practicebookpicAugust 10th begins our first full week of school for the 2015-2016 school year. The 5th grade will explore the wonders of reading with McGraw-Hill’s Wonders curriculum. Students will receive their Practice Books on Monday.

Reading Homework: Practice Book Pages 3 – 6 (answer in complete sentences)

The class will also begin its first novel study of the year, Wonder by R. J. WonderNovelCoverPalacio. This instantly becomes a favorite of every person who reads this moving, thought-provoking novel. Here is a preview:


Did you know that the Smithsonian Institution was founded on August 10, 1846?

The Smithsonian Institution was established with funds from James Smithson (1765-1829), a British scientist who left his estate to the United States to found “at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.”