Bynagle Bulletin

For the week of November 4-8, 2013

Turtles

It is time for us to say Good-Bye to our beloved classroom pets. If your family would like to take on these two hilarious pets, please step forward and take them! They aren't noisy and come with a supply of food.

Writing

With Halloween behind us, we can resume dedicated focus to the important undertaking of developing our intellectual apparatus. This week we will begin a unit on the Western Expansion and will be learning to write summaries and informative essays based on readings about this historical time.

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One Amazing Class!

Hatchet & Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe

We are studying 'theme' with the sixth graders. The 'theme' of the book Hatchet is perseverance. The protagonist of the story perseveres against all odds. We are training ourselves to look for the repetition of events in the story to help us see the theme.


Last week students in the 5th grade learned about 'personification' through my new favorite book 'This is Not My Hat'. We are applying that knowledge in the reading of The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe as C.S. Lewis uses this technique flawlessly to bring his mythical world to life. The second literary technique we are focusing on this week is 'imagery'. How do we know that the Witch is mean and evil from the look of her castle? This week, we will find out!

Important Dates to Remember

Monday, Nov. 4th 2013 at 12am to Friday, Nov. 22nd 2013 at 11:45pm

995 Soundview Avenue

Homer, AK

Noveber 7 - 6th Grade Only - Challenger Center Field Trip *Pick Up at School 5:30*

November 8 - Artist Showcase Assembly 1:15 - 2:00

November 10 - Read-A-Thon Ends

November 15 - Field Trip to Pratt Museum

November 22 - Read-A-Thon Activity Night

Solution to last weeks quiz question

This contraption is a weather barometer. It shows us when it is going to rain! I will be showing people how it works this week. It will be interesting to watch with our rapidly changing fall weather!

This Weeks Quiz!

Four Friends

Four friends, Dave, Mike, John and Terry, are nicknamed Stick, Batman, Atomic Head and Feaser but not in that order. What is the nickname of each?


A. John is faster than Batman but not as strong as Atomic Head.

B. Batman is stronger than Terry but slower than Feaser.

C. Dave is faster than both John and Stick, but not as strong as Batman.