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Mary Hill

Teresa Doyle
(Social Studies)

Taunya Kolbinger 
(Language Arts)

Amanda Rausch (Math)


Other 5th Grade Advisory Teacher: 

Kim Hotchkiss





June 9, 2017

Summer is Really Here 

None of the fifth grade core classrooms are air conditioned. Please be sure your child is dressed for very warm weather.  There is a protocol for hot weather.  The district is responsible for closing schools due to heat.  If students are going home early or school has been canceled due to heat, you will receive notification.

Our little fifth graders are now 3 days from being big 6th graders.  The have matured so much!  (At least most of them.)  We will miss this group of wonderful children. 

Don't forget to send in the permission slip for bowling.

Please leave toys at home!  
Cell phones are not allowed to be out of lockers during the school day!  We have quite a few repeat offenders that have had objects confiscated. We are still seeing toys (sometimes called fidgits) with children that do not have an IEP or 504 plan that says they can use them.  
GSA Information:
What resources does MPS provide?
Check out the Office of Student, Family, and Community Engagement at osfce.mpls.k12.mn.us 

Smarter than a 5th Grader?
You will be by June!


June 9, 2017

We have learned about flags and have made one to symbolize our personality.  They look great, I doubt they will make it home, but I will send them.

Monday there will be a review quiz of the year.

They year has been exciting I hope you have learned a little history along with your child.

 Ms. Doyle


This week we wrapped up lose ends. We completed the book and had a riveting shared inquiry discussion on the essential question: "Is it our duty as humans to take responsibility for others in need?" The comments were so thoughtful and inspiring to hear- it makes me feel so hopeful for our future! That being said, I'd like to say thanks to all you parents/guardians out there having those hard but important conversations about equality, racism, sexism, and all other -isms that we see in our society, and creating solutions to make our community safe for all. 

Next week we will write letters to future 5th graders giving them advice, and taking the final (ore of an ELA survey). Then, summer!

Due Dates:
6/13: final 

My website is a great tool to use in order to keep up on assignments, due dates, standards-based grading info., and other ELA related activities. 

Mrs. Kolbinger
We are seeing some amazing yoers emerge from this year's fifth graders.  We are conquering rotational physics and using the energy to complete the rotations needed to correctly use a YOYO.

Did you know that Yo Yo means 'come back, come back' in a Filipino dialect?

Have a great June weekend!  

Ms. Hill
MATHEMATICS 6.9.17 --------

This week we explored coupons, receipts and advertisements in catalogs and by students creating their own story problems. Students connected our Learning Targets to real life scenarios all week. 

On Monday students will play Jeopardy to review for the final test. On Tuesday students will take the final test. The Learning Targets that will be covered on the final test are:
-I can add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. 
-I can calculate tax, tip, and discount. 

Students will be thrilled to know I reserved the media center computer lab for Monday and Tuesday next week so they will be able to focus in an air conditioned room! 

Thanks for a great school year!

Thanks for your support.
Mrs. Rausch
AVID This Week

Has your child signed up for AVID 6th grade?  If you and your child are interested in being part of the AVID Middle School program, please pick up an application from the AVID room (across the hall from the office.)

Mrs. Kolbinger is advising the 5th/6th GSA.

Pizza party Monday after school for GSA 5th-8th grade! $4 donation appreciated with a  4PM pick up time:)  
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