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Presentation of Learning update!

Please join our students at the second quarter Presentation of Learning! Two days/times to come see all the hard work our students have accomplished this quarter: Wednesday, January 24th, 2:00-5:00pm Be sure to have your student guide you through their group’s projects after school! Thursday, January 25th, 10:30am-12:00pm    

Week of 1/8/18-1/12/18

Driscoll-Humanities This week was very busy! Students learned new prefixes that will help them with STEM: kilo and milli. Every literature circle group had their second discussion- students had very interesting and thoughtful questions for their peers! Students also continued their work in social studies (learning about ancient Greece), and explored texts that use the […]

Blog Post 12/18/17-12/21/17

Driscoll-Humanities Students had a busy week before break- they learned about the roots jur/jus, what a counterclaim is in an opinion essay and why authors include one. They then worked with a partner and color-coded a student example essay to find all elements of an opinion essay. They also added a counterclaim to their own […]

Blog Post 12/11/17-12/15/17

Driscoll- Humanities This week students learned a new root: phon. They also learned about nonfiction text structure and we had an in-depth exploration of cause/effect texts, looking at multiple articles and finding causes/effects within them. Students also learned about transition words and phrases and how writers use them to connect ideas/paragraphs. Students began adding transitions […]

Blog Post 12/4/17-12/8/17

Driscoll- Humanities This week students learned a new root (bene) and played a review game with all the roots they’ve learned so far. Students also learned how to write a concluding paragraph for opinion writing and practiced identifying the parts of a good conclusion in an example essay. Students are working on writing their entire […]

Blog Post Week of 11/13-11/17

Driscoll- Humanities  This week has been very exciting! We switched classes and now Ms. Casalengo and Mr. Walker’s homerooms will be coming to me and Ms. Tem for the second quarter. We hit the ground running, taking a main idea pre-assessment, completing an opinion writing pre-assessment, learned the difference between fact and opinion, and starting […]

Blog Post Week of 11/6-11/10 (3 Day week)

This very short week was packed! Students shared their final projects with each other, their families, and other classes during our Presentation of Learning. Community members got to visit all the 5th grade classrooms in a museum-style open house, view projects, and ask questions about the finished products.   Thank you to everyone who came […]

Blog Post Week of 10/30-11/3

Upcoming event- PRESENTATION OF LEARNING: Families are invited to a presentation of learning, during which students will show off their amazing projects they’ve worked on throughout this quarter. Students will be available to show off the results of their incredible effort and to answer any questions visitors have regarding their project. Wednesday, November 8th 2:00-5:00pm (please […]

Blog Post Week of 10/16/17-10/20/17

Driscoll- Humanities This week students took a pre-assessment about making inferences and drawing conclusions. They then learned what an inference is (text evidence + background knowledge = inference), how readers infer, the difference between an inference and a prediction, and practiced inferring using commercials, our read aloud novel, and short passages. Students continued to work […]