Welcome to Fifth Grade!
Congratulations! You are now the Top Dog of our school and with that we expect magnificent things from you!
You will be changing classes this year! I will be your ELA teacher, Mr. Neely teaches math, and Ms. Simmons teaches science and social studies. We will also have three specials classes this year: music, PE, and computer class.
Class Dojo: Stay up to date on what's going on daily in our classrooms with Class Dojo. It is a free app where we can send instant messages back and forth, post homework assignments, pictures, and so much more! You will receive your parent code at Open House.
Homework: Students will be responsible to study their vocabulary words each day. Students are also expected to read 20 minutes daily.
Read! Read! Read!: Reading as an adolescent leads to success! When adolescents and preteens read more than just their classroom assignments, research clearly shows that they generally do well in school. First of all, the extra reading expands their vocabularies. It also shows them how different writers put down their thoughts leading to better writing skills. The more kids read, the more information they pick up. This leads to a solid core of knowledge that is useful in a wide variety of classes. For example, the child who reads biographies has a better understanding of prominent people studied in history classes.
I envision my fifth grade students and I coming into our classroom with a positive outlook ready to dive into our learning and achieve at high levels through a variety of learning opportunities. We will build relationships through collaboration, value and respect each other’s opinion no matter our differences, understand and accept setbacks as learning experiences, and embrace growing as independent thinkers.