The end of the school year is near! We've been packing up the classroom and wrapping up our units of study.
- The class completed their ERB testing on Wednesday, May 15th. The test results were mailed home this week.
- The Day of Service took place on Thursday, May 23rd. We did wonderful work with our friends at Bethany Home. To see photos from this day, go here.
- The fifth grade campout on Monday, June 4th was lots of fun. Your daughter brought home her tie-dye shirt yesterday with wash instructions. Please be sure to follow the directions before washing the shirt. To see photos from the event, go here. Many thanks to Anne and Philip Carty for hosting the event for the class.
- We made duct tape flower pencils with our second grade little sisters yesterday. It was a great way to end our year together. To see photos of this, go here.
- We had two Middle School teachers visit the class today to review summer homework for incoming sixth graders. The class got to know Martha Douglas-Osmundson, Middle School English teacher during her visit. Ms. D-O told the girls which two books they need to read this summer and encouraged the girls to take the books out of the library. Maggie Friedfeld, Middle School Math teacher came to show the students their summer math assignment. Check out the Getting Started page for more details.
- Tomorrow, Friday, June 7th is Field Day. Your daughter can be out of uniform. She will be given a shirt for her team in the morning.
- Tuesday, June 11th is Lower School Closing. Click here for information on this special day.
Tomorrow, Friday, May 17th- please make sure that your daughter arrives to school no later than 7:55 am. The class has been invited to the Athletic Awards in the Music Center. The awards begin promptly at 8:00 am. I will be out of school tomorrow as it is moving day for our family. The class will be in the excellent hands of a substitute teacher, Kate Lentz, who the girls are familar with.
Many thanks to Brian Iwatake who shared the fascinating story of his family's experiences during WWII with the class last week. The fifth graders enjoyed learning more about the war through Brian's presentation.
I was so proud of the fifth grade class for working hard on the ERB tests this week. I was especially pleased that we had perfect attendance for all three days of testing so no make up tests were necessary. The girls were rewarded with a special treat today for this. Ask your daughter what she had.
The fifth grade has begun work on their yearbooks. The class is very excited about this project! Each student can bring in two photographs to put on their yearbook page. All photographs need to be turned in by Tuesday, May 21st. Please email any digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
We're looking forward to visiting Bethany Home on the Day of Service (Thursday, May 23rd) with our second grade little sisters. The class has done some great work with the residents at Bethany Home this year and they are looking forward to seeing the girls one more time.
Please join us for a Celebration of Learning on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:10 am. You'll have the opportunity to play math games with your daughter and see some of her recent work. We hope you'll be able to make it!
- Each literature circle group did an excellent job presenting information about their book and explained the historical events in the book to the class. We recently began Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli and the class is really enjoying it. Ask your daughter what she thinks of the novel so far.
- We've been working on analogies in preparation for the ERBs. Ask your daughter about strategies we've practiced to solve analogy problems.
- We're continuing our work on fractions. The class has been finding fractions of numbers, adding fractions and mixed numbers, multiplying fractions and dividing fractions. The Unit 8 Assessment is scheduled for Friday, May 3rd.
- Next Tuesday, May 7th we will be joining our 7th grade big sisters and Middle School math teacher Maggie Friedfeld for lunch and math games in Middle School. The girls will be served pizza. If your daughter does not eat pizza, you may send lunch in for her. Please remember no nuts!
- Your daughter should be practicing her math facts regularly!
- The class was fascinated by the stories Doris Donovan shared with us on April 17th. We were so happy to welcome this Holocaust survivor to our class and learn about her experiences. Ask your daughter how she was able to escape from Germany with her family.
- Last Monday's field trip to Battleship Cove was great! The fifth graders were able to explore the USS Massachusetts and also tour the USS Lionfish. We all learned a lot about the history of the battleship and its role in WWII. Many thanks to our parent drivers and chaperones for joining us on this field trip.
- We were inspired by the work Americans did on the homefront in WWII and planted a Victory Garden in our classroom last week. Ask your daughter what vegetables and herbs we hope to grow. We also talked about propaganda and the class made posters to promote Victory Gardens.
- We're wrapping up our unit on WWII and beginning our unit on the American Civil Rights Movement. Today we read a great book, As Good as Anybody, which linked these two Social Studies units together. Ask your daughter who Abraham Joshua Heschel was and who he worked with.
