Thursday, January 15, 2015

Skating! We loved it and want to go again!

Writing Update:

Happy New Year Everyone!

The week prior to the holiday break was sooo magical around here.  The kids made crafts, bought presents in a hand-to-hand sale, and we actually took some time to have fun together!  Thank you for all of the cards, gifts, and thoughtful notes! These thoughts truly mean so much!

We are currently finishing up our informational writing unit, and the kids are publishing their books by early next week.  From there we will practice taking notes, responding to informational resources in magazines and videos, and embark on persuasive/argument essays.

Email me at any time, and you can always take a peek at your child's writing on google drive.
Thanks for your support at home!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winter Tales Performance and Essex Reporter Publications

Congratulations to Jadyn Jacobs and Noah Sanderson whose poems were read at Winter Tales at the Flynn Space!  These two poems were chosen from over 200 entries.  Awesome!  These poems were also published in the Burlington Free Press and Essex Reporter.

Carter Frankenhoff, Faith Hammond, and Morgan Sutliff have also been recently published in the Essex Reporter.  See the Fleming Writes bulletin board in the Fleming lobby by the gym to read these poems!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Grade 5 Films

 During the course of the school year we may have special celebrations where we watch a movie.  Movies that are possibilities for this year are Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief (which we saw as a play at the Flynn), Legend of the Guardians (which is a grade appropriate book series), Tuck Everlasting(also a favorite grade 5 novel), Anne of Green Gables(a classic that many of the kids would never see if I didn't show it to them!!!) Narnia, and The Giver.  These movies are rated PG, so if you would prefer that your child not see any of them, please let me know.  Thank you!!