Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Journeying West! Our Lewis & Clark Projects

Some highlights from our Lewis & Clark expeditions earlier today: 
Olive, Jose, Solva and Danea created a role play to convey their project's historical content. We learned much about how the Native Americans and Lewis & Clark may have interacted with each other. To learn about some of the tribes the expedition team encountered, go here!

Nika, Gabby and Cielo embraced the dress of the 1800's and their flare contributed greatly to their presentations!

Let's all gather round Pomp, Sacagawea's baby boy.

Besides collaborating on an amazing video, Ethan helped create an informative booklet about some of the tools and survival gear Lewis & Clark and the Corps. of Discovery used. Check back for a link to Ewan, Jada and Ethan's wonderful video.

Andres, Steele and Mollie created an awesome Lego puppet show that humorously highlighted many of the animals the explorers came to, as Steele puts it, "discover." Check out their videos here!

Justina, Ethan M., Anna and Maria squeezed so many facts on their biography poster!

What a delight to learn resident historian Nika has a stockpile of historical clothing! I just had to break out the retro Gunnes Sax to join the party.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Documentary Lunch Club

Investigating nutritional information, price and selection, the food activists look into some popular snacks at the neighborhood Met Food.

"How much sugar is this cereal?" Dasha wonders.

Monday, January 17, 2011

We're The Experts: Ending Our Unit in Non-fiction Reading

Let us know if you need to know anything about...

Labrador Retrievers...

Leonardo Da Vinci...


Snakes and reptiles...


Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson...

Women's Rights (Mollie not pictured.)...


World War II...


"Big" cats

Saturday, January 15, 2011

5th Grade Bistro: January 21 at 5:30

This coming Friday is Bistro time! Please join 5th grade parents and students in helping raise much-needed money for our grade... and have a great meal and entertainment at the same time. With so much going on at your final year at P.S. 58, we are hoping to give students a truly wonderful senior trip, yearbook and graduation dance. Your joining us will help! The cost is $5.00.

Movie selection: The Cat Returns
After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life. [imdb]

DinnerGourmet Mac 'n Cheese

To sign up for the event, please click here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I Have a Dream

Please click here to view/listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical speech once again. Let his words guide your "quilt" creations. Remember this is due Tuesday, January 18. We trust you will put great effort into creating something unique that can be shared with the entire school! For more information please see the hand-out. Please let Sandi or me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

UPDATE! Non-fiction Reading & Writing Celebration


We will be celebrating our non-fiction reading and writing together on 

Wednesday, January 12!

Please join us at 1:30 in our classroom as students share their expertise on their chosen research topics and their personal essays.

See you then!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

5-316: What People Are Wearing

Poetry Break

We are excited to announce that we will have a brief poetry break in writing workshop! Before starting our next official writing unit we will have a chance to practice our poetic skills and create poems of our own.