About the Contest: CLE is celebrating Earth Day by sponsoring a recycle poster contest using the theme, Every Day is Earth Day! This contest is open to students to promote recycling in creative and fun ways, raising environmental awareness.
Theme: Every Day is Earth Day posters should clearly highlight the importance of recycling in our school and community. This theme can include topics such as “reduce, reuse, and recycle”. Use your imagination and get creative!
• Students must create their own original artwork – no copyrighted clip art, computer-generated graphics, or copyrighted characters.
• Posters must reflect the theme of the contest.
• All entries on paper 11 inches in width and 8.5 inches in height. (No lined notebook paper!)
• Artwork must be oriented on the page in landscape or portrait format.
• All entries must be 2-dimensional; no collage or glued on pieces can be accepted.
• Paint, crayon, marker, colored pencil is acceptable, but remember that bright solid colors will reproduce better!
• Individual students may only submit one entry.
• Each poster must have student names and class teachers on the back of the poster.
• Do NOT fold posters when submitting to the main office.
Awards: One student from each grade level will receive a class award for their poster.
Due Date: Posters are due by April 23, 2018. Submit to the main office for display. Posters can be turned in any day earlier.
Back by popular demand… The Peeps Challenge! After nine years the Washington Post is no longer sponsoring its annual peeps contest. We want to keep this challenge alive at Cottage Lane. Get those creatives juices flowing and find out more information here – THE PEEPS CHALLENGE.
It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Entries are due January 26th and must be decorated to show your uniqueness and/or passion. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Snow Person Challenge.
It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Paper Mache Gift Challenge.
It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Out of the Box Cardboard Challenge
Welcome to 5th grade! We are looking forward to working with you as partners in educating your child. This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which the acquisition of new skills is accelerated. Our goal is to facilitate learning in an exciting and fun way. As educators, it is our job to see that your child becomes a lifelong learner. We hope to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child’s years of schooling. To achieve this, it is essential that we work together to ensure that your child is working to his or her potential in a successful and meaningful way. It is also imperative to recognize that childhood is a journey, not a race. It is extremely important to keep in mind that we build on small successes. Each child will progress at his/her own rate. Maintaining each child’s self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth is always a priority in our classroom. Keeping this in mind, we are certain to achieve success in educating your child. We look forward to being your partners in this process.
Never forget that there are always ways in which you can help:
*Celebrate your child’s success, no matter how small it may seem. This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of his/her work.
*Look through your child’s Homework Organizer and Homework Folder for important notices and updates on assignments.
*Read with your child regularly. The more your child is exposed to different kinds of literature, the easier it will be for him/her to incorporate new skills in reading and writing in the classroom.
If there are any questions, which arise during the year, please do not hesitate to contact us. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you. Please write a note or call the school to let us know of a convenient time to call or meet with you. My E- mail address is [email protected].
During your fifth grade journey, you will learn and grow as students. Some experiences will stick with you for years to come. Think about some things you hope to learn. What are they and how do you hope to achieve them?