Monday, March 29, 2010

What We Are Doing at School!!

We learn lots of new math.We do lots of writing since we are fifth graders. We do lots and lots of writing right now because we have the AIMS test coming up.We all need extra practise.Our school is getting ready for all the tests!!!

Please go and comment and tell me if you are doing AIMS testing.

Friday, March 26, 2010

What is a Persuasive Essay?

A persuasive essay is a essay that you would write to persuade someone to do something you want them to do . A persuasive essay lists reasons that would convince the reader to do what your persuasive writing is about. The reasons in the persuasive essay should be convincing reasons so the reader gets your that's what a persuasive essay is.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Reaching Our Goal

So we have almost reached our goal of 2,500 blog hits. The last I checked we were only 52 hits away which means we almost certainly will reach our goal and you will not have any more homework this year.
However, I can not let you off so easy. Today while you are in the computer lab, I want you to answer these questions in the comment section. As always, please use proper sentences, spelling, and punctuation.

1. Do you think this is a fair trade-off? Is 2,500 hits on the blog worth not having homework?Why?

2. Why do you think I offered the class this deal? Why are hits on the blog worthwhile?

3. What do you enjoy about blogging? Has it made a difference in how you felt about fifth grade?

Think hard about your answers. Remember 2,500 people are waiting to hear your answers.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Have you seen our map lately? We are only 77 hits away.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Come to Our Colony

The students were given the task to design a poster that would make people want to move to their colony. They were judged on this rubric. Click on a poster to enlarge it.

The Jamestown Colony was given a 2 for their poster. It had a good use of color. However, we felt the title was mashed together and there was too much blank space. Some graphics would have improved their poster. It was strongest in presentation but weak in Readability, Information, and Organization.

The Boston Colony was given a 3 for their poster. It was strong in all areas. They also tried a different approach than the other groups so they get credit for being innovative.

The Plymouth Colony was given a 3 for their poster. We felt it had a good layout but the facts could have been organized better. It was cluttered with more pictures than information. It was strong in Readability and Presentation but weak in Information and Organization.

Quebec Colony was given a 3 for their poster. It was probably the strongest poster especially in Presentation and Organization. The art teacher could have taught them how to use perspective in their poster. They always remembered that it was a recruiting poster. (The pigs probably should have been beavers)

This poster was given a 2. The New Amsterdam Colony was strong in facts but weak in design. It had too much blank space and the colored lettering was distracting.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Grandperson's Day

Today we had Grandparent's Day at our school. Actually we had grand person day because kids have grandparents that live in another state, so they invited their mom or dad or other special people instead. All the grandparents came and had lunch with their grandson or daughter. They went to the playground with them. They got to see what they do at school.
We were doing math when they came so they helped us learn about area.We hope they were proud of us and our school.
If we're lucky, they will take us to the book fair.

Click the link to see a slide show