Dear Parents, We have a very busy week ahead and I just want to give you a heads-up about what is going on. Picture Day is Tuesday October 29th. We are scheduled to have our class photos taken around 9:15 that day. Student Council Primary– Students running for student council will give a brief speech to their class to narrow down the candidates to two on Tuesday October 29th instead of Monday October 28th as the handout stated. This will only apply to 5th grade classes. Other classes will have their primary on Monday October 28th. Those who get selected...
Welcome to Fifth Grade!
I hope that everyone enjoyed Rosh Hashanah and I wish all of you a sweet new year. Yesterday the 5th grade had the pleasure of reciting special versus with their little friends from JPS as they performed Tashlich near our little stream at CJDS. We look forward to working with our little buddies during Sukkot in the upcoming weeks. Take care and have a great weekend.
I want to again thank all the parents who were able to attend this week’s curriculum night. As always if you have any questions please feel free to reach out. I will be more than willing to answer your questions. Mid-terms will be going out next month and in them you will see a break down of assignments and scores that your child has received thus far. October is going to be jammed packed with assemblies and some short weeks. We will be conducting class as usual; however, 5th grade will have the privilege to work with the neighboring preschoolers...
Hope all of you are doing well and getting back into the swing of things. We managed to complete our second full week of school. I am impressed with your children and the overall kindness they display to their little buddies in Kindergarten. By chance our schedules allow us to interact with them more this year than in years past. This small act of kindness they display is just what the world needs. I have been speaking to the class about expectations and we have come up with an evolving list as our discussions progress. Here is what we came...
We all survived our first week. It has been an awesome start to the school year. I am super excited to work with each and everyone of your kids this year. We got to experience Kinetic Heights, music with the new teacher, and PE. We have been doing assessments all week and next week we will begin our normal course of study. Homework will start next week and please keep me posted if you sense any frustration. I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. Please enjoy the pics from this weeks activities.
Dear Parents, I wanted to let you know that your kids did an amazing job on the camping trip. I am sure they are telling you all the stories about our adventures. Thank you for letting me take this on this journey. We had a blast and I am so proud of each and every one of them.
We have four more days until spring break. I know that we are all eager for a break, but we still have a lot of learning left to do. On Thursday we finished up with our CTP5 testing, and we are all glad that is done. The students were treated this week with afternoon Pesach programming from the Judaica teachers. The students have been involved with technology, cooking, art, music and fun and games. A few reminders: Camping Trip to Camp Kanuga May 6th- May 8th (Forms will be sent home the week of April 15th) No School Friday...
The Ides of March are upon us today and concludes a fun-filled week. Yesterday, we celebrate PI Day with several activities and an actual pie. Thanks to Leah Vorst who baked us an apple pie. This morning the 4th and 5th grades dyed some rice in preparation of our upcoming Purim celebration. Next Thursday is a half-day and students in fifth grade are to dress up as opposites. Friday March 22nd, we are out of school that day. In the next few weeks we will begin our novel studies in reading and focusing on our persuasive research papers. As always...
This week the fifth grade led an amazing carnival for Rosh Chodesh. Each student was responsible for creating and running a booth to entertain 2nd-4th grades. I was so proud of the work they did and how well they tended their booths. As we begin the third trimester we will be focusing on two new novels in reading. Learning about early American settlements in Social Studies in preparation of our PBL project in which the students will create their own colony. The students have started a count down and we have 55 days left together. This is a joyous and...
I hope that everyone got a lot of good information from the JIE presenters and workshops this week. The teachers participated in several workshops to assist us in preparing your children for the future with regards to 21st Century Skills. As Wendy Mogel stated “whatever those skills might look like, we don’t know yet” The biggest take away from that is to be adaptable and open to communication. On Wednesday I sent home Midterms. I was very pleased with the progress of the class. This is a fun bunch of intelligent students and I am happy to teach them everyday. ...
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...
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...
Fifth Grade Students