"Give Light" was composed by Terry Leonino. The lyrics of the song were inspired by the late, great civil rights activist Ella Baker who was quoted saying "Give people light and they will find a way." The singers in this recording are made up of students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade at Randall Elementary School. To participate in future virtual choir songs, please watch your Seesaw assignments on Wednesdays.
"There isn't a specific date for the Hmong New Year, as traditionally, each village celebrates at the end of their harvest season. This season usually falls anywhere from November through the first few weeks of January. After the religious component, the cultural piece happens anywhere between 7-9 days. In the United States, some cities celebrate as early as mid September lasting 2 days to 7 days. Here in Madison, we celebrate it during Thanksgiving break, Friday and Saturday. "
The authors Sheng Lee and Darby Puglielli both work at Kennedy Elementary school.
Participate in Madison's
5th Grade All-City Read!
The book is Front Desk by Kelly Yang.
All Randall 5th graders will listen to a read-aloud of the first chapter of the book during the week of December 7. Students are welcome to start reading the book before that week. Please note that participation is voluntary, that students can listen to the entire book for free, and that students can read and participate at their own pace.
Click the book to go to the Front Desk 5th Grade All-City Read website, where you'll find read-alouds of the book, discussions, activities, breakouts, quizzes, videos and more fun!
Ms. Reis (Randall Library Media Technology Specialist) will offer lunchtime discussions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting December 8 from 12:00-12:30. The link to the Front Desk Discussion Zoom will be in 5th grade Seesaw classrooms.
All Randall 5th graders were provided with a copy of the book in their November 16 Randall Distribution Day bags. (We'll need the books returned at the end of February, and we'll let you know how to do that)
Click on card to sign up for a virtual library card. [You DON'T need one if you already have a library card]
NEW NEWS: MPL is doing CURBSIDE PICK-UP OF BOOKS, and phone help. You have to put the book on hold, and the libraries are NOT doing inter-library loans, so you will have to pick up at the library that has your book. More info here.