OPIN Details!

Dear Awesome and Generous Parents, Thank you for offering to drive the kids to the animal shelter next Wednesday the 21st at 2:00. Here is what we need to make it happen. Since this is not a Rippowam sponsored event, we need to iron out the details asap. First, if you are driving students other […]

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Should Kids Drink Milk?

We are still in the midst of our persuasive writing unit. Students were asked to read two conflicting arguments about the benefits of milk and the “dangers” of milk. Below you will see both articles. Please feel free to have a conversation with your child at home about this topic. The Benefits of Milk

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Latest Donor’s Choose

Hi Friends, I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org: Get Up, Stand Up in the Name of Student Engagement! Give to my classroom by January 20, 2015 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just […]

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Text Dependent Question Samples

We have been diving deeper into our understanding of text dependent questions. Text dependent questions basically means students need to use evidence from the text to support their answers. Below is the passage we read in class, as well as the text dependent questions. As you can see, they range in complexity. As mentioned at […]

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Ms. Melsenti – Student Teacher!

Please help me in welcoming Ms. Kaitlin Melsenti to the Ripp 5 family. I have previously worked with Ms. Melsenti in various capacities at Springdale School, so rest assured she will be a very positive and energetic addition to our classroom. She will begin on Monday, January 12th. Initially, her primary responsibilities will be observing […]

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