UE-A News

May 15

Here is an overview of what the students are learning:
English/Language Arts: poetry, word study, text structure, plot structure, point of view, figurative language, writing for various purposes, reading comprehension skills, using evidence from a text to support argumentative writing.
Math: students have individual work plans
Social Studies:
4th: Civil War
5th: Post-Cold War through Present Day
6th:World History-- Age of Exploration
Science:
4th: Astronomy
5th: Mixtures and Solutions
6th: Animal Studies

Students are really enjoying our 30 minute reading block. If you would like to, please send in healthy snacks for the students to enjoy as they read. We have 22 students.
We can always use more cleaning wipes, tissues, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. Thanks in advance for your support!

A new homework bingo sheet will be sent home each month. Students will have vocabulary and math homework each week.The Upper Elementary teachers want to provide ways for your child to not only practice academic skills, but also engage in enriching life skills. Students with computers at home may also practice math skills on the TenMarks site. Science assignments have been given to all students on the Discovery Education site. The NewsELA site has many current event articles with adjustable text levels that will build reading comprehension and fluency. I have also included a link to some Montessori family resources. The links for these can be found on our home page.


Reminders


May-June
May 16: last day to check out library books
May 19: Farm field trip (6th graders and adolescents)
May 23: Parent Night for rising 7th graders 6 p.m.
May 23: all library books due
May 25: strings concert for students 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Chicora
May 26: Spirit Day
May 28: Cafe and Custodial appreciation
May 29: Memorial Day
May 30: Water Day (bag lunches, no special area classes)
May 31: Lower Elementary Bridging Up ceremony, 9 a.m.
June 2: Upper Elementary Bridging Up ceremony, 8:30 a.m. (half day)
June 5: half day

Please click the link below to read our school newsletter:


Link to view Upper Elementary visit to Channel 2 News:
http://counton2.com/2015/10/01/weather-101-tour-with-4th-and-6th-graders-from-hursey-elementary-school_9-30/

Links for projects:


Wish List:
tissues
paper towels
anti-bacterial wipes
dry erase markers
healthy snack items (Welches fruit snacks, Cheez It crackers in individual packets, etc.)