Friday, August 29, 2014

School Starts Tuesday!

I can't wait to meet my students on Tuesday.  Our classroom is ready and I am preparing some fun activities for our first day together.
I hope you and your child will take a minute to look at some of the posts on this blog.  It's a great way to get a sense of what happens in fifth grade.  During the year this is an easy way for you to keep informed about homework and upcoming events.
 These pictures will give you some idea of what our classroom looks like.

All learning starts with big questions. I hope my students will bring their questions...

...and their hopes and dreams for fifth grade!

I am still not sure of our schedule for specials, so students should be prepared with sneakers in case we have PE!
Enjoy the "last" weekend of summer!
Mrs. Lee

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Don't you wish summer could last forever?  Sometimes I do, but then I remember what fun it is to start a brand new school year!  I can't wait to meet my new students and hear about your summer adventures.
Here are a few pictures of my summer vacation...

This is Otto, my son Matt's puppy.  They live in California.

We visited this famous city in California.  Can you guess it from the picture of the cable car?

Maybe this famous bridge is a better clue!

                                   These are images of a beautiful stretch of coast called Big Sur.

    This is the Mission at Santa Barbara.  We will learn about the Spanish missions in Social Studies!

                                  California sunsets are spectacular.  I had an amazing vacation!

No summer is complete without reading great books. I read fantastic books over the summer.  Because of Mr. Terupt, A Long Walk to Water, and Gossamer were my favorite fiction books. I read some great nonfiction, too:  Chasing Lincoln's Killer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, and Oil Spill! Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  I also read a couple of books about wasps after I was stung. Ouch! I will share that story and some of my summer fun when we meet.  And I can't wait to hear your stories!
See you soon!
Mrs. Lee