I'm hoping this will be an awesome look into the wonderful things going on everyday in 5th Grade Reading. In this particular section, I will be documenting what we're currently up to, any special events we've attended, cool projects and/or activities we've done, as well as any other awesome things we'd like to share. It is my sincere aim to have this section more student-run in the near future so that you may hear from the scholars themselves about their journeys to being critical thinkers and close readers.
p.s. If you're wondering about the paper crane image at the top of this page : We read Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes last semester, a book that explored hope in fight of ridiculous odds. We spent time making paper cranes after we finished reading (a tedious but highly rewarding task) and now we have cranes hanging from our ceiling. In this way, I like to believe that the cranes, in that they represent hope, have come to symbolize what we have for ourselves as we work towards reaching our goals everyday.