Welcome to 5th Grade!
Reading with the first grade!
Brave soles field trip
Friday: No weekend homework - relax, play outside, and enjoy time with family!
what we're learning this week
Math: Divide a whole number by a fraction and a fraction by a whole number. Solve problems involving fraction division.
Language Arts: Students will be finishing up their study of the book, Promises to Keep How Jackie Robinson Changed America. We will take our unit exam and finish writing our opinions on Jackie's role as a Civil Rights Champion, using supporting evidence from the story.
Science: Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties and begin to prepare for Science Fair.
Social Studies: Students are researching about Civil Rights Leaders, will write a biography and share their biography with their class. Through this research, they will learn more about the struggles of people of color and the Civil Rights Movement.
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.