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Summer School 2015 at RH
Summer School in District 74 began on June 15th and is going well! There are approximately 198 students enrolled. Chicago students were able to join SD74 Summer School starting the week of June 22nd when the CPS school year ended. Students are reading, writing, baking, learning about science, and playing organized games to stay active, just to name a few things.
There will be NO SUMMER SCHOOL on Friday, July 3rd to observe the 4th of July holiday. The last day of Summer School will be July 10th.
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Skyping Music with Lebanon
This week in Mrs. Carlberg's music room, 5th grade students skyped with a school in Lebanon in which Mrs. Carlberg has had a long-term professional relationship. District 74 5th grade students practiced two songs to perform and then the same music for these songs were shared with the Lebanon school students, prior to the skyping date. While skyping, the classes performed these two songs for each other. Both groups of students played very well. Then the students asked each other questions such as, "What are some of your favorite after-school activities?" and "What kind of instruments do you play?"
One of our 5th grade students went to Lebanon with his family last summer and visited the school, so they talked about their visit. It is a unique experience for students to visit with other students that are living so far away and yet have so much in common. The students really enjoyed their skyping time!
Posted on Friday, June 5, 2015
Class Skyping with Newbery Award Winning Author
Last week, one of Rutledge Hall's 4th grade classes had a skyping experience with Newbery Award winning author, Avi. The class has read many of his books, one of their favorites being Ragweed. The students asked Avi several questions such as, "Is it hard to create new characters?," "Who was your favorite author growing up?," "Do you wish you could fix or change any parts of your books?" Avi answered all of their questions and the students listened to ever word he had to say. It was very educational and informative. Avi has inspired the class to write their own books. Avi also asked the students for some advise - should he write more books and add new characters. The students answered, "Yes!"
At the end of the session, Avi gave the class this advice: reading is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2015
5th Grade Music Show
Congratulations to the 5th graders on their performance at their Music Show on Thursday evening. The students did such a great job and worked hard. Thanks also to Mrs. Carlberg for leading the group and to Mr. Michael Miles. If you enjoyed the clips of the video that were shown at the concert and would like to see the entire video, you may click on this LINK to view.
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015