Memorial Day Weekend!

Hi Everyone,
It looks like we are going to have warm weather for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend! While there is no school on Monday, I will post a few fun outdoor optional activities for you to do. Otherwise please take the time to unplug, enjoy time together, connect with nature, and relax!  

Check the classroom photos page to see how our red wormies moved into a new compost bin while some were left behind for a revamped bin!

Middle School

A middle school counselor will be joining us at our Monday, June 1 meeting. She will be answering questions that fifth graders have.  We will have an 8th-grade student guest to help answer questions too! Thank you to Clara's brother for volunteering. :0)

Morning Meeting

Due to no school on Monday, our Morning Meeting will be rescheduled to Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Advanced Math Placement Test
Typically, 5th-grade students are given a chance to test out of 6th-grade math at this time of the year. The school district's plan for providing that testing opportunity in current closure circumstances was sent out by Mr. Hatt earlier this week. Below are a summary and details for you.

Testing out will occur online for 2020 due to the school closure.
Date: Middle School math testing out will occur on July 10.

Middle School Math Testing Out Website Update

Registration is open! It is between May 13 - June 3 - No registration after June 3.

Here are the preparation documents for the Middle School Math Standards: Math 6, Math 7, or Math 8/

11 TIPS FOR PARENTS TO CONNECT KIDS TO THE OUTDOORSSpringtime brings about longer days, new bursts of life, and the feeling of a fresh new start.

It’s also a great time to stretch their legs outdoors. Although this spring may be a bit different, getting kids interested and excited about nature – whether in their own backyards or around their neighborhoods is important!

Check out 11 tips to help parents connect children to the outdoors:

Summer Reading List
Take aim at the "Summer Slide" and get your students excited about reading with these titles picked specifically for kids at the fifth-grade reading level.

National Wildlife Foundation
June 2020 | Great Outdoors Month
Following the CDC recommendations for your state, celebrate #GreatOutdoorsMonth. Start the month off on June 6, #NationalTrailsDay, celebrating the benefits of federal, state and local trails. The second Saturday in June is #NationalGetOutdoorsDay, where many state’s national forests waive entry fees.

June 5, 2020 | World Environment Day
This year’s theme, Biodiversity —it’s time #ForNature. Check out ways to connect at World Environment Day.

June 8, 2020 | World Ocean’s Day
Together we can protect the planet. World Oceans Day unites and rallies the world to protect and restore our shared ocean. The Conservation Action Focus is on the protection of 30% of the Earth's land and ocean by the year 2030. Learn more at #WorldOceansDay.

The Power of STEM in the Comfort of Home 
Bring the joy of discovery to life in the comfort of home with a variety of exciting digital learning explorations that help students put STEM skills into action. Family members can join in as students get hands-on with ready-to-use activities promoting self-guided learning and career success. 

Learn about computer programming with a deck of playing cards! 
Playing Card Programming Design Challenge

Grow kitchen scraps into a garden! 
Grown From Groceries

Develop more sophistication on social media using a few pieces of paper! 
T.H.I.N.K. Before you Post!

Let your students’ natural curiosity guide them through a variety of fascinating interdisciplinary STEM lessons with all new resources for Parents & Guardians

Your students can find meaningful STEM inspiration in their everyday home environment using ALL-NEW project-based digital learning resources for grades K-8! These no-cost DIY experiments and activities are designed to let parents, guardians, and other family members join in the fun as students explore exciting STEM skills using easily accessible materials.

Revolutionize the way your students think about important 21st-century concepts using the new parent resources from STEM Careers Coalition!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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