Check out the student writing contest.  They are currently holding the 5th Annual Dear America Student Writing Contest.  You can win a 4-day guided tour for two along the New England Coastline and an autographed class set of "Dear America: Like the Willow Tree."  Check out the scholastic link for details!
The fifth grade is making bookprints...kind of like a fingerprint, it tells about who you are.  Ms. Cole found bookprints on the website.  Here's the link to the site:
Sign yourself up and make your own bookprint, then look for Ms. Cole and me or hunt for our childhood alter-ego logins too (crazycanoe & loopyknitter).  Have fun reading about what books other people chose.