Friday, December 18, 2015

Winter Break 2015


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pippi Longstocking!


In January, we will begin a novel study of Pippi Longstocking. When we are done, I will mark one of your "Choose a Novel" literature units complete on the OLS.

It's fine if you have already read the book (so have I!). We will read and discuss it together as a class. I created this novel study in order to cover most of the Literature Common Core Standards, including:

  • Inferencing
  • Theme
  • Character Traits
  • Idioms
  • Comprehension
  • Craft & Structure
  • And much, much more!
You will need a copy of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren before our next SLASH class on January 4. There are many versions with many covers. It doesn't matter which one you get, just make sure it's titled "Pippi Longstocking" (there are other books with other titles in the series).

I will k-mail a printable study guide at the beginning of January. For now, just track down a copy of the book. It will be easy to find, so check your local library or book store!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

US History: Declaration of Independence


Hey 5th Graders!

For our final US History assignment, please read the passage below and use the SWBST or 5W method to type up a summary. This assignment is due on Friday, December 18 and is worth 25 points in the gradebook (see rubric below for scoring information).

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Washington State: Final Test


Attention 4th Graders!

Wow! We gathered a ton of interesting information about Washington State during the last two months! Now it's time to see what you've learned.

Please complete the test below by Friday, December 18. It is worth 25 points in the gradebook.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

US History: The American Revolution


Hello fellow Americans!

Here is today's lesson. Feel free to watch, pause, rewind, pause again, as you complete your 5Ws Summary!


Use the 5 W's to complete your notebook page. Then, combine all of the info into a short summary (not more than a few sentences)!

When you are done, edit your summary. Type it for your notebook page and then copy/paste it into the Google Form here

Here is my favorite video summary of the Revolutionary War...

Rebels with a Cause

Click here to find out how an untested army of American minute men were able to defeat a British superpower during the American Revolution.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Good 'ol Mrs. Sol


Hey check me out! I'm ready to hang with Charlie Brown's gang! 

It's the Peanutized Mrs Sol!

Here's the Peanutized Andrew!

Nice job Andrew! I especially like the sweet fuelband on your wrist! 

Here's D...


Yes, Degenet's keepin' it real on the ice. Check him out! #styling

Would you like to turn yourself into a Peanuts character? If so, visit Peanutize Me! If you want me to add your creation to this post, download your image and k-mail it to me. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

US History: Road to the Revolution


Hey kids! Nice job in class today! As we navigate through our US History unit, we'll continue to work on summarizing.

Speaking of summarizing, here is a summary of what we've learned so far...

Oh, how I love Schoolhouse Rock! Splishin' and a splashin'...

One nifty template to use when summarizing a story or historical event like The Road to the Revolution is a SWBST Chart.


The SWBST method will keep your summary concise and to the point!

Take the events that led to the Revolutionary, for example... 

"Somebody" could be the colonists. 
What did the colonists want?

Get it?

Use information in the lesson below to summarize the events that led to the Revolutionary War. Combine all of the information you listed and create a paragraph. Print your edited paragraph and glue it onto the notebook page above. Then, copy and paste your edited summary into this Google Form.