Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Historical Fiction Book Trailers

Fifth grade students and parents,

We made fantastic book trailers about the historical fiction books we read in October!  Thanks to Mrs. Polito for all of her help in the LMC!  Each student has a link below to their trailer, watch all of the trailers you want to see!


Andy F

Michael J

Colin E

Nathan B

Ella M

Hayley M

Sarah G

Olivia S

Alana B

Francesca F

Madison M

Gillian K

Lauren O

Olivia M

Dean C

Danny P

Damian S

Dennis G

Mitch M

Ella L

Paige K

Peyton M

Great job fifth graders, I am so proud of you!!
Ms. Patton

Saturday, October 26, 2013

October Letter

Hi Fifth Graders,

I forgot to take a picture of the October Letter expectations before I left school on Friday so I am attaching a link to this blog post with the directions.  Unfortunately I cannot get the idea prompts so you can google sentence starters or book idea starters to find a few things to write about.  Or just take an idea or part of your book that you liked and follow the directions and write about that.  

Here is the link, you can email me if you have any questions (jpatton@sd25.org).


Just a reminder, I will be out on Monday at a meeting so please be well behaved and I will see you Tuesday!

Ms. Patton

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Hi fifth graders and parents,

This is a reminder than Open House is tomorrow night!  We've been doing a lot of great work this year and can't wait to share it with you!  Please come any time between 6:30-7:30 to check out our classroom and take a look around!

Hope to see you all tomorrow!
Ms. Patton

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Poetry Unit!!

Hi everyone,

Today we started a poetry unit in writing that will take us until Thanksgiving!  We're going to do a lot of cool things with poetry and write and share some ourselves!

I wanted to remind you to bring in any of your favorite poems or poetry books this week.  We can share them Thursday or Friday.

Also, click on the link to go to a great poetry website for kids!

One last thing, if you have any school-appropriate magazines you could send in for us to use for Words Their Way activities, we'd really appreciate it.  These would be donations as we'll be cutting them as we search for words.

Thanks and have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Scholastic Book Orders!

Hi everyone,

Today I sent home two different October Scholastic Book Orders.  Please note they are due next Friday, October 25th.  If you choose to place your order online, please use the group code: G7KRW.  If you want to place your order through me, have it here by next Friday, 10/25.

Remember, do not send cash to pay for the books, checks or credit cards only.

Happy reading!

Dance Mat Typing

Fifth graders,

As the year goes on, we will start typing more and more.  If you don't feel that your typing skills are fantastic, click the link below to practice!  Dance Mat Typing is a fun way to learn the home row, where your fingers are supposed to go, and which fingers are supposed to type which letters.  It's always good to practice your typing so feel free to use it whenever you have some free time!


Happy typing!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Study Hall CHANGES!!

Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you know that we will be changing study hall back to during OUR lunch recess time.  All fifth graders who have study hall will go right away, during their lunch recess and then eat with their friends at our normal time.  Therefore, if you have study hall, here is what your hour will look like:

12:15-12:45 - study hall in the LMC
12:45-1:15 - lunch in the commons (with 5th grade)

Because of this change, we will only have study hall Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week.  If you receive a study hall on Monday or Friday, you will go the next day there is study hall.

Please see me (or parents, email me)  if you have any questions!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pictures from the Historical Reenactment of the Revolutionary War!

Hi everyone,

Click on the link below to see pictures from the historical reenactment.  We had a beautiful day and the students were so well behaved!  I was very impressed by the questions the students had on the fly, they were so interested in that time period!

I hope you've all had a great weekend, fifth graders, see you tomorrow!


Ms. Patton

Monday, October 7, 2013

Historical Reenactment FRIDAY!!!

Fifth graders,

Don't forget we're going to the historical reenactment of the Revolutionary War on Friday at Thomas!  It looks like the weather is going to be great!

If you haven't brought in your permission slip and $2.75, make sure to bring it in by Wednesday!

Let's hope for a great day!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Reenactment Link

Fifth graders,

On Monday, we will be learning about the people we will see at the Historical Reenactment next Friday!  We will use the link below to access information about each person.  Feel free to read them ahead of time, but if you don't want to, we'll look at them Monday!

Remember to bring in your permission slip and $2.75 by Wednesday for the trip!


Have a great weekend!
Ms. Patton

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Watch Our Realistic Fiction Book Projects!

Fifth graders,

Below is the link to our YouTube page!  On that page you will find our realistic fiction book projects as well as your Michael Phelp's activity you did in science on Monday.  Make sure to share these with your parents and watch each others book projects to get ideas of books you might want to read.  Enjoy!