Is it even possible that in a day or two it will be May? The amazing weather God has blessed us with almost makes it feel like summer. The kids and I were even able to have gym outside a few days. Besides the beautiful weather, the best thing about this time of the year is all the great things going on here in fifth grade and at St. John's.
If you are looking for some fabulous treasures, please be sure to stop by the rummage sale here on Saturday. Also please plan on joining us on Friday, May 12th for the Ice Cream Social/Book Fair/Re-Registration Night. This event will give you an opportunity to eat some ice cream, buy some books, and learn a little bit about sixth grade. There are no formal presentations that night, but all the teachers will be available, as well as other folks to help you get ready for the 2017-18 school year. Not that I want to give MY fifth graders away, mind you, but it really helps planning and scheduling for next year when people register early. Mrs. Franklin has included an introductory letter in our Fridays folders, so please be sure to take a look at what she has planned for next year.
Next week fifth grade and I have an amazing week planned. On Wednesday we will be going to Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie to learn more about energy which we have been studying in Science. As part of the activity, we will be having lunch there provided by school, so no need to send a sack lunch. If you would like to join us, please just let me know. We will leave right after Chapel and return around 1:00. We will be going, rain or shine, and the activity is all outside, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. The kids may wear jeans, but they need to have a St. John's shirt.
On Thursday we are going to the Filament Theatre along with fourth grade to see Robin Hood. This is a great opportunity for our kids to see a live, professional theater production. Word of thanks to Mrs. Baldwin for helping to organize this trip for our kids. We will be walking over, so please make sure that your child is prepared. Regular school dress code applies for this trip. Would you like to join us? We are leaving at 9:00 and will be back around 11:00.
On Friday about two thirds of the fifth graders will be participating in the all-day track meet at Luther North. The rest of us will be having a regular school morning. Then after lunch my plan is to walk over to Luther North to check out our kids, and then stop somewhere for a snack. Would you please send a small amount of money for your child to purchase an ice cream cone or other snack. Regular Friday dress code will apply, and, I'd love to have you join us, if you are able.
Meanwhile back at school . . . we will be continuing with our study of the Holy Spirit and faith in Religion, measurement in Math, and poetry in Language Arts. We will be starting a new non-fiction book in Reading to go along with our study of the Civil War in Social Studies. In Science we will be finishing up our study of energy, and in PE we will be continuing with our baseball unit.
Again, if you would like to join us for any of our trips next week, I would love to have you. I really do need at least one other adult to join me, especially for the walking trips. The fifth graders are very well behaved "on the road", but it's always good to have another set of eyes and ears.
Blessings to you and yours this weekend!