Hello incoming 5th graders! I hope you are enjoying your summer. I also hope that you have been reading! 🙂 Don’t forget, your first summer reading club projects are due July 1st. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with. You can download a list of project ideas here.
A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Bad Beginning:
The Baudelaire Children can’t seem to catch a break. First their parents are killed and their house is burned down. Then they are sent to live with their evil Uncle Olaf who turns them into his personal slaves. Can they get out of his grasp using their wits and ingenuity? Probably, but will their be a happy ending? Definitely not!!
City of Orphans:
The streets of 1893 New York are filthy and dangerous. Newsboy thirteen-year- old Maks Geless needs to watch out for Bruno, leader of the Plug Ugly Gang who is always trying to steal his newspaper earnings. Maks discovers Willa, a strange girl who lives alone in an alley. It is she, stick in hand, who fights off the Plug Uglies—but further dangers await. Maks must find a way to free his sister Emma from The Tombs, the city jail where she has been imprisoned for stealing a watch at the glamorous new Waldorf Hotel. Maks, believing her innocent, has only four days to prove it.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing:
The story is about a nine-year-old boy named Peter Hatcher and his two-year-old brother Farley Drexel Hatcher. Farley hates the sound of his legal name, and prefers to be called Fudge. Peter is sick of his bratty little brother Fudge, because he’s so bad and his parents never punish him! This is a must-read book for anyone with an annoying little sibling (or maybe for anyone who IS the annoying little sibling!)
You can read a review of Flipped here.
And here is a review of The Watsons go to Birmingham – 1963 here.
Monday: Bring a BIG EMPTY backpack! You will be taking everything in and on your desk home! You will also be taking your science fair projects home. After you clean out your desks, you will feed your animals. Then it’s time to walk down to the park to play. You might want to bring a water and a snack because the pizza will not be arriving until about 11:00 (thank you Mrs. Jones). Bring a football, soccer ball, Frisbee, or whatever else you would like to play with. After pizza you can get picked up from the park or walk back with the class. If you get picked up from the park, don’t forget to stop by the class and pick up your backpack.
Tuesday: It’s pool party time!! Come to school at the regular time. Bring what ever food you signed up for. Mrs. Pollard will load it all into her car and drive it to the house. Make sure to bring your towel and swimsuit in a bag so it will be easy to carry to the house. We will walk up after we feed our animals. (around 9:00). You can get picked up from the house. The address is 3931 Chiquita Lane, San Bernardino.
Wednesday: Fun Day!!!! This is not a mandatory attendance day, but you should definitely come. It’s a lot of fun (hence the name). There will be jumpers and food and it will be a great time to get your yearbooks signed. By the way, if you haven’t bought a year book yet, you should! Mrs. Barr has done an amazing job this year. Fun day ends at 11:30.
Summer Camp: If you plan to attend summer camp, sign up soon! We’re going to have lots of fun 🙂
We took our zoo to Muscoy Elementary to show the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders our animals and teach them a thing or two. The 5th graders did a fantastic job!!! Thank you for all of your work to research your animal and for giving the kids a great show! Thank you also to all the parents who loaded up their car with various life forms! 🙂 And a special “thank you” to Miss Shelly for setting the whole thing up!