On May 9th, 4th and 5th graders were invited to get “indoorsy” at our Classroom Campout! Keeping in line with our classroom’s nature motif, we had a camp themed day where we read around the campfire, wrote group ghost stories, … Continue reading
April is poetry month, which isperfect for our class as we have just finished our poetry unit–writing acrostic, concrete, synonym, diamonte, cinquain, limerick, and “I AM” poems!!! We celebrated by having a beatnik Poetry Slam where we sat in dim … Continue reading
Thanks to Caroline, Thomas, Joseph, Sahil, and the families for coming out to Moonlight Beach for our first class community service project!! After leaving, the beach definitely had less styrofoam!!
This week 4th and 5th graders learned 8 new geography terms that had to do with Bodies of Water and Landforms. Instead of memorizing definitions, students used their hands, fingers, and negative space to create: harbors, canals, channels, gulfs, bays, … Continue reading
4th and 5th graders are well under way in their Fairytale Unit! We started with Cinderella stories around the world. First, we talked about the American version of “Cinderella” (yes…we’re talking Disney). Next, we read “Yeh Shen,” a Chinese version. As … Continue reading
Inside: The snowflake stands for the fact that we are beautiful and unique in our own way. The glue stick encourages you to “stick” together as a class and support each other. The eraser is to remind you that it … Continue reading
Oh my goodness!! I cannot believe the first day of school is around the corner… I have been working over the summer getting our wonderful room ready for a fresh new year. Also this summer, I had the privilege of … Continue reading
Hey 4th grade sweet peas! You finally finished your book group for Caddie Woodlawn. Congrats! I would like you to rate this novel 1-10. 1 being a low score (you didn’t like the book at all), and 10 being a great … Continue reading
Hey fab fifth graders! I’m so happy you got a chance to read and discuss Rascal. I would like you to type a response to literature. In your response to the book, I’d like you to talk about your favorite … Continue reading
In class we read, “CATWINGS.” We also talked about picking out important themes within stories we read. What do you feel was the theme of “CATWINGS”, and why do you feel this was a theme of the story?