Friday, October 31, 2014

10.31.14 - Day FIFTY-FOUR: Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, my ghosts and goblins!  
I hope you've had a day more full of treats and not too many tricks!  We've had a spooktacular day around 5T and 5S with a party as the culminating event.  It was so wonderful seeing all the babes in their orange, black, and Halloween apparel!  It is official, these are the cutest, sweetest 5th graders in the history of ever.  You. WIN. 

November begins TOMORROW!  Can you believe it?!?  Bring on the turkey, party peeps...I'M READY.
DO NOT FORGET TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK SATURDAY NIGHT!  Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, Nov. 2nd at 2 AM.  Thus, turn your clocks back before bed and wake up feeling rested with an extra hour of sleep.  You're welcome :)

We wrote about a zombie named Lawrence and put him up to some serious shenanigans.  It was really cute!

Students were allowed to work with one partner and choose 2 of 3 articles (Frankenstein, Mummies, or Witches were the topics) to read and answer comprehension questions.  It was nice activity for reading, keeping some content relevant to our focus and to the theme of today.

Students worked on some witch and ghost themed multi-digit multiplication and zombie themed decimal comparing and ordering for review of concepts in which we've already had much focus.

Students worked on coloring in the regions of the United States

Students got to meet Ms. Ray (our new substitute) and ask her questions about herself.  We are so excited she's here and know she is going to be a tremendous asset to our land o'5th grade!

I hope you have a SAFE and absolutely sensational Halloween! Enjoy trick-or-treating!  If you need someone to taste test any candy, I may or may not know a little preggo who can't lay off of the sweets.  Just sayin'... tee-hee :)  

Oh, and please, PLEASE, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE send me pics of these sweet babies all dressed up and ready to go!  I cannot wait to see them!  We are going to make a collage in our classroom :)

Good Luck to our football guys tomorrow!  No matter the outcome, we are so, sooooo very proud of you!!!  I hope to see everyone there!

Happy Halloween!
Mrs. Thomas


Paparazzi Pics 10.31.14:
yes, I was (well, Harrison was) the Magic 8 Ball

My nutty buddies

Mrs. Kelly sent me these today from the Fall Fest

Fall Fest 2014

 ...and from our Halloween party...
Thank you so, SOOOO much to our FABULOUS parents who made this such an extraordinary party! You are AMAZING and we are so appreciative of everything you do for us!


 Hi everyone today is Halloween!!!!! Today I'm going to ask some of our friends what there doing for Halloween!

                  I'm going to a Halloween party and then I'm going trick or treating in Norton Commons.

                                                    EMMA H.

             I'm having a Halloween party with some families and then I am going trick or treating!!!

             I am having a party with friends and then were going trick or treating.


                                     Here is some Halloween serves:
Favorite Monster
Skeletons- 6

Thursday, October 30, 2014

10.30.14 - Day FIFTY-THREE

All Hallow's Eve eve, party peeps!  Tomorrow is HALLOWEEN!!!  Spooooooky.  What will be spooky is the weather if it goes like it's forecast!  Yikes.
Tomorrow, students may wear something orange and black or Halloween themed with jeans if they would like.  It is our Halloween party at 1:45PM!

We had the first of our Literature Circles (Group D) to present their projects and special shout-out to 5S- you guys did absolutely AMAZING!

Students completed their file folders and went over homework from last night
HOMEWORK: read pages 90-95; complete Study Guide by Monday

LEARNING TARGET: I CAN use division facts and patterns with zero to divide by multiples of 10, 100, 1000.
By mastering division patterns with multiples of 10, 100, and 1000, students prepare themselves to divide larger dividends by larger divisors.  Students should use the patterns they learn in this lesson to divide mentally which was our goal!

HOMEWORK: workbook page 27

Students took their RELIGION test with Mrs. Kalmey

Mrs. Kalmey 
(this is what Mrs. Zettel sent to the staff this afternoon- I modified it a bit to fit our blog posting today for you 5th grade parents):
Sadly, tomorrow is also Mrs. Kalmey's last day.  When Mrs. Kalmey first accepted this position, it was for a four-to-six week assignment (we had thought that Mrs. Schleg would be back in 4 weeks). At that time, Mrs. Kalmey had informed Mrs. Zettel that she would not be available after that time, but when we found out that Mrs. Schleg could be gone longer, she was begged to stay as long as she could because she is a wonderful teacher and has done such a fantastic job with our students.  She is now finishing her sixth week, but the time has come that she needs to leave :(  

In the meantime between now and Mrs. Schleg's return, we have a new long-term substitute teacher coming in tomorrow to work with Mrs. Kalmey and myself.  Ms. Allison Ray will be teaching in Mrs. Schleg’s place until Mrs. Schleg returns. Ms. Ray will also be taking over my duties when I am out on maternity leave come January. We are fortunate to have Ms. Ray spend some time with our students now, so that the transition in January will be much easier and the students will know their substitute teacher.

Ms. Ray has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Spalding University. (She is also a nurse – wow!) Mrs. Zettel interviewed many to find the perfect fit for our sweet babies here in 5th grade and she comes highly recommended. 

We want to thank Mrs. Kalmey for all she has done these past six weeks. She has made fifth grade a great place to be in Mrs. Schleg’s absence; she has held our children accountable; made learning fun for them; and cared for each and every one of them. We appreciate all she has done for SMA!

Have a spooktacular evening!
Mrs. Thomas

Ian's Paparazzi Pics:

Maddie Day- 4

Hi everyone!!!!!!! Friday is Halloween, I can't wait here are some fun  Halloween pictures! Heres some things that people do on Halloween:

 Go Trick or Treating

 My favorite thing about Halloween is to trick or treat with my friends,My favorite houses are the ones that have HUGE chocolate bars More chocolate the better!!!!!!!