What an amazing time we had yesterday as we shared the gift of reading with our PreK friends. Our fifth graders had a wonderful time reading to their PreK buddies and we all learned the true meaning of the saying “It is better to give than to receive” The video captures some of the MAGIC, please watch and enjoy! A huge THANK YOU to all of our 5th grade families who helped us make this such a huge success! May each of you have a very Merry Christmas!
Students have spent the past few weeks learning about Colonial America. On their Choice Board they were given the options of creating a travel brochure, designing a board game, or writing a newspaper about their colony. Today we shared those projects in small groups. Students showed fabulous creativity as well as incredible knowledge about their subject matter! Amazing work 5th grade!
We are all very excited about our week long Thanksgiving Break! We hope it is a time to relax and enjoy family and friends. In class students have been hard at work studying all about the thirteen original colonies. The week after the break we will have a map quiz over the colonies on Thursday, December 1st. Students were given the information for this quiz on Wednesday. On Friday, December 2nd students will be sharing their Colonial America projects.
It has been quite a week! We started the week by electing a new president and ended the week by celebrating Veteran’s Day! In the readers theatre War Stories students heard stories of veterans who had served in various wars. We finished the class by making cards to share with veterans we know or to send to veterans in the VA Hospitals.
We had 102 fifth graders participate in the Studies Weekly Election Day. The results are as follows: Donald Trump received 80 votes, Hillary Clinton received 10 votes, Gary Johnson received 7 votes, and Jill Stein received 5 votes.
Students will receive an electoral college map tomorrow to track the progress of the election. This will be an opportunity to receive bonus points if it returned completed on Wednesday.
We have been reading The Kid Who Ran for President, students have been completing comic strip chapter summaries. Their summary packet is due on Thursday, November 10th.