• August

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 8/24/2020

    I am excited to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year!

     

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  • Week 26

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 3/6/2020

    Our mission for Mrs. Gracey’s fifth grade class is to be safe, kind, and respectful upstanders by trying our best, following the rules, welcoming everyone, and having fun!!!

    Our Space Camp t-shirt design contest will begin on Monday (3-9).  There are very specific requirements that need to be met in order for your child's design to be considered.  Students will receive information about this on Monday.  Designs are due by 9AM on the following Monday (3-16).  No late designs will be excepted for any reason!  We will also start gathering input from students regarding their preferences for Space Camp groupings.

    There is no school on Tuesday (3-10) because it is election day.

    Report Cards were initially set to go home on March 13th, but, because of the Snow Days, they will be sent home on March 20th instead.  Your child has completed a Winter Reflection Sheet (like the one they used at their conference in the fall).  It is in their binder and they should be prepared to share with you their thoughts on their progress and goals for the spring.

    Book Order Flyers came home in your child's Friday Folder and are due the following Friday (3-13).  Please see the Book Order page of my website for ordering information.

    Here is some information about our upcoming Literacy Night.  It should be a great evening!  I hope to see you there!!!

    📕 FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT -- You are invited to King Family Literacy Night on Tuesday, March 24.  The theme of the evening is "Book Tasting" -- children "taste" different genres to find new books that interest them!  To best accommodate families with children in various grades, we are offering two sessions (6:00-6:30p or 6:45-7:15p).  All children (K-5) are invited to attend either session, just choose which time works best for you and your family!  For more information, please reference the attached flyer, and be sure to make a "reservation" HERE

    Here are some notes from Mrs. Wayne:

    Small wooden furniture needed for silent Auction Art
    Again This  year students will be painting wooden chairs, small end tables and side tables to be auctioned off.
    So do your spring cleaning early and donate. Donations can be dropped off at Ms. Wayne’s Art Room or Kings office. 
    Thank You so Much
    Ms.Wayne
     
    MARCH IS YOUTH ART MONTH DOWNTOWN ANN ARBOR
    website / #A2YAM 

    Youth Art Month is an annual observance, in March, designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth. It is an opportunity to connect our community with our youth's creativity to illustrate the importance of fostering artistry and innovation.

    Throughout the month of March downtown will become a gallery of student artwork, a series of artistic activities will take place, and businesses will be offering special deals. Here are some of the fun things going on...
    • Downtown Art Scavenger Hunt w/ Prizes!
    • The Art of Making Pizza @ Palio
    • Oyster Shell Painting @ Real Seafood Co.
    • Sit & Color Sundays @ Roeda Studio
    • Chalk Drawing w/ David Zinn @ the Ann Arbor Art Center
    • Jazz & Draw @ Le Bon Macaron
    • Intro to Theatre @ the A2 Community Theatre Studio
    • Public Installations 

    Youth Art Month is brought to you by: the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the Ann Arbor Art Center, The Arts Alliance, the Main Street Area Association, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, the University of Michigan Credit Union, the Community Action Network, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Destination Ann Arbor.
     

    Please let me know if you have any questions,
    Ms.Wayne

     

     

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  • Week 25

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 2/28/2020

    Our mission for Mrs. Gracey’s fifth grade class is to be safe, kind, and respectful upstanders by trying our best, following the rules, welcoming everyone, and having fun!!!

    Over the next couple of weeks, I will assess students to prepare for Report Card Writing.  If you can avoid appointments at this time, it would be much appreciated!  If your child needs to be out, the sooner I know the better so that I can plan for them to make up the assessment that they will miss.  Report Cards will be sent home on March 13th.

    Here is some information about our upcoming Literacy Night.  It should be a great evening!  I hope to see you there!!!

    📕 FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT -- You are invited to King Family Literacy Night on Tuesday, March 24.  The theme of the evening is "Book Tasting" -- children "taste" different genres to find new books that interest them!  To best accommodate families with children in various grades, we are offering two sessions (6:00-6:30p or 6:45-7:15p).  All children (K-5) are invited to attend either session, just choose which time works best for you and your family!  For more information, please reference the attached flyer, and be sure to make a "reservation" HERE

    Here are some notes from Mrs. Wayne:

    Small wooden furniture needed for silent Auction Art
    Again This  year students will be painting wooden chairs, small end tables and side tables to be auctioned off.
    So do your spring cleaning early and donate. Donations can be dropped off at Ms. Wayne’s Art Room or Kings office. 
    Thank You so Much
    Ms.Wayne
     
    MARCH IS YOUTH ART MONTH DOWNTOWN ANN ARBOR
    website / #A2YAM 

    Youth Art Month is an annual observance, in March, designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth. It is an opportunity to connect our community with our youth's creativity to illustrate the importance of fostering artistry and innovation.

