Fifth grade was fortunate to have Starr Kelly from the Abbe Museum present to us about cultural differences. Students had a hands-on opportunity to observe artifacts from the Wabanaki culture and Southwest tribes' cultures and compare the two. It was so wonderful to see the students make connections with our recent regions unit and our mini lessons on stereotypes in cultures.
The 5-2 class voted on what kind of regional themed celebration they would want for winning The Great State Race and they, surprisingly, chose the Northeast Region. We celebrated with Whoopie Pies, Cape Cod potato chips, saltwater taffy, and nautical themed decorations, as well as a few regional sodas including Moxie. The students had a great time!
Thank you to all the families that helped get postcards mailed to the students. Thank you to Mrs. Ludden for the donation of whoopie pies. And thank you CDS PTG for the decorations and extra goodies!
We have one class that is sooooo close!! Here are the states that each class still needs:
Here are some postcards that have come in recently with no student names. Please claim if you recognize any of them.
-Two came in from Virginia and they look like they came from the same person. They are showing Virginia Wildlife.
-North Dakota - Highway Patrol sent.
-Kentucky - Friends of Mammoth Cave
As we finish out the school year, I want us to finish out strong! Lately, disruption in the classroom has increased yet expectations have always remained the same. To protect everyone's right to learn, I have added a new consequence when classroom expectations have not been met. The first consequence has always been a warning, now the second consequence will be asking the disruptive student to leave the classroom and sit in the office for the remainder of class time. This will be accompanied with a note home that will need to be signed, as well as an Academic notice to make up the work that was missed in class. Should this consequence not be sufficient and behavior continues, the final consequence will be automatic detention with dismissal from the classroom if warranted.
It is my hope that I never have to send anyone out of my classroom as providing students with as much learning opportunity as possible is my main goal. Reviewing the classroom rules and consequences with your child and discussing with them what this means and looks like, also goes a long way in helping me help your child be successful in class.
As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I continually thank you for your support of me and my students.
1. Respect yourself, your peers, your teacher, and your surroundings.
2. Raise your hand silently to speak.
3. Follow all directions quickly the first time they are given.
Center Drive PTG
May Calendar Raffle
For every day in May, that’s 31 days, a winner will be drawn to win the item of the day. Some days have multiple winners, marked by (x_) on calendar. Calendar tickets cost $10 each. Each ticket is eligible to win 36 prizes. Tickets will be sold in April with the first drawing held May 1st. You may purchase a ticket from any student at Center Drive School, or you may contact CDS PTG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daily winners will be contacted via phone & posted to our website and Facebook pages. https://cdsptg.wixsite.com/website Or https://www.facebook.com/CenterDriveSchoolPTG/
(Each of the following file downloads are being sent home with your child tonight.)
A message from our own Kristina Judkins:
"My name is Kristina Judkins. I am in 5th grade and when I was two years old I had cancer. Now I am cancer free. Every year I got Relay for Life to raise money to find a cure for cancer.
This year's fund raiser is to fill the eggs with coins. Each grade will have 60 eggs to fill. You can fill them during break Monday through Thurfsday next week. This Friday and next Friday will be Hat Days. Put 50 cents in an egg an you can wear your hat for the day.
In the hallway will be a bulletin board showing each grade's progress. Thanks for your support."
Our very own Ella D'Auria entered the 2018 OSHER Map Making Contest and her map is in the top 10!!
To win, she needs our votes. Please click on the link below to vote for Ella's map. Voting begins today at noon.
Thank you for your support and congratulations and good luck Ella!!
We're getting soooo close!! Here are the newest updates:
5-1 = 34 states
5-3 = 42 states
AND in the lead...
5-2 with 46 states!!
Here are the states that each class still need:
Unfortunately we still have a lot of postcards still unclaimed. Here are some states and descriptions of ones who are still looking for owners:
Michigan - Quincy Mine
Kansas - Colby Visitor's Center
Set of 3 from one sender - Mostly Nebraska
Minnesota - Duluth
Delaware - Rehoboth Beach
Missouri - Sender shared State Animal, A fact about President Harry S Truman, and listed some sports teams
Connecticut - "Bringing in the Plum Pudding" Etching
California - Sender shared that the desert tortoise is the state reptile
New York - Syracuse University
Florida - Key West
Idaho - McCall and the Winter Carnival
Wyoming - Grand Teton Mountains
Missouri - Sender wrote, "Greetings for Missouri. Saw your post FB"
Colorado - Mount Elbert fact
Colorado - Keystone
Wyoming - shows the state seal, flag, bird, flower, animal
Virginia - The sender writes she is in Virginia Beach
Connecticut - New Milford
Nebraska - Chimney Rock