Due Dates/Class News


News from Mrs. Sheppard’s/Mr. Edwards’ Classrooms April-June 2018

We are off to our final marking period!  Our focus has turned to fantasy. We are including some medieval history, and castles and how they relate to our current history.  In Social Studies we are studying the events that build and expanded our country. Students are studying the names of the states and have begun testing on these.  Area, volume, geometry and perimeter will take over Math during this period. Science will be a focus on Matter. In writing we are working on persuasive essays and newspaper writing.

Thank you so much for sharing your child with us this year! The year has gone by very quickly, and we have enjoyed our time with them.



Due Friday, May 18: Oral Report (worked on in class) Students will choose a an issue to take a stand on and present, or a fantasy creature or an unexplained phenomena to study and give a brief report on.  Oral reports should have information from at least 3 sources and last between 5-15 minutes. Students need to cite their sources used.  Reports can be presented using any format.


***Homework Project: Due on or before Friday, May25: Castle Diorama Students are asked to design a castle from junk materials.  The castle should represent the one that the student has drawn and the country that your child chose to study at school. They can be original designs. Castles are to have the main parts labeled and a working drawbridge! (think forces and motion to tie into our science lesson/ration and measurements to fit into Math) A list of the suggested parts will be sent home April 27.  Have fun with this!



We are currently writing our script to film our movie!!!  Students will be bringing these home to practice their parts for filming in May. We can’t wait to share our final production with you in June!




Other dates:

½ day April 27, May 1 & 3 Fish Hatchery Trip,

May 2 Release Day for Salmon 9:30-11:25,

May 11 Baseline Transition Tour and Garden Tour at Baseline, AND

5th Grade instrumental concert 1:00,   May 29 Sarrett Nature Center Field Trip,

June 1 5th grade talent showcase 1:45PM,  June 7 5th Grade Picnic Stanley Johnston Park,

June 11 5K and Field Day (helpers needed!!),

 ½ day June 12, 13th (pending)