Sunday, November 28, 2010


I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break. We have a few short weeks before winter break. That means, students need to be read, read, reading to meet their AR goals.

This Wednesday, the DARE Role Models will be visiting the 5th grade students. In other DARE news, students should be in the typing stage of their DARE essays. We will be sharing those with the class on December 9th. Graduation will be in January.

This week, students will have regular band lessons. Starting the week of December 6th, each day there is band, students will need to bring their instruments because group band will be starting. Students will continue to have their lesson once a week, but will also have group band every other day.

Monday, November 22, 2010


The Hufflepuff house was the winner of the poll last week. This week's poll is dedicated to Thanksgiving. I hope everyone takes a moment to be thankful for what we have. Also wishing you a safe and happy holiday as you travel (and possibly shop) :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Harry Potter!!!

The sea turtle won last week's poll with an overwhelming 70% of the votes. This week's blog is dedicated to the upcoming movie release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 this Friday! I will be attending with my sister, and would be glad to discuss the movie with students if they get a chance to watch it this weekend. How closely does the movie following the original book? What parts were left out? What parts were altered? Did you picture anything differently than how it was represented in the movie? The site song this week is Hedwig's Theme, composed by John Williams. Also, the question of the weeks focuses on the book series.

Monday, November 8, 2010


I attempted to load some of the 5th and 6th grade presentations after school today, but after waiting 10 minutes for a 1 minute clip to load, I gave up for the day. I will continue to try to get our projects loaded, but I don't make any guarantees.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Updated pages!

I have added some pictures of class projects to each of the pages so check it out! Also, I am updating the music and poll for the week. I decided to change the music each week, because there are just too many good songs out there, so we will listen to many of them. The winner of last weeks poll was Strawberry.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Site Music!

I have added music to our page, and it is on a continuous repeat. If at any time you do not wish to hear the music, scroll to the bottom of the page and pause the song. I will try to change the song once a month. I had a hard time choosing our first one. There are so many great songs out there, I already have a list for the next few months!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Question of the Week

Each week I will be posting a new question/poll. Be sure to answer, and we'll see which answer is the most popular. The questions will range from serious to silly, and informational to important. Have fun answering!


Another round of conferences came and went. A big thank you to all parents and families who were able to attend. We appreciate you stopping by to visit with us. Remember, grades are available online and contact us if you ever have any questions.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Welcome to Ms. Smith's page!


I wanted to create this page to allow students and parents the opportunity to share some of our success in our classroom. Being in fifth grade means being busy, so this blog will helps us stay connected and aware of our many events happening. I am new at this, so we will experiment together!