Mr. Farrell's 5th Grade Class
Our kids did a fantastic job with all of the CSAP testing!  I must extend an enormous THANK YOU to all of the parents that provided healthy snacks for our students during the long hours of testing! 

Everyone has transitioned very nicely back to the normal school scedule.  5th grade has started their 'In School,' end of year Research Project, and are off to a fantastic start!  This project allows each student to look deeper into a Core History or Science topic we have learned about throughout the year.  It is a lot of fun to see the topics that clicked with certain students and what they really want to learn more about.  They are researching with the internet, books, interviews, magazines, and encyclopedias.    
Check out the Invention Convention pictures on the Photos page! 
Wow!  What an amazing night!  I am so proud and amazed at all of the work out 5th Graders did.  Solving real world problems and navigating themselves through the invention process!  It was an awesome experience for a
There is a page on the website to keep you informed about dates that are pressing near.  Please feel free to write back or comment with any questions or concerns.  My phone is always close by if you need to call! 
The time for Middle School is coming quickly!  Today, Thursday, January 13 the principal from Kinard Middle School will be in Mrs. Rossi's room presenting Kinard to parents who would like to learn more.  The Middle School deadline for school of choice is January 28 and Middle School Registration
Here is just a quick update on how hard these kids have been working....The Civil War Unit was a huge success and the novel presentations were out of this world!  Students created websites, SmartBoard presentations, PowerPoints, Timelines, and we even had a T-Shirt!  All to display learning after reading different novels!  As we close in on the end of the second quarter they are all working extra hard in writing, editing, and illustrating their own Chilren's Books and also preparing PowerPoint presentations on Native and Meso Americans.  I can't express how amazed and how proud I am of these kids every single day!  This class ROCKS!
The Halloween Parade is only a little more than 1 week away!  It's always a fun time around here! 
October 29:

Come to school in costume, parade outside (hopefully!) at 8:45 a.m. and parties to follow… for most of you.   The 5th Grade party will begin after the parade around 9:30 and end at 10:40.    For those not wanting to participate, that’s fine. The library will be open.

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Here is the schedule for the Thanksgiving Feast at Bethke!!!
K and 1st:  11-12

2nd and 3rd:  12-12:45

4th and 5th:  12:45-1:30

Feel free to call or write with any questions! 
Gobble Gobble!!!

What an awesome day it was today!  Our 5th graders teamed up with their second grade Book Buddies, and worked together while sharing their state projects!  There was an amazing amount of teamwork and guidance going on.  Needless to say, I was very proud of everyone!  Pics are on the way!
Back to school night is Thursday, August 26!  It will be here and gone before you know it so make sure you're there!  We will talk about everything going on this year and a whole bunch of topics will be covered.  You will be able to sign up for October conferences and find out about all the volunteer opportunities!  I can't wait to see everyone!