Launching Reading Workshop

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Is it too comfy in here??

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Back at it like ol’ pros.

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What?? You’re already teaching the class??

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Mr. Gregory is in charge.

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History of US: The First Americans


Studying the Mound Builders

Studying the Mound Builders

We have been reading History of US: The First Americans together as a class, and now students will be working on a social studies research project in small groups. Each group is learning about people that lived in different regions of the US: Great Plains, Pacific Northwest, Cliff Dwellers in the Southwest, People of the Longhouse/Iroquois, and the Mound builders. The project was introduced last week going over: strategies to read and discuss nonfiction, attention to text features, gathering appropriate resources, note taking, and recording sources. We have been learning the 5 strands of SS (geography, culture, civics & government, economics and history) so students are looking for these aspects of each region/people they study. We are also working on reading and learning SS through a “Social Justice lens” with the use of the Social Justice topic handout in SSNB. Ask your child what they are learning. Feel free to add to our resources with  your own or a visit to the library or good website suggestions.


Studying the People of the Longhouse

Studying the People of the Longhouse

Building Community

Students share about each others special places, influential people, hobbies, interests, and memories. photo (28)

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “I Have A Dream”

photo (27)Today students wrote about actions we need to take to realize the dream.


  • stand up for yourself & others
  • recognize differing feelings and beliefs
  • realize we are all the same
  • realize we are all different
  • be aware of what’s happening around you

Hershey’s: The Wrong Path


Hershey’s: the wrong path





If you’re eating a Hershey’s chocolate bar right now throw it in the trash. There are many reasons why you should not eat Hershey’s products.



One reason you should not eat Hershey’s is that it is being shipped from far away in airplanes that are burning gases that go in to the air and burn the air. Therefore it’s hotter. One day in December I was sitting on my porch in my chair looking at the sun. I was sweating because it was very hot. This is because of global warming, which comes from pollution.




Another reason you should not eat Hershey’s is that there are many artificial ingredients. And 75% of the ingredients you don’t know what they are. Once, my stomach felt really sick after eating a Hershey’s chocolate bar. It took me five hours to feel good again. This is because of all the chemicals in Hershey’s products.




Finally we have the reason of child labor. Children have been slaved to make chocolate. They are forced to work the machines in a factory. This is very bad for them because they won’t have a life. They work their fingers to the bone and they make no money. This is terrible.




Have you thrown that Hershey’s bar away yet? You can stop Hershey’s from continuing to be a successful company by not buying Hershey’s products. One little person can help make an alteration to the world.