By: Leah G
As you know on Thursday, February 11th after school the 5th grade play auditions are taking place. This amazing program is runned by Mrs. Rosenberg and Mrs.Mccurdy! To audition they sang a song by Ponce de Leon and read a line from the script. All students were given a great opportunity to have a chance to be in the chorus, have some lines, do dance numbers and even sing a solo in the play. In the play, there are great parts that are not only funny but educational at the same time.There's even a part with a game show in it! That part will hopefully get the crowd laughing. The fifth graders will be working hard after school on Mondays preparing to perform in front of the school and their loved ones along with their directors. The students and staff are looking forward to seeing the fascinating play about the American revolution on June 10th, 2016!
What is 5th grade doing? In Mrs. Rosenberg's class they are working on the animal adaptation project. It is where you pick an animal and make it look like it is adapting to a new habitat. You take an animal and put it into a new habitat with new adaptations. Also they are doing a build your wild self which you create adaptations with your character. You write a story about the adaptations. In Ms. Englehearts class they are learning about the revolutionary and how the British taxed the Bostonians. The 5th grade play is coming up. They are performing the 13 colonies. Also going around 5th grade DARE is going on. Officer Joe and Officer Candice run the dare program. As you can see the 5th grade has been very busy but also have been doing lots of fun and interesting activities.
This week, Mrs. McCurdy and Mrs. Rosenberg are planning the 5th Grade Play on the American Revolution. Students are very excited for this once in a lifetime chance. Auditions will be held during February. Mrs McCurdy and Mrs. Rosenberg have a ton of interest slips and are excited for this year’s performance. Songs in the play include “Sunrise to Sunset”, “Sibyl Ludington!”, and “It’s Our Revolutionary War”. We asked some auditioners and here’s what they thought.
The story of the war begins when Great Britain taxes the colonists, and they lose a lot of money. Patriots formed clubs to protest the taxes. A famous quote is “Taxation without representation” which means the British taxed the colonists without their consent. The Sons of Liberty is a famous group that met by “The Liberty Tree” and discussed their protests. One act, The Stamp Act taxed on anything that needed approval. Things like College Degrees, newspapers, and even playing cards! There are many more tax acts, but you’ll find out those in the play. Stay tuned for the performance on June 10th, 2016!
This January, the students in fifth grade are starting to experience something no other grade gets to do. They are starting D.A.R.E! This stands for Drugs, Abuse, Resistance, Education. Students are learning to say “No!” to drugs, smoking, drinking, and anything that is bad for your body and your mind. Once a week two cops, Officer Candace and Officer Joe come in to talk about making good choices. Each session is 40 minutes long. A student from Mansion, Anthony B. says “I like how it keeps me from doing bad things or making bad choices. After hearing about all of the sad stories it will definitely have effect on me. I will try not to make the wrong choice.” The most exciting part for these young students is the field trip in the end. They are not sure what is going to happen but in the past trips it will most likely be fun. Also, students make essays, and posters. This is when you graduate dare. There is even a big ceremony for the students.This is 10 weeks of fun for the fifth graders. All the younger kids are looking forward for fifth grade because of this fun event.
The 5th graders at Mansion love to learn. Check out what they are up to.