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Books Across America

First 5 California is the inspiration behind and integral part of a nation-wide book drive, “Books Across America.” The drive will launch this Wednesday, May 25, and run through Tuesday, May 31. 142 more words


Creative Writing at Home

Do you ever want your student to practice creative writing at home? If yes, check out this fun website that allows you to build a story and come back to it later using a secret code! 7 more words

Grade Five

Celebrating our "Best Parts"

Today we read a story written by Grade 3,4 and 5 students in North Carolina.

The book is about the students celebrating their favourite features using pictures and words. 56 more words


Poor Frog

This week, we are reading a Jill Eggleton poster story called Poor Frog.

To begin, we discussed the word “poor” and brainstormed ways that the word is used. 134 more words


Shakespeare's Sonnets in Black Oak

As part of our poetry unit, Black Oak have been studying Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18.

The class read the original version, then a version written in a modern style, before translating this into a sonnet they would understand. 23 more words

Year 4

The Dead Man Dies

They’d always thought that the dead man
was deaf. They never noticed how a baby’s cry
would set off his own tears, how a
smoke alarm would bring a panic, how he could… 119 more words