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 are we learning about this week?
ELA: We will continue our study of strategies to read Informational Text and find answers for explicit and implicit questions. We are also researching topics and learning how to write informational text.
Math: We continue to learn about calculating the volume of a rectangular prism. The students are doing a fantastic job of this so far. Next week, we will apply our knowledge to word problems and dimensions that include fractions of whole numbers.
Science: This week we discovered that Engineering might be pretty cool! We will be designing containers that will protect an egg from breaking during a drop from a high building. We will do a trials and failure analysis if the egg breaks, redesign the container and try again, if necessary.
Social Studies: We have been studying about what makes a government a democracy. Next week, we will continue this discussion and begin to compare democracies to other types of government. We will also be exploring the idea of the need for government and what life would be like without leaders and rules.
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.