I am not even sure where to begin....what an amazing week we had! This was the kind of week that makes me leave school laughing and giggling because we had so much fun with our learning this week.
I want to start our newsletter by thank all of the parents who GENEROUSLY donated food for our All You Can Eat Buffet. Word could never do justice for how excited the kids were, and how sweet it was to watch them eat and dine together while enjoying their favorite foods.
I also know how busy the weeks are, and adding another meal to the week, or another item to the grocery list doesn't make that any easier. THANK YOU for all you continue to do so support us in 5V.
We started this week off with the Computer Based Math test. The students did a fabulous job rising to the occasion, as the program is new, and aside from requiring students to solve many different types of math problems, it required students to use all kinds of technology skills. I was SO impressed with the way students dove into a new situation head on.
We also had a special guest speaker, Mr. Wiles (better known as Ben's Dad!), in class this week. He came and shared how he uses research in his job, and how he used his writing and research skills to open new doors in his career--making work, FUN! The kids loved hearing about his experiences at the Baseball Hall of Fame, and all the amazing people he has gotten to meet through his work. We even read and learned about the poem "Casey at Bat", and watched a special rendition of the poem performed by Mr. Wiles himself. Thank you, Mr. Wiles!
Finally, we ended the week with ACES day, which gave us a chance to walk around the neighborhood behind school as an entire school community. The weather was perfect, and it was great to get outside as an entire school.
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