For the first week in November, Mrs. Tatulis’ 5th grade class was “The Class of the Week”. We were very busy despite the 4 day week (teacher conferences). Mrs. Withee gave the day’s announce-ments from our classroom and she stayed for our morning meeting routine. Mrs. Withee joined us on Wednesday for a read aloud of the picture book John, Paul, George & Ben. This book gave us a preview of 4 important historical figures that we will meet during the American Revolution.
Later in the week on Thursday, Mrs. Withee became involved in our simulation of colonizing the New World. She helped groups trade or attack for new land and to see if each group was able to produce more food than their colony consumed. A few students shared their diary entries with her and discussed our historical fiction book groups about the Salem Witch Trials.
Our class investigated whether or not air has weight as we tried to puzzle out what
plants eat. We found out the a 2000 year old, 4 million pound sequoia tree
“consumes” 3 million pounds of air and about 1 million pounds of water that it turns
into plant material through photosynthesis. As the bottom of our food chain, plants
are pretty important.
Ask any fifth grade student about long division, even with decimals. It takes practice,
but we’ve got it under control.
Thanks for coming to visit on Friday for lunch and recess to end the week, Mrs.
Come one, come all! The annual DCS Library Book Fair will be open Monday, April 29th through Friday, May 3rd.
The library receives 25% of the proceeds from the book fair. This money support visits by authors and storytellers as well as student requested book purchases.
The Book Fair will be open Monday through Friday, as well as after school Monday through Thursday. Tuesday evening there will be a Book Fair Open House in conjunction with the School-wide Art Show.
Book Fair Hours
Monday, April 29th – 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1st – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Family Night!
Wednesday, May 2nd – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 3rd – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, May 4th – 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
All classes will have an opportunity to visit the Book Fair and create a wish list to share with you! Every student also gets a chance to win one of our raffle boxes!
We hope to see you there!
The DCS PTO Move-into-May event is a family/community event with the purpose of encouraging outdoor activity, exercise, and social time with our neighbors. Bring your bike, scooter, or just your run/walking shoes…or all 3! We will have 3 courses set up throughout the inside of the Deerfield Fairgrounds. Ride, run, or walk as many (or as few) courses and laps as you wish. There is no limit! A great way to welcome the warm weather and socialize with old friends as well as meet some new. All are welcome! Watch for more information in the coming weeks about this fun family event!
Date: Sunday, May 5th, 2019 (rain date: Sunday, May 19th)
Time: 12pm to 2:30pm
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds