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Carnival!!

Written by admin. Posted in 4th Grade

Hello parents and students!!

Friday (February 28th) is Carnival and the fourth grade will be dressing up as zombies!! Also, they will be dancing to I Will Survive at the parade. In order to practice the dance, please visit the Just Dance video link below.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMEJ7kdTORI

 

The students have been divided into four groups and each group will dance to a different section of the song. Here are the groups and the sections:

Group 1 (:23 to :57):

Marisa

Ella N.

Ella M.

Enzo

Kieran

Lily

Guille

David

Miguel

Aidan

Group 2 (:58 to1:31)

Martina

Claudia

Julia

Alex

Marti

Sofia L.

Marc

Danae

Adriana

Nicolau

Pablo

Ines

Group 3 (1:32-2:10)

Alexandra

Riya

Natalie

Clara

Naomi

Stella

Sofia G.

Juana

Helena

Victoria

Gauri

Group 4 (2:17-2:56)

Johnny

Sophie

Lisa

Isa

Elizabeth

Max

Sasha

Paula

Luuk

Raul

Help Needed in the Art Room

Written by admin. Posted in 4th Grade

Anyone interested in a little art therapy with their morning café?  It’s beginning to be crunch time with organizing for the student art show in May and Ms. Tiffany would love to have the help of about 5 parents on Wednesdays from 8:45-10 beginning after Semana Blanca.  It will be basic matting, labeling and organizing.
If interested, please email her directly at Tiffanye@bfischool.org
-The Fourth Grade Team-

Around the World in One Day!

Written by admin. Posted in 4th Grade

January 29, 2014

Dear Parents,

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In celebration of our rich cultural and linguistic diversity, the 4th and 5th Grade Team is excited to announce Around the World in One Day.  We invite you to dust off your great-grandmother’s recipes, dig up your favorite childhood stories and join us on Friday, February 14th to present a piece of your culture to the children.  The students will rotate through classrooms for 20- 30 minute blocks and listen as you engage them in the beauty of your country!

 

Are you interested in presenting?

If so, you will have the opportunity to share your culture by:

  • Reading a book or telling a traditional story
  • Teaching a song or game
  • Sharing a favorite food item
  • Teaching about the geography and history of

your country

  • Sharing photos or videos
  • Teaching common phrases, greetings, or other words in your language
  • Other ideas?

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below by Wednesday, February 5th.  You may also email this information to your child’s teacher. Around the World in One Day will not be possible without your help! We thank you!

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Your name ______________________________________________________

Your child’s name _________________________________________________

Email __________________________________________________________

Country ________________________________________________________

What are you bringing or sharing?  ___________________________________

Available Times (Check all that apply):

_____ 9:00-10:30  (3 sessions)                            _____ 2:15-3:15 (2 sessions)

A Day for Cultural Exchange …

Written by admin. Posted in 5th Grade

January 29, 2014

Dear Parents,

In celebration of our rich cultural and linguistic diversity, the 4th and 5th Grade Team is excited to announce Around the World in One Day.  We invite you to dust off your great-grandmother’s recipes, dig up your favorite childhood stories and join us on Friday, February 14th to present a piece of your culture to the children.  The students will rotate through classrooms for 20- 30 minute blocks and listen as you engage them in the beauty of your country!

Are you interested in presenting?

If so, you will have the opportunity to share your culture by:

  • Reading a book or telling a traditional story
  • Teaching a song or game
  • Sharing a favorite food item
  • Teaching about the geography and history of

your country

  • Sharing photos or videos
  • Teaching common phrases, greetings,

or other words in your language

  • Other ideas?

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below by Wednesday, February 5th.  You may also email this information to your child’s teacher. Around the World in One Day will not be possible without your help! We thank you!

———————————————————————————————————-

Your name ______________________________________________________

Your child’s name _________________________________________________

Email __________________________________________________________

Country ________________________________________________________

What are you bringing or sharing?  ___________________________________

Available Times (Check all that apply):

_____ 9:00-10:30  (3 sessions)                            _____ 2:15-3:15 (2 session

Book Clubs

Written by admin. Posted in 5th Grade

What could possibly be more enjoyable than curling up with a good book in the winter?  Well, for the 5th graders, the answer is … reading in a book club!  During Reader´s Workshop, all of our 5th grade students are reading in leveled book clubs.  Each group began by reading historical fiction books on their reading levels.  As students become experts on this genre, they are able to choose other books to read in their book clubs together.

Recently, we have been focusing specifically on how to have an effective conversation about what we´ve been reading in our book clubs.  These book talks are really starting to shape up!

 

Writing Memoirs in 5th Grade

Written by admin. Posted in 5th Grade

In fifth grade, we are writing memoirs.  Fancy that!  Memoirs are similar to autobiographies in that they are written by the person that the memoir is about.  However, unlike autobiographies that typically span the full timeline of one´s life, a memoir may only focus in on one aspect, or theme.  Some students are writing memoirs about people, places, or objects that are of great personal importance, while others are writing about a particular sentiment or thought (i.e. live life to the fullest) that bears personal significance.

You can support your child at home by reading published memoirs together.  This website from Scholastic has loads of links to memoirs published by other children:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writeit/readwork.asp?Genre=Memoir