Literacy: Spirits are high and thoughts are bright as we prepare for holiday vacation. In literacy the 5th and 6th graders are completing their poetry unit. At this week's Terrific Tuesday assembly 6 Grace presented "Arithmetic" by Carl Sandburg in speak chorus fashion, 5 Kurash presented "Casey at the Bat," by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, and 5/6 Giller presented Robert Frost's "Snowy Woods" and sang The Solstice song. Students are completing poetry gift books that contain eight of their own poems and eight poems selected with the recipient of their book in mind. We will continue to revisit poetry throughout the year keeping in mind the devices studied and how they can contribute to the effectiveness of writing. When we return from vacation we will start a nonfiction writing unit.
Our Student Council this year is a very active group of 5th and 6th graders. Their accomplishments have been great and their energy exciting. Under the helm of the sixth grade officers, events they have led or cosponsored include: "WES Family Harvest Hoedown," Hurricane Harvey support for a sister school in Houston, holiday Food Shelf drive, a "Welcome Back" assembly for Ms Mills (just this morning!) and the upcoming 5th and 6th grade social gathering "Snowball." It is a pleasure to work with them and comforting to know there are wonderful leaders in our future.
2017/2018 Student Council
Wishing you all a peaceful holiday and the best for the New Year!