Mrs. Woods Fifth Grade
This Week in Review
When we haven't been testing, we've dedicated much of our time to finishing our research and drafting our informational brochures. The kids are really doing a nice job with these and are putting alot of thought into them. It has been fun to see the excitement they get when they learn something new from their research.
We began a new read aloud book that goes along with our discussions about slavery, Civil Rights, and the Underground Railroad. This seems to have been a theme in our classroom this year and the kids have enjoyed the texts we've read and discussions we've had. They've asked some great questions! The book we are reading is Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis. We've read two other books by him and we are enjoying this one so far.
Our High Flyer this week was Billy Arnold. He continues to work hard and follow all directions no matter where he goes in the building. He can always be counted on for a good laugh and a genuine friendly smile. I especially enjoy the many great, thoughtful questions he asks about everything we study and do. He is so curious and smart! Thank you, Billy, for being such a wonderful student!
Mark Your Calendars
May 7 - 5th grade visits Northgate Middle School
May 10 - Spring Carnival - 5:30-8:00 West Englewood
May 24 - West Englewood Field Day
May 27 - Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
May 28 - Last day of strings
May 29 - 5th grade Celebration 10:30-2:00
May 30 - Strings perform, 4th quarter awards, 5th grade promotion, 2:45 pm
May 31 - Last day of school, early dismissal at 12:30