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Peek at the Week

April 2009
What’s happening in Room 205??
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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Day 6 – Music Day 1 – Spanish Day 2 – PE

Start Civil War Unit JOURNAL PAGE DUE

with Mrs. Stonehouse NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL
Art Lesson
NO SPELLING THIS WBL Center for the Arts Papa Murphy’s
Pizza Night
(PTO Fundraiser)
Student of the Week: Tyler

Important Dates
 04/09 – NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day)
It is very important that your  04/14 and 04/15 – MCA Math Test
child is at school for the MCA Please return the form
 04/21 and 04/22 – MCA Reading Test
tests. Please check the schedule
and money for a class t-
to the right for our testing dates. shirt as soon as possible.
MCA PRACTICE LINKS ARE NOW  04/27 – Middle School Orientation 7pm SPMS
AVAILABLE ON MY CLASS WEBPAGE!  04/29 and 04/30 – MCA Science Test You don’t want to miss
 05/01 – Remaining Camp Balance Due! out on this great deal!!

Gently used children's books needed for a school project!

One of the classes in our school has received a Youth Service America/State Farm Insurance grant to help set up a small lending library in the
tutoring room at the East Metro Women's Council, an organization in our community that supports families and children in need. Many
children from EMWC attend our school. Our class has decided to participate in this project by donating books for children of all ages
(especially appropriate for K - 5). These books will be used throughout the school year as well as over the summer. Please help us by
donating new or gently used books in good condition. We will collect books until the 15th of April. Thank you for helping us.
Ms. Wagoner’s Weekly Newsletter
April 6 – April 10, 2009
What have we been up to?
In math, we continued our unit on
geometry. This week we talked about similar and
congruent polygons. Students also had practice
calculating the areas and perimeters of different
polygons, by designing bumper car floor plans.
In reading, we started a new theme, One
Land, Many Trails. We read A Boy Called Slow,
which was about a famous leader of the Lakota
Sioux people. We also covered prefixes, suffixes,
analogies, and pronouns during grammar this
We also started reading groups this week.
Students are reading one of four different books.
They have to complete a selection of reading
each day, along with a comprehension After a wonderful music performance! Ethnic Drumming Group
worksheet. They are given 25 minutes in class, and
what they do not finish is homework (minutes can
be used on their Reading Log). If students are on
task, they should not have to bring it home. It is
very important that students stay on schedule with
the reading, or they will get behind!
Homework is now posted as a blog on
In Science, students had practice my class webpage. I will try to update Contact Information
classifying different objects using what they this daily. Students should also be Ms. Sarah Wagoner
learned about taxonomy. We also went to the writing what homework they have (651) 653-2854
computer lab to practice MCA Science tests, each day in their planner.
which all 5th graders are required to take at the
end of April. Class Website:
We also had another DARE lesson this
week, where the focus was on the effects of
tobacco and marijuana use. Students love asking
Officer Just questions and always look forward to
our DARE time!


Please return Camp St. Croix forms to school by Friday, April 24.
Remember, your remaining balance is due by May 1st!