Nov. 15, 2016


This week I handed out an information sheet in regards to “Morning Basketball”.

When: Nov. 28 – Jan. 13  (8:00am – 8:40am)

Where: Alward El. Gym

Who:  All 5th. graders.  Boys on Tues. & Fri.     Girls on Mon. & Thurs.

There is no cost or sign up!   Just come when you can!

Please be sure that your student is reading at least 30 min. per night.

Have  great week!

October 3

Dates to Remember:

Butter Braid Fundraiser Pick up–  Wednesday, Oct. 5,  2:30pm – 4pm.

Greenfield Village trip–  October 13   (Payment and the green student/chaperone sheet may be turned in at any time this week with payment made out to Alward El)

This week is Spirit week!

Monday – Comfy Day /PJ’s

Tuesday – Taste the rainbow  (5th. grade pink)

Wednesday – Willy Wonka Hat Day – Wear your favorite hat

Thursday – Wear neon colors

Friday – Eagle Pride….Wear your Maze and Blue!

In Class:

Math–  Unit 1  Fractions

Science–  The Human Body

Reading–  Reading for meaning….

Writing– Memoir , writing, and revising

Social Studies–  America before European Explorers

Read-A-Loud-  Sign of the Beaver

**Note to Parents:

Every day students are given class work that should be taken home if they do not finish it up in class.  I also would like to see them reading for at least 3o min.  five nights per week. It is also helpful for students to bring their Science and History journals home to review content material.

Students have agendas that are helpful to record homework, spelling words for the week, and up and coming test/quiz dates.

Some students like an extra challenge for “homework”.  In order to get a little “extra credit” students may research and write a 3/4 page report with a 1/4 page diagram (totaling a full page to hand in) on an Extra Topic of the Week.  This week there are “words”  LVAD and Hydrocephalus.

Welcome to Mr. Karel’s Class

Welcome Alward Families

Our year has gotten off to a great start, and students have settled into 5th grade.  I am looking forward to a great year of working with you and your student.

As the year goes by, please check this blog for information on what is happening in class, how you can help your student be successful, and what things are coming up.  You can also look here for the occasional fun picture of things that your student is doing, all in the name of learning!

To begin our year of partnering for success, I am asking that you subscribe to this blog so that you are alerted each time there is a new post.  I will not post more than once a week, so no need to worry about a barrage of emails.  It is through our partnership that your child will be successful this year!

Thank you for sharing your child and for partnering with me for a successful year.

Mr. Karel