Happy Memorial Day

I hope you all are enjoying this long weekend to celebrate Memorial Day. And despite the cloudy skies, I hope you’ve also been able to enjoy the warmer temperatures this weekend has brought us. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for good weather this week in Warren Dunes!
As we mentioned to the students last week, the entire 5th grade team was very impressed with their hard work and professional presentations for Taste of the World last Monday. They really did an amazing job, and we are so proud of them. Thank you, parents, for all of your work “behind the scenes” to ensure a successful event! Mrs. Hodapp posted a number of pictures on the Prairie Crossing Facebook page last Monday. Be sure to take a look at those if you have a chance.
Tomorrow all final projects for our ELA novels, Red Scarf Girl or Journey to Jo-Burg are due. Many students who finished these projects ahead of time are completing extra credit research. If your child is interested in extra credit, please remind them to follow the instructions on Google Classroom. In social studies, we have been working in groups as travel agents to plan a global vacation for a family of four. We will present these vacation ideas to the class during our last week of school. Looking at several of the destinations your students have chosen, I’m ready to pack my bags!!
Also tomorrow, we will be meeting with Mrs. Flaig to learn how to properly set up and take down our tents for our camping trip and answer any remaining questions your students may have. Please ensure your child arrives to school at 8:00 on Wednesday morning. We will need everyone’s help to pack up the bus and be on our way as quickly as possible. We will return to school around 12:00 on Friday and students will be dismissed at regular carpool time. We are looking forward to our campout, and we hope your students are excited for this adventure. If your child will not be joining us on the trip, he/she will be assigned to a 6th grade classroom to work on a project related to Warren Dunes and participate in any special classes (PE, music, art, etc) with the 6th graders.