We had a great first week of Fifth Grade. We took time to talk with old friends and new friends. We learned about "White" and "Blue" days, we found our way to all the different UA classes and we learned how to follow our Fifth Grade schedules (No easy task!) I wandered the halls with the kids to help them navigate their way to the different classes and had a few hearty laughs with a few students as we found ourselves down wrong hallways or up staircases that led us back to our class that we had just left.
The students had an opportunity to meet their 8th Grade "Buddies" and spend some time getting to know each other. With much excitement, students were assigned their lockers, and by Thursday we were starting to get into the swing of switching classes for Math and Language Arts.
Fifth Grade has brought a lot of new changes for your children with much higher expectations. Your children are truly amazing! They have come to school well prepared and ready for the challenge. This is going to be an exciting year!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Next Tuesday, September 10th is our Fifth Grade Open House at 6:00pm. I hope to see you there!
P.S... I will include photos on our blog from the Geese group (Mr. Smith's homeroom) when I know that all permission for photos are approved by parents.