- Our next field trip is to the JFK Library in Boston on Friday, May 10th to learn about the Civil Rights Movement. For more information on this, please go here. We will be taking a bus to the Library. Please email me if you're interested in coming. Spots on the bus are limited!
Important Upcoming Dates:
- Book Tasting - Wednesday, May 8th - 5:30 - 7:00 pm
- Lower School Family Dance - Friday, May 10th
- ERB testing - week of May 13th
- Outdoor Classroom Dedication - Thursday, May 16th - 3:00 - go here to RSVP
April has been busy thus far and we have lots more excitement to come:
- Our field trip to the MFA last Wednesday was a success. It was wonderful to see the contemporary works at the MFA and the girls all enjoyed sketching paintings in the galleries. Click here to see photos from our visit to the museum.
- We finished our read aloud book Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier last week. Many fifth graders were surprised by the ending. Ask your daughter what she thought of the book. We began our next read aloud book, The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani.
- The literature circle groups are finishing their books on WWII. We will be talking about the themes of these books this week. Each group will present information about their book to the rest of the class. The next novel we will read is Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.
- The fifth graders have been writing persuasive essays about school uniforms in google docs. They had practice writing persuasive essays in the fall about mechanical pencils and it's been wonderful to see how passionate they can get about certain topics. Ask your daughter where she stands on the issue.
- In Math we have begun Unit 8: Fractions and Ratios. The students have been practicing adding mixed numbers with different denominators and will work on subtracting mixed numbers tomorrow. We will also be multiplying fractions and mixed numbers and dividing fractions as well.
- We had a great visit to Bethany Home with our second grade little sisters today. The students worked together to create flower balls that will be hung in the residents' rooms. To see photos from our visit, click here.
- Next Monday, April 22nd is our Field Trip to Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts. We will travel to Battleship Cove to tour the U.S.S. Massachusetts and see artifacts from WWII up close. We will depart Lincoln in the morning and will return before lunch. We are in need of parent drivers for this field trip. Please email me at email@example.com if you are able to drive students.
- Friday, April 26th is Grandparents and Special Friends Day at Lincoln. For more information about this day or to RSVP for a grandparent or special friend, go here. I am happy to be a "special friend" to the students who aren't bringing a guest to school that day.
- Please remember that there is an 11:45 dismissal on Wednesday, May 29th.
It's hard to believe that tomorrow is the beginning of April! We have many things happening this month in Grade Five:
- Wednesday, April 10th- Field Trip- grades Four and Five to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. We will be taking a bus and spending the day at the museum. The fifth graders are currently studying contemporary art and will have the opportunity to see work by their artist in person. There are a few extra spaces on the bus, please let me know if you wish to join us.
- Monday, April 15th - Visit to Bethany Home with Grade 2. The raindate for this visit is scheduled for Monday, April 29th.
- Wednesday, April 17th - Doris Donovan speaking to Grade 5. We are fortunate to have Ms. Donovan, a child Holocaust survivor come to Lincoln to speak to the class about the Holocaust. We are grateful to The Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island for arranging this special visit.
- Monday, April 22nd - Field Trip to Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts. We will travel to Battleship Cove to tour the U.S.S. Massachusetts and see artifacts from WWII up close. We will depart Lincoln in the morning and will return before lunch. We are in need of parent drivers for this field trip. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to drive students.
In Reading the class is working in Literature Circles. Each group is reading a different book is about WWII. Ask your daughter which book she is reading and how she likes it. We're working on thinking about reading - asking questions, making connections and predictions and visualizing when reading the texts.
In Math we have been working on Order of Operations and Positive and Negative Numbers. We will be adding and subtracting with positive and negative numbers this week.
Our unit on WWII in Social Studies has generated a lot of interesting conversations. We will be working on map skills, discussing key elements of the war and talking about human rights in this unit. The fifth graders have been enthusiastic about the WWII Interview Project. All interviews must be completed by Monday, April 8th. We will be conducting interviews by phone in school this week for students who did not have anyone to interview for this project.
To see photos from the last Book Lynx, Book Character Day and our March Bethany Home visit, go here.
It's been awhile since we've had a full five day week at school! I'm looking forward to a busy week with the class.
- Monday, March 4, 2013 - Bethany Home with our Little Sisters. We'll be reading Dr. Seuss books to the residents at Bethany Home in celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)'s birthday.
- Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Celebration of Learning in Grade Five. Please join us at 8:00 am for the world premiere of the Women Trailblazer Movies in the fifth grade classroom. Each fifth grade student created a movie on the female trailblazer she studied for the biography research project. If you are unable to make Thursday morning's celebration, we will be showing the movies on our website.
- Friday, March 8, 2013 - Spring Sing - Friday is the last day of school before our two week break. We will return to school on Monday, March 25th. I will encourage the fifth graders to take out a few books from the Lower School Library to enjoy over break. I'll also remind the class to not forget about their math facts over break!
- We completed Unit 6 in Math last week and will begin Unit 7 tomorrow. Unit 7 is the study of Exponents and Negative Numbers.
- The fifth graders finished Number the Stars and submitted their final projects last week. We've been working on "thinking" about reading and have used different books to practice these strategies. Ask your daughter which Patricia Polacco book she read with a partner last week. This week we will break into literature circles. Each small group will be reading a book that takes place during WWII.
- We have begun our unit on WWII in Social Studies. Information about the WWII Interview Project will be going home this week.
I hope you and your family had a nice long weekend! We have many things to look forward to as we return to school:
- Wednesday, February 20th - the fifth graders will be joining their seventh grade big sisters during recess for Middle School "break" time. Your daughter may bring in money to purchase a snack from the dining room or bring her own snack to break. There will also be a bake sale benefitting The Tomorrow Fund that the students can purchase goodies from. $3.00 is the most your daughter will need to buy a snack.
- Tuesday, February 26th - RESCHEDULED - Small as an Elephant Book Lynx - 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Upper School Library
- Friday, March 1st - Parent/Teacher Conference Day No School for Lower School students. Please call Carole Donnelly at 401.331.9696 to make your conference appointment. I am also available to meet on other days if March 1st doesn't work for you.
- Monday, March 4th - visit to Bethany Home with our second grade little sisters.
- In Math we recently worked on a fun math project involving conversation heart candies and fractions, decimals and percents. The students were all given candy and had to create bar and circle graphs based on their data. We recently began Unit 6: Using Data and the Addition and Subtraction of Fractions. Ask your fifth grader about the game "Finish First."
- In Reading we are finishing the novel Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. We will be working on different novels in Literature Circles next. The girls will be working in small groups and each group will read a different work of historical fiction that takes place during WWII.
- The fifth graders have been working on paragraph writing skills and editing skills in Writing. Next we will be working on writing a variety of paragaphs.
- It has been a pleasure listening to the speeches of Women Trailblazers in Social Studies. It's great to have the class learn about each of their classmates' biography project subjects. We will soon begin our unit on WWII.
- On Valentine's Day the class enjoyed some sweet treats together and attended the 1st and 2nd Grade Valentine Sing. We made valentines for the residents at Bethany Home which were delivered to the nursing home that evening.
- To see our February photos, click here. There are pictures from the math candy project and the Rooster Games in the album.
We are looking forward to many exciting things in fifth grade:
- Tomorrow, February 7th is the Rooster Games! Please remember that this is an out of uniform day. Your daughter should be dressed in her team color. She should also dress warmly as we will be walking back to Lincoln from Wheeler School if the weather permits. You should send a snack for recess and if your daughter does not eat pizza, please send a lunch for her to bring.
- Monday, February 11th - we are visiting the residents at Bethany Home with our second grade little sisters.
- Monday, February 11th - Small as an Elephant Book Lynx - 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Upper School Library
- Tuesday, February 12th - lunch with seventh grade big sisters
- Thursday, February 14th - Valentine's Day/Red and Pink Day - this is an out of uniform day (students should be dressed in Valentine colors). If your daughter wishes to bring in valentines for her classmates, be sure that there is one for everyone. There are 16 girls in our class. If you wish to send in goodies for Valentine's Day, please send me an email at email@example.com so I can make sure we don't have an overabundance of treats.
- Our Unit 5 Test on Fractions, Decimals and Percents is tomorrow, January 31st. We will wrap up this unit with a fun candy project early next week. Our next Math unit is on Using Data and the Addition and Subtraction of Fractions.
- The due date for the Social Studies biography project is next Wednesday, February 6th. The fifth graders have been working hard on the research and report writing processes.
