Explorer Flip Books

Over the next couple of weeks, students will be creating short "flip books" about famous explorers. Each student selected an explorer to research earlier this week. They will be gathering information about the life and history of their explorer of choice. They will write all the content for the book, which must also include a map and timeline. The flip books are due 12/16, so please be sure to ask your student about the explorer they selected for this adventurous project. 

This is just an example and is not from our class.


Mr. Hausman's "Star Hunter" Game

In conjunction with "Hour of Code" celebrations, we are taking time to make video games, using the "Scratch" program developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Here is an example of the type of games students are creating. If you would like to open a scratch account for your student, simply visit the link provided and click the "Join Scratch" button at the top right corner of the screen.

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Another Half Day 12/2

Friday, December 2nd marks the end of the first trimester. In order to prepare end of semester report cards, fifth grade students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm. Report cards will be sent home with students sometime before winter break. Since we just wrapped up student-led conferences,  I am not planning to include elaborate teacher comments. If you have specific questions about your child's performance, let's schedule a time to meet before or after school. Please make sure your child knows their go-home plan for Friday, as half day schedules sometimes require alternate modes of transportation. 



With three weeks to go until Winter Break, we could really use more snacks for our mid-morning break. Goldfish crackers, chewy granola bars and veggie straws are a few of the more popular items. So far, we have managed to provide a snack nearly every day but we are currently down to only a couple days of pretzels. Many families have contributed already and we are grateful for their support. All donations are welcome but homemade items are strongly discouraged.


Skagit Students Help Families In Need

Twenty-seven Skagit County families received a knock on their door Thursday morning and were greeted by volunteers with hands full of cooked turkey, mashed potatoes, pies and everything else needed for a full Thanksgiving meal.

For the 21st year, Skagit Valley College students in the Culinary Hospitality Education Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa, as well as other volunteers, prepared Thanksgiving meals and delivered them to more than 150 people.