Staying In-the-Know

with Mrs. Drayton

Dutch Fork Elementary School The Academy of Environmental Sciences, Title I

1.25.18

VIP Folders & Reminders

  • graded work & assignments
  • Princess Ball flyer


  • 1/26 Cursive Pages 26-41
  • 1/31 January Reading Goal Sheets due
  • 2/1 Report Cards Go Home
  • 2/1 Landfill field trip
  • 2/5 5th Grade Tag of Honor @ 10:15

Writing Celebration: Gallery Walk of Appreciation

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Our Informational Writing Checklist

  • I taught readers about a subject
  • I included facts, details and quotes in my writing
  • I wrote an introduction that helped readers get interested in and understand my topic
  • I included transitions to help my writing have a natural flow
  • I wrote a conclusion that restated my main points or left my readers with something to consider
  • I used subheadings to organize my writing into sections
  • I made intentional word choices and used a teaching tone throughout my writing
  • I used appropriate spelling and word patterns throughout my writing
  • I used a variety of punctuation to fix run-on sentences
  • I used punctuation to cite my sources


We will continue to build on understandings as readers and writers of informational texts as we move into our next units. We will be reading persuasive and argumentative texts and creating text-dependent responses. Please continue to encourage your child to read a variety of texts at home. Remember, your child should be reading texts that they want to read (enjoy) and can read (make sense of). Thanks for your continuous support!

Informational Writing By Savanna B.

Since i've been young i've always wanted to be the best artist I can be. From paintings like Pablo Picasso to Alexander Calder who specialized in sculptures i'm learning more everyday! But first I realized I needed to learn more, So I decided to learn about the history of art.By reading this book you are doing the same. Today we will be taking a journey through the history of art.


From the 1400s to the 1900s. First up we have Calendars. Calendars are a common household object but back then in 1400s they were used for art. Artists would use paints and other drawing materials to paint backgrounds for the calendars.


Next up we have hand printers to print pictures, words, and more but in the 1450s if you wanted something printed you had to copy it that's where artist came in, they would copy pictures and sell them.


In 1460s oil paint came out oil paint was used for its texture and useful when making paintings. It's very pretty especially the colors.


Since i've been young i've always wanted to be the best artist I can be. From paintings like Pablo Picasso to Alexander Calder who specialized in sculptures i'm learning more everyday! But first I realized I needed to learn more, So I decided to learn about the history of art.By reading this book you are doing the same. Today we will be taking a journey through the history of art.


From the 1400s to the 1900s. First up we have Calendars. Calendars are a common household object but back then in 1400s they were used for art. Artists would use paints and other drawing materials to paint backgrounds for the calendars.


Next up we have hand printers to print pictures, words, and more but in the 1450s if you wanted something printed you had to copy it that's where artist came in, they would copy pictures and sell them.


In 1460s oil paint came out oil paint was used for its texture and useful when making paintings. It's very pretty especially the colors.


In 1500s artist started painting what was important to them like religion, family, and passions.

In 1600s the Aerial perspective was invented and used to create space and distance. Can you see the space and distance in this painting?


Shortly after the potter's wheel became popular to the U.S and pottery was being made left and right.


Then the realistic view was invented the realistic view was made by painting the inside of a box and adding things like mini sculptures into the box then you'd drill a peephole into the top then when you looked into the box it was realistic.


Next up it's a commonly used art tool called the color wheel. The color wheel is used to see comparing and contrasting colors.

Next it's 1894 and wood carvings started to become very common. Wood carvings are beautiful and made by woodcarvers the process can either be really quick or slow.


Even though there's more these are the basics of the history of art. I hope this helped you become a better artist in your journey! As it did for me. Art is not just drawing a picture it's also knowing it's history!


Informational Writing by Peyton T.

Who is Katie Ledecky?


Who Is Katie Ledecky?

One day in 2011 Katie Ledecky was accepted into the 2012 London OLympics. So she got together with her Coach at the time, Gary Sick Gala and they had their annual goal setting meeting. Katie was only in 8th grade at that point. Now Katie is a Olympic freestyler known worldwide. She is only 20 but can still beat everyone by a ton.


Early Life

Kathleen Geneviene Ledecky or Katie Ledecky was born March 17th 1997. She has one brother named Michael. Katie was raised in Bethesda Maryland with her brother, mom, and dad. Her parents are a big part in her olympic career. Katie Ledecky started swimming at age 6 with her brother. She first started at Palisades swim and tennis club. When she started getting older she started working with Yuri Suguiyama, a swim coach.

Achievements

Katie Ledecky has many achievements. She is a 5 time olympic gold medalist and a 14 time world champion- the most in history for a female swimmer. She is also womens long course world record holder for 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyle. She holds the fastest ever time in 500, 1000, and 1650 yard freestyle events. In Rio 2016, Katie won the most decorated female athlete with 4 gold, 1 silver, and 2 world records.


Conclusion

Katie continues to amaze many by swimming. Many hope to see her in the 2020 olympics.


Book Club Set Up

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