- Next Thursday, February 7th is the Rooster Games. The fifth grade can be out of uniform for the day (dressed in the color of their assigned team). The fifth graders have been working hard on reading as many Rooster Game books as possible. Ask your daughter how many books she's read and which ones she liked best.
- The book selected for our next Book Lynx is Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson. The Book Lynx is scheduled for Monday, February 11th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. We will meet in the Upper School Library. We hope you'll be able to join us!
- Red and Pink Day is Thursday, February 14th. Your daughter can be out of uniform dressed in Valentine colors.
- Health class with Kara Gilligan begins on Friday, February 1st. Should you have any questions, please email Kara at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We have begun to work on bar and circle graphs in Math. The class enjoyed creating their own bar graph on "Favorite Rooster Game Books" today in class. Our next lessons will be on reading and creating circle graphs. We will wrap up our unit on Fractions, Decimals and Percents early next week. I have scheduled the end of unit assessment on Thursday, January 31st. Please remember that your daughter should be practicing her math facts regularly. For some fun online math games, please click here.
- The fifth graders are working hard on their biography research projects. I have split the project up into smaller manageable tasks. We have reviewed the due dates for each task in class and every student has put this information in their planner. To see the list of due dates, please click here. If possible, your daughter should be completing her rough drafts on google docs. This will make editing her drafts much easier. The class is looking forward to sharing their movies on their trailblazer with you once they are complete.
- Tomorrow, January 25th is school spirit day! Although all students are to be in uniform, students can show their spirit by sporting a green, white, or blue shirt with their kilt. They are also welcome to wear a Lincoln Sweatshirt or Fear The Lynx tee-shirt if they have one. We are going to a mid-morning pep-rally and at 4:00 pm there is a varsity basketball game in Boss-McLoughlin Auditorium. There is a pre-game event in the Dining Room from 3:00-4:00 pm with pizza and facepainting. All students must be accompanied by an adult.
- In Math we have been converting fractions to decimals. The girls were able to use a calculator to convert fractions to decimals today. Ask your daughter how she would change a fraction into a decimal if she had her Math Journal but no calculator. There will be a quiz on Decimals on Thursday, January 17th. We will have a study session in class tomorrow. The quiz will cover writing decimals, comparing decimals and converting fractions to decimals.
- We began the novel, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry in Reading. This piece of historical fiction takes place in Denmark during WWII. The class has been very enthusiastic about reading this book. Ask your daughter what she knows about Denmark during this time in history. Our new Read Aloud book is Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier.
- The fifth graders have been writing personal narratives in Language Arts. Each student is writing a memoir of something that happened at school that they'll never forget. We'll be writing more personal narratives this trimester.
- In Social Studies we are continuing our study of Women's Rights. We created a timeline of important events during the Women's Suffrage Movement and incorporated the women trailblazers that each student is studying. We are also working on our research projects on our female trailblazers. Ask your daughter who Lucy Burns is and what she did for the Suffrage Movement.
- The class did a great job at the Performing Arts Presentation yesterday! To see pictures from this and other January happenings, go to: January Photos
- We were excited to check out the Outdoor Classroom space this afternoon. We feel so fortunate that this new learning space is right outside our door. We're all looking forward to spending more time there when it is completed.
- Please remember, the weather outside is going to be frightful! We have been enjoying the milder temperatures this month but the forecast shows that it will be colder soon. Your daughter spends 30 minutes outside each day for Recess. Please remind her to dress properly for the weather. You may wish to send in an extra winter hat and mittens or gloves for her to keep in her cubby.
Happy New Year! It's wonderful to be back at school with the class. The fifth graders and I discussed all that we have to look forward to in the next few months at our Morning Meeting today:
- Grades - your daughter will now be getting grades on her assignments and assessments. We talked about grades this morning and the students know they will be getting number or letter grades from me depending on the assignment. The class had a good understanding of why they will now be seeing their grades and how this is part of the transition to Middle School. You will still be asked to sign your daughter's work to keep up our home/school communication.
- There will be a quiz on fractions this Thursday, January 10th. This is a short quiz and will not take an entire class period. The unit on fractions, decimals and perecents is lengthy and I give the quizzes to assess where each student is before we move onto the next concept. The quiz will cover fractions, mixed numbers, ordering fractions, comparing fractions, finding equivalent fractions and writing fractions in simplest form.
