Thursday, May 14, 2009

End of the Year

This school year has flown by so quickly! Congratulations to my homeroom "Team Australia" for winning the gold medal in the school Olympic Games!

We have some exciting events coming up during the last week of school.

Wednesday: Ice Cream Picnic - please send in toppings
Thursday: Awards Ceremony - parents are invited to attend at 9:00 am
Friday: 5th Grade Dance - 12:00, followed by the final walk around the school

Thanks to all of the students and parents for a great school year. Good luck in Middle School!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

CRCT Testing

Just a reminder that CRCT is right around the corner. It begins Thursday April 16th, right after spring break. Please be sure your child eats a healthy breakfast, gets a good night's sleep, and gets to school on time.

Check out for extra practice for CRCT. The password is abc123. Please send me an email if you need your child's login number.

Have a fantastic spring break!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dear Mr. President

After President Obama's inauguration, we wrote letters to the new president with our ideas and questions. Some of the students recorded their letters on video. Here are a couple samples:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Thanks for reading! Just a few reminders for February...

1. Uniforms - remember that students should not be wearing non-uniform color sweatshirts or undershirts to school. All shirts must be blue, gray, or white.

2. Bingo Night - Please submit your donations for Bingo Night! It's an important fundraiser for the 5th grade graduation and we need your support.

3. Valentine's Day - We will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Friday February 13th. If your child chooses to bring valentines, please have him/her bring one for each student in his/her homeroom.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

5th Grade is in Full Swing!

The year is flying by and we have so many exciting things going on in 5th Grade. We started off 2009 studying the 1920's and 1930's. Student shared some wonderful projects on 1920's legends like Louis Armstrong, Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Babe Ruth, and Langston Hughes. Then we participated in a model stock market activity. Ask your child what he or she knows about the economy. You may be surprised to hear the answer!

Starting next week, we will be studying genetics and heredity as part of our science curriculum. We also have a field trip coming up to the Teaching Museum to review our study of the Civil War.

Keep checking back for more updates on all of the action in 5th grade!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Last month we shared our fantastic volcano projects. Here is one example of our amazing eruptions!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Come Celebrate Learning!

This week is Celebrate Learning! The students have been working on some wonderful animal posters and projects in science. I hope you'll come see them this Friday night from 5-8 pm.