Writers' Workshop

Readers' Workshop

Students are working on selecting topics for their research paper.

Students are working on their poetry packets.
On Monday, I will begin assessing students using Fountas and Pinnell. To find all 3 levels required by the district, I will spend about an hour with each child. I am given 1.5 days to complete these assessments in the spring. Therefore, I will be in the building Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon and again next Tuesday afternoon, but there will be a sub in our classroom. I hope to finish with approximately 9 students during that time. I will read with the other 16 students during readers' and writers' workshop over the next few weeks. I will expect students to work independently on reading packets and their research project during this time, so I can focus on the student who is reading to me.

Word Study


If you have any questions, please contact your child's Word Study teacher.

Mr. Peters jp08bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us
Mrs. Barnes sb22@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Continue to correct your child's homework and assist with any questions you can. If your child does not understand a concept or needs additional assistance, please write a note on your child's homelink. That way I can help him/her in class the next day.

On Friday, students participated in an on-line math test called NWEA. We also began Unit 10. Unit 10 focuses on Measurement and Data, including weight, volume, capactity, mean, median and mode, and coordinate grids.

Continue to practice multiplication and division facts with your child! Multiplication Madness and Division Dash are going well. We've even had a few students pass their 12's!!!

Click on the link below. You will find parent letters and homelink help-the ANSWERS!!!!!
Everyday Math Parent Letters and Homelink Help


Social Studies

We are studying energy through hands-on exploration.


Helpful Information

May 7 PM Fountas and Pinnell assessments, Ms. M subs

May 8 PM field trip to SOCCRA

May 9 PM Fountas and Pinnell assessments, Ms. M subs

May 11 MEA Conference in Lansing, Ms. M subs

May 15 PM Fountas and Pinnell assessments, Ms. M subs

May 17 Bike to School

May 18 Field Day

May 23 NASA ISS Downlink

May 24 AM Nature Center
Lunch Menu
Meal Time-No Transaction Fees!

Specials 10:55-11:40
A Music
B P.E.
C Spanish
D Art, Spanish 9:05-9:50

Recess/Lunch 12:05-12:45