Oct 6, 2013

October 7

Thank You PTA!

Caughlin Fall Fest was a huge success!  Thank you Caughlin PTA for hosting this annual event for our community.

Picture Day

October 11 is picture day. I'm not sure when our class is scheduled for picture taking.  Information about pictures was in the Friday Folder sent home October 4.  If you did not receive this information, please contact the office.

No School Days

In accordance with the school district's new balanced calendar, Fall Break is October 12-20.  Nevada Day is Friday, October 25.

End of the Grading Period and Report Cards

The end of the grading period is October 8. Report cards will be sent home on October 24.

Virginia City Field Trip

In lieu of a Halloween or Fall classroom party, Ms. Johnson's and our class will be celebrating Nevada Day with a trip to historic Virginia City.  Before visiting this famous Nevada landmark, students will use primary sources to glean information about Virginia City's past residents. They will also be introduced to Fourth Ward School before visiting this historical school. We will be touring the Silver Terraces Cemeteries, lunching at Piper's Opera House, and concluding our visit at Fourth Ward School.  Students will need to wear weather appropriate clothing and bring a cold lunch.  A field trip permission form will be coming home this Friday with details about cost (bus and entrance fees).


In the coming weeks, students will have computation practices on the back of their Everyday Math Study Links.  To prepare them for 6th grade and beyond, students will be asked to use the standard or traditional algorithm for division.  We also begin our geometry unit in Everyday Math.


We have finished up Mixtures and Solutions Investigation #1: Making and Separating Mixtures. Students will have a test on Friday, October 11, on vocabulary and concepts studied during this investigation.  A study guide will be provided on Monday and a review will be held on Thursday.

Social Studies

Students began researching their European Explorers last Friday in library and computers.  We will continue researching this coming week.  Students will be given a instructions and a grading rubric for  creating an Explorer Trading Card this week. 

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