Thanksgiving is almost here! Can you believe it? This is the first year in a long time we have had the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off! In order to better plan for those 2 days before the holiday break, please complete this quick survey so I can get an idea as to how many students I need to plan for.
Thanks to those who bought tickets for the Peanuts Movie through FilmRaiser.com. We sold 19 tickets, which I heard is pretty average for first time site users. There is another one planned for January, but the film has not been announced yet. If it is something worth seeing, I will sign us up again and we can try to promote it to more people.
In math this week we have our end of unit Geometry test on Tuesday. We will review on Monday to prep for the test. If you wish to do more prep at home, StudyIsland.com is a great place to study. In order to sign in everyone uses their lunch number followed by @pue for their username and the password is password.
I am also in the middle of planning a large math project to go with our study of decimals. We are going to make toothpick/popsicle stick bridges. In order to complete this project I need LOTS of toothpicks and craft sticks/popsicle sticks. I will also be in need of lots of elmer's glue, preferably the very small bottles, and some rolls of wax paper.
On the day before Thanksgiving break we are going to have a tower building contest in class. In order to complete this project I will be in need of more toothpicks, 1 bag of large marshmallows, and 8 bags of small marshmallows.
I have created a SignUpGenius for these projects. Please sign up for whatever materials you can send in. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E48A8AC22A31-project
We are going to start collecting materials for our second round of MakerSpace projects. We are going to be doing our first one between Thanksgiving and Christmas break. The sign-up for the materials we are in need of for the rest of the year will be emailed to you separately on Monday.
Human Growth and Development class is right around the corner. The parent meeting is Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00. We will plan to meet in the media center. The class begins on Monday, November 30 and will take place from 2:15-3:30 all week. Due to the snow last year we had to turn the meeting into a video. If you can't make it to the meeting, please check out the video, keeping in mind that it was done last year and the dates for the class are different. If you have any questions, or would like to look over the materials, please email me and we can set up a time to do that or I can email it to you.
If you have not signed up for my reminder text messages, please do so by sending a text to 81010 or (919) 666-3813 with the message @mrcollins5. Or if you would like to get email reminders send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am using this method to send out different reminders throughout the week.
I think that covers it, if anything else comes up I will send out a remind message. Have a great week!
5th Grade Teacher at Pleasant Union Elementary School in Raleigh, NC