January 29, 2014

Election Results!

And the mayor of Biztown is: Trek!!!! You can see his winning speech on the video below.

January 23, 2014

Who Should Win?!?

Help me pick this week's Word Jar winner! Our theme was countries of the world. Below are the three finalists.... Which one do you learn the most from?

#1. Caleb's Word Jar: South Korea

#2. Mackenzie and Elizabeth's Word Jar: Ireland

January 21, 2014

Biztown Mayor Race

We had our classroom elections today for mayor of Biztown. All candidates did an amazing job of campaigning. The speeches today were stupendous! Trek was our winner! He will now run against the three candidates from the other fifth grade classrooms. We will find out who will be the mayor of Biztown next Wednesday after speeches are given and all fifth graders have voted. 

January 10, 2014

Follow Us On Twitter!

We have started a Twitter feed for our class. Students have signed up on certain days to compose a tweet for me to post. Students will be writing about the things we are doing in class and using intense summary skills to fit our thoughts into 140 character spaces! As well as summarizing, we are learning how to identify the main idea of our tweet with a hash tag, edit with intent to publish and use concise and powerful wording. If you have a Twitter or would like an excuse to start one, please follow us!

Ms. Tanksley's Class @RobynTanksley