    Throughout the month of March downtown will become a gallery of student artwork, a series of artistic activities will take place, and businesses will be offering special deals. Here are some of the fun things going on...
    • Downtown Art Scavenger Hunt w/ Prizes!
    • The Art of Making Pizza @ Palio
    • Oyster Shell Painting @ Real Seafood Co.
    • Sit & Color Sundays @ Roeda Studio
    • Chalk Drawing w/ David Zinn @ the Ann Arbor Art Center
    • Jazz & Draw @ Le Bon Macaron
    • Intro to Theatre @ the A2 Community Theatre Studio
    • Public Installations 

    Youth Art Month is brought to you by: the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the Ann Arbor Art Center, The Arts Alliance, the Main Street Area Association, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, the University of Michigan Credit Union, the Community Action Network, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Destination Ann Arbor.
     

    Please let me know if you have any questions,
    Ms.Wayne

     

     

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  • Week 24

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 2/21/2020

    Our mission for Mrs. Gracey’s fifth grade class is to be safe, kind, and respectful upstanders by trying our best, following the rules, welcoming everyone, and having fun!!!

    We had a great time at our Winter Survival field trip and we all survived!  Thanks so much for all that you did at home to prepare your child for this challenging, but really fun day!!!  I will be posting some pictures of the trip.  If you don't see any photos in the Class Photos section of this website, check back soon!

    Tuesday (2-25) is another Early Release Day.  Students will eat lunch 10 minutes earlier than usual and will be dismissed at 1:29.  Please let me know your child's dismissal plan ASAP.

    Over the next few weeks, I will assess students to prepare for Report Card Writing.  If you can avoid appointments at this time, it would be much appreciated!  If your child needs to be out, the sooner I know the better so that I can plan for them to make up the assessment that they will miss.  Report Cards will be sent home on March 13th.

    In your child's Friday Folder there is an information sheet from Ms. Douglass regarding her being able to use pictures and vidoes of your child in her coursework (and while she is looking for a job!).  Please look it over and use the email address included if you would not like your child's image to be used.  If you are okay with your child's image being used, you don't have to do anything!

    Here is some information about our upcoming Literacy Night.  It should be a great evening!  I hope to see you there!!!

    📕 FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT -- You are invited to King Family Literacy Night on Tuesday, March 24.  The theme of the evening is "Book Tasting" -- children "taste" different genres to find new books that interest them!  To best accommodate families with children in various grades, we are offering two sessions (6:00-6:30p or 6:45-7:15p).  All children (K-5) are invited to attend either session, just choose which time works best for you and your family!  For more information, please reference the attached flyer, and be sure to make a "reservation" HERE

    Here are some notes from Mrs. Wayne:

    Small wooden furniture needed for silent Auction Art
    Again This  year students will be painting wooden chairs, small end tables and side tables to be auctioned off.
    So do your spring cleaning early and donate. Donations can be dropped off at Ms. Wayne’s Art Room or Kings office. 
    Thank You so Much
    Ms.Wayne
     
    MARCH IS YOUTH ART MONTH DOWNTOWN ANN ARBOR
    website / #A2YAM 

    Youth Art Month is an annual observance, in March, designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth. It is an opportunity to connect our community with our youth's creativity to illustrate the importance of fostering artistry and innovation.

    Throughout the month of March downtown will become a gallery of student artwork, a series of artistic activities will take place, and businesses will be offering special deals. Here are some of the fun things going on...
    • Downtown Art Scavenger Hunt w/ Prizes!
    • The Art of Making Pizza @ Palio
    • Oyster Shell Painting @ Real Seafood Co.
    • Sit & Color Sundays @ Roeda Studio
    • Chalk Drawing w/ David Zinn @ the Ann Arbor Art Center
    • Jazz & Draw @ Le Bon Macaron
    • Intro to Theatre @ the A2 Community Theatre Studio
    • Public Installations 

    Youth Art Month is brought to you by: the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the Ann Arbor Art Center, The Arts Alliance, the Main Street Area Association, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, the University of Michigan Credit Union, the Community Action Network, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Destination Ann Arbor.
     

    Please let me know if you have any questions,
    Ms.Wayne

     

     

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  • Week 23

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 2/14/2020

    Our mission for Mrs. Gracey’s fifth grade class is to be safe, kind, and respectful upstanders by trying our best, following the rules, welcoming everyone, and having fun!!!

    We have made our final plans for our Winter Survival field trip next Wednesday (2-19) and they are coming home Friday (2-14).  That will give families the weekend and a few weekdays to gather the needed food and materials.  Please be sure to sign the sheet and return it on Monday (2-17).  Please do not send anything other than what is on your child's planning sheet.  Food and materials should be brought to school on the day of the trip.  Please do not send it early due to the lack of storage space in the classroom.  Please be sure that your child is properly dressed for the weather.  Layers are great so that your child can adjust based on how much they are moving!

    All of our hand sanitizer has expired, so we could use some donations.  Many thanks to those that have already sent some in!

