Monday, April 22, 2019

Cosmic Education Night

Charles Ellis Montessori Academy 
Invites you to share in Cosmic Education
A Celebration of Science
Tuesday April 30, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
PTA’s Science Night is a celebration of 
Maria Montessori’s Cosmic Education
Students aged four through fourteen will be sharing science investigations, experiments, and collections.
Join our special guest scientists as they take us through their own investigation
Parents are invited to walk through this interactive presentation beginning near the Media Center.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Week of April 22, 2019

We’ve come to the last week of GMAS testing!  The test will take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please see the classroom calendar link to know who is testing each day.  Because of the schedule, you will not have word study or vocabulary lists.  Lessons will take place after testing each day, and will focus on our novel studies, geometry concepts, and sentence analysis.

Have a nice LONG weekend!
Mr. Trent

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Science Night at Ellis

On Tuesday, April 30th at 5:30 pm, Ellis Montessori will hold its annual science night! This celebration of all things scientific is a chance for students to show off their science works and research.  Please let your teacher know if you would like to participate by submitting a science project, collection, or experiment.

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Week of April 15, 2019

After a full week of testing, it’s time for the 5th graders to have some worktime while the 4th and 6th graders take the ELA GMAS.  The test will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  There will be no testing for anyone Thursday, and there is no school Friday.  Because of the schedule, you will not have word study or vocabulary lists.  Lessons will take place after testing each day, and will focus on our novel studies.

Have a restful weekend!
Mr. Trent

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Week of April 7, 2019

This week our schedule will be quite different from normal.  5th graders will be taking the GMAS test this week.  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be the Language Arts section of the test. Thursday and Friday you will complete the math section.  4th and 6th graders, while you do not have testing this week, you will have some daily required assignment to complete each day.  You will get these works each morning and they will be due by the end of each day.  In the afternoons, we will have our novel studies and other review lessons. You will not have any word study or vocabulary words this week.

See you Monday morning,
Mr. Trent

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Week of April 1, 2019

"April is a promise that May is bound to keep." - Hal Borland

We have much to accomplish the first week of April.  Because the GMAS tests start the second week of April, we will take some time this week to review what we've been discussing this year in Social Studies.  Your follow-up work will include assessing your understanding of concepts we've explored starting last August!  I'm looking forward to taking a trip "down memory lane" with you!  We will also continue our novel studies with a focus on figurative language.  Math lessons will also include some review work of previously studied concepts.  Your required assignments will include your weekly www.quill.org and www.newsela.com works.  You will NOT have vocabulary this week, but you will have a word study quiz on Friday based on the following words:

arrow group
-ation: proclamation, reclamation, acclamation, explanation,  exclamation
-ption: consumption, presumption, assumption, resumption, reception

swirl group
thr-: threat, through, thrill, three, throne
shr-: shred, shrink, shrank, shriek, shrimp

star group
Double Consonant followed by le: giggle, middle, cattle, bubble, saddle
Single Consonant followed by le: title, eagle, marble, candle, turtle

Parent/teacher conferences are taking place this week.  I'm so excited to speak to everyone about what's been happening here at Ellis during term 3.

A practice GMAS test will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.  It will give you an indication of what to expect the actual test to look like.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Mr. Trent

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Mr. Trent's Homeroom Term 3 Conferences

It's time for term 3 conferences!  Mr. Trent's homeroom families are welcome to sign-up by clicking HERE.  I look forward to meeting with you once again!