Saturday, May 18, 2019

5B Classroom News: Week of May 13th

A note from Mrs Burke:
We are finally coming to the end of our state standardized testing for the year. The students took the first part of the science test this week and will take the second part of the test on Monday. This week the students have posted their thoughts about the Skype interview they had with the author of the Wings of Fire book series. Keep reading to see what they wrote about.

Skyping with the author of Wings of Fire book series: Tui T. Sutherland 

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What did enjoy the most when talking with the author, Tui T. Sutherland, of the Wings of Fire book series?  What did you learn from talking with her?

What I enjoyed the most was when people asked Tui T. Sutherland questions about her books. I learned that there will be new characters in the Wings of fire book series.
-Madison

I enjoyed learning about her inspiration for her books and the way she thought of the dragons when she wrote them in her stories.
-Lyndsey

I loved the author chat!!! It was so so so cool to actually meet my favorite author! My favorite part was just getting to meet her in general! She also gave us a sneak peek of her new graphic novel that will come out this summer! She is super inspiring to me. One thing I learned about her was that she uses her kids as inspiration.
-Abigail

What I did enjoy the most when talking with the author, Tui T. Sutherland, of the Wings of Fire book series was all of the questions and awesome answers. What I did learn from talking with her was that I did not know she had kids and a dog.
-Jayden

Wings of Fire author was very very interesting to talk to.
-Cash

What I enjoyed most when talking with the author of the Wings of Fire book
series is when she showed us part of the third Wings of Fire graphic novel book.
What I learned from talking with her is that some of the dragons in Wings of fire
are based off of her sons.
-Maximus

I enjoyed the part where i found out that she is making a new Wings Of Fire book.
-Nevaeh

It was cool to see a famous person she was really nice. She let us see a peak of the new book for the wings of fire I hope she sends us copies.
-Jack

There are 12 books in the whole series and it was fun talking to an author.
-Randy

What I enjoyed most while talking to Tui T. Sutherland, is how she wasn’t rude or stuck-up or anything. I also liked how I got to see and hear her and her words, and she got to see me and hear me. What I learned was that she wants to make another Menagerie book, but she needs to make sure it’s OK with the WIngs Of Fire publishers first. I also learned that the Wings Of Fire series is VERY good!
-Flynn

Some things that I liked about the talk with the author is that there is going to be a new graphic novel, I can't wait.
-Owen  

The Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland, is a 14 book series (I think). A book I heard of was a book about a scavenger (Human) and a dragon named Rose. Since the scavenger and the dragon couldn’t understand each other, Rose pointed out different flowers to try and show the scavenger what her name was, he ended up calling her Flower. I’d say close enough. I’ve read probably a tenth of the first Wings of Fire about a year ago, and to me, it was confusing. Still, I’d suggest it, it kind of reminded me of How to Train your Dragon.
-Braelyn

I enjoyed when she said their was going to be more books. I learned that she
wrote more than one series.
-Zachary

I liked skyping Tui T. Sutherland because she is nice and I love her books wings of fire is my favorite one is the 2nd one. Because I just could not stop reading it it was just too good.
-Taylor

What I enjoyed most when talking to Tui T. Sutherland is just hearing her voice
for the first time. I also loved how she answered the questions we asked her. She
explained her answer very well. Something I learned from her is she will be making
a 3rd graphic novel. We also got to see the cover of her new book and learn what
the next WIngs of Fire will be about. I can’t wait for the new books!
-Aubree  




Sunday, May 12, 2019

5B Classroom News: Week of May 6th

A note from Mrs. Burke:
Students have been working hard on their yearbook this week. They have been very thoughtful about their own page and have shared wonderful memories from their time at OQS. The yearbooks will be given to them at their graduation ceremony. This week we took a field trip to see the middle school musical. This was a kick off to our middle school transition activities. It gave the students a chance to see one of the activities that they can choose to participate in at the middle school. Keep reading to see what they thought of the play.


Field Trip:  The Middle School Musical: Once On This Island, Jr.

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What did you enjoy about the middle school musical, Once On This Island?

Do you want to participate in the middle school musical next year? If so, would you like to be a character on stage, help with the technical jobs, or help with the set and props?  Why?

I really enjoyed and liked the play, Once On This Island. I think it would be nice if I did props and background next year for the musical because I have stage fright and am really good with art. So I think it would be fun designing props.
-Madison

I was not a big fan of the play itself, but the acting and songs were great.  Next year, I definitely want to be in the musical. I don’t know if I would like tech or stage better though.
-Abigail

What I did enjoy about the middle school musical was the death god because every time he comes the fog machines turn on. I want to participate in the middle school musical next year. I would like to be a person that sets the props.
-Jayden

No I do not want to participate in the middle school musical next year. I enjoy the middle
school musical all of it.
-Cash

What I enjoyed about the middle school play is when the devil came out and the fog followed behind. I do not want to participate in the middle school musical next year. If I did do a technical job because I do not like acting very much.
-Maximus

I thought it was really good. I liked it because it was cool and interesting. There were a lot of cool, love and sad parts in the play I want to do the play next year.
-Jack

