Friday, September 28, 2012

If I had the chance, I'd ask the world to dance...

I seriously thought I was seeing double...but then I noticed the clothes were different.  

This time last year, they were fifth my girls.

Love love love our volunteers!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Location, Location, Location...


The entire fifth grade thus far has been devoted to memorizing those United States state locations.  Our hard work certainly paid off!  Mrs. Thrasher was so tricky!  She gave a POP PRE-TEST the day before the real test...

Below, please find the 21 students who scored a 100 PERCENT one day early!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sure you will agree with me that they are absolutely the BOMBDIGGITY!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

HHMS Cross Country Invitational

Congratulations to our very own Kyley Sorg for coming in FIRST PLACE for the girls in the HHMS Cross Country Invitational!  Kyley is our seventh grade teacher assistant sixth period every day.  Kyley was in Mrs. Thrasher's ELA/SS class as a fifth grader.  WTG!

What heart was shown by all our runners today!  I know everyone is not pictured.  I was hard at work at the scorers table, and did not get to mingle hardly at all.  But here are a few pictures.  Enjoy!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Theme Study Posters...Fifth grade life lessons

Throughout the year, there will be many lessons learned.  Some the easy way, and unfortunately some the hard way. All my students have just faced one of the largest life lessons in some of their lives...the move to middle school.  Our year long fifth grade theme is Exploration.

As explorers, most of the items we find are amazing...yet sometimes, we find what we don't really want to see.  Our major focus in ELA thus far has been story characters' conflicts and  resolution of those conflicts.  We have also searched for the Theme (big life lesson,) that the author is trying to express.  In US History, we are studying the movement of people into North America, the reasons lifestyles were different in our early history based on the resources available, nomadic versus farming lifestyles and the housing choices based on each lifestyle...all tying into Exploration.

Here is a group project that we worked hard on to display the Themes and Conflict/Resolution in the novel Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary.