Monday, December 2, 2019

New Specials for Trimester 2

We will now have Art on Friday for Trimester Two.  Here is the updated special schedule for trimester two.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Conference Sign up

A conference sign up sheet was emailed.  Please let me know if you never received an email notification.  Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

No School Tuesday, November 5th

Just a friendly reminder that there is no school Tuesday, November 5th due to Election Day.  Happy voting!

November Realistic Fiction Book Report

Realistic Fiction Pizza Book Report
  • This month you need to select a book within the realistic fiction genre.  (Suggestions are attached to this sheet.) Your book should be at least 75 pages long.
  • If you choose a book that’s not on the attached list it must be approved by your teacher by Friday, November 8th.
Suggested Timeline:
_____          Book selected by Friday, November 8th.
_____          Book read by Monday, November 18th.
_____          Pizza started by Friday, November 22nd.
_____          Pizza handed in on Wednesday, November 27th.
Realistic Fiction Pizza Book Report
This book project is to read a realistic fiction book and create a pizza that accurately reflects all aspects of your book and provides evidence from your book for each story element.
  1. After you have read your book, start your pizza with a round piece of paper, at least 12” in diameter, for the crust.
  2. Divide the crust into the eight slices and label each slice according to the directions below.
  3. Fill in each slice with both words and pictures.  You may draw, paint, or color your own illustrations OR you may use clip art or photos to decorate your pizza.
  4. The most important rule is to…BE CREATIVE!  You can make your pizza 3-dimensional using construction paper or other materials.  Think of other ways to make your project uniquely your own and to entice other students to “take a bite” out of your book.
  5. Be neat and organized.  Need I say more?
  6. Include DETAILS!  Quality details in your words, quotes, and art work determine the difference between the grade of a 3 and a 4.
  7. Have fun!
  8. Be ready to share your pizza with the class on the day that it is due.
Pizza Slice Directions

Be sure to include…
Slice #1
The book title (capitalized and underlined)
The author
Your name (BIG)
A picture
Slice #2
Describe the time and place in detail.
Example:  This story took place in ______________. It all happened during ____________. ADD A COUPLE MORE DETAILS!

Slice #3
1 Main Characters, 3 character traits to describe them, and a picture of them
Example: Winnie, the young heroine of the story, is a curious, adventurous, and independent girl who is tired of being told what to do by her mother and grandmother.

Slice #4
Conflict (The problem)
Example: The conflict arises when the Tuck family drinks from a spring which makes them immortal, unable to grow old or die.  When Winnie, a young girl, finds out their secret, they decide to kidnap her in order to keep their secret safe!

Slice #5
Connection (Make two connections between this story and: another story you’ve read, an event in your life, or something happening in the world.)
Example:  This story reminds me of the book ______ because ___________. 

Slice #6
Questions  (List three questions you have after reading the book.)
Ask the author, ask a character, or ask about something you’re wondering.

Slice #7
Resolution (This is how the conflict is solved.)
Example: The Tucks problem of being immortal is resolved when __________.  Winnie is brought back to her house when _________.

Slice #8
A detailed, colored drawing of your favorite part of the text, along with a caption of what you drew.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Week of October 28th

Just a friendly reminder that the optional book reports are due Thursday, October 31st.

We will be having a practice lock down drill this week and will be discussing safety.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Week of October 21st

Thursday is Sports Spirit Day.  Don't forget to wear the attire of your favorite team.

Saturday is our Boo Fest from 1-4.  I can't wait to see you there! 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Events for the week of October 15th

Fire Prevention Program is happening this Thursday.  Students will learn all about fire safety.  This program is led by our fabulous Beverly firefighters.

There is a PTO meeting this Thursday at 7 pm in the library if you would like to join.  I know they would love to have you.

Friday is Sports Team Spirit Day so dress in your favorite sports team apparel.

Have an amazing week and show some courage!