We have had a wonderful start to this school year, and have been reading our novel Holes, by Louis Sachar. Fifth graders are eagerly making their personal connections to the story and love inferring what will happen in the future of the book. We are building positive relationships with one another and growing into our role as new leaders of the Elementary school. Another exciting member to our class is our new guinea pig, named Kaytee. Students are doing a fabulous job of sharing the responsibility of caring for a classroom pet.