News From the Classroom

Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Tomorrow is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Filmmaker Ken Burns is leading a campaign to have every American recite the address. We did not do that in class today, but we found some other ways to commemorate the anniversary. See the links for a great animated short film that includes a reading of the speech and the Library of Congress site that includes all kinds of great materials.

We recently looked at a photo essay called "Where Children Sleep". The photographers went all over the world taking pictures of children and their bedrooms. It was a good way for us to build our global understanding and see how people all over the world live. The students also took pictures of their own bedrooms. When you come in for conferences this week be sure to take a look at our bulletin board. It has several photographs and some writing by fifth graders.