Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

6-13-16 5th Grade /Rm 119/ 5th Grade Letter to Self / 5th LTS


June 13,2016

Good Morning Room 119,

      A= Rubric

      Today you will reread the information below and complete this assignment. You will add the number 2 to the title of your document to show this is the second hour of working. I am looking forward to reading your letters once you are done. Do not send any documents until you have followed all instructions. 

Essential Questions:

1. How can you use technology to increase your reading and math skills over the summer? What fun things can you do with your family that involves technology?

2. What websites will you visit over the summer to increase your knowledge about history?

3. Can you practice typing skills over the summer? How can you accomplish this goal?

4. What new things would you like to learn over the summer using technology?

5. Would you be willing to set up a plan for your summer technology experiences? How might you put a plan into action?

Summer Challenge:


Summer Challenge:

Every day seek out using technology to find the answer to a question. Think about something you have wondered about or a question that you desire an answer too. Your wondering and questions can drive your independent summer learning journey. I would like to encourage you to keep a diary using Google docs to keep track of all of your discoveries. You can use this information to engage your entire family in discussions.



5th Grade Letter to Self /  5th LTS


Technology Skills- Organize and analyze information.


The purpose of this assignment is:

1. To provide a record of your life and who you are now

2. To anchor in time your current views, attitudes, philosophy, and outlook

3. To explore your feelings and opinions about a variety of issues

4. To create a document that, years from now, will have significant value to you.

Rubric A – Today 6-10-16 -You must complete 1-3 and write at least 3 paragraphs today before the end of class to obtain an A. You will work on this assignment week of 6-13-16.

Directions- Read all items carefully and complete the following task:

1. Open a Google document titled, “5th Grade LTS

2. Place all identifiable information in the top left hand corner of your document

3. Read options A-E below select one. This will be your title for the Google document aligned center, bold print, underlined, font color blue, & font size 18

4. Your letter must be at least FIVE paragraphs, five sentences each, and remember to indent. Begin all sentences with capital letters and end with proper punctuation.

5. Use a different text color for each paragraph. Select 1 text font for the entire document. No cursive fonts. Font size 14.

6. Once you have completed all 5 paragraphs, proofread your document twice, share with a classmate that same student will share with you (can comment), read their comments, & make improvements as you read it again.

7. You may add illustrations from clip art or insert image at your Google document. Do not leave Google doc to find an image you may not go to Google for an image.

8. Share with (can comment)


You will select one of the topics below for this letter. 

A. ME, NOW: my hopes, fears, dreams, intentions, goals, problems, concerns, likes, dislikes, joys, frustrations; what I like about myself; what I don’t like about myself; what I’m proud of; what I think about; what bothers me; who I am, etc.


B.  MY WORLD: a description of my home, bedroom, school, neighborhood, town; my favorite places to go; chores, allowance, pet(s), possessions, clothes, religion, current events; FAVORITES – books, music groups, movies, TV, etc.


C. WHAT I DO: my hobbies, pastimes, sports, school activities, what I do with friends, favorite snacks and foods, chores, how I spend my weekends and vacations, special activities I do, organizations I belong to, etc.


D. PEOPLE IN MY LIFE: my family, siblings, aunts & uncles, grandparents, friends, best friend(s), teachers, boyfriend, girlfriend, who I like, people I’d like to know better, people I admire and respect, important people in my life, people who annoy me, etc.


E.  MY FUTURE: predictions, what I want to do, my long range intentions, what I’m looking forward to; what I’m dreading; my goals, my hopes and fears for the world; summer vacation, high school, college, marriage, employment, etc.