Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Annual Memorial School Vocabulary Parade

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

 5th Grade and Taylor Swift?
TAYLOR SWIFT A Live Classroom Webcast
Scholastic Hosts TAYLOR SWIFT
A Live Classroom Webcast About the Power of Books & Reading
Hosted by Trey Morgan
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT

After reaching 2 million students with her Fall 2010 Live Webcast, “Read Now with Taylor Swift,” one of the world’s most successful singer-songwriters returns to in a LIVE Webcast about the power of literacy. In this new 30-minute online classroom event, hosted by national radio personality Trey Morgan, Taylor Swift shares “where reading can take you” and how great literature has inspired her writing. Taylor will also answer questions from students and perform a song from her new CD, Red.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Trial of Alexander T. Wolf

Today our reading class took part in the trial of Alexander T. Wolf.  Our class has been learning about point of view in literature.   As one of the lessons, students compared and contrasted the point of view in the classic tale of the Three Little Pigs and the book, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka.  Below are some photos of the two teams: (Team Pig, Team Wolf) that includes lawyers, defendant, witnesses and expert witnesses as well as our jury and judge!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Global Read Aloud Light T-Shirt Global Read Aloud Comes to Burlington!


Dear Families,

My reading class will be participating in the Global Read Aloud Project! We will be reading The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and sharing our thinking about the book with other classrooms from across the world. We will be connecting with classrooms in Florida, Texas, and Saskatchewan, Canada to name a few.

We will be using a primary form of electronic communication, Edmodo to share with other students.  Students will share questions, answers, and thinking using on  a safe social learning network designed specifically for classrooms. Students are not able to join groups unless they have been given a code, so only those teachers who I have connected with and shared our code with can join our discussion group. In addition, we will holding Skype sessions to discuss the book as a class and share activities and projects we are working on.  We are ecstatic about this project and the learning ahead. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!                                                     Mrs. Burns