Thursday, December 6, 2012

DECEMBER 06, 2012

We had a math test today.  I got to read to a first grader.  Later, we went to computers and gym.

by the student of the day,


We had an assembly Wednesday.  We all went and got to see Marvin and Jessie learn about self-control.  It was pretty fun and Mrs. E was in it.  We all had fun.

by the student of the day,
Purple Pankake


Today was so fun.  We did art and it was fun.  We made thumb people Christmas cards to give our parents.  We all had a fun time.  I think recess was so fun because we played soccer.

by the student of the day,
Mini Mouse


Tuesday, I got my writing prompt, Weekends are/aren't fun.  We also read from The Phantom Tollbooth after lunch.  For lunch we had taco salad.  Yum!

by the student of the day,

Friday, November 30, 2012


Today we have Worker's Holiday.  We're having a Read-a-Thon and an Art-a-Thon.  Also, today is art for some people and orchestra for others.    It's going to be a great day!

by the student of the day,
Sara Lynn


Today at P.E. we played steal the flag football.  It was really fun.  We all had good sportsmanship, which made it even more enjoyable.  It was great.

by Dr. Epic a.k.a. Bob

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Today, we read a book about a ballerina and it was surprisingly interesting!!

by The Archmage Beastmaster


Tuesday we had a test in math. Test 11A to be exact.  I got almost all of my homework done!  We also had a new story for our vocabulary.

By Torch
the student of the day

Monday, November 26, 2012


Today, we did math.  We had choir, P.E., and computer lab.  We learned the difference between possessive nouns and contractions.  We have a new vocabulary journal story, Evelyn Cisneros, Prima Ballerina.  We did our new writing program in the computer lab for the first time and played some fun games.

By the student of the day,


5th Graders At Work

Today in math we did lesson 60.  Later on, we learned about apostrophes and the 5 Great Lakes, Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior. (H.O.M.E.S.)  We did a game in P.E. called Flag Football.  During computers we did a writing program for the first time.  This is what we did today. :)

Written by Iggy

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Today, I got my homework done.  It was a fun lesson about decimals.  On Fridays we pull tickets that we have earned for completing our homework and having a parent signature on it.  I won four times.  Since I was the student of the day, I got to read a book to a first grader.  Today is a fun day.  Today is FRIDAY!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Eliminating Clause-trophobia

Today we learned about Clauses and Sentences.  Today P.E. was pretty fun.  In computers we play Type to Learn 4.  In science we did experiments!  We played a game on clauses and sentences.  We presented our Veterans Day program yesterday.  We practiced so hard!  A lot of people said it was great.  It was very windy outside.  It's supposed to snow this week!  In science we learned about salt and did an experiment of dissolving salt.

By the student of the day,
Tinker Smell

Breakfast Menu Task

September 26

Today we did the breakfast menu task.  It was really fun.  We got to choose what manipulatives we wanted to use.  We chose marbles.  We had to draw pictures of 5 people and 12 omelettes and the eggs it took to make them.  It was really fun and I got to work with my friends.  Since it was early out, we got to go home at 1:30.

By the student of the day,
Cutie Pie

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


o|^_^|o musicThis is the thing that people will be talking about for years. Sensational too. Mrs. Eldrege's class is so hard working  - ACDCB-) cool

Friday, September 28, 2012


Our class has individualized spelling lists.  When it comes time to take our spelling test, we meet with a classmate and test each other on our own individual lists.  Our spelling lists come from a huge 400 word test along with any words we misspell in our writing.


This week we read the story Woodsong.  To help us better understand the story, we watched a video clip about sled dogs.  Here is the link.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Math tasks are part of our new math core. 

Today, we worked on a task where we had to create a sketch, use math manipulatives, and write about our task.

We explore our ideas and eventually make sense of our mathematical thinking.

Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem...

... and looking for entry points to its solution.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thinking About Story Elements

We will continue to identify story elements to help our reading comprehension and narrative writing.

Author's Viewpoint

Students have been learning to find evidence and support from the text.  They do this by quoting accurately from a text and give explicit examples and inference.
I liked today.  We went to P.E. and computers.  We played "soccer" during computers.  It was a free day.  But my favorite thing was Read-to-Self.

Our class is playing Language Arts games online.

We are focused on our task.

Classes get to work in the computer lab twice a week.

Happiness is playing learning games in the computer lab.

Learning and playing go hand in hand in our lab.

Friday, September 21, 2012


This is an example of the associative property of multiplication.

We did a times table test that had 100 problems and it was hard.  I think my lesson for math was easy: parentheses and the associative property.  We read Phantom Tollbooth.  The class did art rotations.

by the student of the day, Tinkerbell


5th grade traits tree

A leaf from our class traits tree

Thursday we did science.  We played fun games and worked on Paint's family tree.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


On Wednesday, we had early out and a really good lunch.  I love Wednesday.  We did all of our homework and lunch recess was really fun.  I liked our day.

by the student of the day, Minny Mouse

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


 Tuesday in math we did lesson practice altogether.  We also did L.A. working on prefixes.  We also went to arts in Mrs. Huntsman's room where we practiced our songs for the Veterans Day program.  We then went to recess.  Also, we read our book, The Phantom Tollbooth.  Last, we did our science and clean up.

by the student of the day, Skywalker

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Once Upon a Time

Today, our class worked on fractured fairy-tales.  We are expected to write one.  We are allowed to write it on our own or with a partner.  We have read many other fractured fairy-tales that have inspired us.  One was called "Leaping Beauty," another:  "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs."  This has been a good, fun day.
by the student of the day, Sara Lynn

Paint's Family Tree

We are learning about heredity in science.
Our class is reading through a play that will help us learn about traits of horses.
Traits are passed on from parent organism to offspring.

      Science is one of our favorite subjects.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fractured Fairy Tales

Leaping Beauty

We made a fractured fairy tale story with a partner.  Then we read a play for science.  It was fun.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Class Wordles

Come by and see our Wordles that we created.


we did a group math task and we had to do a problem.  We did reading, lots of math, and we got our new cool names.  It was a good day today.  We also got to move our desks.  Of course, we had recess.
by the student of the day, Name

Monday, October 3, 2011


Thanks Mrs. Jackson for 
teaching us about the parts of speech, 
being a good math teacher, and 
letting us use the clickers!
Good luck in 1st grade!

Friday, September 30, 2011

5th Grade is Full of Hard Workers

We've been working harder than hard for Worker's Holiday.  It is so sweet!  I can't wait for next time.
- by the student of the day

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Fluency

On Fridays we play games that help us improve our math skills.  Today we played
to help us become more fluent with place value up to a million.