calmThe 5th grade has worked hard all year long. We are now in the final stretch. We are entering those last weeks before taking the new ACT Aspire test. As a class, we have chosen not to look toward testing with dread, but to “Keep Calm and ASPIRE!”

Last week, we started the process of redecorating our hall in celebration of the ACT Aspire. That’s right. . .in celebration of it. Our goal is to have students believe that they can succeed!

This first year of testing will serve to give educators a good look at where our students are academically and help to recognize areas we need to work harder in. This year’s testing will set a  new “starting line” for all of us.

The following links can help students ASPIRE!

Here is a cute video / song about finding the main idea:

Here is a link to online language / reading games:


This week’s HW:

EVERY NIGHT:  Study Academic Vocabulary & Strategies / Read for AR Points / Work on Research Project