|Our class 5th Grade Spelling Bee Finalists|
Congratulations to our Spelling finalists, Josephine, Evie, Sadie, And Ben. They proudly represented the Dolphin and Geese classes in the 5th grade Spelling Bee.
As our week began, we worked on our Persuasive essay planning. We read sample essays together and diagramed the different elements of the essays. We also discussed what a thesis statement is and how important it is to the persuasive text. We had an opportunity to look at many examples before trying to write our own. After trying our own thesis writing, we discussed the different "grabber" leads that can hook a reader first before you make your thesis point. As many of you have seen from your child's work, the students are using a graphic organizer to organize their three proofs and supporting details. We will also use an organizer to help structure their paragraphs for the complete essay.
|Loving a book!|
|Reader's Notebook entry|
Have a wonderful three day weekend!
* No school on Mon. Jan. 18th
* Gift of Self Project due Jan 21st
* Tues. 5th grade Math Team & Speech and Debate Team
* Wed. 5th grade Intramurals and