Monday, June 13, 2011

Will you help a homeless animal?

Georgia needs a home for the summer!  If you would like to keep her for part of the (or even the entire) summer, please email me. 
Mr. Trent

Saturday, June 11, 2011

School's Out!

Congratulations to all the 6th graders at Charles Ellis for finishing up an amazing year! It was a pleasure being your teacher. Please stop by and say, "Hi" next year!

Here are some pics from our End-of-the-Year picnic.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Check out the In2Books Summer Reading Club!

Want to spend the summer talking about fun books with students from all over the country?

Here’s how it works: 
1. Choose a book from the list below. You can find them all at your local bookstore or library.
Here are the great stories we are reading this summer:

Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer Just in time for the summer season, this classic poem is a celebration of everything base- ball. It tells the story of a real player and his confidence that he would hit the homerun every fan was waiting for.

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg Since 1967, millions of kids have read this Newbery Award winning mystery about two children who run away to live in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. There, they sleep in antique beds, dodge museum guards, learn about the exhibits, and discover a mystery only they can solve.

2. Go to Use your In2Books username and password to sign in. Go to the Student tab where you’ll find the ePals Book Club.
3. Read the thread that ‘s about the book you chose. 
4. Comment on the book. Make others think about the book in a new way. Question, compare, share. 
5. Return to the thread all summer long to see what other kids had to say about your book and your comments.
6. Finished your first book? Grab another from the list and jump into another conversation . It’s never too late to join in the discussion!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ellis Has Talent

Congrats to all the brave students who performed at the Ellis Has Talent competition! We are so proud of Lucy, Declan, Alex NJ, Alex AK, and Mason!

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Welcome to the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

The finish line is in sight!  You've almost finished your 6th grade year at Ellis!  We have some exciting things planned for the last week of school.

First, be sure you have handed in all of your "Sail into Summer" choice sheet.  It is important that this is complete so you can have time to participate in our last week activities.

I'm enjoying having our year-end conferences with everyone.  If you need a reminder about your conference time or date, just let me know.  Also, please contact me ASAP if you need to change your scheduled conference.

This Friday, my homeroom will have an end-of-the-year picnic in "Circle Park".  Families are invited to pack a lunch and join in the fun!  Please sign and return the permission slip you will get on Monday.

I look forward to our final week together,
Mr. Trent

Field Day Fun!

Field Day on Friday at Daffin Park was a lot of fun! I think the "human bowling" was the most exciting game! Thanks Coach Leslie for planning a great day.

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