Friday, September 9, 2016

Popsicle fun!
Happy Friday!

We finished our first week of 5th-grade with smiles, laughter, and popsicles. Your children came to school prepared with wonderful eager attitudes for learning. Most of our days were spent learning their way around HMS and getting to the classrooms they needed to be in as well as learning their schedules. By day two, many were walking the halls in confidence with a spring in their step.
Creating Expectations for class

In our Language Arts classroom, we discussed many of the daily expectations and spent quite a bit of time getting to know each other. We spent time sharing our expectations of each other as classmates as well as expectations of teachers and environments in order to have a successful learning year. Through these activities and discussions, the students decided on five general expectations for all students and teachers while working in our classes.

Students in Language Arts even finished a short writing activity by Friday. We shared a wonderful book called, The Best Part of Me by Wendy Ewald. Students then wrote about themselves and created a photo to accompany their writing.
Computer Roll Out

By Friday, we visited the library and chose our first individual books to read and enjoy. I encouraged the students to choose their books freely this time, as this helps me to see their ability to choose just right books for their comprehension. We also had our computer roll-out session with Mr. Arsenault to set up our computers and passwords for individual work.

Thank you for sending your children to school so well prepared. They are an amazing group of individuals and I cannot wait to share a wonderful year filled with wonder, reading, writing, and laughter.


      




REMINDERS:
* Fifth Grade Open House is next Tuesday, Sept. 13. at 6:00pm in 
   homeroom classrooms.
* Parent introductions to Powerschool and grades is Next Tuesday,
   Sept. 13 at 5:30 in the cafe.
* 5th-grade Intramurals starts next Tuesday, Sept. 13 after school.

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