• Brownrigg's Newsletter

    Posted by Daniel Brownrigg on 8/26/2019


    Important Information


    • This will be my newsletter for the next two weeks due to Camp next week.





    • Remember the Chapter Two math test will be on Monday, November 4th.


    • Chapter 3 of our math units will have the students multipling and dividing fractions. This unit will begin when we return from camp.


    • Please make sure your child is completing xtramath.com at least 3times a week. The sooner the students learn their basic facts the sooner they can begin to worry more about a concept rather then their times tables, and math will be much less stressful for them.



    • We are going to continue making inferences and visualizing while we are in reading groups and whole groups.


    • We are switching out of Ch.1 and starting Ch. 2 of GUM. This will focus on concrete, and abstract nouns, personal and possessive pronouns and action vs. linking verbs.


    • Please have your child bring a book to school everyday of the school year. They will have opportunities throughout the day to read and enjoy the book that they have choosen.


    • Spelling will continue, after camp, with comparative suffixes such as -er, -est, -ier, and -iest.



    • The students will have Mrs. Crooks for Science this year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact her at jcrooks@birmingham.k12.mi.us
    • Our first unit in Science is Earth and Sun. The first investigation in our unit is The Sun. Students look at shadows throughout the day. They use this information to monitor the position of the Sun as it moves through the sky, and analyze what this information tells us about time and rotation of the earth to produce day and night.



    • We are going to continue to practice ways to stop bullying. We wrote the introductory paragraph on our narrative writing. The kids learned that you can begin this paragraph with a hook; for example a quote or a question so the reader becomes interested in the topic. Next we will learn about paragraphing.


    Social Studies

    • We began to learn about explorers and the tools they used to find the new world, why they went to the new world, and what they brought back with them from the new world.


    • Next we will look at what the difference is between a hero and a villian. The students will pick an European Explorer, research their explorer and determine if they should be considered a hero or a villian.



    Important Dates:

    • Nov. 4th - Battle of the Books Kick off
    • Nov. 5th - No school Records Day
    • Nov. 6-8th- Camp Copneconic
    • Nov. 15th- PTA Skating Party
    • Nov. 20-21- 1/2 Day Parent teacher conferences
    • Nov. 27th-Thanksgiving recess begins



    Special’s Schedule from 9:00-9:45 everyday
    A Days- Art
    B Days- Music
    C Days- PE
    D Days- Spanish 

    On B Days we also have Spainsh from 1:55-2:40

    Band and Orchestra are on A and C days Monday thru Thursday from 2:45-3:30

    Lunch is from 12:50-1:30 Daily


    Allergy Alert! We have students in the 5th grade this year with allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. As we switch classes so often, the entire 5th grade is NUT FREE. You may send in a snack for your child to eat during our celebration!


    CELL PHONE SCHOOL POLICY: Cell phones are to remain in the student's backpack until the end of the school day. They are not to be in the classrooms or on the student unless they are being used for instructional purposes. If a student is found with a phone, it will be taken to the office until the end of the school day.


    Students are not to be in the building in the morning, prior to the bell. Students found roaming the halls or in unsupervised classrooms will be sent to Kids Club.

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