"As we read on in our stories, we can only think of how the horrors must have affected them. We feel horrible for the kids and families that had to go into hiding for years, like Anne Frank who was living behind a bookcase with 8 people in a really small place. Imagine you doing that. Would you have been able to take it? "
Whew! We finally finished our state tests! After months, and months of test preparation, thats a relief. Now we can all chill and wait for school to end and summer to begin. We are currently in a unit about the Holocaust, where we are reading historical fiction in book clubs and the famous diary of Anne Frank. We are having plenty of assemblies, including open houses and instrumental concerts and most importantly to start preparing for our GRADUATION! WOO-HOO!!!!!
After weeks, and weeks of drafting, revising, editing, we finally finished our... original fantasy books!!!! A couple of weeks ago we were told by Mrs. Clyne- Davis to publish books with all the elements of fantasy. Oh , You should have seen our faces. We were so excited. We finally get to show our creativity. We made outlines, and wrote about conflicts, characters, etc. It was very exciting because we could be authors of books. There were many books, for example one book about a girl who goes to a whole new world, another was about a quest to save another world and yet another about two twin sisters from the land of Gantza who save their king’s son. So we had many exciting adventures packed in these including our own rendition of Walter the Farting Dog. HA-HA!
After we published our books we had a celebration where we read each others book and commented on it. And our wonderful teacher Mrs. Clyne brought in EPIC ice-cream. We had a great time writing these books. Guess what? Soon our books will be outside on the bulletin board, feel free to stop by and read them!
Yay, June is coming. Let me define June for you. Last month of school, graduating from 5th grade, senior trip (the cruise), senior picnic, hot summer days. Now, correct me if i am wrong but June is AWESOME!!!! Who can’t wait? Everybody is so excited!!!!
Uh-Oh! Elementary school is almost over!!! AHHHH! More teachers, more homework, more projects, more everything!!!!!! We are going to middle school, already. It feels like just yesterday it was the first day of 5th grade. Time passes by so fast. Ah well, we’ll see which friends we’re going to middle school with, if any are going to the same school as us.
Lets give a round of applause to ourselves for giving a great concert for the G&T open house this week! We performed Ahrirang, Ludwig’s Tango, Eleanor Rigby and Chiapanecas. But thats not all, we still have to perform one more concert for the whole school recently! And we had our Instrumental Concert. Lets give a round of applause to the Edith K. Bergtraum Band along with our fantastic orchestra.
We are now studying the Holocaust, and we’re reading historical fiction books about it including Daniel’s Story, the Upstairs Room, the Devil’s Arithmetic and Journey to America. We are also reading Anne Frank’s Diary, which holds many links to what happened in her time period. As we read on in our stories, we can only think of how the horrors must have affected them. We feel horrible for the kids and families that had to go into hiding for years, like Anne Frank who was living behind a bookcase with 8 people in a really small place. Imagine you doing that. Would you have been able to take it? Just imagine hiding for your life just because of your ethnicity.
Not only that, but we’re also studying the survivors and rescuers ( Miep Gies, Hanneli Goslar, and many more) of the Holocaust, among reading books that remember the Holocaust. We are really going in depth as we uncover more about the Holocaust, and the dark days everyone had to go through.. We have almost finished reading our Holocaust books and the Anne Frank Wrap it Up Packet is on. We will have yet another Socrso get going and finish!. 1 2 3 GO!