Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Reading

Girls Prefer:
Kira Kira   -Cynthia Kadohata
Every Soul A Star  -Wendy Mass
A Mango Shaped Space   -Wendy Mass
Devil’s Arithmetic   -Jane Yolen *
When You Reach Me   -Rebecca Stead *
Close to Famous   -Joan Bauer
The Cupcake Queen   -Heather Hepler
See You At Harry’s   -Jo Knowles
The Penderwicks   -Jeanne Birdsell*
True   -Katherine Hannigan
Behind Rebel Lines *
Stargirl   -Jerry Spinelli
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon   -Grace Lin*
A Crooked Kind Of Perfect   -Linda Urban
Boys Are Dogs/Girls Are Catty    -L. Margolis
Anne Of Green Gables*
Little Women
The Secret Garden   -Burnett
The reinvention of Bessica Lefter   -Tracy
Our Only May Ameleia   -Speare
Flipped   -Draanen
Witch Of Blackbeard pond  
Jennifer Heate Macbeth Williams Mckinley & Me   -EL Konisberg
Catherine Called Birdie   -Cushman
Tuck Everlasting   -Bubbitt*
A Tangle Of Knots   -Graff
Three Times Lucky   -Turnage*
Quit It!   -Byalick
Millicent Min Girl Genius   -Yee
Second Life of Abigail Walker   -Dowell
11 Birthdays   -Mass*
Book Thief   -Zusak*

Boys Prefer:
Harris and Me   -Gary Paulsen*
Plunked   -Michael Northrop
Athlete vs. Mathlete   -W.C. Mack*
I.Q. (Series)   -Roland Smith*
Pendragon (Series)   -D.J. Machale
Hatchet   -Gary Paulsen*
My Brother Sam Is Dead   -James Collier*
Gregor The Overlander (Series)   -Suzanne Collins*
Baseball In April   -Gary Soto
The Homework Machine   -Dan Gutman

When You Reach Me   -Stead*
Artemis Fowl (Series)   -Eoin Colfer
Fablehaven (Series)   -Brandon Mull
The Castle In The Attic   -Elizabeth Winthrop*
Good Dog   -Avi
Million Dollar Throw   -Mike Lupica
Football Genius/Baseball Great   -Tim Green
Middle School Is The Worst/The Worst Years Of My Life   -James Patterson
Crush   -Spinelli *
Huckleberry Finn(Great Illustrated Classics)   -Twain
Tom Sawyer(Great Illustrated Classics)   -Twain*
The Boy Who Saved Baseball   -John Ritter
Indian In The Cupboard   -Banks
Sign Of The Beaver   -Speare*
Dead End   -Gantos
Hangout at the Pancake Palace   -Marino
Treasure Island*
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Blood On The River
Peak   -Smith*
Fighting Ground   -Avi
Hothead   -Cal Ripkin Jr.
Peter Nimble and His Incredible Eyes   -Auxier*
Masterpiece   -Murphy

Girls & Boys Prefer: 
Castle In The Attic   -Winthrop*
Battle For The Castle   -Winthrop
The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane   -Kate DiCamillo*
The Hobbit   -J.R.R. Tolkien*
The Mysterious Benedict Society   -Trenton Lee Stewart*
Maniac Magee   -Jerry Spinelli*
The Liberation of Gabriel King   -K.L. Going
The Giver   -Lois Lowery*
The View From Saturday   -E.L. Konisberg
Gregor The Overlander (Series)   -Suzanne Collins
Three Times Lucky   -Turnage
Splendors Gloom
White Dolphin   -Gill Lewis
City Of Ember (Series)   -DuPrau*
Hangout at The Pancake Palace   -Marino
Where The Red Fern Grows   -Rauls*
Capture The Flag   -Messner
Phantom Tollbooth   -Juster*
Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher   -Colville*
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs   -Birney*
Touch Blue   -Lord*
Dead End   -Gantos
Rules   -Lord
The Westing Game   -Raskin
Lizzie Bright and The Buckminster Boy 

* Student Favorites
  I look forward to reading your blogs... Enjoy!

Friday, June 14, 2013

The "New Fifth Graders"
Post by All Room 308 Students
and Mrs. Rollins                    

 I would like to Congratulate my students on a fantastic blogging school year. Their creative writing and design brought our classroom highlights to parents and friends every week. I am so proud of all of you! I wish you all laughter, fun with friends, rest and the excitement of a great book this summer.  Be sure to blog about your books.  I look forward to reading your blogs and writing to you.  I will be posting our suggestions for Summer Reading next week.
Count down to summer...
3... Bubble making with geometric shapes. This was so cool!

2..."Step Up" day to HMS. It's going to be awesome! We are so excited for the clubs, the lunch choices, the switching of classes and teachers, UA classes, some independence, and not being a little kid anymore! Middle School, Here we come!

1...Our Last day in Elementary School and Field Day. This was an incredible day! Soooo much fun and great memories.

 HAPPY SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, June 7, 2013

Post by Brooke
Our Blogger

This week was a busy week!
On Monday, we spent the whole day preparing for our poetry cafe', we pained, colored, and decorated the classroom.
On Tuesday, we had the poetry cafe'. We had so much fun! We dressed like Beatniks and individually performed a famous piece of poetry and our own published poetry. We decorated our classroom all in black with cafe tables with flowers and candles for our parents to enjoy. We also had a stage and a spotlight to perform with. IT WAS SO AWESOME!
Our Beatnik band
Wednesday, we cleaned the room, found library books on the shelf to return to the library cleaned out part of our desks,  played games, and watched the movie, "The Lorax," By Dr. Suess, to end our plants and trees unit. On Thursday, we organized our portfolios and went over our summer reading suggestions. Mrs. Rollins gave us a summer reading assignment. We each got our own blog and we are going to blog about our books and then be able to go on our classmates blogs to comment and get more reading suggestions. It will be so fun! Our blogs will be checked each week by Mrs. Rollins and she will write about books that she is reading also. We also continued reading The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs. Friday, we had a Read-a-Thon.  We also played board games before 
Mrs. Lowenstein came in to do a JA lesson. It was an amazing week!