Mrs. Heysler's 4th and 5th Grade 2018-19

November 5 Pavilion Raising

 November 8 Tin Mountain Class 1-3

November 8 ASM Veterans' Day presentation

November 15 Open House/Ancient Civilizations museum showcase

November 20 Thanksgiving Assembly

November 21-23 Thanksgiving Recess

Classroom News:

******We are very excited to be doing our Pavilion raising on November 5.  The Upper House students will be taking turns raising the bents with their buddies but they will also be taking on other roles like photographer, Newspaper contact, sketch artist 

******We are well on our way to developing some pretty interesting Passion Projects.  Thank you parents for spending time with your child to work on the planning piece for this.  

*****We have begun a unit on sound and sound waves in science.  We will be having 3 Tin Mountain classes to find out about sound in the natural world. 

**********We have begun our first big integrated project of the year.  Students have done gathered background knowledge about several ancient civilizations and will work with a group to answer the essential question:

How did major Ancienct Civilizations profoundly affect life in the world?

Students will work in their groups to represent the 5 pillars of civilization and present their projects in a museum showcase on November 15. 

If you ever have any questions, drop me a line at:


Please, Please, Please help your student to check their assignment notebook for ongoing integrated project and passion project homework, as well as their book club homework.

Reading: 30 minutes a night (once over the weekend) Students are often reading the same material as their classmates, and it is useful for them to be at about the same place to have good conversation.  Right now, we are focusing on Character.

Math Students should practice their multiplication facts at least 4 times a week for about 10 minutes.  There are many ways to practice such as flash cards, oral quizzing, Ipad apps, Khan Academy,  As the content of math becomes more complicated it is really important for students to be automatic with their facts so they can use this knowledge to solve problems more efficiently.

Parents should sign check-in for reading and math in the assignment notebook

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Joan Heysler,
Jan 4, 2018, 5:51 AM
Joan Heysler,
Jan 4, 2018, 5:51 AM