• Our classroom community is off to a wonderful start.  We have a wonderful group of students who have shown a real excitement about school and learning.  We began our school year by sharing our goals, hopes, and dreams for 5th grade.  We also spent time reviewing our school expectations of:


    Be Resilient


    Be Respectful


    Be Responsible


    Classrooms discussed what these expectations look and sound like throughout our day.  We also talked about how these rules will help us achieve our goals, hopes, and dreams. We will spend time throughout the year learning and practicing these expectations to ensure that each student comes to school to learn, have fun, and be safe.


    Winter is here!

    At this point our planet reports are in their final stages.  Students have focused on reading and writing in the Nonfiction genre in both ELA and Science.   Our focus has been on Informational texts - the features that help us as readers, as well as how to write in this genre.  Students have learned about the sun, the moon and its phases, and have received an overview of the planets.


    During this unit we focused on:


    Taking notes

    Main idea

    Topic sentences with supporting details

    Interesting introductions and conclusions

    Revising and editing

    Nonfiction text features that help us as readers and help our readers!


    The Astronomy Museum will be held on Friday, December 14th, between 8:00-9:00, Open House style.


    We are currently studying Traditional Literature - both reading and writing in this genre.  We will explore subgenres - myths, legends, tall tales, fables, and fairy tales.  Students will examine story elements, character traits, and theme.  They will work at writing from another perspective and changing the endings of a chosen tale.