Thursday, December 13, 2018

Good Afternoon 5th and 6th Grade Families!

There is an important update to the 5/6 blog email that you received last night!  6th grade families take note, the Informed Consumer Cooking Challenge that was scheduled to take place next Monday, December 17th is going to be rescheduled for an early date in January.  We are trying to work around the basketball schedule and will let you know as soon as we have a date.

Thanks for your flexibility.  We hope this change helps to open up some time for all of you during this busy season.

Warmly,
Mrs. Rose and Ms. K.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

Good morning Fifth and Sixth Grade Families!

I hope that this message finds you well! Today the fifth and sixth graders are on a field trip to see Matilda! I hope that they have a fantastic time!

Just a reminder, the Holiday Concert date was moved to next Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30 at the Academy.

Some important upcoming dates:
Dec. 17     5:15-7pm 6th Grade Informed Consumer Cooking Challenge (A Language Arts and                             Science Exhibition), Invitation to follow.

Dec. 19    Practice for the Concert
                6:30pm Holiday Concert (To be held at the Academy)

Dec. 21    Last day of school before the winter recess!

Jan. 2       Return from winter recess

Jan. 10    Winter Program begins
                There are still quite a few students who have not yet turned in their registration forms.                          Please have those in ASAP

As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns!

Sincerely,
The 5/6 Team



Jan. 10      Winter Program begins and there are still quite a few students who have not yet turned in
                  their registration forms.  Please have those in ASAP.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Happy Friday 5th and 6th Grade Families!


Happy Friday 5th and 6th Grade Families!

I hope this message finds you all well and enjoying the beginning of the Holiday Season!  A few reminders that there is a great deal going on in the coming weeks!  Check out this list and feel free to contact/email your child's homeroom teacher with questions:

Dec. 3     5:30 - 7pm  5/6 Parent Meeting about Healthy Relationships
                                     (Pizza served from 5:30-6)

Dec. 5     Report cards will be mailed home

                10-2pm    Field Trip to Dartmouth Basketball Game (permission forms should be returned
                                 at this point)
 
                6-7:30pm      6th Grade Greek Project Exhibition

Dec. 11    10-2pm    Field Trip to see Matilda at Northern Stage (Permission forms went home this
                                 week)

Dec. 17     5:15-7pm  6th Grade Informed Consumer Cooking Challenge (A Language Arts and
                                    Science Exhibition), Invitation to follow.

Dec. 19     6:30pm      Holiday Concert (To be held at the Academy, NOTE: This date is a change)

Dec. 21     Last day of school before the winter recess!

Jan. 10      Winter Program begins and there are still quite a few students who have not yet turned in
                  their registration forms.  Please have those in ASAP.

As always, If you ever want to contact us with any questions, please feel free!  We look forward to seeing you all before the upcoming break! Thanks for your continued support in the education of your child!

Sincerely,
The 5/6 Team


Friday, November 2, 2018

Hello to all 5/6 SME Students, Parents, and Guardians!

It was such a pleasure to meet with you last Friday for our 3-Way Conferences. It was great to hear about all of your goals for yourselves in each of your classes. As we each teach one core course, it is extremely exciting to hear about what you are learning in your other classes.

This upcoming Tuesday, November 6th, SME is hosting its own Harvest Luncheon. The schedule has been adjusted in order to accommodate everyone. Please see the new schedule below:

Kindergarten and 1st grade-11:00
2nd and 3rd grade- 11:45
4th grade- 12:00
5th and 6th grade- 12:45

This upcoming Wednesday, November 7, the 5th and 6th graders will be able to attend an Activity Afternoon from 3:15-5:30 PM. We will be having a variety of games and activities for your students to participate in that afternoon. The event will cost $2.00 per student, and pick-up is at 5:30 PM. The permission slips will be given to students early this week. 

Important dates and schedules are coming up, so please be checking the school calendars. Some important dates include:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Harvest Luncheon (bring your family)
Wednesday, November 7, 2018: Activity Afternoon for Grades 5-6, 3:15-5:30 PM
Monday, November 12, 2018: Veterans Day (No School)
Thursday and Friday, November 22-23 2018: Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, November 28, 2018: Sixth Grade Ancient Greece Exhibition, at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Grades 3-6 Field Trip to Dartmouth College
Tuesday, December 11, 2018: WES and SME Holiday Concert at RA at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2018: Grades 3-6 Field Trip to see "Matilda" at Northern Stage

If you have any questions or concerns, please be in touch!

Ms. Moran, Ms. K, Mrs. Rose, and Mr. C


Sunday, October 28, 2018

It's that time of year again...Three Way Conferences!

Good evening Fifth And Sixth Grade SME Parents, Guardians, and Students,

It is going to be an adventurous week. In our core classes, Our 5-6 students will be preparing their Personal Learning Plans in each core class in order to get ready for our SME Three Way Conferences this Friday, November 2nd. This is an important RISD tradition when students have the opportunity to share their view of their progress thus far this school year and set their goals for the coming months. We look forward to meeting with you.

Please check out the individual subject blogs to find out what is happening in our core classes at SME.

This is an eventful time of year. Below you will find a list of some of the upcoming events during the next two months.

Dates to Remember:

Friday, November 2, 2018: S.M.E. Three Way Conferences
Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Harvest Luncheon (bring your family)
Wednesday, November 7, 2018: Activity Afternoon for Grades 5-6, 3:15-5:30 PM
Monday, November 12, 2018: Veterans Day (No School)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018: 1:00 PM Dismissal for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 23, 2018: Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, November 28, 2018: Sixth Grade Ancient Greece Exhibition, at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Grades 3-6 Field Trip to Dartmouth College
Tuesday, December 11, 2018: WES. & SME. Holiday Concert at RA, at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2018: Grades 3-6 Field Trip to see "Matilda" at Northern Stage


Thursday, September 27, 2018

September Updates!

Hello, 5/6 families!

It's been a busy week! It finally feels like we have routines under our belts and are getting into an academic groove.

6th graders went on an awesome field trip to explore the forest as a composter! Students took soil samples from 5 different sites along trails by the Academy and have been analyzing them back at school. They are drawing connections between plant life and soil in a given area. While this fits well within their current ecology unit in science, it also sets them up for critical thinking about different kinds of agriculture... which they will explore in their upcoming ELA/Science project!!

Next Friday, October 5th, is the all school hike! Please make sure permission forms get back in for that event! This year we will be hiking with Westshire students along the Cross Rivendell Trail. Please be in touch if you would like to chaperone!

We will also begin adding in intervention and extension activities to our weekly schedule next week. This time will allow us to support students where they need it most! Students will rotate through small group work and time spent supporting in younger grades, playing in band, singing in chorus, or doing choice projects.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please be in touch!

Ms. K., Mrs. Rose, Mr. C, and Miss Moran.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Welcome 5th and 6th Graders and Families!

Hello!
Thanks for taking a look at the 5th and 6th grade blog. We use this space to post updates on classes and events in the upper grades. If you want more specific information about each class, check out our teacher subject pages!

We're excited to work with you this year!!!