Save the Date / HW Information

It is that time of year! The 5th grade is about to start their BIG end of the year project. Save the date and make sure you are there for Leadership Day and the Wax Museum!


Homework: Practice Book Pages 253 – 256 Due Friday

Test: Comprehension Test Friday (Focus on Theme & Homophones)

Bud, Not Buddy / Homework & Important Information

budnotbuddyThis week students will read an excerpt from Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Here is a preview:

Bud is a motherless ten-year-old boy growing up in Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression, shuttling between orphanages and foster homes.  Bud doesn’t have much, but he has a few special things.  One is a set of rules-“Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life”– about everything he’s learned so far about surviving.  He also has a suitcase full of treasured possessions: photos, a blanket, some special stones, and flyers advertising a special band.  While these items are the only mementoes Bud has of his mother, they also provide clues that Bud thinks may help him find a special man he’s never met-his father.

Reading Homework: Practice Book Pages 213-215 Due Wednesday

TEST: Reading Comprehension Test Wednesday (focus on comparing/contrasting)

Club Day: Friday is a half day. It will be Club Day at DES!

Read Across America & Tim Tebow

tebowMonday, March 2nd DES will celebrate Read Across America in honor of Dr. Seuss.


We will read about the real Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel. We will also read Mrs. Wilson’s favorite Dr. Seuss book. Do you know which one it is?

In honor of Read Across America, may I present Tim Tebow:

Reading HW: Practice Book Pages 203-206 in complete sentences. This is due Friday.

This Week’s Focus Skills: Compare & Contrast Characters and Settings / Context Clues

TEST: No reading test until next week.