Last week was full of holiday celebrations and I couldn’t be prouder of how my class worked together. First we built a giant Menorah out of Legos and then we took our buddies on a scavenger hunt. This week was not so full of holiday activities, however we did have fun. As we put the final effort into our final days before winter break, I want everyone to know how awesome your kids are. On Wednesday, we hosted the seniors from Oasis at the JCC. They ate lunch with the 4th and 5th graders. The students served the seniors with...
Welcome to Fifth Grade!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful break. I really enjoyed meeting with everyone during conferences. It is always great to sit down and talk about your child with you. As a reminder about middle school, please begin to set up visits with the schools you are looking at for next year. Some schools have set dates for open houses and some require that your child spend the day. Those attending private schools, I have begun ISEE test prep. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. Each school has a different requirement for admissions. I ask...
Now that the holidays have come and gone we might be able to get back to a normal schedule. The students did an amazing job working with the preschoolers last week as we built sukkah cookies. The Sukkot village, which was a compilation of all the grades, turned out amazing. I was impressed with the work 5th grade did with their Kindergarten buddies at the assembly. Next week we have Picture Day on October 9th. I am hoping that everyone will be there for both individual pictures as well as a class photo. Midterms will be going out very soon. ...
I hope that everyone had a safe and uneventful hurricane experience. The upcoming weeks are going to be full of events for the fifth grade. Next week we will be entertaining the preschools with the building of Sukkahs. This has been a long standing tradition and the kids really enjoy working with the little ones. On Wednesday September 26th, we will host our annual Soccer and Sukkah Party from 5:30-7:00 pm rain or shine. This is open for the 5th grade students and their families. I really hope that you can all make it all or part of the time. ...
Shana Tova! I hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday this weekend. I know that there is a lot of excitement in the air over all the days off from school but have no fear I have a jammed pack schedule full of learning for all of the kids. We will be starting Write Traits and Vocabulary Workshop in the upcoming weeks in addition to what we have started this month. This was the first week of homework and I got a feeling that the class finally realized that summer was over. I was pleased with all of...
Welcome Back! We are beginning to get into our routines this week and thus far, it has been awesome. I am really looking forward to working with this great bunch of fifth graders this year. This week we will begin our assessments in reading, writing and math. I know it seems like a lot, but the wealth of information that I get in a short period of time really helps me to determine where to start. These bright students are eager to get started and show what they can do. I look forward to bringing out the best in them...
Welcome back, I hope that everyone had a restful break. This week students were honored with an opportunity to partake in several activities from college professor, Dr. Jeff Poelvoorde. Dr. Jeff has dedicated his life studying the US Constitution and political science. Dr. Jeff tied into our study of the Bill of Rights with real life scenarios that many of our students in fifth grade may face in real life. His meaningful approach brought about great discussions and the students were so engaged in his lessons. We are so fortunate to have access to such nice people in the community...
Today the fifth grade was treated to the Charlotte Symphony. The students enjoyed several interactive experiences throughout the show. Many of the students expressed how much they liked the music selections and the overall experience. Next week the students are asked to where a costume on Thursday for Purim it will also be a noon dismissal that day. The class theme is opposites. On Friday, we will have a teacher workday so enjoy the three day weekend.
I hope that everyone had a good week. Student’s were treated with a live demonstration of the inner workings of a lawn mower. This exercise peaked the interest of many of the students, so if they start taking things apart at home don’t blame me. On Wednesday the teachers attended a workshop and learned quite a bit about Maker’s Space and we are looking forward to implementing these techniques in the future. Monday is President’s Day and hopefully everyone can get some much needed rest. Reminder that on Friday Feb. 23rd., the fourth and fifth graders will attend the symphony....
I hope that everyone is excited for Special Friends Day on February 2nd. The kids have been preparing in music to entertain the masses. We have been busily working to complete assessments this trimester and midterms should be heading home soon. Here’s a sneak peek at out latest jam session. As always, I hope that everyone has a great weekend.
I want to thank everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes. I was impressed with all the hand-made cards and gifts. This wacky week finally comes to an end today. We will continue with assessments next week. Enjoy your extended weekend and remember to pull for the Steelers this weekend 🙂
Happy Hanukkah! The kids have had a blast this week at the afternoon assemblies. I hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful winter break. Students will get out on Tuesday Dec. 19th at regular time. We will begin our PBL colony project in January and all the kids are excited for that to happen. Those of you looking into schools for next year, please let me know if you need any teacher recommendations. If I don’t see you, Happy Holidays! Mr. D.
Fifth Grade Students