Bynagle Bulletin - January 6, 2014

Happy New Year

This Week's Happenings

WoW! It's hard to believe that Winter Break is already over AND we are now half way through the year! I would like to thank all of the students for hanging in there during the last week of school. I was gone, due to illness, and Mrs. Greear had to fully take over during one of the busiest times of the year! Thank you all for working hard, finishing projects, completing beautiful art pieces, and having a whirlwind of an end to semester.

This week we will be starting all new units. In language arts we will be writing memoirs, for many students this will be their most challenging writing piece yet. During this unit students will start reflecting on themselves and be asking themselves questions such as What really matters most to me? What Kind of Person am I? What is one of the big things I want to say about the whole of my life?"

For reading we will be starting a new book titled Fever 1793. This novel is narrated by Mattie who is a young girl. She lives above a coffee shop that her widowed mother and grandfather own. The fever breaks out in town destroying everything this is in its path. In this unit study students will enhance their understanding of the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia during 1793. Students will be actively engaged in a number of activities that will enhance their reading, writing, thinking, and language skills.

Problem of the Week!

7 dogs were boarding at the local Pet Lodge. Each dog was in a separate run, all in a single row. One of the employees left the cages unlocked and the dogs have all gotten out of their runs. She needs to put each of them back in the right cage, but this is all she remembers. Help her get them in the right cages, and QUICK!

Dogs: Beau, Duke, Fluffy, Lady, Princess, Rover, and Spike

1. Spike doesn’t like other dogs much, so he was on one of the ends.

2. Princess was somewhere to the left of Beau.

3. Rover was in the third run from the right.

4. The only dog between Fluffy and Lady was Princess.

5. Duke was directly to the left of Lady.