In preparation for Art Night, some great parents helped us create class projects to auction off. Did you see the wonderful patriotic pillows for Mrs. Sheffield's class (thanks to Ainsley Cannon) and the cool table that Susan Klinker helped Mrs. Hall's class create? Dilworth certainly benefits from our exposure and experiences with the arts! Thank you for helping to make that possible for us!
We appreciate all that our parents and PTA do to make the arts an integral part of our education.
At school, many students celebrated May the Fourth Be With You by wearing their Star Wars apparel or sporting Rey- or Leia-worthy hairdos, which perfectly matched Ms. Redmon's Star Wars themed classroom. See below:
We also did some fun art projects like these self portrait window clings. (Click on the image to enlarge.)
And, we reviewed the units and material we learned throughout the year. We used Khan Academy, held class discussions, took practice tests, worked on a Science Illustrated Dictionary, and played Jeopardy and the "Wild West" game to review.
We had the opportunity to go to the Utah Cultural Celebration Center to see Shakespeare in the Schools' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Afterwards we got our own private tour of the artwork and building. It was interesting to compare and contrast our play (Much Ado About Nothing) with another of the Bard's comedies. Thankyou!
You may recognize these words from the famous Vanilla Ice song. They perfectly describe some of our activities in math class. We've been listening, taking notes in our awesome math journals, and working in groups to build our understanding of new math concepts.
We are right on schedule to finish Unit 8: Geometry (our last 5th grade unit) just before Spring Break. That will leave us with several weeks to review all the concepts we have learned and try our hands at "passing them off" (via Khan Academy on the computers and in-class activities).
This month's reward activity (for 5th graders who've turned in work and been SAFE, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and CARING) was student-invented and run! Students came up with their own Minute-To-Win-It games. It was a blast watching (and participating) in the ideas they had!
I never love my country so much as when I attend the Dilworth 5th grade Patriotic Program. This year I was especially touched to hear the stories of our students who immigrated from other countries, to hear 3 verses of the National Anthem, and to see so many photos of the military relatives of our students. Songs and script were inspiring, the student's artwork was superb, and refreshments were delicious. Once again, we couldn't have done it without our fabulous Dilworth students and their families! THANKS!
At the beginning of the day, we traded Valentines. See our creative boxes below?
After our normal math, language arts, science, and music schedule, we had classroom Valentines parties at the end of the day! Thanks for being our party planners, room parents!!!
We survived the speeches, taxes, invoices, checks, deposit tickets, business loan applications and agreements, promissory notes, business licenses, inventory checklists and...
WE WANT MORE!
Karen Redmon originally migrated to SLC from Memphis, TN. She has a Bachelor's in International Relations from BYU and a Master's in Teaching from Westminster. She's taught 4th, 1st, and 5th grades. Her interests include: camping, hiking, swimming, dancing, singing, pottery, sewing, theater, music, reading, and most of all-- learning.