As one of this year's "Spirit Days" chosen by the Student Council (Peer Leadership Team), we celebrated Clown Day.
All three 5th grade classes had the opportunity to attend a Traits Class at the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Symphony at Abravanel Hall. (Ms. Redmon's class did both on the same day.)
At the Natural History Museum, we:
We've worked really hard to learn how to write essays based on reading non-fiction text. We are WRITING NINJAS! We are able to write 5-paragraph informational essays and persuasive essays. We can come up with a three-part thesis statement in about a minute!
Just before our end-of-the-year writing SAGE test, we made videos in class titled "How to Take an Essay Test." This was just one way we reviewed the things we learned.
Here are some great examples of essays we've done throughout the year:
For our January book reports (due February 4th), we did oral presentations using 7-10 items in a bag. We had to practice telling fluent stories about what happened in the books we read.
Karen Redmon originally migrated to SLC from Memphis, TN. She has a Bachelor's in International Relations from BYU and a Master's in Teaching from Westminster. She's taught 4th, 1st, and 5th grades. Her interests include: camping, hiking, swimming, dancing, singing, pottery, sewing, theater, music, reading, and most of all-- learning.