What I enjoyed about the middle school musical Once on This Island was all of the people working hard. Also another favorite part was when they picked up the boy and almost dropped him and that was pretty funny. And when the God Of Death came out and the fog machines came out and a lot of fog was everywhere.
-Madylyn

What I enjoyed about the middle school musical, Once On This Island, is honestly everything. The choreography was great, everyone’s voices were fantastic, they had stage presence, they delivered their lines very well, and the show itself was so well put together! I really want to see it again with my family. Their show this year makes me want to be in HMMS’s middle school musical next year even more than before! I would like to be a character on stage next year, if I make it into next year’s musical. I would like to be a character on stage because I love acting, and I want to keep doing it whenever I have the chance to!
-Flynn

The part that I want to do is stage crew because I don't have to sing and that I am not in the head of the play.
-Owen

My school’s 5th grade went to watch the middle school musical called Once On This Island. What I enjoyed about the musical was probably the fog machines. I was in the front row! I’ve never been in the front row, and even as my first I got the best view, and got a funny laugh with the fog. There was a God of Death, which was what brought out the fog. Jayden, Jack, and I got CONSUMED in the fog! All I see is the fog pouring off the stage onto my feet! Then I see a tsunami wave of fog hover over Jayden! Then he disappears. Everyone in the front row’s gone! After a silence, I cough. People start to quietly laugh and many more coughs from the crowd start. The fog eventually went away and we got to enjoy the rest of the musical. If I had the choice to participate in the middle school musical, I wouldn’t, I just like to watch the magic of it.
-Braelyn

Yes I want to be a part of the play. I would like to be a character because I want to have fun.
-Zachary

I liked the middle school musical because they were doing funny parts in the practice.
-Taylor

One thing I enjoyed about the middle school play is when the main character Timu  got to talk to her love. Sadly he already was going to get married, the main character, Timu was so sad. I would love to participate in next year's middle school musical. I would like to be a character on stage. I would like to be a character on stage because I love performing and acting in front of people, it's a time where you don't have to be you, you can be your character.
-Aubree

Thursday, May 2, 2019

5B Classroom News: Week of April 29th

A note from Mrs. Burke:
The students have been working very hard to complete the SBAC testing for language arts this week. I really appreciate the effort they have been showing me as they work on these tests. They have also been working on their yearbook page for our 5th grade yearbook. It has been fun reading about the memories they are including on their page. Keep reading to see some of the memories that they have been writing about.

5th Grade Yearbook:  Your yearbook page

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What are some of the memories of OQS you are writing about for your yearbook page?

Some memories I put in the yearbook are the spider web challenge, catapult challenge, and the winter concert. I put them in because I really liked them and I remember laughing and smiling which is a happy memory.
-Madison

Some memories of OQS on my yearbook page are the magical land of oz, fifth grade band day, and favorite book character day, and they were all so much fun to be a part of.
-Lyndsey

One of my favorite memories was the catapult battle. Building my catapult was very challenging, but in the end I thought the result was awesome. The battles were very exiting, and Braelyn was very good competition. In the end, I lost, but it was super fun. This memory will stay with me for a long long time.  
-Abigail

Some of the memories of OQS I am writing about are me and my friends on the zipline and some people going through the spider web in the  spider's web challenge. And I have a picture of me in the colonial trade fair.
-Jayden

A memory I wrote about on my yearbook page are good memories that I enjoyed. I do not want to give away my page.
-Cash

Some of the memories of OQS that I am writing about on my yearbook page are when the non-band kids raced rc robots and when the non-band kids went snowshoeing on the tools trail.
-Maximus

One memory I am writing about for my yearbook page is when we did the cup challenge. It was so fun because we had groups and accomplished a challenge.
-Nevaeh

One of the things I did is the big tower in the library. Why I did it is because it was fun and I used teamwork.
-Jack

It is fun to work on the yearbook at the end of the year. I think it's fun to make a book.
-Randy

Some memories of OQS that I am writing about in my yearbook page is when I came here last year and I already knew some people and I knew this year was going to be great and it was.
-Madylyn

Some memories of OQS I am writing about for my yearbook page are the teachers I’ve had, the friends I’ve made, the OQS school plays I’ve been in and seen, and any after-school activities I’ve done. There are still many amazing things about OQS, and I am lucky I am at this school.
-Flynn

The first day of school was cool but when they blew bubbles in our faces was fun and being all happy that we are back. 5th grade was great and my favorite part was all the field trips and some were funny. This year was one of the best yet!
-Owen

The 5th Grade yearbook! Like our conference blogs, the 5th Grade yearbook is an activity on the computer where we describe experiences. For this yearbook, we are using pictures from a drive that was shared by Mrs. Burke. These pictures will provide our memories of the year. For example, my yearbook page has my First Day of School picture, Liquid Density Experiment, Holiday Fun, and March Sled Dog Meet. These were amazing memories! Sadly, we’ll have to separate in middle school. Hopefully, this will remind us of a great year.
-Braelyn

Some memories I am using are the spider web challenge.
-Zachary

I like our yearbook because we get to see our pictures from 2018. So cool! And others.
-Taylor

Some memories I’ve had at OQS are sledding falls, band, play/drama club, talent shows, solo tryouts, concerts, specials, girls on the run, paw squad, and field day. I will be so sad when I have to leave, I love OQS so much.
-Aubree