Friday, November 6, 2015

Happy Friday!

I would like to thank all of our parents for the chance to check-in and share goals during conferences. Your children are a joy to work and laugh with every day. Thank you again for sending them to school each day ready to learn. 
Creativity at work!

Most of our Writer's Workshop this week revolved around "quick writes" and allowing our creativity to flow in our journals. These journal entries will help students to make the big decision on what to write about in their personal narratives. We are also continuing our study of personification, metaphors, and similes in our writing. On Friday we went outside and enjoyed the quiet morning reflecting and noticing our surroundings while writing metaphors and personification about nature. The results where Amazing! 

Example of student writing
We also started a new Read aloud titled, Animal House and Iz. After Alabama Moon, this is a humorous light read about a blended family and their quest for understanding each other and becoming one big loving family. During this book we will be revisiting the literary element, character traits and growth of the characters over the course of the reading. There are many characters in this book who go through changes in some way by the end of the story. 

Last but not least, the Dolphin homeroom class qualified to enter the big "Pig" race next week. The top sellers in the fundraiser were Mrs. Rollins' and Mrs. Jag's classes for the 5th grade. We will race each other and the winner will go on to race the upper grades. The pig race will be next Tuesday, Nov.10 at 1:40. This is the funniest thing to see. The students love it! Look for pictures next week in our blog.
* No school next Wed. Nov. 11- Veteran's Day
* Speech and Debate team-Tues. Nov.10-2:30
* 5th Math Team-Tues. Nov 10-2:30

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