Thursday, November 19, 2015
Fifth graders just finished producing the first issue this year’s The Tiger Paw, which can be found here: https://thetenacretigerpaw.wordpress.com
. The Tiger Paw is an online magazine written by fifth grade students. This issue is full of interesting articles – make sure to check it out!
Monday, November 16, 2015
Measuring and mixing, first and sixth graders worked together to make some delicious pumpkin bread last Friday morning. An annual project of the Big Friend/Little Friend program, everyone looks forward to making the pumpkin loaves, which were donated to a local food pantry.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Fifth graders presented Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet this morning, adding some modern touches along the way--think music and fist bumps (instead of actual kisses). Students spent time learning and memorizing the difficult language of Shakespeare before performing for the school and parents. The study of Shakespeare started over the summer for fifth graders, when they read Romeo and Juliet for summer reading. As part of their study of causes and effects of the American Revolution, students learn about England in the 16th and 17th centuries—Queen Elizabeth, the power of Spain, and the important role the theater played in education, entertainment, and enlightenment during this period.