Welcome to 5th Grade!
october photo slideshow
Scientific models of earth's spheres
Homework week of October 16 - 20
what we're learning this week
Math: Accurately solve problems (including word problems) using long division that include up to 4 digits in the dividend and up to 2 digits in the divisor
Science: Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.
Social studies: Define and explain culture (norms, values, beliefs, etc)
I'm originally from Oakland, California, but have been fortunate enough to teach and study all over the world! I graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!), where I got to spend a year studying in Angers, France. After college, I traded the cold winters for beautiful Belize, where I found my passion for teaching and working with kids. I studied International Education at Oxford University in England, then returned home to California to complete my teaching credential. I taught for seven years in California and two in Mexico City, and am thrilled to be here in the beautiful Dominican Republic!
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Helping with homework
Daily homework is an important part of reinforcing what we learn in class. In fifth grade, we aim to foster independence and autonomy while encouraging students to self-advocate when something is unclear. Please read the following suggestions as to how to strike this balance and best support your fifth grader.