5th Grade ~ Kid Tested, Teacher Approved!
Science Mill - https://www.sciencemill.org/
Our next field trip is scheduled for Friday, February 15th at Science Mill. Students will have the opportunity to explore over 50 hands-on exhibits at the museum in small groups with their chaperone. The cost for this field trip, $6.25, is to be paid online using Skyward Family Access. Please note that you cannot pay using Chrome or your mobile devices.
We would love to invite 5 parents per homeroom to chaperone and to assist with transporting the student lunches to Science Mill. Chaperones will need to be able to commit to a full-day field trip, and will be responsible for leading a small group through the exhibits. The best part - chaperones get to join us for free! Please email your child's homeroom teacher if you are available!
On the day of the trip, students should arrive to school at the normal time with a completely disposable sack lunch. No backpacks are needed this day. We will load the school buses at approximately 8:30 and return before the regular school day dismissal time.
Our fifth graders will take a short field trip to Hill Country Middle School on Wednesday, January 30th to get a peek at some of the fun things that will happen next year at HCMS. Nothing is required of parents for this field trip. The information is intended to help you with scheduling purposes only.
In addition, on Wednesday, February 13th, the HCMS counselors will visit us in our homerooms at BPE to help the students begin scheduling their HCMS Fine Arts selection (choir, band, and orchestra). You and your child will also choose which level of language arts class s/he will take next year (6th grade or Pre-AP 6th). The attached checklist is a useful tool when determining the best fit for your child. Actual leveled math course selections happen later on in the school year. Your teachers will be in touch with you late in the school year to determine placement in math.
Note: We are aware that there are children planning to attend schools other than HCMS next year. We still plan for these kids to attend the field trip and schedule electives that will be effective until they are officially withdrawn from EISD at the end of the school year.
This week, many students will be recording their personal narratives to add to our 5th Grade Podcast. To get ready, we previewed a few examples in class.
To learn more, or to listen at home, please visit the websites below. These stories are a lot of fun, and a great way to pass the time on the airplane or in a car!
The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel
You can also search these podcast titles in the Podcast App on most iPhones, Androids, and Smartphones.
Save the Date!
MLK HOLIDAY Monday, 1/21
HCMS COUNSELOR VISIT
SCIENCE MILL FT
*Payment due 1/25*
1/7: Student Holiday
1/8: Start of Q3
1/9: Report Cards posted
1/21: MLK Holiday
1/25: STEAM DAY
1/25: $6.25 due in Skyward
1/30: HCMS visit
7:45-7:50 Bobcat Live
7:50-8:05 Morning Meeting
9:45-11:05 Block I
11:05-12:20 Block II
12:20-12:45 Block III(a)
1:40-2:30 Block III(b)
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