Please notice that I have updated several sections of the main page. New classroom calendars are posted for April and May, and will be updated periodically. I have also posted the requirements for the DPA Project that is currently underway. I appologize for recently dropping the ball on website maintenance, and look forward to upcoming improvements.
Today, we tried the Ice cream and Sorbet that we made as part of our grade 5 science unit on changes in matter. Please ask your child how they enjoyed their frozen treat. If you would like the recipe, please contact Mr. Sidlar.
I am still accepting applications for "student pen licenses." Students who receive their pen license will be allowed to use pen for writing tasks where it would be appropriate. Students will not be allowed to use pen for math. Students who receive their pen license will also receive a high-quality pen to celebrate their accomplishment. This licensing program will hopefully get students more interested in the neatness of their written output.
In order to apply for their pen license, students will write me a short persuasive text in cursive to convince me that they should be allowed to use a pen for daily writing tasks. This persuasive text will be graded for the quality of the cursive writing, and will also be used to help assess their progress in persuasive writing. The content of the persuasive text is up to the individual student.
If you would like to print some practice cursive writing sheets for your child, I have provided a web link below that will allow you to print custom practice sheets for free. (Hint: Your student can write a rough copy in manuscript printing, and then print a copy to practice writing their text in cursive. The final application must be submitted on a regular sheet of lined paper.