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Activist Art

In preparation for their High Museum field trip, our 5th graders engaged with a variety of activist artwork created to fight for social justice.

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

5th Grade: Experiencing Ellis Island

Our 5th grade recently recreated the experiences of immigrants who came through Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century.

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mock Election 2016

And the winner is….

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thanks, Ben Hatke!

A huge thanks to Ben Hatke for taking the time to visit our school, and thanks to Hannah DeCamp and Avid Bookshop for connecting us with such an inspiring author and illustrator!

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Poetry!

To celebrate National Poetry Month in April and prepare for our annual Poetry Picnic, we’ve been writing a LOT of poems in the library! Visit this post for a link to our digital showcase.

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Skype with Augusta Scattergood!

Our 4th and 5th grade students enjoyed a Skype visit with Augusta Scattergood, author of two excellent middle grades historical novels: Glory Be and The Way to Stay in Destiny.

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Halloween!

We had some spooky fun in the library this week! Pre-K, kindergarten, and 1st grade read Inside a House That Is Haunted by Alyssa Capucilli, The Spooky Wheels on the … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Exploring Text Structure with 5th Grade

Determining text structure is a great comprehension strategy! Figuring out how information in a text is organized can help you understand it–because you’ll think not just about the ideas, but also the relationships between them.

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Top Frogs

The 5th grade blog is back! Click the link in this post to visit the blog and meet this year’s 5th grade bloggers: Amelia, Bird, Charlotte, Frenya, Josie, Ramyia, and Tommy.

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Library Cards!

This lovely little rainbow stack contains 482 personalized library cards, one for each student in the school, with a different color for each grade level.

August 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

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