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What's up in 5th grade
Check the blog each Friday for the latest and greatest from grade 5!
Summer should be a time for rest, outdoor play, and family. However, it is also important to maintain all the skills your worked so hard to learn in 4th grade! I suggest the following summer learning plan:
1) Reading - everyday, at least 30 minutes! These don't have to be 30 minutes in a row, you can break it up throughout the day. Read a novel, Newsela, Raz Kids, a sports magazine, anything that interests you! The important thing is to read!
2) Math - 3-4 times a week for 20 minutes is all it takes! Khan Academy is a great way to keep your skills fresh, and even learn new ones! Go to www.khanacademy.com and create an account using your ISS email address. Sign up for the 4th grade Math Mission - have fun earning points and changing your avatar! Up for a challenge? Try the 5th grade Math Mission for a preview of what we'll be learning next year!
3) Writing - Summer is a great time to keep a journal! Write creative stories, write about your adventures, write a poem - whatever you feel like! Writing is a great way to relax, and it keeps your brain sharp!
Other than that, take advantage of summer to travel to new places, play outside, and have fun! I can't wait to hear about your adventures in August!
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 incredibly excited to call the DR my home now.
Outside of the classroom, I love playing and watching sports, running on the beach, and reading. Click here to view my professional profile.
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.