Riley's Farm is this Thursday! Be at the JA at 6:45 a.m.

   Bring a sack lunch that can be kept on the bus until you eat it. Do not include items that must be refrigerated.

·       Please bring a simple snack that you can eat on the bus right before we get there, (like a granola bar) because we will not be eating lunch until around 12:30.

·       You may bring a maximum of $10 spending money, (you do not need to bring it… this is optional).

·       It will be very warm. Wear sunscreen and bring a hat.

·       You must wear your red logo polo shirt, no exceptions. Please wear uniform shorts or khakis, no jean shorts.

·       Wear comfortable, close-toed shoes.

·       Do not bring any electronic devices or cell phones.  If students would like to take photos, they may bring a disposable camera.

·       Be sure to bring your positive attitude and your best behavior. It’s going to be a fun adventure!

*Be at the Junior Academy at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 7th. 1012 E. BRADLEY AVENUE, EL CAJON, CA 92021

*Pick up your child back at the Junior Academy at 4:45 p.m.  

Click on this link for Common Core Quizlet practice for Math terms:

Math Quizlet Review

Click on this link for Common Core Quizlet practice for ELA terms:

Language Arts Quizlet Review

Poetry Gallery Make-Up Assignment

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.

Step 1:  Watch  the following video performance by Shawntay A. Henry to complete a thorough analysis of the poem "Federick Douglass" by Robert Hayden and critique of the performance.

Step 2:  Attached below you will use the Analysis Worksheet to answer questions regarding this poem.
Answer each question on a separate paper thoroughly (can be done through google docs or hand written). *NOTE:  The "speaker" mentioned on this analysis is NOT the performer above  but rather the author or character within the poem.

Step 3:  Once completed, write one to two  paragraphs about the effectiveness of the performance.  
Be sure to include the following: 
- Who was the presenter?
- What was her physical presence like during her presentation?
- How was her voice and articulation important in portraying the message of the poem?
- Was she dramatically appropriate, why or why not?
- Do you think the poem was difficult to memorize and perform?  Why or Why not?
- Did the performer show an understanding of the poem?  Why or Why not?
- If you were the judge of this performance how would you rate the performer?  Weak, Average, Good, Excellent, or Outstanding?  Why?

The following is a link of the poem and information about the author:

Due Date:  To be determined by your teacher!

Recitation Video


Important: Students, part of your homework commitment is reading a MINIMUM of 20 minutes per night

Homework: you will find the weekly homework in the newsletter, which will be sent home every Monday in your child's green folder. In addition, you can find it on the "Newsletter" page.  

5th grade highlight promo.mp4


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