Bynagle Bulletin

May 4, 2015

Dates to Remember

May 7 - Book Report Due (THIS THURSDAY)

May 12 - Spring Concert - Homer High School 6:30PM

May 15 - Pajama Day

May 15- 12:30 - 2:45 Karen Hornady Park Field Trip

May 19 - Field Day

May 20 - Last day of School!!

Classroom Happenings

I am starting to realize that my time with this fabulous group of fifth graders is quickly coming to a close. How could it possibly be May? This year has gone way too fast. I am going to miss your kids SO MUCH.

Thank you all for helping with our Writing Fair. The students did an amazing job reading and it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces during our First Friday event.

What's Next

In math this week we will be beginning our second round on fractions. Students will continue their practice of adding and subtracting unlike fractions. We will begin our work with The City of Ember By: Jean DuPrau in reading and will work on finishing our writing on demand pieces.

Classroom Library Books

For the month of May, I am asking students to leave classroom library books at school. They may still check out book from the school library, but my classroom books will be read only at school.

If you find books around your house with the "Bynagle" sticker on them, I would greatly appreicate you sending them back to school with your child. Thank you!

Library News

What a great year in the library. Your children have read so many book: we have checked out 19,000 books so far this year!

With only 4 more weeks of school, we are starting the process of getting all the books back into the library.

Students will be able to check out books one at a time for the rest of the year as long as they have their overdue books returned.

Please help your students return their library books –I will send home overdue notices this week.

Thank you for all your support!

Your librarians,

Lisa Whip

Cheryl Illg

Cereal Book Book Report is Due on Thursday

Front of Box: Use apiece of white or light colored paper to cover the front of your cereal box. (You will probably want to create the cover before gluing it on our box.) Include the name of the cereal and a picture. Invent a name for the cereal that is related to the title of the book and sounds like a cereal. Do not use the exact title of the book. You may want to look at the attached page of real cereal boxes to get some ideas. Choose a shape for the cereal as well as colors and ingredients that all relate to the book. For example, for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, you might invent a cereal called Wizard Wands, a toasted oat cereal I the shape of miniature lightning bolts.

Right Side of Box: Make a list of ingredients that includes the story elements Character and Setting. Under the heading “Ingredients,” list the main characters and write a sentence about each one. Then describe the setting. You can use the template on the attached sheet or cover the side with white or light colored paper and do it in our own way. Just make sure you include the main characters and the setting.

Left Side of Box: Write a summary that describes the main problem and the solution of the book. Try to use words that will “grab” readers’ attention and make them want to buy your cereal. You can use the attached template or do this your own way.

Back of Box: Design a game that is based on the story. It can be a puzzle, a word search, a word scramble, a maze, a crossword puzzle, a hidden pictures illustration, or any other fun activity that might be found on the back of a cereal box. Make sure it includes information from the book.

Top of Box: Include the title, author, number of pages, and number of stars you would give this book if you were a book critic. The maximum number of stars would be 5. You can use the template or create the top of the box yourself as long as you include all of the things listed above.

Prize: Cereal boxes often include a prize. Your prize must be something the main character could have used in the book or something that reminds you of the main character. You can even include a picture of the prize on the front of your box to let the reader know what is inside the box.