Miss Crossman's Fifth Grade Class

5th Grade Teacher

East End Community School

Portland, Maine

New Unit: The World

As we wrap up our unit on the Solar System this week, we begin to focus on our planet and the organization of our world. We we will look at governments, geography, people, and the themes that organize our world. Look to the Social Studies page for more information.

Important Updates:

Remote Learning:

Students will be scored daily on their participation and weekly reports will go home so that students and parents can be aware of our progress as learners. This will be part of our work towards our Habits of Work and Learning (HOWLs).

All remote work needs to be completed by 3pm and students should try to attend the 8:15 and 10:40 meeting (8:15 is the preferred time as it is our classroom morning meeting for all students).

If there is an issue with learning for the day, students will be encouraged to advocate using Hangouts, the Class Meeting, or parents can send a Talk Points message (or email).

STORM Days & Full Remote:

Storm Days:

The district has implemented a new storm policy that would have students learning remotely rather than loosing a day of learning. With the developmental needs of children in mind, should there be a remote storm day, please have students follow the Storm Day plan. Parents please send a talking points message and/or have students communicate their plan to me.

Full Remote:

As we get more into the colder months and people are moving more inside, there will be more times that students and teachers will be missing school due to quarantine requirements. Click on the Quarantine Guide to help you navigate the tools that we use in the classroom. It is a hyperdoc and has links to each site we use.

In general, the remote learning days and quarantine days will be what we have practiced all year. If we go full remote, we will still have A day and B day schedules. Students did an excellent job by the end of the full remote week and hopefully if it happens again, that practice will have us all ready for learning. Students will follow the Crossman Class Schedule at the bottom of the page.

Quarantine Guide


Remote Storm Plan


School Day:

Start: 7:45 am

End: 12:30 pm

Cohort Schedules:

A Group: Monday/Thursday

B Group: Tuesday/Friday

Daily Check in 10:40am on Meets



Meets Meetings at

8:30 and 12:30

(choose one)


Full Remote Schedule

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About the Classroom:

In the classroom I like the students to have a voice and be a part of their education. Projects, technology, hands on work, and experiments are all part of the yearly learning. In this ever changing world, we are working with students to help them prepare for jobs that might not even exist yet! By incorporating many different learning styles and strategies, students learn to fail and grow.

Check out the twitter feed for new things and exciting happenings in the classroom!


About Me:

I am a 5th grade teacher at East End Community School in Portland, ME. I teach my students about math, reading, writing, social studies, and science. I enjoy all parts of learning but am very passionate about technology and science.

Aside from teaching school, I am also an avid nature enthusiast. I like to spend time at the ocean or lake diving and snorkeling. I also enjoy hiking and am looking forward to fall so that I can enjoy some leaf changing hikes.