- On Monday, January 14th at 2:00 pm, the fifth graders will be presenting what they've learned in Performing Arts. This will take place in the Music Center and we hope you'll be able to come.
- Your daughter will be working on her report of a female trailblazer in the coming weeks. In class we will practice research and note taking skills and work on the rough drafts of the five paragraph report. She will need to do the typing for the final report at home.
- Kara Gilligan will begin the Health unit with the class in February. She will be in touch with you about what will be covered in class.
- The Rooster Games will take place on Thursday, February 7th at Wheeler School. The fifth graders have been busy reading Rooster Game books and writing Rooster Game cards. Ask your daughter how many books she's read and how many more she plans to read before February 7th.
December has been an exciting month in Grade Five!
The highlight of the past few weeks was the Fifth Grade Visit to Middle School. The class is still talking about their wonderful visit and they're looking forward to getting together with their 7th grade big sisters again.
We will complete the book Inside Out and Back Again in Reading this week. The girls will be writing Rooster Game cards after we finish the novel. The girls have been discussing this book in small reading groups and have responded to the text in both short answers and paragraphs. We've focused on the importance of the setting and changes for the characters while reading this novel and the girls have been identifying similes in the book as well.
In Language Arts the girls have been working on paragraph responses and editing their written work. I look forward to working with them in Writing Workshop more often in January.
We completed the math unit on Division last week and began our unit on Fractions, Decimals and Percents today. The Unit 4 test will be sent home for you to sign tomorrow. Unit 5 covers a substantial amount of material so I will be breaking the unit into three parts (Fractions, Decimals and Percents). We will have a quiz after each of these parts and a unit assessment when we complete all three parts.
The fifth graders were very excited to be assigned a biography today on a female trailblazer. Ask your daughter which woman in history they will be researching. We will be working on writing research papers when we return to school in the new year. The girls will also be creating movies on their subjects which we look forward to sharing with you. The class is still learning about the Women's Rights Movement and will also begin our time line of highlights from the movement this week.
Thank you for your generosity in purchasing items for Angels Among Us. The box of gifts for Abigail was full today and the fifth graders felt great about providing a child in need with many wonderful things for the holidays.
Please remember to have your daughter wear her hair pulled back and up as there have been cases of lice in Lower School.
This Thursday, December 20th is Lumina at 1:30 pm. For details on Lumina, please go to: http://www.lincolnschool.org/page.cfm?p=1005
The fifth graders must wear black or navy blue shirts and tights.
December is here and we have many things to look forward to this month.
The fifth graders will be spending the day in Middle School this Wednesday, December 5th. Your daughter should go straight to Middle School on Wednesday morning. I hope to see you all on Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the Parents Night for the transition to Middle School.
Next Monday, December 10th, we will be visiting Bethany Home (rain/snow date is Monday, December 17th).
On Friday, December 14th, the fifth grade class will be attending the State Ballet of RI's performance of Coppelia with our second grade little sisters. We are in need of drivers for this field trip. Please let me know if you'd be able to help with transportation. The performance is being held at the Roberts Auditorium at Rhode Island College at 10:00 am. It is approximately 2 hours long.
The fifth graders have been very busy in class. We've been practicing division in Math. The girls have reviewed the partial quotients algorithm of division and this week we will practice the traditional algorithm of division. The class had fun using ipads to test their knowledge of division facts on Friday.
We began our new novel in Reading, Inside Out and Back Again. This book is also a Rooster Game book. Ask your daughter how many Rooster Game books she's read so far. We also started a new read aloud book, The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman.
In Language Arts we are reviewing the parts of speech and working on paragraph development and editing skills.
We completed the unit on Slavery and the Underground Railroad last week and we will start the unit on the Women's Rights Movement this week in Social Studies. In addition to learning about the women's rights movement, your daughter will be working on a biography project on a woman trailblazer.
We are still in need of items for our Angels Among Us Holiday Drive. If you are interested in donating any items for Abigail, please go to: http://www.lincolnschool.org/page.cfm?p=3120 for details. We are grateful for anything you are able to contribute.
In Language Arts, the fifth graders are finishing the novel, A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, A Slave Girl. They have been summarizing the book and writing paragraph responses to the text. We also finished our read aloud book, The Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child today. Ask your daughter what she thought of these books.
