Great American Teach-In

Today was Great American Teach-In.  We had some wonderful and interesting presenters.  We learned about banking, budgeting, and wants and needs.  We also learned strategies to help us when we are stressed and anxious.  We were super excited to see the horses from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.  We also leaned alot about fire rescue, communication and book publishing.  Thank you again to everyone that took the time to come and present all of the interesting things related to their job.

Veteran’s Day Celebration

We had a great day on Friday celebrating our Veterans!  Thank you to everyone for creating such a wonderful opportunity for us to honor all of those who have served and given so much for each of us!  We can never thank you enough for your service and dedication to our country.  

Pumpkin Contest

The students had an opportunity to decorate a pumpkin as their favorite book character.  We had some great and creative entries.  Check out these awesome pumpkin characters.Emma…Winner from Block A

Caleb…Winner from Block B

Mood and Tone

Last week we learned the difference between mood and tone.  This week we are continuing to focus on identifying the mood and tone in our anchor text Heart and Soul.  We are supporting the mood and tone with text evidence.

Figurative Language and Shampoo

We have been learning the different types of figurative language. Using SHAMPOO helps us remember all of the different types.  We are identifying figurative language in our class anchor text Heart and Soul and also in our independent reading books.  We have also been working hard to determine the meanings of the figurative language expressions when they are used in the text.  Seeing figurative language used by many author’s helps us to realize how this gives a story more description and detail.








We have also learned about idioms, can identify them and explain what they mean in the text.

Red Ribbon Week Activities

This week is Red Ribbon Week and we have many activities for the students to participate in.

Campus Wordsearch, # Healthy and Healthy Selfie….participate in all of the activities or just a few.

We have theme each day…

Monday, October 22 – RED-y to Be Our Best Healthy Selfie

  • Students are encouraged to wear RED to show their dedication

to healthy living. (Wear your ODES RRW spirit shirt today!)

Tuesday, October 23 – Get Wild About Exercise

  • Wear ANIMAL PRINT or shirt with ANIMALS.

Wednesday, October 24 – Healthy from Head to Toe


Thursday, October 25 – Let Your Best SHINE with Healthy Choices

  • Wear something SHINY and/or SUNGLASSES.

Friday, October 26 – Rockin’ Healthy Choices

  • Wear your favorite BAND shirt or dress like a ROCKSTAR.




On Thursday we participated in our Boosterthon Fun Run.  The students had a great time running the laps.  Please remember that pledges are due by October 25th.  Thank you to everyone that has made a pledge to support our school.

Boosterthon Pledge-O-Meter

Check out the class rewards we are trying to earn.  Please remember to continue to collect those pledges.  The money that we collect will help reduce the cost of our end of the year field trip.

Our Boosterthon Fun Run is Thursday, October 18th at 12:20.  Come and join in for the fun!