August 28, 2013

As today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Speech, “I Have A Dream,” we discussed that at school.  Check out this clip of it below:

Also, we completed our writing benchmark today, which was very simple: to write to persuade/convince me or parents about something.  Parents, some of your students have designed quite the debate for their issue–be sure to ask them what they wrote about!
Additionally, our first Scholastic Book Orders went home today!  Please see the button on the right side of our blog for online book ordering, which earns more points for our class to buy free books than paper ordering!
Finally, in 5th grade, we work in collaborative teams.  A LOT!  So today, we did some teambuilding called Square Balance.  Check out pictures below of students learning to communicate, cooperate, and work as a team!

Homework
1) READ for 20 minutes, & start choosing books for our PIZZA READING program!  Remember that for chapter books, they should be on your level, never-before-read, and at least 500 pages TOTAL (you could have one 500 p. book, or two 250 p. books, etc.).  Then, bring the book to class for a BOOK TALK!  Click here for a great book talk example on Inkheart.
2) If you turned in your application today, your job interview will be TOMORROW!  You may dress professionally if you’d like (tie, skirt, nice pants, etc.), or just wear regular dress code!

Upcoming Events
*Sep. 2: No School ~ Labor Day
*Sep. 12: Parent Night for 4th & 5th grade, 5:30-7:00 pm
*Sep. 24: Elementary Room Parent Social, 3:30
*Sep. 27: Progress Reports go home (mid term!)

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