March 13, 2013

Today we started putting the IB Action Cycle into effect by choosing an IB profile trait to take action on throughout the day, and then reflecting on it at the end of the day by filling out a little profile trait puzzle at the end of the day.  It’s wonderful to see such thoughtful action and reflection taking place, especially in regards to those profile traits:

Also, remember that as we near the end of Term 3, you are allowed to post your book talks as a comment on the blog instead of presenting it in class (although you still need to show me the book in class).  Please remember in your post:
1) YOUR name (first name only)
2) Book title
3) Book genre & WHY
4) Book talk (what you would say in class)

1) Turn in signed reading logs & read 20 minutes!
2) Finish your Prezi if you haven’t already!!!   There are still a couple stragglers. Click here for the rubric.  Remember, you need to:
*find an article & describe what happened the Prezi
*include at least 1 picture and 1 video about the subject
*include an explanation of WHY you think it happened (the cause)
*include an explanation of what you think HAS happened or MIGHT happen in the future because of the event in the article (the effects)

3) “What If” Worksheet #2:  Please write a short paragraph (see graphic organizer) on ONE challenge of westward expansion.  You should write as if you are experiencing it!  🙂

4) Math (9-8): p. 235 all, p. 236 evens.  Redo low-scoring quizzes, keeping in mind that the last day of the term is FRIDAY, March 22nd!

Items of Business: 
*NEW: We are in need of Clorox Disinfectant Wipes and Little Cesar’s Pizza gift certificates for our upcoming pizza party for reading! 

*Class Store: If you have any extra soda, candy, trinkets, jewelry, or toys that you would like to donate to class store, please send it with your child! We would like to do one more often to serve as a motivator for positive behavior!
*Leadership Ropes Course Experience:  a flyer is going home today, but if you’re interested, or have questions, email Mr. White at the Jr. High at  It’s $85 for the week (5th grade is June 17-21).  See the permission slip that went home if you’re interested!

Upcoming Events: 
*March 15: Poetry Contest!!  This is an opportunity to have your poetry actually published!!  They are focusing on haikus this year, but all poetry forms are encouraged!  Click here for information on how haikus are written!
*March 15: Grandparent’s Day!  From 10:30-11:30, we would love for any grandparents that are able to come and read with their grandchild!  Our class will have a read-a-thon at that time so their grandparent can come and join in!  
*March 22: End of Term 3
*March 22nd: Arbor Day poster contest (our school has registered our grade already)!
*March 26: Boxtops due
*March 29: Dad’s and donuts & boxtop dress down.  Report cards to go home.
*April 1-5: Spring Break

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