Ms. Zunguze's

Fifth-Grade News

Important Dates to Remember:

  • October 15th: Fun Run
  • October 16th: Picture Day
  • October 16th: Early Dismissal for teacher professional development
  • October 26th: Teacher Work Day/No school for students!
  • October 27th: Teacher Professional Development Day/No school for students!
  • October 30th (during school day): Muddy Sneakers field trip #1
  • October 30th from 5:00-7:00 P.M.: Fall Carnival
  • November 3rd (during school day): Muddy Sneakers field trip #2

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for all of your support! Here are some upcoming ways to stay involved:
Big image

Writing Conferences

In the last week and a half, I have been holding individual writing conferences with each of our young writers, identifying specific strengths and areas for continued growth. Thus far, I have met with ten students. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting with Josh, who agreed to edit and publish his writing below, showcasing his thoughtfulness and concern for the world around him:


Improving the World

by Josh Foster


These are three ways that people could improve the world. To begin, I would make jobs and houses easier to afford, because many people cannot find jobs due to their past mistakes. I truly think that they might have changed, and people should give others a second chance. Finding a house is probably a hardship for many, because it is very expensive, so I would make jobs easier to find and houses less expensive. Then, I would fix world hunger. We have lots of charities, but there are still lots of people who don't have the food that they need. Also, mobile transportation is not efficient, because people have to pay again and again, even when they are riding the bus on the same day. Ideally, it should be free. Since the bus driver must support his family and himself, though, I understand that there should be a small fee. However, it is a problem if you have to take the bus twice every day; you have to pay double over and over again, until you're basically out of money. Finally, there are many ways to make the world a better place, but the world won't take all your ideas. You have to live with life's rules, but you can make the world a better place one step at a time.