Monday, August 31, 2015

Great First Day!

Wow! What a super group of kids!!  We had a great day, and I have high expectations for tomorrow too!
We had our first morning meeting and students introduced a partner to the group. They worked hard on a scavenger hunt to locate supplies and classroom tools.  They listened to a wonderful story, Stellaluna, which relates how it's important to be yourself, and to accept others.  They discussed what they had in common over lunch.  In the afternoon we explored many math materials and brainstormed a list of math vocabulary.
In our first Social Studies lesson students looked at some artifacts including a washboard, some arrowheads, a milk dealer's permit from 1924, and my fifth grade report card! We talked about how artifacts are clues to history.  I am looking forward to continuing our discussion when students bring in their own artifacts on Wednesday.
Your child brought home a planner and homework folder full of important papers for you to fill out and send back to school.  Please try to send notices back as soon as possible, especially the conference appointment form.  I look forward to meeting you for a quick conference or at Back To School Night!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome to Fifth Grade!

I can't wait to meet and welcome you all on Monday. You may have many feelings about your summer ending and a new school year beginning, but I am sure that together we can make fifth grade fantastic! It's been a busy and productive summer for me.  I read some great books, which I can't wait to share with you. I have also been in school preparing our classroom, but  there are still many finishing touches for us to work out together.   Hearing about your reading and your summer memories are just two of the many things we will share on Monday.  I hope you have a terrific weekend- rest up and come ready to learn and have some fun!

                                                   Your classroom awaits!
                                             We have a great classroom library!

I'm not sure what our special schedule will be, so come prepared with sneakers on Monday, just in case we have PE.

There are plenty of reminders to help you know what to do. You will be navigating our classroom like a pro in no time!