Friday, November 8, 2019
Dear American Academy Parents,
Stone Canyon Outdoor Edventure Trip
The 5th grade Stone Canyon Outdoor Ed departure time is 3 and half weeks away! This means the registration deadline is approaching fast, November 15th would be ideal.
This is an exciting, engaging, opportunity for students to dig deep into an excellent selection of stories. We will become book specialists, have book parties, and then, seven of our top readers, will participate in the Battle of the Books Academic Competition. If you're interested in showing off your reading skills, enjoying time with friends, and digging into some really good books, then this club is for you! Please join Mrs. Harrison, Ms. Johnson, and Mrs. Steers on Mondays after school from 4 to 5 PM. The club begins November 4th and goes through until the final rounds of competitions on March 13th. Sign up today!
Community Service Opportunities
Calling all community-minded people:
On Saturday 11/9 from 8-10 a.m. AALM 5th-8th grader and their families are invited to help us kick off our first annual AALM Family Community Service Event. This year we will be at The Edwards Foundation for Rescued animals located right here in Parker, CO.
To learn more about this amazing event and/or to sign up please click here.
Frozen and Outsiders Ticket Sales:
Tickets are available about one month in advance. Frozen opens December 5th, and Outsiders on January 16th. Click the image for the ticket links or go to www.parkerarts.org
one month in advance.
Scholastic Book Fair
Come one come all to this year's Scholastic Book Fair. It will be Wed. Dec. 4th- Wed. Dec. 11th from 7:30am-4:30pm Dec. 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th (closing early at 1pm for take down)
Don't forget about the Saturday Book Fair Event! Dec. 7th 9:30am-1:30pm
(right before LM’s Frozen performance at 2pm)
Come get a picture with Santa! Warm up with hot chocolate and donuts!!!!
Meet Kimberlee Gard Children’s Author! Winner of Colorado’s 2019 Children Literature Award! https://kimberleegard.com/
New this year! Go CASH Free! Set up your student with an ewallet to shop!
See fair homepage for more details! https://tinyurl.com/AALMBooks
Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival
In preparation for attendance at the Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival, our ECA to explore the Bard begins early November. Please look for that registration on the SCHOOL STORE. Click the image for information about the Festival.
Did you forget to order your child their yearbook after you went to registration in August? Please go to www.treering.com
and enter the LM passcode: 1015299414941205. If you’re not sure if you’ve ordered or not, you would have received a confirmation email from TreeRing! You can also email Mrs. Anderson if you don’t see your confirmation!
If you haven’t created your Kickboard account so you can see how your fifth grader is doing each day at school, you will need the ‘key word’ we provided you during Open House. If you set up your account but can’t remember your password, please email Ms. Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
and she can reset your account for you.
First trimester grades are currently being entered. Please make sure you are checking Infinite Campus for upcoming assignments, current grades, and missing assignments. Also, don't forget to review our grading policy in the AA Handbook to further understand the impact late assignments have on your student’s grade. Thank you again for your support.
LM Specials Updates:
Please visit the respective links below to see what your child is experiencing in specials programming!
LM PHYS ED
The curriculum is laid out thoughtfully and intentionally, and while we are working on getting familiar with the new curriculum and all of its routines, it is important to remember that this is a new way of thinking and writing for your students. As a result for their successes and struggles will be up and down, example one lesson they may finish earlier than their peers and another lesson they may not.
The students are doing their homework online each day as well as having access to the student books online. Due to the homework being automatically leveled for your student with examples and multiple tries, the homework scores in IC may appear better than their in class work, quizzes, and tests. There are also weekly assignments being checked in class throughout the week.
Grammar, spelling, dictation, and cursive handwriting will remain constant throughout the year. The students should continue to record their homework assignments into their planners. We are still reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. We will introduce Informative Narratives, and the students will write their own based on the Westward Expansion unit in History.
Ms. Martin's Literacy classes are working towards their scrapbook project. Please ask your child to tell you more about that.
We are delving into how the United States go to be the size it is. Who was involved, when did happen, and who did we get the land from?
We will be starting our matter unit next week, which includes our first ADI lab! We are in need of the items below for part of this unit. Please send in these recyclables with your student.
Students will continue using CEJ (claim, evidence, and justification), as a means of summarizing their stance/claim when answering essential questions. We will also, continue using the ADI’s Peer Review Feedback and Rules of Critique to give specific and helpful feedback.
Recyclables to Collect for Science:
Below are some items we need for you to collect and send in with your child by November 14th:
Styrofoam meet trays, CDs, small and medium water bottles with lids, 2-liter soda bottles with lids (empty and rinsed out please), paper towel tubes, and toilet paper tubes.
Thank you and we appreciate your support!
The Fifth Grade Team