MMC Homework Guide
It’s Pumpkin Bowl Week!!! Please come join us on Friday at 10:00 for a special project. The kids of MMC will present their 2015 Pumpkin Bowl Football Game for charity. The students chose “Autism Speaks” as this year’s charity. This was a great choice because we read a book in literature groups about a girl with an autistic brother. I am so very proud of my students for their choice. The kids are very excited about raising money for this cause and the chance to make a difference in our community. Please visit our concession stand at the game or consider sending in money with your child to purchase snacks for this worthy cause.
Our “Daily Volunteer Schedule” is posted on the MMC webpage each week. Please visit our page and click on the link to see your day.Thank you so much to the many people who volunteer! We have also had a team of fantastic volunteers coming in this week and last to help with the game. Your support of our success is admirable.
Our sign up schedule for “Parent/Teacher Conferences” in November is posted on the website until this Friday. The conferences will be held on the two county designated days (11/3, 11/4). Please email me two or three available times from the schedule on our website if you wish to schedule a conference. I will send you a confirmation and then post your time on the website, so that we do not double book.
We have THREE field trips coming up on November 21st, November 25th and December 5th. The first trip is to Microsoft. The second trip is our STEM Day at Heritage High School. The third trip is to the Imagination Stage. Our chaperones for our December 5th trip will be Finn’s mom and Hope’s mom. We are only allowed two chaperones on this school-wide trip. However, have no fear, I will be contacting people who signed up to chaperone very soon for the other trips. You will also be receiving two more permission forms for the field trips this week. Check the papers attached to the Homework Guide for the necessary forms.
Study Island is available throughout the year and covers many of the state standards to practice. This website is a great way to review material and provides ongoing practice for the SOL tests. The link is:
The username is: mmc2014
The password is: 03131967
Homework for the Week:
Spelling- This week all groups will study special holiday words. They are:
costume, pumpkin, skeleton, cobwebs, frighten, lantern, quiver, adventure, mysterious, disgusting
Reading- Read the non-fiction article on the founding fathers and answer the seven true/false questions.
Math- Pick one floor in your house. Draw a blueprint/map like the one we did in class. Measure each wall of each room on that floor and calculate the perimeter of each room. Then, calculate the perimeter of the outside of your house based on using the calculations from each room. Take a tape measure with your parents’ help and measure the perimeter of the outside of your house. Do they match? If they do not match, explain why?
Science- It’s time to go rock hunting around your house or neighborhood. Try to find 3-5 samples of naturally native rocks in your area. (Not from your mom’s rock garden that she bought at Meadow’s Farm or Home Depot.) Then, identify if they are igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic. Bring the samples to school with you with a student-made chart. On the chart should be a picture that you draw of your rock, a location where you found it, and the category that it fits into.
Social Studies: There are five themes of geography. They are: location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction. On a piece of notebook paper, write the five themes and define them by researching what they are. Study your answers. Bring the paper to school on Friday ready to be quizzed on what they are.
Reading Bingo Sheet- Your Book Bingo sheet was handed out the first week of the month. This form will be due on October 31st for a special treat....no tricks!
If you have any questions about your homework, please email me:
With Highest Respect,
**********PUMPKIN BOWL INFORMATION*******
All fifth grade students will participate in the Pumpkin Bowl Flag Football Game!
We need your help! We are in desperate need of a few volunteers to help us with our “Pumpkin Bowl Football Game” on October 31st. The time for the game will be 10:00-11:00. We need ALL volunteers on the following days: Oct. 22nd, 24th, 29th, and 31st. All four dates will be 10:00-11:00.
We need at least two coaches who can volunteer to be at the school the above four times over the next three weeks for approximately 60 minutes. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL. Our game looks very little like football. If you think you can help with this project as a coach, please email Beth Gallegos at: email@example.com as soon as possible. She is our parent coordinator for this event. We also need any available parent volunteers to come to school on October 24th at 10:00 a.m. to assist with the painting of t-shirts for the event. If you could assist with this activity, please let us know.
Other volunteers needed:
*Concession planning- Someone to volunteer to come in and pull the concession kids to make their sign, create posters, choose food items, arrange donations of food, and pick a charity.
*Announcer Assistant- Come in and work with the kids on how to give a play-by-play and speak with enthusiasm. You will also help them write the script that will become the opening ceremony, introduce players, introduce the singers of the anthem, and introduce the half-time show.
*Score board assistant- Come in and create the scoreboard with the score keeper.
****Also, each student needs an adult size white t-shirt for the game. We will be sponge painting the shirts to show team support. Please send this t-shirt by October 24th. It can be a parent’s used t-shirt. It does not have to be a new shirt. It should be a few sizes larger than your child, so he/she may wear a coat under their team shirt.*****
Please contact Beth about any of these volunteer positions. We need YOU to make this event a success!
MMC Room Parents