Saturday, June 21, 2014

What are you reading?
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          Be prepared! 
Summer Reading
5th Grade


Girls Prefer:
Counting 7's
Kira Kira   -Cynthia Kadohata
Every Soul A Star -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*

My Mother is a Rock Star

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: 
Wonder  -Palaccio *
Crush *
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

Friday, June 13, 2014

Happy Summer,
       See you in the Fall!
               Check back for a 5th grade reading list...coming soon! 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bunker Hill
We have had the best week ever!
On Wednesday we went to Boston to 
trace the steps of the beginning of our 
country. Everyone in Mr. Smith's and Mrs. Rollins' class spent the day together. It was so 
awesome! We walked a lot, gave speeches to 

teach each other about monuments along the way, debated with each other as Loyalists and Patriots
in the Old State house, and ate the yummiest food ever in the market at Fanuiel Hall. Everyone of us said that we wanted to go back again with our families and eat the food that we did not get to taste and see the sights again. Mrs. Rollins and Mr. Smith laughed all day. It was the best day of Fifth grade!
     On Thursday, Mrs. Rollins spent all of Language Arts book talking and sharing different books with us that we could put on a "Books For Summer" list. Mrs. Stuhr continued this talk on Friday in the library. There are a lot of great books that we are excited to read. Next week we will book talk our own suggestions to each other.   Check out our Boston pics below...Happy Weekend! 

"Book Talking"