May 2015 archive

Some exciting projects

Hello parents and guardians,

We are winding down the school year with some very interesting projects.

In language arts and social studies, our students are working on 3 collaborative projects surrounding a Washington, D.C. landmark. First, they made an informative poster. Next, they are working on a persuasive commercial. Finally, they will create a children’s book about their landmark. I am really impressed with the work they have done so far!

In science, we are working on a unit on simple machines. Our math end-of-unit assessment on statistics will be next Wednesday.

Please continue to ask any questions you have. I can be reached by calling the school or at my email

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs. Tran 🙂

 

Washington D.C,

Hello parents and guardians,

I can’t believe our Washington D.C. trip is here! I am really looking forward to spending time with our wonderful sixth graders and their families. 🙂  If you have any questions, please refer to our original information sheet. Please remember to bring a bagged lunch and $10 per person for dinner. Finally, if you can carpool with any other families, please do so, as that would really help keep room available in our parking lot.

Next week, we have a few assessments you may hear your child mention. We will be taking the STAR assessments in both math and language arts. In addition, our reading groups will have a final assessment in their reading program Achieve.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my email.

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Middle school visit and math module 5 test

Hello parents and guardians,

It was great seeing everyone at the End of the Year party on Friday night! I can’t believe we are nearing the end of this year.

We still have some exciting activities coming up, along with a lot of work to do in our classrooms.

First up, this Monday, we are visiting the middle school. Students will receive a tour of the school and meet their middle school principal.

Next week, we will travel to Washington D.C. I am looking forward to this trip, as I am sure many of you are too. 🙂 If you haven’t turned in your permission slip, please do so ASAP.

In math, my students will take the unit 5 test this Tuesday. They will take the unit 6 pretest Thursday and we will switch classes again on Friday.

In language arts and social studies, we continue to work on our D.C. projects. Students are working in groups of 2 or 3, and are creating an advertisement, a commercial and a children’s book. I have seen some great collaboration so far.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Kim tran