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Spelling This Week

Hi all,

Spelling this week appeared to be an ‘all or nothing’.  Kiddos either did exceptionally well, or exceptionally poor.  I’ve therefore shaken things up a bit.  If your kiddo scored below an 80% on his/her spelling test, I’ve asked that the incorrect words be written five times each, the test signed by a grownup, and both returned to school Monday.

In addition, because of the split results, we’ll repeat list 13 again next week.  For those who did poorly, it is a chance to master the words.  For those who did, well …. no spelling next week!  This gives a second chance for those who need it, and a reward for those who worked hard this week.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me.

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Emergency Book Fair Help!

Miss Hebert has had her volunteers unexpectedly cancel for tomorrow night!  She is desperate for some help working the book fair from 4:00 to 7:00.  She would be very grateful for whatever time you could offer her!  Thanks in advance for even considering it!

And just a reminder – tomorrow morning is our scheduled book fair time!  If your kiddo plans on purchasing anything at the book fair, tomorrow is our day!  8:45 – 9:05!

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Our Class Book Fair time

Our class is invited to shop the book fair  Wednesday morning at 8:45.  If you are sending money with your kiddo, please understand that money cannot be shared outside of families, and that tax is charged.  The book fair is also available online, so your kiddo may use Wednesday morning to preview items he/she wishes to order online.

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A Visible Nucleus!

As we work through the end of our cells units, both with our own class and Mrs. Miller’s class, we did an experiment with a single cell (unfertilized chicken egg) to demonstrate the cell membrane’s ability to allow materials to pass in and out of the cell.

Without fail, students ask if the egg’s yolk is the cell’s nucleus – it is not! Typically, the nucleus cannot be seen when we do this experiment, but this year – viola!

Examine the photo below, the white dot on the yellow yolk is the nucleus! IMG_3441

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Four Winds!

Four Winds Meets Fifth Grade! on PhotoPeach

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Pumpkin Math 2014 on PhotoPeach

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Unit 2 Math Jeopardy

This is the link to the game, hope this works for everyone!

Copy and paste the link into your browser to play!  (Control C = copy)  (Control V = paste)

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This Week’s Mountain Language

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Organelles For Which You Are Responsible on Tomorrow’s Quiz

nuclear membrane
cell wall
endoplasmic reticulum
cell membrane

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Spirit Days & Field Trip Reminder!

This Wednesday is our second trip to a live performance!  We’ll be traveling to the Flynn Theater for “Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief”  I’m SO excited!  Kiddos do not need to arrive early for this one!  We’ll leave MBS at 8:40 and be back in time for lunch!

Spirit Days for October!

October 24 – School Color Day!   Please have kiddos wear the school colors!

October 28 – Inside Out Day!  Everyone is encouraged to wear their clothing inside out!  (Oh my.)

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