Ms. Cooper’s 5th Grade, New Buffalo, Michigan



We are fifteen students in a 5th Grade class at New Buffalo Elementary School. New Buffalo is a small Midwest town located in Southwestern Michigan. Our town can be found on the shore of Lake Michigan and right on the border of Michigan and Indiana. We enjoy warm summers and snowy winters. We look forward to connecting with schools around the world while reading Fish in a Tree.




New Buffalo


Galloway 5th Grade, Atlanta, GA



Our Galloway fifth graders are participating in the GRA for the third year. We are an independent school located in beautiful Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA. Our 41 fifth graders are middle schoolers, unlike many of our local schools, so they come to me only for Language Arts, and they enjoy feeling a little more grown up and independent! The Galloway culture is strong on reading and many of our students participate in Book Clubs and Reading Bowls after school. Our library is an unusually energetic and inviting place that grows readers.



Last year, we loved figuring out where our partner schools were using Mystery Skype and yes or no questions. We are reading Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt this year. We are willing to Skype, use Edmodo, try Edublog….or share Google Docs. Notice and Note (Kylene Beers and Bob Probst) close reading strategies were immensely helpful last year and we will be looking for signposts as we read. We look forward to making connections with you!