field trip. This information is intended to help you with scheduling purposes only.
In addition, on February 14th, the HCMS counselors will visit us in our homerooms at BPE to help the students begin scheduling their HCMS Fine Arts selection (choir, band, and orchestra). You and your child will also choose which level of language arts class s/he will take next year (6th grade or Pre-AP 6th). The attached checklist is a useful tool when determining the best fit for your child. Actual leveled math course selections happen later on in the school year. Your teachers will be in touch with you late in the school year to determine placement in math.
Note: I am aware that there are children planning to attend schools other than HCMS next year. We still plan for these kids to attend the field trip and schedule electives that will be effective until they are officially withdrawn from EISD at the end of the school year.
LBJ LIBRARY & POLLYANNA THEATER
Our next field trip is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th at the LBJ Presidential Library. The students will enjoy Liberty, Equality and Fireworks, a play performed by the Pollyanna Theater Group. Set in a history museum, the play’s characters (a group of elementary students) experience key elements of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s when iconic images from this important time period come to life and begin to move and speak. We will also get to tour the museum at the library. The cost for this field trip is to be paid online using Skyward Family Access.
On the day of the trip, students should arrive to school at the normal time with a completely disposable sack lunch. No backpacks are needed this day. We will load the school buses at approximately 9:45 and return before the regular school day dismissal time.
We would love to invite 8 parents to chaperone and to assist with transporting the student lunches to the LBJ Library. Please email your homeroom teacher if you are interested in helping out. We’ll take the first 8 volunteers for each homeroom. Cost per chaperone is $4; please send in cash once you receive confirmation from your homeroom teacher. Chaperones will not pay for their entry through Skyward Family Access but instead send $4 cash into homeroom teacher.
While it is too early to start mentioning summer to the kids, plans for the end of the year are underway. The entire 5th grade will take a field trip to VOLENTE BEACH during the last week of school for a day of fun, food, and games for our end of year celebration. Please keep an eye out for more details. This fee should also be paid for online through Skyward Family Access.
Please proceed to Skyward Family Access when you are able to pay your $35 fee for all 3 of these field trips. Do not hesitate to connect with your homeroom teacher or the counselors for any scholarship needs. Please plan to pay your fee by Friday, February 9th.
Next Thursday, January 18th, the students will have their first Wordly Wise quiz of the new year, Lesson 5. We studied these words in class on January 10th; however, the students will also benefit from reviewing these words on Quizlet and completing their practice packet. They have received a link to Lesson 5 in their school emails, but they can also access it here: Wordly Wise Lesson 5 Quizlet.
If you have trouble viewing the site, you can copy and paste this link:
If your child is looking for a new book to read, please take a look at the attached list of books suggested by other 5th graders at BPE!
During the last week of class, the 5th graders put together a list of book recommendations for their peers. Each student was given the opportunity to add a book to the attached list, or to endorse a book already listed by placing a heart next to it.
As a reminder, all students need to bring lunch tomorrow. We will be eating in the classroom at 12pm. Recess will run from 12:20-12:40, and our holiday party begins at 12:45. If you would like to join us for some holiday fun, please stop by any time between 12:45-1:35.
In the afternoon, we will attend The African Children’s Choir at 1:45 in the cafeteria. All parents are welcome to join us at the performance as well. If you would like your child to be dismissed early at the end of the performance at 2:30pm, please make sure your child checks out with me first! Thank you in advance for helping me ensure everyone gets home safely :)
Please contact me with any questions or concerns about lunch. I hope to see you tomorrow!
Due to the snow day on Friday, our Nutcracker field trip at Westlake High School has been moved to tomorrow, Monday, December 11th. We are so thrilled that we'll still be able to attend the performance! Students should go to assembly and specials in the morning prior to the performance, and fitness/recess/lunch will run at the normal time.
**Our fiction test on comparing and contrasting themes has also been moved to Tuesday, December 12th.**
The Fiction Test will be taking place across 3 school days:
Wednesday, December 6th
This Thursday, December 7th, the students have their fiction test. It will cover the following topics:
Please see the attached study guide for more detailed information.
Next Tuesday, December 5th, the students have their Lesson 4 Wordly Wise quiz. We studied these words briefly in class by demonstrating their meanings in skits; however, the students will also benefit from reviewing these words on Quizlet. They have received a link to Lesson 4 in their school emails, but they can also access it here: Wordly Wise Lesson 4 Quizlet. If you have trouble viewing the site, you can copy and paste this link:
Starting next Wednesday, during Morning Meeting, the students will be presenting about their favorite holiday traditions. The students received the following instructions:
The students have already signed up for a date to present between December 6th - December 21st. It is their responsibility to remember their presentation date. We also have a calendar posted in the classroom.
8:40-9:05 Morning Meeting
9:50-11:05 Block I
11:05-12:20 Block II
1:25-2:50 Block III
1/30: Early Release/No HW
1/31: HCMS visit
2/7: Typewriter Rodeo
2/13: HBD Ms. Steinberg!
2/14: Valentine's Party
2/15: LBJ Library Field Trip
2/19: President's Day
2/25: HBD Mrs. Pace!
2/27: Early Release/No HW
*Parent meetings at HCMS*