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 to Fifth Grade!
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.
This week the students engaged in some serious conversations about empathy and I have come to the conclusion that we need to have more discussions on this topic. Our unstable society is beginning to infiltrate our young minds and the lack of kindness in the world is running rampant. I have talked with the students about this and I am challenging them to become the change that we need for the good in the world. This hard task was met with the statement “How do we do that?” My answer to that was “I don’t know , yet!” I will...
I can’t believe how fast time is going. Soon we will be on break again. This week we were customers at that Kindergarten Pet Shop. 5th graders got to experience pet ownership provided by the kindergarten class. We all had a blast. On Friday, 5th grade invited Kindergarten to come to their classroom for some dedicated reading time. It is so great that both classes can get together to share in learning. Here are a few pictures from our adventures. As always have a great weekend.
Today the fifth grade met with their kindergarten buddies and created some very interesting and thankful turkeys. We kicked off our toy drive this week. Gabby and Lael, our student council representatives created a play today for shabbat assembly to help get the message out. If possible I would like for you to bring in an unwrapped toy by November 30th. I look forward to meeting with everyone next week for parent conferences. I hope that everyone has a happy and safe holiday.
I hope that everyone is doing well. I look forward to talking with all of you at the upcoming conferences. The last two weeks have been very busy for fifth grade with student council elections, kindergarten buddies and open house. Many of the students were selected to be school ambassadors during our open house. The kids did an outstanding job. Today, some of the class will be working with our preschool students. This group does an excellent job when it comes to helping out with smaller kids and they really know how to shine when it counts. As always have...
Wow I can’t believe we had a full week of school. We have been getting back into routine this week the best we can. Next week we will be out on Friday due to our annual NCAIS conference. On Tuesday October 24th, I look forward to seeing those who can attend our curriculum night. If you have questions please don’t be shy to ask. This is your night to get information on grades, topics being taught and overall expectations for fifth grade. We also launched our student council election campaign this week. It is always a fun time of year....
Fifth Grade Students