     

     

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  • Week 22

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 2/7/2020

    Our mission for Mrs. Gracey’s fifth grade class is to be safe, kind, and respectful upstanders by trying our best, following the rules, welcoming everyone, and having fun!!!

    This week, we started planning for our Winter Survival field trip on February 19th.  Watch for a planning sheet draft with a parent information sheet to come home Friday (2-7).  Look the draft over, give your feedback, and have your child return it to school on Monday (2-10).  Please do not purchase anything at this point!  We will then make our final plans next week and send home the official sheet the following Friday (2-14).  That will give families the weekend and a few weekdays to gather the needed food and materials.  Please be sure to sign the sheet and return it the following Monday (2-17).  Please do not send anything other than what is on your child's planning sheet.  Food and materials should be brought to school on the day of the trip.  Please do not send it early due to the lack of storage space in the classroom.

    Monday (2-10) is NAAPID (National African American Parent Involvement Day).  All parents are invited to join us here at King for all or part of the day!  I attached a flyer to my email about this update.  Below is our schedule that day.  All sections are in the classroom (Room 113) unless indicated otherwise.  We hope to see you!!!

    Valentine's Day is coming up on Friday (2-14).  We will make our Valentine folders on Monday (2-10) and exchange Valentine cards on Friday (2-14).  Your child is welcome to make Valentine cards for everyone in the class for the exchange, but it is not required.  All students will receive cards from the students who make them.  I find that it is easier to pass out Valentine cards without names on them!

    Book orders came home in your child's Friday Folder.  They are due on Friday (2-14).  Please consider ordering books for your child.  Every dollar you spend gives me points to order books for our classroom!  Ordering information is on the Book Order page of this website.

    All of our hand sanitizer has expired, so we could use some donations.  Thanks!

    NAAPID Schedule-Monday (2-10)

    8:51-9:05 Bellwork

    9:05-9:55 ILT (Library)

    9:55-10:05 Bellwork

    10:05-11:05 Science (PLTW in the classroom)

    11:05-12:05 Writing

    12:05-12:36 ELA Workshop

    12:36-1:00 Lunch Recess (playground)

    1:00-1:24 Lunch (King Cafe)

    1:24-1:35 Unwind Your Mind

    1:35-2:10 ELA Workshop

    2:10-2:30 Recess (playground)

    2:30-3:45 Activity-Valentine Folders

    3:45-3:55 Pack

    3:55-3:59 Closing Circle

     

     

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  • Week 21

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 1/31/2020

    Our mission for Mrs. Gracey’s fifth grade class is to be safe, kind, and respectful upstanders by trying our best, following the rules, welcoming everyone, and having fun!!!

    Thanks to everyone who replied to my email regarding our field trip, Winter Survival, on February 19th.  As soon as I hear back from everyone, I will finalize the groups and we will begin planning.  Watch for a planning sheet draft with a parent information sheet to come home next Friday (2-7).  Look the draft over, give your feedback, and have your child return it to school on Monday (2-10)Please do not purchase anything at this point!  We will then make our final plans and send home the official sheet the following Friday (2-14).  That will give families the weekend and a few weekdays to gather the needed food and materials.  Please be sure to sign the sheet and return it the following Monday (2-17).  Please do not send anything other than what is on your child's planning sheet.  Food and materials should be brought to school on the day of the trip.  Please do not send it early due to the lack of storage space in the classroom.

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  • Week 20

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 1/24/2020

    Our mission for Mrs. Gracey’s fifth grade class is to be safe, kind, and respectful upstanders by trying our best, following the rules, welcoming everyone, and having fun!!!

    We are starting to share information about our field trip, Winter Survival, on February 19th.  We will start planning soon.  This field trip requires a lot of planning and coordinating between students.  If you know that your child will not be at school on February 19th, please let me know ASAP so that groups can plan accordingly!!!

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  • Week 19

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 1/17/2020

    Our mission for Mrs. Gracey’s fifth grade class is to be safe, kind, and respectful upstanders by trying our best, following the rules, welcoming everyone, and having fun!!!

    There is no school on Monday (1-10).

    NWEA testing continues next Tuesday (1-21) at 9AM.

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  • Week 18

    Posted by Becky Gracey on 1/10/2020

    Our mission for Mrs. Gracey’s fifth grade class is to be safe, kind, and respectful upstanders by trying our best, following the rules, welcoming everyone, and having fun!!!

    It has been great being with the class again after our break!  I really missed them!!!

    I just got confirmation that we are allowed to have any healty snack that is nut-free!!!

    Book order flyers came home in Friday Folders.  Orders are due next Thursday (1-16).  See the Book Order page for ordering information.

    NWEA testing begins next Wednesday (1-15) at 9AM.

    Our Martin Luther King Jr. and 50th anniversary assembly is scheduled for next Friday (1-17) at 9:15!

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