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I can’t believe the year is almost over!  It seems just like yesterday the kids walked into the grade 5 hallway with trepidation and anticipation in their eyes.  There has been so much growth this year, physically, emotionally, and academically.  I am so proud of the kids accomplishments and their willingness to continue to work hard through the last few weeks of school.

We have been working very hard on our social studies task, the Change Museum.  The task sheet, rubric, and research can be found in the students social studies folder online.  This has been a long process beginning with book clubs on biographies of people who have change the world.  After reading their chosen biography the students researched online through website and videos to answer some challenging questions.  On Thursday June 2nd you are invited to take a look at the students hard work in our Change Museum.  A email was sent out at the beginning of the week with times.  The venue will be our class.

In English class we have completed our book reviews.  I was extremely impressed with the kids efforts and use of persuasive langue and transitions in their writing.  We have stated a new class read aloud entitled Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  Readers of all ages can identify with the protagonist Ally, who feels like she dose not belong in school and no one truly understands her.  The kids have been begging to read multiple chapters a day, so with this enthusiasm we will surly complete the book by the end of the year.

If I do not get the chance to say goodbye I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday.  There are a number of families moving on this year please keep in touch and all the best with your move and transition.

Joanna McElhinney


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