DARE Graduation is set for Friday, April 27th, at 1:15. Everyone is welcome to attend. All the fifth-grade students are in the process of writing wonderful expository essays about what they learned throughout the DARE Program. As part of the graduation, you will hear the winners reading their chosen pieces.
The last semester will be filled with many activities for the fifth grade. The reading project for the term will be a children’s book. The students will become authors and will pen their very own book. All creative writing of the stories will be completed in the classroom, but students must finish their project, including illustrations, at home. More information on the assignment will be sent home with your child in a few weeks.
The students will be learning about persuasive advertisement techniques and will create commercials to share with their classmates.
Our study using the Benziger Family Life Program and the Lures Program will begin in early May. I will be sending home a permission slip that better explains the program. The books are available in my classroom for any parent who wants to look them over before our study begins.
On Wednesday, April 18th, the fifth graders will travel to the Webb Deane Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, CT. There they will learn about life in the mid-18th century. Departure will be at 8:15 and students will return in time for dismissal at 1:30. They will need to pack a bagged lunch for the trip. Please try to have all permission slips and money in before the April vacation.
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