Get Active

Third, fourth, and fifth graders at Sunnyside get to participate in a “get active, save lives” month-long activity starting tomorrow.  We are all very excited about it!  You will see more information coming home tonight in their folders – and I included a copy of the letter below.



Tomorrow, my reading class will be presenting their President Speeches and they have a test on recalling (writing) the first five presidents in order.  They have had a lot of in class time to research and write their speeches, and they took home the list of presidents to study last week.  There is an optional contest to memorize more than five, and most students are choosing to participate which is great!  It should be a good and busy day!  They should practice both tonight!

No mirrors in my Nana’s house

Today we will finish our work on Jackie Robinson.  Students have been reading about his life, and working on a google sheet in order to organize their information.  They have also been practicing using a dictionary to find the meaning of unknown words (a great thing to practice at home too!).  You will see these charts come home this week – they worked hard!  We will start our President unit tomorrow.

We also read the book No Mirrors in my Nana’s House.

(Students, click here for your comprehension question assignment)

Happy Friday

We had a busy week, learning and writing about Ruby Bridges and Jackie Robinson.  Book clubs are still meeting during our morning rotation time, and next week we will begin our presidents unit!

You will see report cards in student folders tonight – please sign and return the envelope.  Look for Valentines Day info next Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Acts of kindness

This morning we did a few “acts of kindness” activities.   As a class, we talked about what being kind means and looks like – and what “random acts of kindness” are.  We talked about how these small acts make our classroom a place where we all feel safe, important, and happy.  We watched and discussed the video below.  Students then drew a name of another student in the class, and used google docs to write them a letter of kindness….