May Newsletter Fifth Grade
Mrs. Bassett Mr. Butler Ms. Slattery
May is commencement time at our universities! Check out the photos and videos below to learn more about that great occasion!
WONDER by R.J. Palacio
Listen to a great interview with R.J. Palacio on NPR's All Things Considered.
Explore R.J. Palacio's web page.
Another great read... Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
Most people-her teachers and doctors included-don't think she's capable of learning, and up until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same preschool-level alphabet lessons again and again and again. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows. But she can't. She can't talk. She can't walk. She can't write.
Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind-that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice . . . but not everyone around her is ready to hear it.
From multiple Coretta Scott King Award winner Sharon M. Draper comes a story full of heartache and hope. Get ready to meet a girl whose voice you'll never, ever forget.
Learn more about the Plains Indians below!
Learn about how chocolate is made by watching the video below!
Fifth graders will begin the Too Good for Drugs program this month!
Too Good for Drugs - Grade 5
Fifth Graders will aim for the stars as they practice peer pressure refusal skills and explore positive and negative norms. Students will learn how to set reachable goals and achieve them and demonstrate effective communication skills. Lessons will give students the opportunity to predict the consequences of the decisions they make and examine the effects of making healthy choices.