The students took the Unit 3 assessment on Geometry last Friday. Your daughter will be bringing her test home tomorrow. Please be sure to sign it and your fifth grader should bring it back to school on Monday, November 26th. Our next unit in Math will cover division.
We're wrapping up our study of Slavery and the Underground Railroad in Social Studies. The class finished reading the book, The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure last week and I've enjoyed reading their summaries of their "adventures" as a slave, a slave catcher and abolitionist. We will be watching a movie about the Underground Railroad called A Race to Freedom. The movie is not rated and there are some violent scenes that are historically accurate. I have shown this film to fifth grade students for the past few years and I believe it is appropriate for their age group and educationally valuable. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.
We will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow at our Thanksgiving Assembly and Lower School Feast. The fifth grade class will be presenting a project we worked on with our second grade little sisters at the assembly. We'd love to have you join us for the assembly and/or feast. The assembly begins at 11:00 am in the Music Center and we will have our feast afterwards. If you wish to join us, please bring your own lunch to enjoy at the feast.
Every holiday season, the Lower School participates in the Angels Among Us Foundation drive. The foundation provides warm clothing, toys and other essentials to the neediest of children in our area. This year, our class is sponsoring a 12 year old girl named Abigail. Your daughter will bring home a sheet with Abigail's sizes, wishes and needs tomorrow. I have also put this information on our website. To see the list, click here. If you are interested in purchasing an item for Abigail, please email me and I can take that item off the list on the website. Participation is optional. We do appreciate any contribution your family can make.
I hope you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
November 7, 2012
Dear Grade Five Parents,
We've had a busy few weeks in fifth grade. The girls have been working hard both in and out of our classroom.
We are currently studying geometry in Math. The students have been working with protractors and compasses and identifying the three different kinds of triangles and a variety of polygons. We've been measuring angles and talking about adjacent, vertical and opposite angles. Ask your daughter which of those three angles are the same.
In Reading we are enjoying the novel, Picture of Freedom. This work of historical fiction is a diary of a slave who could read and write. The class has talked about making predictions and foreshadowing. Your daughter is keeping a character chart in her Reading notebook and tracking the many characters in this story. We have also been working on paragraph responses to the text.
The class is enjoying learning about Slavery and the Underground Railroad in Social Studies. The fifth graders completed a Freedom Quilt last week. After learning about how quilts may have been helpful to slaves and workers on the Underground Railroad, each student created two quilt squares out of paper. We put all of the squares together to make a beautiful paper quilt which has been on display in the rotunda. The fifth graders are now reading The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure by Allison Lassieur. They have been so enthusiastic about taking on different roles on the Underground Railroad. We've also been visiting the computer lab to work on a Harriet Tubman webquest.
Your daughter is bringing home some work to be signed tonight. I send corrected work home so that you are always aware of your child's progress. You will be asked to sign your daughter's work regularly this school year. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.
On Halloween the girls enjoyed being out of uniform in black and orange. It was really wonderful to come together as a class to make the bags for patients at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Thank you for your generosity in providing materials for the bags.
We traveled to Bethany Home this past Monday with our second grade little sisters. We will also be working with them on a project focusing on different members of our Lincoln School community. This project will be presented at our Thanksgiving Assembly.
Lastly, I told the class that I will be out both tomorrow and Friday of this week. My older daughter has to have surgery on a benign tumor on her neck. She is expected to do great and recover quickly and I will return to school on Tuesday, November 13th (please remember that there is no school on Monday, November 12th). A former Lincoln School fifth grade teacher will be filling in for me and I know that everything will go smoothly in my absence.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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We had a great visit to Quonset Air Base: students toured a C-130 and met Jenny, a pilot who has flown missions in Afghanistan and other places, and who is supported by many female members of the support team. We tried on equipment and used night vision goggles. Ask your daughter about how an airplane stays up and how heavy that parachute pack was. Pizza and cookies were compliments of the Floru family.
In preparation for our field trip to Quonset Airbase to see planes and learn about an aviation career choice for women, we made paper airplanes with our little sisters in second grade. Some interesting aerodynamics at work here!
Fifth Graders met their little sisters on Friday. We are looking forward to our first field trip with our little sisters on September 27th to Quonset Air base. Over the year, these students will do activities and help each other in many special ways.