It’s Been A Great Two Years!

May 30th, 2011

Wow! Time has flown. It seems like just yesterday that Fifth Grade 101 was held. Those bright-eyed, kinda nervous youngsters have blossomed into true middle schoolers! As we officially finish our time together, let’s contemplate what we’ve learned, loved, and will always remember!

Thanks, Tracy Barrett!

May 13th, 2011

Tracy Barrett honored our class with a book signing and discussion on Friday, May 13. Mrs. Barrett is a fantastic author and has penned 19 books at this point. After reading her work(s), and chatting with her in person, reflect on your thoughts about Tracy Barrett’s style as an author of mostly historical fiction and mysteries. What was most surprising to you? What other question would you like to ask her? Which other book that Mrs. Barrett has authored would you like to read? Why?

Please respond completely to all of the above and then return to the blog later to make at least one reply to something someone else has since posted. DUE: May 17.

SS Fair 2010

March 19th, 2010

Hey Kids!

As we prepare for the Meigs SS fair, let’s think about what we’ve learned in this process. Please respond to the blog about the SS concepts you learned, your thoughts about how you think you did on it, and what you think about doing a multi-media project versus the science fair which involved testing a hypothesis. Include fun moments, the difficult parts, and interactions you had with your partner or teacher/parent. After posting, go back a day or so later and make an additional comment to someone else’s post.

DUE: 04.01.10

Be cool,
Mr. P

November Book: Mystery

November 24th, 2009

Tell us, the class, about your November Mystery book. In at least one paragraph, re-tell the plot. What did you most enjoy about the book? Why? Use at least one good quote from the book. Tell us why you would or would not recommend this book to someone else.

DUE 12.03.09

Pink and Say

November 6th, 2009

What are your thoughts about the book, Pink and Say? Were you moved by the book? How did you feel about how the book ended? What kinds of lessons can be learned from people either reading or hearing that book read?

[Please respond by Nov. 13]

Civil War Historical Fiction Novels

November 5th, 2009

Hey kids,

Please respond by posting a few thoughts about your October book (Civil War book). What was your favorite part of the book? Reflect on a few ideas you have learned through reading it. What other Civil War novel might you be interested in reading?

Be cool,
Mr. P

[RESPOND by Wednesday, November 11]

Kilowatt Ours

October 19th, 2009

October 14, 2009: Mr. Whit and Mr Jack returned to teach our class more about the importance of conservation of energy through the documentary Kilowatt Ours. Specific ways families can reduce waste were discussed. Please posts questions and comments about how all of us can conserve energy. Let’s use these posts on our blog to create awareness!

Happy Fall

October 12th, 2009

Hey Kids!

How’s your fall going? What are your plans for fall break? Since we at fall break time, what reflections do you have about the first nine weeks of the 5th grade school year?

Be cool,
Mr. P


June 29th, 2009

It’s a hot summer! Kids are at the pool, bugs are biting, and the sun is bearing down! There are lots of lazy summer days ahead, but before we know it, school will start again!

Be cool,
Mr. P