The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping  the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read more books this summer.  The Summer Challenge motivates kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they earn cool rewards and Read for the World Record.  Click the image below to sign up!



In class this week, we are learning about figurative language.  These concepts are often difficult for 5th graders to master.

I’ve added several links to figurative language games, flashcards, and quizzes to provide students extra practice at home.  Several mini-laptops are also available during recess for students who don’t have internet access at home.

The new figurative language page can be accessed by selecting the “Website” tab  above and then hovering over “Reading” or you can use this shortcut:  Figurative Language Links

Please encourage your child to practice figurative language to help prepare them for the state reading test they’ll be taking this year.