Sunday, August 30, 2015

First Full Week

We had an enjoyable yet, busy first week. Much of our time was getting ready for our first 5th Grade Gathering. Our class decided to spend our gathering time talking about the CFI's Rights and Responsibilities and our school-wide expectations, which we felt fell under those Rights and Responsibilities. Students decided to discuss recess expectations, gathering expectations, carpool expectations, and general expectations. They wanted to discuss these expectations because they felt if everyone was in the same boat concerning these expectations, then this school-wide unity will help contribute to an enjoyable and learning-filled school year.

I have uploaded the video we created.

But our time has not been all gathering. Our time has also been spent on getting used to our new schedule and getting back into the routine of things. For instance, some students and I made a hologram, and this week we should have our citizen science projects chosen. We have also jumped head first into social studies by focusing on the Reconstruction Period.

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Welcome Back

Welcome back 5th grade families! It's sounds a bit funny but it's something I look forward to getting used to. Here are some reminders for tomorrow.

1. Drop off will be normal time (7:35 or later). If you have any supplies feel free to drop them off in the classroom. I will be in the gathering area hanging out with the students but you are free to drop them off.

2. Our class does not have to worry about safety patrol until the second quarter.

3. Our first Friday learning celebration is next week - Friday, August 28. Since we are the first gathering, we will be spending most of the time discussing safety patrol rules, CFI rights and responsibilities, gathering expectations, etc.

4. We also have a new MAT. His name is Mr. Smith. He will introduce himself to the students tomorrow.

I have had some parents ask if there are other supplies they can get for the class that is not on the district supply list. We can alway use MORE pencils (you've seen my bucket of pencils on each table), anti-bacterial wipes, and spiral bound notebooks for writing. 

I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning.