Students have been busy! We finished our first research essay before vacation in December. We spent a day sharing our hard work as a whole grade. It was a great time! The students all received a "brag book" that was filled with compliments from other writers in the grade.

Students are working on a compare/contrast essay. We have grouped them according to different topics: fairy tales, animals, and states.
Students are working in different 5th grade classrooms and in partnerships to gather information using a uniques matrix to organize their ideas.Soon, the will take that information and put it into an essay comparing and contrasting two different topics.




Here are some games to play to help you with your grammar!



http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/index.html

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/quizzes/

http://www.ellwood.goleta.k12.ca.us/GrammarGames/grammargames.html