Categories: Blog April 19, 2014 @ 4:18 PM 0 Comments      

New Blogging challenge: 

So has 5th grade turned out the way you thought it would?  What did you think it was going to be like?  What did you think the teachers would be like?  How do you think 6th grade will be?  What are you most looking forward to?  What are you worried about?  This is due Sunday.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!! Don’t make me tell you about 5th grade!! That means the year is almost over. NO NO NO NO NO! I really like 5th grade. Don’t make me go to 6th grade! 5th grade has been my favorite year so far. We have fun reading lessons and read good read-aloud books. We do cool and imaginative writing projects that actually improve my writing. We do simulations and project times in S. S. and we do unique projects in Science. We do Friday challenges sometimes that really make me laugh and think and we have an awesome teacher. We really lucked out. So DON’T make me leave, or even summarize the year. Teachers out there can’t deny it. We reflect at the end of the year. NO it can’t be the end of the year yet. NO NO NO NO NO! And there will be too many people in 6th grade. I don’t want to leave. I like (sort of) my class. I don’t want to rush around hallways and meet kids that are older and 2 feet taller. I WANT TO STAY HERE!!!!!!!

So no. I refuse to tell you all about the awesome year we had and the holiday parties and the movies and the indoor recesses. I will not tell you anything.

Because it’s not time yet. Maybe in 3 months.



Categories: Blog April 14, 2014 @ 7:36 AM 0 Comments      

I for one like it better when our teacher just goes off the book a little bit, for Social Studies/Reading. We are learning about the Revolutionary War, and our teacher asked us how we want to learn the content. I like it better in the morning when she just looks at her teacher lesson book and gives us the run through. it makes much more sense then to read out of the book. It’s the truth all teachers but Mrs. Ripp is a good enough teacher and has just this way pull you in and making the boring parts exciting.

I actually just got back from a Girl Scout thing from all weekend and I am exhausted. I’m so tired I’m using voice command on my iPod because I can’t type a lot. Am I forgetting anything? I’ll blog again soon, thank you so much for reading, and I’m sorry it’s so short.


sincerely and exhaustingly,


PS- * yawn*

Categories: Blog April 3, 2014 @ 11:46 AM 12 Comments      

In 2030 I want to be a teacher, but the dilemma I have is that teachers as of now are very under-appreciated. They aren’t paid very much (apparently). So I don’t know what to do. Should I follow my love of learning and kids? Should I base my decision on economy and be a computer programmer (VERY useful but sounds boring to learn (sorry computer programmers out there). Or should I say, “Sure, be a teacher.” But inside hope I change my mind before it’s too late?

I’m a little sad because I really want to be a teacher, but my mom (SHE’S a teacher), says being a teacher is a bad idea. So she kind of shot me down.

As a backup plan I could be maybe a pediatric doctor. One part of being a medical person though is being a surgeon. I DON’T WANT TO BE A SURGEON!!!!!!(mostly because I watch Grey’s Anatomy and people die on that ALL the time (yeah, yeah… not accurate… but still!))!!!! I don’t want to  be responsible for life-death situations (maybe I’ll change my mind…), I just want to be that doctor that gives you check-ups, or maybe more of a, “well, it is a broken foot. We’ll just put a cast on it, give you a wheelchair (or crutches… not a doctor yet…) and then you can be on your way. Just make sure you stay of that leg…” I want to be that kind of doctor. I guess I am just a chicken that doesn’t want to be responsible for people dying (or living… I guess…).

But I don’t know what to do! Do I want money and security, or do I want to be a teacher? Is a teacher’s economic position that bad?? (Teachers — this is where you tell me whether a teacher’s economic position is that bad!!!!)


HELP ME PLEASE!! Please leave comments with what you would do, or maybe what you do (what’s your job, how’d you pick.. do you regret it…), or maybe what you want to do when you grow up. 

Thank you so much for reading,

Au Revoir,


Categories: Blog March 20, 2014 @ 1:21 PM 1 Comment      

It is indeed the 3rd trimester, and I’ve really enjoyed 5th grade so far. I do wish we would continue with the Friday Challenges, tough. They really help have a fun end to a week, and they are puzzles to figure out.

We should do more interactive learning, earlier in the year we did an interactive ship experience thing in Social Studies. That was my ALL-TIME favorite Social Studies unit.

I also really liked when we had more reading time, even if we can’t have more, what happened to all the reading time???

I like it when we do all our Friday activities because they allow us to reflect on the week in a way that doesn’t feel like we are thinking to much. It’s just like as if we were sharing stories, you know, in two or three words.

What do you wish you could do in your classroom? What do you wish you could have done in 5th grade??? Please share your stories.

To another successful trimester,

Rose :)

Categories: Blog March 15, 2014 @ 6:53 PM 2 Comments      

Fifth grade is amazing. I look forward to the next day, I dread very little. So far fifth grade has been great, I actually would say it’s my favorite year of school for me so far. Mrs. Ripp is an amazing teacher, she made history exciting, I’ve never been great at history, but if I have history teachers like Mrs. Ripp in middle and high school, then I am looking forward to history.

I am very pleased with how much I’ve  learned in S. S, especially considering in past years I have learned literally virtually nothing. I haven’t learned all that much in Science, because we go so fast and I have no time to comprehend the lessons.

Writing has been good, we have done several different lessons, all of which where fun and effective, right now I am helping my friend, Isabel, do her spelling. She is doing a buddy check to help make sure she gets 100% on the test. So far she’s done well. Spelling is good, people are getting higher grades then they probably did in past years. I am so happy as I write this blog, helping my friend, listening to people name different geographical locations on our world map. Hey-off topic but, ITS PI DAY- and it’s my teachers birthday, she got about 4 pies for her birthday. My mom is a high school teacher and she bought pies for all her classes. Not one, but 5. So 5 x 2 pies (10 pies) and she baked them all yesterday.

Any way I have gotten more out of 6 months of 5th grade than I did of a whole year in different grades. So thatnk you so much Mrs. Ripp.

How about you? How is/was 5th grade for you? Or how do you predict it will be??


Thank you guys for reading,